March 24, 1973
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Lauren Bowles has had a diverse acting career, but reached a new generation of fans when she was cast as Holly Cleary on the vampire drama "True Blood." The half-sister of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bowles got her start playing small roles on Dreyfus' iconic sitcom "Seinfeld" in the 1990s and co-starred in her short-lived show "Watching Ellie." Bowles' early career also included small film parts, such as a memorable turn as an irate woman at a garage sale in 2001's "Ghost World." None of her roles are equal in stature, however, to her turn as witch Holly Cleary in HBO's cult hit "True Blood," which she began in 2010.