Lauren Elizabeth Bowles
March 24, 1973
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Relatives||Julia Louis-Dreyfus |
Lauren Elizabeth Bowles (born March 24, 1973) is an American actress.
Bowles was born in Washington, D.C., to Judith (née LeFever) and L. Thompson Bowles. Her half-sister (on her mother's side) is actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Bowles majored in Drama at New York University.
She has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Arrested Development, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Judging Amy and Private Practice. She has also appeared with Louis-Dreyfus in programs such as Seinfeld as a waitress in the diner, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Watching Ellie and Veep. Bowles has also appeared in some feature films. In April 2010, she was cast as Holly Cleary, a Wiccan, in the vampire television series, True Blood.
She currently appears on XM radio's Take Five channel, where she does features for their Five Minute Magazine.
|1997||George of the Jungle||Ursula's Friend|
|2001||Ghost World||Angry Garage Sale Woman|
|2006||Art School Confidential||Woman Strangled|
|2007||The Heartbreak Kid||Tammy Cantrow|
|2013||The Test||Short film|
|2013||Haunted Trumpet||Short film|
|2013||Free Birds||Jake's Mother (voice)|
|2013||The Starving Games||Effoff|
|2015||Underdog Kids||Mrs. Jones|
|2016||Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?||Barb Archer|
|2016||Best Fake Friends||Joy|
|2017||Little Star||Kara||In post-production|
|1991-1998||Seinfeld||Waitress||Recurring role (9 episodes)|
|1996||The Uninvited||TV series|
|1997||Breast Men||Implant Removal Patient||TV film|
|1999||Ally McBeal||Callie Horne||Episode: "Pyramids on the Nile"|
|2002-2003||Watching Ellie||Susan||Main role (16 episodes)|
|2003||Judging Amy||Erica Costin||Episode: "Tricks of the Trade"|
|2003||NCIS||Mary Wiles||Episode: "The Curse"|
|2004||Arrested Development||Stripper||Episode: "Best Man for the Gob"|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ellen the Barmaid||Episode: "Weeping Willows"|
|2005||Grey's Anatomy||Alice Franklin||Episode: "Who's Zoomin' Who?"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Jamie Blake||Episode: "Grand Murder at Central Station"|
|2005||Still Standing||Nancy||Episode; "Still the Fun One"|
|2006||The Evidence||Cheryl Miller||Episode: "Borrowed Time"|
|2006||Without a Trace||Lucy Stoker||Episode: "Crossroads"|
|2006||Four Kings||Judy Richardson||Episode: "Upper West Side Story"|
|2006||The New Adventures of Old Christine||Patty||Episode: "Some of My Best Friends Are Portuguese"|
|2007||Veronica Mars||Karin Mackay||Episode: "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down"|
|2007||The Bill Engvall Show||Alice||Episode: "Jealous Guy"|
|2007||Side Order of Life||James' Sister||Episode: "Funeral for a Phone"|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Chloe Kelcher||Episode: "The Angel Maker"|
|2008||ER||Hannah||Episode: "Another Thursday at County"|
|2008||Rita Rocks||Audrey||Episode: "Love on the Rocks"|
|2008||The New Adventures of Old Christine||Patty||Episode: "Happy Endings"|
|2009||Anatomy of Hope||Dr. Robinson||Unsold TV pilot|
|2009||Lie to Me||Valerie Blunt||Episode: "Life Is Priceless"|
|2010||StarStruck||Sherry Wilde||TV film|
|2010||Private Practice||Cyndy||Episode: "Triangles"|
|2010||Cold Case||Jeannette Peterson||Episode: "Flashover"|
|2010||Good Luck Charlie||Elaine||Episode: "Kwikki Chick"|
|2010-2014||True Blood||Holly Cleary||Starring role, Seasons 4-7 (48 episodes)|
|2011||Detroit 1-8-7||Sara Moore||Episode: "Ice Man/Malibu"|
|2011||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Miriam||Episode: "The Smiley Face"|
|2011||The Closer||Donna||Episode: "You Have the Right to Remain Jolly"|
|2013||Mom||Mary||Episode: "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast"|
|2014||Scandal||Harmony||Episode: "Honor Thy Father"|
|2015||Stalker||Monica Grant||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|2015||The Messengers||Senator Cindy Richards|
|2015||NCIS: Los Angeles||Gaia||Season 7 Episode 7 : "An Unlocked Mind"|
|2016||Her Last Will||Leslie||Television film|
|2017||Modern Family||Ana||Episode: "Sarge & Pea"|
|2018||The 5th Quarter||Cecillia Devill||Episode: "Johnny Tomm Surgery"|
|2018||Another Period||Mother||Episode: "Little Orphan Garfield"|
|2018||Castle Rock||Lilith||Episode: "The Box"|
|2020||How to Get Away with Murder||A.U.S.A. Montes||multi-episode arc |
- "TRUE BLOOD'S HOLLY – LAUREN BOWLES INTERVIEW WITH ON THE RED CARPET". True Blood Online. August 16, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
- Barrett, Annie (April 6, 2010). "'True Blood' scoop: Meet Merlotte's newest hire!". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 10, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- Barton, Steve (April 6, 2010). "True Blood Cast Expands Again as Sam Hires a New Waitress". Dread Central. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
- Bradner, Liesl (July 16, 2009). "Patrick Fischler: Have you seen this actor?". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- Nelson, Steffie (June 5, 2013). "Lauren Bowles: From True Blood to Party Moms". Dame Magazine. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- Lanucci, Rebecca. "HTGAWM Season 6 Adds True Blood's Lauren Bowles for Final Episodes". TVLine. Retrieved March 19, 2020.