October 7, 1974 |
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Scott Holroyd (m. 2007)|
Allison Munn (born October 7, 1974) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Caroline in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, Tina Haven in The WB sitcom What I Like About You, and Lauren in The WB/CW drama One Tree Hill.
Munn was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina to 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.
Munn's further auditions led to small roles in Hollywood productions; most notably in the drama White Oleander opposite Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright-Penn and Renee Zellweger, based on the Janet Fitch novel of the same name and in Cameron Crowe's romantic tragicomedy-drama Elizabethtown opposite Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst.
Munn's biggest break came in September 2003 when she won a co-starring role, opposite Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth, on The WB sitcom What I Like About You in the second season as Tina Haven, Holly Tyler's new best friend. 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 until the show ended with the fourth season on April 24, 2006.
In 2009, Munn began a recurring role on The WB drama One Tree Hill as Lauren, Jamie Scott's teacher. Lauren begins dating Skills Taylor at the end of the sixth season. They broke up in the seventh season, because Skills got a job offer in Los Angeles. She later forms a close friendship with Mouth after they both break up with 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 ninth and final season, Lauren starts a relationship with her friend Quinn's ex-husband David Fletcher (played by Munn's real-life husband Scott Holroyd).
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. In November 2011 Munn announced, via her Twitter account, that she and Holroyd welcomed their son Nathan Powell Holroyd.
|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|
|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)|
|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||Anne Harper||Main role|
|Instant Mom||Donna Dreyfus||Episode: "Teacher's Pest"|
|2015||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Kelly||Episode: "The Gang Misses the Boat"|