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Lauren Bowles
Date of Birth
March 24, 1973
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Lauren Bowles is an American actress who plays the role of Holly Cleary on True Blood. Originally joining the cast as a recurring guest star in the series' third season, she became a starring cast member on the series' fourth season, and remained a prominent cast member through the series' fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons.


Lauren Elizabeth Bowles (born March 24, 1973) is the half-sister (on her mother's side) of Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Her parents are Judith and L. Thompson Bowles.

She has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Arrested Development, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Judging Amy and Private Practice. She has also appreared with Louis-Dreyfus in programs such as Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Watching Ellie. Bowles has also appeared in some feature films. In April 2010, she was cast as Holly Cleary, a Wiccan, in the vampire television series, True Blood.

She currently appears on XM radio's Take Five channel, where she does features for their Five Minute Magazine.

Selected filmographyEdit


  • Hall Pass (2011)
  • Dance Flick (2009)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (2007)


  • True Blood (2010-Present)
  • Watching Ellie (2002-2003)
  • Seinfield (1991-1998)


Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season four appearances
"She's Not There" "You Smell Like Dinner" "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" "I'm Alive and on Fire"
"Me and the Devil" "I Wish I Was the Moon" "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" "Spellbound"
"Let's Get Out of Here" "Burning Down the House" "Soul of Fire" "And When I Die"
Season five appearances
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" "Authority Always Wins" "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" "We’ll Meet Again"
"Let's Boot and Rally" "Hopeless" "In the Beginning" "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" "Gone, Gone, Gone" "Sunset" "Save Yourself"
Season six appearances
"Who Are You, Really?" "The Sun" "You're No Good" "At Last"
"F**k the Pain Away" "Don't You Feel Me" "In the Evening" "Dead Meat"
"Life Matters" "Radioactive"
Season seven appearances
"Jesus Gonna Be Here" "I Found You" "Fire in the Hole" "Death is Not the End"
"Lost Cause" "Karma" "May be the Last Time" "Almost home"
"Love is to Die" "Thank you"


  • She loved watching True Blood before she was cast as Holly Cleary.
  • She is the half-sister to Julia-Louis Dreyfus'.
  • Her Twitter is: @LaurenEBowles

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