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Occupation  Painter, actress
Siblings  Andy Holloman
Role  Painter
Name  Laurel Holloman
Years active  1994–present

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Full Name  Laurel Lisa Holloman
Born  May 23, 1971 (age 44) (1971-05-23) Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Spouse  Paul Macherey (m. 2002–2012)
Children  Lola Reiko Macherey, Nala Belle Macherey
Education  New York University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Movies and TV shows  The L Word, The Incredibly True Adv, Boogie Nights, The Myth of Fingerprints, Loser Love
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Laurel Lisa Holloman (born May 23, 1971) is an American painter and actress. Laurel is best known for playing Tina Kennard in The L Word.


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Early life

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Holloman is the youngest child in her family. She has two older brothers. She attended the University of North Carolina where she graduated with a degree in Performance Communication. She appeared in numerous theater productions in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as in Chicago and London. She studied painting and sculpting at UCLA and at The San Francisco Art Institute.


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After graduating from UNC, Holloman moved to Chicago to work with the Piven Theatre Workshop. She studied with John Lynn in Los Angeles, and was cast in David Orr's independent feature Blossom Time. She moved to New York City in early 1994 and appeared in stage productions such as Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at the Theatre for the New City. Holloman also performed off-Broadway in Julia Jordan's Night Swim at Playwright's Horizons.

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In 1995, Holloman began her film career with her role as Randy Dean in The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. She worked steadily in a variety of mostly independent film roles, such as The Myth of Fingerprints, Boogie Nights and Tumbleweeds.

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In 2005, Holloman appeared in Showtime's show The L Word as Tina Kennard. For this role, she was presented with a Golden Satellite Award in 2005 as Best Actress in a Drama series.


After her acting career, Holloman spent her time in painting in Los Angeles. Her paintings were influenced by Mark Rothko, with vibrant use of color and large scale pieces, as well as elements of three dimensional effect. Although mostly abstract, Holloman's paintings betray a distinctly literary spirituality. She received favorable reviews for Free Falling, which was held at the Ateneo Veneto in Venice, Italy. Art critic Lea Mattarella reviewed Holloman's works in La Repubblica: "Holloman's paintings take us elsewhere, and at the end of the day, this is what art is all about".

Holloman's painting, "Swell", was chosen to be part of the group show entitled "Nell' Acqua Capisco" at the Venice Biennale, 2013. She won 1st Place in Discipline Painting at the 2014 Contemporary Art Biennale of Argentina. Holloman had two entries in the 2015 Florence Biennale and won a prize for "Into the Woods". In November 2015 she had a solo show at the Menier Gallery in London titled "The Innocents". Holloman's first solo museum show entitled "Everglow" was held in Amstelveen, Netherlands from July 2016 through August 2016 in the Museum Jan Van der Togt.

Solo Exhibitions


  • Fertile Ground, Bankside Gallery, London
  • 2016

  • Everglow, Museum Jan van der Togt , Amstelveen
  • 2015

  • The Innocents, Mernier Gallery, London
  • 2014

  • The Fifth Element, Galerie Joseph, Paris
  • 2013

  • All the World Inside, Palazzo Italia, Berlin
  • 2012

  • Free Falling, Ateneo of Venice, Venice
  • Coeur Libre, Pantheon Town Hall, Paris.
  • Selected Group Exhibitions


  • Spectrum Miami, Contemporary Arts Selection, Miami
  • The Contemporary Art Biennale of Argentina, Centro Borges Museum, Buenos Aires
  • The Opera Gallery, Monaco
  • 2013

  • The Venice Biennale, Nell'Acqua Capisco, San Marco Piazza, Venice
  • Personal life

    Holloman married architect Paul Macherey on July 13, 2002. They have a daughter, Lola Reiko Macherey, who was born on November 4, 2004. They adopted a second daughter, Nala Belle (meaning 'beautiful gift') on March 25, 2008. In 2011, Holloman filed for divorce, which was finalized on June 18, 2012.


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