Loughlin at LAX, August 2014
|Born||Lori Anne Loughlin
July 28, 1964
Queens, New York City, U.S.
Lori Anne Loughlin (born July 28, 1964) is an American actress and model. 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 and its sequel as a recurring character on Fuller House. From 2008 to 2011, she played Debbie Wilson on The CW series 90210 (2008–11, 2012), a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. She is also known for playing Ava Gregory on The WB series Summerland (2004–05), which she also co-created and produced.
Early life and education
While different reference sources list her birthplace as either Queens, New York City, or Hauppauge, New York, on Long Island, Loughlin explained, "I grew up in Hauppauge but I was born in Queens," moving with her family when "I was a year old." She is the daughter of Lorellee Loughlin and Joseph Roy Loughlin, a foreman for the New York Telephone Company. She attended Oaks Public Elementary School and Hauppauge High School. Loughlin is of Irish descent.
My mom had a friend that was going into Manhattan to meet with an agency for modeling. She was taking her teenage daughters in and she asked my mom if I wanted to go along. My mom reluctantly let me go, but I don't think she ever thought anything would come of it. And I went in and they handed me a contract and said, "We'll take you."
At 15, she 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 in 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 project was abandoned.
From 1988 to 1995, Loughlin was cast as Rebecca Donaldson, Danny Tanner's (Bob Saget) co-host and later Jesse Katsopolis' (John Stamos) wife in the ABC sitcom Full House. Initially set for a six-episode arc, she became a regular 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 1993, she starred in the television adaptation of Sidney Sheldon's novel A Stranger in the Mirror, which is a roman à clef on Groucho Marx and Erin Fleming, with Loughlin playing Fleming's role. 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, 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 investment banker Michael R. Burns from 1989 to 1996. On Thanksgiving 1997, Loughlin eloped with fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, the creator of the Mossimo clothing line, whom she had met in 1995. They have two daughters together, Isabella and Olivia. Olivia has a YouTube channel of beauty tips, Olivia Jade. Loughlin also is a stepmother to Gianni, Giannulli's son from a previous relationship.
|1983||Amityville 3-D||Susan Baxter|
|1985||New Kids, TheThe New Kids||Abby McWilliams|
|1985||Secret Admirer||Toni Williams|
|1987||Back to the Beach||Sandi|
|1988||Night Before, TheThe Night Before||Tara Mitchell|
|1997||Casper: A Spirited Beginning||Sheila Fistergraff||Video|
|2006||Farce of the Penguins||Melvin-Smacking Penguin (voice)||Video|
|2007||Moondance Alexander||Gelsey Alexander|
|1979||Too Far to Go||Young Judith Maple||TV film|
|1980–83||Edge of Night, TheThe Edge of Night||Jody Travis||Regular role|
|1982||Matt Houston||Sue Landa||"Shark Bait"|
|1983||Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour, TheThe Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour||Linda Craig||TV film|
|1985||North Beach and Rawhide||Candy Cassidy||TV film|
|1986||Brotherhood of Justice||Christie||TV film|
|1986–87||Equalizer, TheThe Equalizer||Jenny Morrow||"Prelude", "First Light"|
|1986–88||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Kelly / Sally||"Babies Having Babies", "No Means No"|
|1987||Place to Call Home, AA Place to Call Home||Jenny Gavin||TV film|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Tammy||"Old Money"|
|1988||Great Performances||Kay Cork||"Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable"|
|1988–95||Full House||Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis||Regular role|
|1992||Doing Time on Maple Drive||Allison||TV film|
|1993||Empty Cradle||Jane Morgan||TV film|
|1993||Stranger in the Mirror, AA 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||Main role|
|1997||In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory||Jill Erickson||TV film|
|1997||Tell Me No Secrets||Jess Koster||TV film|
|1997||Larry Sanders Show, TheThe Larry Sanders Show||Lori Loughlin||"The Prank"|
|1997||Suddenly Susan||Paula||"With Friends Like These"|
|1997||Price of Heaven, TheThe Price of Heaven||Leslie||TV film|
|1997||Seinfeld||Patty||"The Serenity Now"|
|1997||Medusa's Child||Dr. Linda McCoy||TV film|
|2001||Cursed||Natalie Keith||"... And Then They Tried to Make Some Rules"|
|2001||Spin City||Michelle||"Yet Another Stakeout", "Yeah Baby!", "An Office and a Gentleman"|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Caroline Lance / Black Canary||"Sins of the Mother"|
|2002||Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show||Robin||"Chemistry Schmemistry", "The Dawn Patrol"|
|2002||Eastwick||Sukie Ridgemont||TV film|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Dr. Tracy Simmons (voice)||"The Greatest Story Never Told"|
|2004–05||Summerland||Ava Gregory||Main role|
|2005||Missing||Dr. Joy Gribben||"Anything for Baby: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Lindsay||"The Two Jakes"|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Christine Greene||"Demon Child"|
|2007||In Case of Emergency||Dr. Joanna Lupone||Regular role|
|2008–12||90210||Debbie Wilson||Regular role|
|2010||Soldier's Love Story, AA Soldier's Love Story||Dana Marshall||TV film|
|2013||Mother's Rage, AA Mother's Rage||Rebecca Mayer||TV film|
|2013||Psych||Dr. Joan Diamond||"Nip and Suck It"|
|2013||Major Crimes||Rebecca Slater||"The Deep End"|
|2013–17||Garage Sale Mystery||Jennifer Shannon||TV films|
|2013||Addicts Anonymous||Mrs. Goldberg||"Choices"|
|2014||Neighbors, TheThe Neighbors||Tina Giannulli||"High School Reunion"|
|2014–present||When Calls the Heart||Abigail Stanton||Main role|
|2015||Northpole: Open for Christmas||Mackenzie Warren||TV film|
|2016||Blue Bloods||Grace Edwards||"The Greater Good"|
|2016||Every Christmas Has a Story||Kate Harper||TV film|
|2016||Fuller House||Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis||Recurring role|
Awards and nominations
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- 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
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...born July 28, 1964, in Queens (some sources say Long Island), NY
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- "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". 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!" (Press release). The Hallmark Channel via TheFutonCritic.com. 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. Missing or empty
- Olivia Jade on YouTube.
- "Mossimo Giannulli - Fashion Designer". fashionmodeldirectory.com. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
- "Television/Prism Awards". Prism Awards 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2015.