Laurel Holloman is a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and an alumnus of Chicago's Piven Theatre Workshop. For THE L WORD®, Holloman has garnered critical acclaim and received the 2005 Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She began her career as a stage actress in New York, appearing in the Roundabout Theatre's THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Turning her attention to film, she played a tomboy as the lead in the teenage lesbian romance THE INCREDIBLE TRUE ADVENTURES OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE. Holloman delighted audiences as the ever-curious younger sister to Julianne Moore and Noah Wyle in Bart Freundlich's critically-acclaimed feature THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS and as the lusty girlfriend to Mark Wahlberg in Paul Thomas Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS. She also starred in PREFONTAINE as Jared Leto's girlfriend, TUMBLEWEEDS as Janet McTeer's feisty co-worker, and COMMITTED as Heather Graham's emotionally disturbed hospital roommate. Other film credits include LUSH, CHERRY, LOVING JEZEBEL, and the lead role in the WW II coming-of-age film, THE RISING PLACE with Marc Webber and Frances Fisher. Holloman's performance in THE RISING PLACE garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards at several prestigious film festivals around the world. Holloman starred in a recurring role as a tough and sexy vampire slayer on Joss Whedon's WB hit series ANGEL. Holloman currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.