Lauren Bowles, born March 24, 1973, is an American actress who plays the role of Holly Cleary on the HBO original series True Blood. Making her debut on the episode "Night on the Sun" in the series' third season, Lauren originally joined the cast as a recurring guest star in the series' third season. Playing the role of a wiccan, Lauren became a starring cast member on the series' fourth season. A witch and waitress at the local hangout, Merlotte's Bar and Grill, she is the first witch to appear in the show, and remained a prominent cast member through the series' fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons. She has two sons, Wade and Rocky Cleary and is currently engaged to Andy Bellefleur, sheriff of Renard Parish. Lauren was last seen in the series' finale episode, "Thank You", in the series' seventh, and final, season.
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 appeared 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.