Lauren Bowles

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Lauren Bowles
Lauren Bowles on Count Gore De Vol.jpg
Bowles interviewed on Count Gore de Vol in 2012
Lauren Elizabeth Bowles

(1973-03-24) March 24, 1973 (age 48)
Alma materNew York University
Years active1996–present
(m. 2004)
RelativesJulia Louis-Dreyfus
(maternal half-sister)

Lauren Elizabeth Bowles (born March 24, 1973) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]


She has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Arrested Development, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Judging Amy and Private Practice.[2] 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.[3]

She currently appears on XM radio's Take Five channel, where she does features for their Five Minute Magazine.

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, Bowles married actor Patrick Fischler, whom she met in college,[4][5] and they have a daughter, Fia Lucille Fischler (born April 2009).[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 George of the Jungle Ursula's Friend
2001 Ghost World Angry Garage Sale Woman
2004 Spartan Entertainment Reporter
2006 Art School Confidential Woman Strangled
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Tammy Cantrow
2009 Dance Flick Glynn
2011 Hall Pass Britney
2013 The Test Short film
2013 Gone Missing Lisa
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


Year Title Role Notes
1991-1998 Seinfeld Waitress Recurring role (9 episodes)
1996 The Uninvited TV series
1996 Townies Trisha Episode: "Pilot"
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 Unhitched Annie Episode: "Pilot"
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"
2016-17 Veep Monica 3 episodes
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 [6]


  1. ^ a b "TRUE BLOOD'S HOLLY – LAUREN BOWLES INTERVIEW WITH ON THE RED CARPET". True Blood Online. August 16, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Barton, Steve (April 6, 2010). "True Blood Cast Expands Again as Sam Hires a New Waitress". Dread Central. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  4. ^ Bradner, Liesl (July 16, 2009). "Patrick Fischler: Have you seen this actor?". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  5. ^ Nelson, Steffie (June 5, 2013). "Lauren Bowles: From True Blood to Party Moms". Dame Magazine. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  6. ^ Lanucci, Rebecca. "HTGAWM Season 6 Adds True Blood's Lauren Bowles for Final Episodes". TVLine. Retrieved March 19, 2020.

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