Loughlin at the premiere party for 90210, 2008
|Born||Lori Anne Loughlin
July 28, 1964
Queens, New York, U.S.
Lori Anne Loughlin (born July 28, 1964) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House, appearing in the series from 1988 to 1995. From 2008 to 2011, she portrayed the role of Debbie Wilson on the The CW series 90210 (2008–11, 2012), a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. She is also known for portraying the role of Ava Gregory on the The WB series Summerland (2004–05), which she also co-created and produced.
Early life and education
Loughlin was born in Queens, New York and moved with her family to Long Island. She lived in Oceanside, New York, where she attended Oaks Public Elementary School #3 and then moved to Hauppauge, where she attended Hauppauge High School. She is of Irish descent.
She began her career at age twelve as a print model. During her early teen years she appeared in television commercials and was frequently seen in national print advertisements. At the age of fifteen, Loughlin was cast in the ABC soap opera The Edge of Night, playing the part of Jody Travis, an aspiring dancer, appearing in the series from 1980 to 1983. From 1983 to 1988, Loughlin appeared a number of feature films and television guest spots. On July 3, 1983, she starred in the pilot The Tom Swift/Linda Craig Mystery Hour as Linda Craig, an amateur detective. The pilot was based on the Tom Swift and Linda Craig series. The pilot aired to low ratings and the entire project was abandoned.
From 1988 to 1995, Loughlin was cast in her most notable role to date, as Rebecca Donaldson, Danny Tanner's (Bob Saget) co-host and later Jesse Katsopolis' (John Stamos) wife in the ABC sitcom Full House. Recurring during season two, she became a regular in season three and for the remainder of the series run. Within months after Full House ended, Loughlin co-starred with Tony Danza in the ABC sitcom Hudson Street (1995–96), the series was canceled after one season.
In 1997, she starred alongside Bruce Campbell in the film In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory. In 2000, Loughlin co-starred opposite Treat Williams in the Fred Olen Ray-directed thriller film Critical Mass. She also guest starred in Suddenly Susan, Spin City, Seinfeld and The Drew Carey Show and as the superhero Black Canary in the Birds of Prey series in 2002.
From 2004 to 2005, Loughlin co-created, produced and starred in The WB drama series Summerland. She played Ava, the aunt who raises three children after their parents die in a car accident. The series was canceled after two seasons due to low ratings on July 11, 2005. In 2007, Loughlin co-starred in the ABC sitcom In Case of Emergency with David Arquette. She appeared in the film Moondance Alexander (2007), co-starring with her former Summerland cast mate Kay Panabaker. Loughlin also was in attendance at Comedy Central's The Roast of Bob Saget which was hosted by John Stamos and premiered on August 17, 2008. At her table were Full House co-stars Dave Coulier and Jodie Sweetin. In 2010, Loughlin starred in the television film Meet My Mom, which premiered on the Hallmark Channel on Mother's Day.
Loughlin made a brief appearance as Rebecca Donaldson, alongside John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis, on a July 2013 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, following a reunion performance by Jesse and The Rippers.
Loughlin was married to film producer and investment banker Michael R. Burns from 1989 to 1996. In 1997, Loughlin married fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, the creator of the Mossimo clothing line. They have two daughters together, Isabella Rack Giannulli (b. September 1998) and Olivia Jade Giannulli (b. 1999). Loughlin is the also the stepmother of Gianni, Giannulli's son from a previous relationship.
|1983||Amityville 3-D||Susan Baxter|
|1985||The New Kids||Abby McWilliams||Alternative title: Striking Back|
|1985||Secret Admirer||Toni Williams||Alternative title: The Letter|
|1987||Back to the Beach||Sandi||Alternative title: Malibu Beach Girls|
|1988||The Night Before||Tara Mitchell|
|1993||Empty Cradle||Jane Morgan|
|1997||Casper: A Spirited Beginning||Sheila Fistergraff||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Farce of the Penguins||Melvin-Smacking Penguin||Voice role; direct-to-video|
|2007||Moondance Alexander||Gelsey Alexander|
|1971||The Smith Family||(unknown)||Episode: "Family Man"|
|1979||Too Far to Go||Young Judith Maple||TV film; uncredited role|
|1980–83||The Edge of Night||Jody Travis #1||3 episodes|
|1982||Matt Houston||Sue||Episode: "Shark Bait"|
|1983||The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour||Linda Craig||Unsold TV pilot|
|1985||North Beach and Rawhide||Candy Cassidy||TV film|
|1986||Brotherhood of Justice||Christie||TV film|
|The Equalizer||Jenny Morrow||Episodes: "Prelude",
|CBS Schoolbreak Special||Kelly
|Episodes: "Babies Having Babies",
"No Means No"
|1987||A Place to Call Home||Jenny Gavin||TV film|
|1988||Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable||Kay Cork||TV film|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Tammy||Episode: "Old Money"|
|1988–95||Full House||Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis||Recurring role: season 2, regular role: seasons 3–8|
|1992||Inside America's Totally Unsolved Lifestyles||"Another Look" Anchor||TV special|
|1992||Doing Time on Maple Drive||Allison||TV fim|
|1992||To Grandmother's House We Go||Win-O-Lotto Lottery Hostess||TV film; uncredited role|
|1993||Empty Cradle||Jane Morgan||TV film|
|1993||A Stranger in the Mirror||Jill Castle||TV film|
|1994||One of Her Own||Toni Stroud||TV film|
|1995||Abandoned and Deceived||Gerri Jensen||TV film|
|1995–96||Hudson Street||Melanie Clifford||Regular role, 22 episodes|
|1997||In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory||Jill Erickson||TV film|
|1997||Tell Me No Secrets||Jess Koster||TV film|
|1997||Suddenly Susan||Paula||Episode: "With Friends Like These"|
|1997||The Price of Heaven||Leslie||TV film; alternative title: Blessed Assurance|
|1997||Seinfeld||Patty||Episode: "The Serenity Now"|
|1997||Medusa's Child||Dr. Linda McCoy||TV miniseries|
|2001||Cursed||Natalie Keith||Episode: "...And Then They Tried to Make Some Rules"|
|2001||Spin City||Michelle||Episodes: "Yet Another Stakeout", "Yeah Baby!", "An Officer and a Gentleman"|
|2002||Eastwick||Sukie Ridgemont||Unsold TV pilot|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Carolyn Lance/Black Canary||Episode: "Sins of the Mother"|
|2002||The Drew Carey Show||Robin||Episodes: "Chemistry Schmemistry", "The Dawn Patrol"|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Dr. Tracy Simmons (voice)||Episode: "The Greatest Story Never Told"|
|2004–05||Summerland||Ava Gregory||Lead role; 26 episodes|
|2005||Missing||Dr. Joy Gribben||Episode: "Anything for the Baby" (Parts 1 and 2)|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Lindsay||Episode: "The Two Jakes"|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Christine Greene||Episode: "Demon Child"|
|2007||In Case of Emergency||Dr. Joanna Lupone||Regular role; 13 episodes|
|90210||Debbie Wilson||Regular role (seasons 1–3), guest star (season 5)|
|2010||Meet My Mom||Dana Marshall||TV film|
|2013||A Mother's Rage||Rebecca Mayer||TV film|
|2013||Psych||Dr. Joan Diamond||Episode: "Nip and Suck It"|
|2013||Major Crimes||Mrs. Slayter||Episode: "The Deep End"|
|2013||When Calls the Heart||Abigail Stanton||TV film|
|2014||When Calls the Heart||Abigail Stanton||Regular role|
|2014||Enlisted||Herself||Episode: "Alive Day"|
Awards and nominations
- Daytime Emmy Award
- 1989: Nominated, "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special" – CBS Schoolbreak Special
- PRISM Awards
- 2006: Won, "Best Performance in a Drama Series Storyline" – Summerland
- TV Land Award
- 2004: Nominated, "Best Quintessential Non-Traditional Family" – Full House
- Teen Choice Award
- 2009: Nominated, "Choice TV Parental Unit" – 90210
- Young Artist Award
- 1983: Nominated, "Best Young Actress in the Daytime Series" – The Edge of Night
- 1987: Won, "Michael Landon Award" – CBS Schoolbreak Special
- "Lori Loughlin's Designer Role". Washington Post. June 27, 2004. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
- Overview for Lori Loughlin, TCM.com
- "Beauty Tips, Make Up Reviews, Interviews with Beauty Gurus, Product Giveaways and Delicious Food". Beauty and the Feast Blog. September 15, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
- Lowry, Brian (November 10, 1997). "For ABC, Tuesday Is Becoming Loneliest Night". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 24, 2008.
- "The 'Countdown To Mother's Day' is on as Hallmark Channel in Hd Invites Viewers to 'Meet My Mom' and Asks Them to Do the Same!". The Futon Critic. March 11, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
- Bierly, Mandi (July 18, 2012). "Lori Loughlin to return for '90210' premiere | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
- "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". Episode 1063. July 19, 2013. NBC.
- Lori Loughlin Biography (1964-), Film Reference
- "Lori Loughlin - Kids & Family Life, Summerland, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli". People.com. August 23, 2004. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
- "Lori Loughlin". AskMen.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
- "Mossimo Giannulli - Fashion Designer". fashionmodeldirectory.com. Retrieved September 6, 2014.