Allison Munn

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Allison Munn
Born (1974-10-07) October 7, 1974 (age 39)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Scott Holroyd (m. 2007)
Children 1

Allison Munn (born October 7, 1974) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Caroline from That '70s Show and as Tina Haven in The WB sitcom What I Like About You and Lauren in One Tree Hill.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Munn was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of Russell and Nadine Munn. Her mother, an elementary school teacher, encouraged her daughter in the arts by letting her take dance and singing lessons at an early age. Munn graduated from AC Flora High School and The College of Charleston. From there, she moved to New York, where she won a role in the Off-Broadway classic, The Fantasticks.

Career[edit]

Munn's further auditions led to small roles in Hollywood productions; most notably in White Oleander alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and in Elizabethtown, directed by Cameron Crowe.

Munn's biggest break came in September 2003 when she got a co-starring role, opposite Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth, on the sitcom What I Like About You, as one of Holly's best friends, Tina Haven. Although their characters are the same age, Munn is eleven-and-a-half years older than her co-star Bynes. Munn remained on the show for three seasons until the show ended on April 24, 2006.

Munn also has a level of notoriety for a recurring role as Caroline, Fez's borderline stalker girlfriend on That '70s Show.

Munn appeared in the ABC comedy series Carpoolers.

In 2009 Munn began a recurring role on One Tree Hill as Lauren, Jamie Scott's teacher. Lauren begins dating Skills Taylor at the end of season 6. They broke up in season 7, because Skills got a job offer in Los Angeles. She later forms a close friendship with Mouth after they both split from their partners. After forming this bond, they begin a brief relationship, not wanting to hold his friendship with Skills against them. Skills soon discovers their relationship and but they are able to move on attempt to continue their relationship but it is short-lived. In the final season, Lauren starts a relationship with friend Quinn's ex-husband David Fletcher (played by Munn's real-life husband Scott Holroyd).

Personal life[edit]

Munn began dating her childhood friend, actor Scott Holroyd in 2004. They became engaged in Paris in December 2006 and married on November 17, 2007, at the French Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina. They reside in Los Angeles with their pet terrier, Buster Keaton.[1] In November 2011 Munn announced, via her Twitter account, that she and Holroyd welcomed their son Nathan Powell Holroyd.[2][3]

Political activism[edit]

Munn lends her name and support to the non-profit political organization Rock the Vote, where she is actively involved in encouraging young people to register to vote.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Local Boys Allison
White Oleander Hannah
2005 Elizabethtown Desk Clerk Charlotte
Couple of Days and Nights, AA Couple of Days and Nights Tequila
2007 Farm Girl in New York Mary
2010 Successful Alcoholics Dianne Short film
2011 I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents Kayte Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Now and Again Gretchen Episode: "A Girl's Life"
2000 Now and Again Gretchen Episode: "The Bugmeister"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Emily Harlin Episode: "Russian Love Poem"
2001–06 That '70s Show Caroline Recurring role (10 episodes)
2001 2gether Cindy Episodes: "The Launch", "Kiss"
2002 St. Sass Kimmy TV film
Inside Schwartz Jackie Episode: "Kissing Cousin"
JAG Sue Ellen Newton Episode: "Odd Man Out"
Boston Public Janice Scott Episode: "Chapter 38"
2003 Sweet Potato Queens TV film
Charmed Wendy Episode: "Sand Francisco Dreamin'"
2003–06 What I Like About You Tina Haven Main role (59 episodes)
2007–08 Carpoolers Cindy Main role (13 episodes)
2008 Overkill Carrie TV series
2009 Untitled Family Plot Jillian TV pilot
2009–12 One Tree Hill Lauren (21 episodes)
2010 Wright vs. Wrong Tami Manly TV film
2013 Family Tools Clarissa Episode: "Waiting for Mrs. Bichette"
Dads Anne Episode: "Funny Girl"
2014 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Mom

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