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.