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  • Date of birth : 23/05/1971

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  • Holloman Laurel
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Laurel Holloman (1971)

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Laurel Holloman is an American actress, best known for her roles as Randy Dean in the 1995 indie film The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Justine Cooper on Angel, and Tina Kennard on the Showtime series The L Word.

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 career
Laurel attended the University of North Carolina and appeared in numerous theater productions. After her freshman year, she moved to Chicago to work with the Piven Theatre Workshop. She studied with John Lynn in Los Angeles; was cast in David Orr's independent feature Blossom Time. She moved to New York City in early 1994 and appeared in stage productions such as Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie, Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at Theatre for the New City. Holloman also performed off-Broadway in Julia Jordan's Night Swim at Playwright's Horizons.

In 1995, she began her film career with her breakout role as baby butch Randy Dean in The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love for which she received critical acclaim. She has worked steadily in a variety of mostly independent film roles, such as The Myth of Fingerprints, Boogie Nights and Tumbleweeds.

In 2005, she appeared in Showtime's lesbian drama, The L Word as the bisexual Tina Kennard. For this role, she was presented with a Golden Satellite Award in 2005 as Best Actress in a Drama series.

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Laurel is the youngest child in her staunchly Republican family. She graduated from The University of North Carolina.

Laurel married architect Paul Macherey on July 13, 2002. They have a daughter, Lola Reiko Macherey, who was born on November 4, 2004. They adopted a second daughter, Nala Belle (meaning 'beautiful gift') on March 25, 2008. The couple has filed for separation.

Laurel is also an artist. Laurel did a special series of paintings that was auctioned off for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund.

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