Laurel Holloman

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Laurel Holloman
Born Laurel Lisa Holloman
(1971-05-23) May 23, 1971 (age 43)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Occupation Painter, actress
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Paul Macherey (m. 2002–2012) (divorced)

Laurel Lisa Holloman[1] (born May 23, 1971) is an American painter and actress.

As an actress, Holloman is best known for her performances on stage and in a number of independent films. Holloman's artistic career has evolved from painting for charities, to solo exhibits in Paris, Berlin, and Venice. Holloman exhibited one of her paintings, "Swell," in the 55th "Biennale," in Venice, Italy in June 2013.

Early life[edit]

Holloman is the youngest child in her family. She has two older brothers. She attended the University of North Carolina where she graduated with a degree in Performance Communication. She appeared in numerous theater productions in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as in Chicago and London. She studied painting and sculpting at UCLA and at The San Francisco Art Institute.



After graduating from UNC, Holloman moved to Chicago to work with the Piven Theatre Workshop. She studied with John Lynn in Los Angeles, and 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' The Glass Menagerie, Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at the Theatre for the New City. Holloman also performed off-Broadway in Julia Jordan's Night Swim at Playwright's Horizons.

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

In 2005, Holloman appeared in Showtime's The L Word as Tina Kennard. For this role, she was presented with a Golden Satellite Award in 2005 as Best Actress in a Drama series.{{[2]}}


In 2012, Holloman had two solo shows: Coeur libre and Free Falling.[3][4] She received favorable reviews for Free Falling,[5] which was held at the Ateneo Veneto in Venice, Italy. Art critic Lea Mattarella reviewed Holloman's works in La Repubblica: "Holloman's paintings take us elsewhere, and at the end of the day, this is what art is all about". In April 2013, Holloman exhibited in a solo show "All The World Inside", at Palazzo Italia, in Berlin, Germany.[6][7][8] Holloman's painting, "Swell", was chosen to be part of the group show entitled "Nell' Acqua Capisco" at the Venice Biennale, 2013.[9][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Holloman 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. In 2011, Holloman filed for divorce, which was finalized on June 18, 2012.[12]



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