Allison Munn

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Allison Munn
Born (1974-10-07) October 7, 1974 (age 41)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Scott Holroyd (m. 2007)
Children 2

Allison Munn (born October 7, 1974) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Caroline Dupree in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. She also portrays Tina Haven in The WB sitcom What I Like About You, Lauren in The WB/CW drama One Tree Hill and Anne Harper in the Nickelodeon sitcom Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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 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.

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

Munn co-starred as Cindy in the short-lived ABC sitcom Carpoolers that ran from October 2, 2007 to March 4, 2008.

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).

In 2014, Munn began co-starring opposite Brian Stepanek as Anne Harper, the mother of the titular quadruplets in Nickelodeon sitcom Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

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] She gave birth to their daughter Nora in 2015.

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
1999–2000 Now and Again Gretchen Recurring role
Episode 1.07 "A Girl's Life"
Episode 1.20 "The Bugmeister"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Emily Harlin Episode 1.12 "Russian Love Poem"
2001–06 That '70s Show Caroline Recurring role
Episode 3.12 "Fez Gets the Girl"
Episode 3.13 "Dine & Dash"
Episode 3.14 "Radio Daze" (uncredited)
Episode 3.15 "Donna's Panties"
Episode 3.17 "Kitty's Birthday (That's Today?!)"
Episode 3.20 "Holy Craps"
Episode 3.21 "Fez Dates Donna"
Episode 8.05 "Stone Cold Crazy"
Episode 8.19 "Sheer Heart Attack"
2001 2gether Cindy Recurring role
Episode 2.01 "The Launch"
Episode 2.05 "The Series' Kiss"
2002 St. Sass Kimmy TV film
Inside Schwartz Jackie Episode 1.09 "Kissing Cousin"
JAG Sue Ellen Newton Episode 7.14 "Odd Man Out"
Boston Public Janice Scott Episode 2.16 "Chapter 38"
2003 Sweet Potato Queens TV film
Charmed Wendy Episode 5.14 "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 Unaired pilot
2009 Untitled Family Plot Jillian Unaired pilot
2009–12 One Tree Hill Lauren Recurring role
Episode 6.16 "Screenwriter's Blues"
Episode 6.20 "I Would for You"
Episode 6.21 "A Kiss to Build a Dream On"
Episode 6.22 "Show Me How to Live"
Episode 6.23 "Forever and Almost Always"
Episode 7.01 "4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Traveling Abroad""
Episode 7.02 "What Are You Willing to Lose"
Episode 7.10 "You Are a Runner, and I Am My Father's Son"
Episode 7.11 "You Know I Love You, Don't You"
Episode 7.12 "Some Roads Lead Nowhere"
Episode 7.14 "Family Affair"
Episode 7.17 "At the Bottom of Everything"
Episode 7.18 "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance"
Episode 7.19 "Every Picture Tells a Story"
Episode 7.20 "Learning to Fall"
Episode 8.11 "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
Episode 8.16 "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here"
Episode 8.21 "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
Episode 9.03 "Love the Way You Lie"
Episode 9.08 "A Rush of Blood to the Head"
2010 Wright vs. Wrong Tami Manly TV film
2013 Family Tools Clarissa Episode 1.05 "Waiting for Mrs. Bichette"
Dads Anne Episode 1.04 "Funny Girl"
2014–present Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Anne Harper Main role
60 Episodes
2015 Instant Mom Donna Dreyfus Episode 2.05 "Teacher's Pest"
2015 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Kelly Episode 10.06 "The Gang Misses the Boat"

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