Lauren Holly: Motherhood Changed Me In So Many Ways

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We first loved her as Mary Swanson in Dumb & Dumber. And not to mention as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in Picket Fences. Now, Lauren Holly is a proud mom-of-three and returning to the small screen in the new ABC crime drama, Motive.

The actress, 49, opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her three children – Azer, 12, George, 11, and Henry, nearly 10 – and the “constant juggling act” of motherhood and her career. She goes on to talk about her upcoming projects and summer plans with the family.

CBS: Tell us about your new role as Dr. Betty Rogers on ABC’s new crime drama series Motive.

LH: “It is a crime show turned upside down. You meet the killer and the victim right away, but then see how/why. I loved Dr. Betty because she is smart and sassy.”

CBS: Tel us about your upcoming role as Ruth Elliott in Hoovey. Tell us more about the project.

LH: “It is a true story about a family overcoming a medical, and thus, financial tragedy. It is an inspiring and uplifting story directed by Sean MacNamara (Soul Surfer). Patrick Warburton, Codey Linley, and Alyson Stoner are my family.”

CBS: Tell us about your three children. How old are they and what are they into?

LH: “Azer is 12 and loves the guitar, skateboards, and BMX.

George is 11 and loves computers, books and swimming.

Henry is almost 10 and loves anything that involves a ball and movies.”

CBS: What is your favorite part about being a mom? Has motherhood changed you?

LH: “My favorite times are late night conversations — especially when the four of us get laughing.

Changed me? In so many ways, but immediately I became less selfish.”

CBS: How do you balance motherhood and your career?

LH: “It is a constant juggling act.”

CBS: Do you believe that women can have it all? Unrealistic or attainable?

LH: “It is both. For me it fluctuates between the two, honestly. Some weeks I’m doing it, some weeks I’m flailing.”

CBS: What do you and your kids plan to do this summer? How do they stay busy?

LH: “We are just hanging out and having fun together. Yesterday we had a huge water fight with 30 friends and family — hoses, squirt guns and 1,000 water balloons. It was a blast. I start season 2 of Motive in mid August, and they will go to camp then before heading back to school.”

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  1. Laura

    Lauren was great on NCIS!

  2. klutzy_girl

    I miss her on NCIS!

  3. cb

    the pic does not even look like her at all.

  4. antoinette

    its refreshing to hear, that we all struggle together to get the balance right

  5. Anna Bryant

    I miss her on NCIS :/
    But I love her on motive also!
    She is my role model!! I am so glad she
    took a public stand against bullying!

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