Loughlin at the premiere party for 90210, Malibu, California, August 23, 2008
|Born||Lori Anne Loughlin
July 28, 1964
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Michael R. Burns (1989–1996)
Mossimo Giannulli (1997–present)
|Children||2 (with Giannulli)|
Lori Anne Loughlin (born July 28, 1964) is an American actress. 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. From 2008 to 2011, she portrayed the role of Debbie Wilson on the The CW series 90210 (2008–2011, 2012), a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. She is also known for portraying the role of Ava Gregory on the The WB series Summerland (2004–2005), which she also co-created and produced.
Early life and education
Loughlin was born in Queens, New York and moved with her family to Long Island. She lived in Oceanside, New York, where she attended Oaks Public Elementary School #3 and then moved to Hauppauge, New York, where she attended Hauppauge High School. She is of Irish descent.
She began her career at age twelve as a print model. During her early teen years she appeared in television commercials and was frequently seen in national print advertisements.
At the age of fifteen, Loughlin was cast in the CBS 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 a number of feature films and television guest spots.
From 1988 to 1995, Loughlin was cast in her most notable role to date, as Rebecca Donaldson, Danny Tanner's (Bob Saget) co-host and later Jesse Katsopolis' (John Stamos) wife in the ABC sitcom Full House. Recurring during season two, she became a regular in season three and for the remainder of the series run.
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.
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 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.
Loughlin was married to film producer and investment banker Michael R. Burns from 1989 to 1996. In 1997, Loughlin married fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, the creator of the Mossimo clothing line. They have two daughters together, Isabella Rose Giannulli (born September 16, 1998) and Olivia Jade Giannulli (born September 28, 1999).
|1983||Amityville 3-D||Susan Baxter|
|1985||The New Kids||Abby McWilliams||Alternative title: Striking Back|
|1985||Secret Admirer||Toni Williams||Alternative title: The Letter|
|1987||Back to the Beach||Sandi||Alternative title: Malibu Beach Girls|
|1988||The Night Before||Tara Mitchell|
|1993||Empty Cradle||Jane Morgan|
|1997||Casper: A Spirited Beginning||Sheila Fistergraff||Direct-to-video film|
|2007||Farce of the Penguins||Melvin-Smacking Penguin||Voice role
|2007||Moondance Alexander||Gelsey Alexander|
|1971||My Three Sons||Wendy||Episode: "The Sound of Music"|
|1971||The Smith Family||Unknown||Episode: "Family Man"|
|1979||Too Far to Go||Young Judith Maple||Television film, uncredited role|
|1980–83||The Edge of Night||Jody Travis #1||3 episodes|
|1982||Matt Houston||Sue||Episode: "Shark Bait"|
|1983||The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour||Linda Craig||Unsold TV pilot|
|1985||North Beach and Rawhide||Candy Cassidy||Television film|
|1986||Brotherhood of Justice||Christie||Television film|
|The Equalizer||Jenny Morrow||Episodes: "Prelude", "First Light"|
|CBS Schoolbreak Special||Kelly
|Episodes: "Babies Having Babies", "No Means No"|
|1987||A Place to Call Home||Jenny Gavin||Television film|
|1988||Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable||Kay Cork||Television film|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Tammy||Episode: "Old Money"|
|1988–95||Full House||Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis||Recurring role: season 2, regular role: seasons 3–8|
|1992||Inside America's Totally Unsolved Lifestyles||"Another Look" Anchor||TV special|
|1992||Doing Time on Maple Drive||Allison||Television film|
|1992||To Grandmother's House We Go||Win-O-Lotto Lottery Hostess||Television film, uncredited role|
|1993||Empty Cradle||Jane Morgan||Television film|
|1993||A Stranger in the Mirror||Jill Castle||Television film|
|1994||One of Her Own||Toni Stroud||Television film|
|1995||Abandoned and Deceived||Gerri Jensen||Television film|
|1995–96||Hudson Street||Melanie Clifford||Regular role, 22 episodes|
|1997||In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory||Jill Erickson||Television film|
|1997||Tell Me No Secrets||Jess Koster||Television film|
|1997||Suddenly Susan||Paula||Episode: "With Friends Like These"|
|1997||The Price of Heaven||Leslie||Television film, alternative title: Blessed Assurance|
|1997||Seinfeld||Patty||Episode: "The Serenity Now"|
|1997||Medusa's Child||Dr. Linda McCoy||TV miniseries|
|2001||Cursed||Natalie Keith||Episode: "...And Then They Tried to Make Some Rules"|
|2001||Spin City||Michelle||Episodes: "Yet Another Stakeout", "Yeah Baby!", "An Officer and a Gentleman"|
|2002||Eastwick||Sukie Ridgemont||Unsold TV pilot|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Carolyn Lance/Black Canary||Episode: "Sins of the Mother"|
|2002||The Drew Carey Show||Robin||Episodes: "Chemistry Schmemistry", "The Dawn Patrol"|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Dr. Tracy Simmons (voice)||Episode: "The Greatest Story Never Told"|
|2004–05||Summerland||Ava Gregory||Lead role, 26 episodes|
|2005||Missing||Dr. Joy Gribben||Episode: "Anything for the Baby" (Parts 1 and 2)|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Lindsay||Episode: "The Two Jakes"|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Christine Greene||Episode: "Demon Child"|
|2007||In Case of Emergency||Dr. Joanna Lupone||Regular role, 13 episodes|
|90210||Debbie Wilson||Regular role (seasons 1–3), guest star (season 5)|
|2010||Meet My Mom||Dana Marshall||Television film|
|2013||A Mother's Rage||Rebecca Mayer||Television film|
|2013||When Calls the Heart||Abigail Stanton||Television film|
Awards and nominations
- 1989: Nominated, "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special" - CBS Schoolbreak Special
- 2006: Won, "Best Performance in a Drama Series Storyline" - Summerland
- 2004: Nominated, "Best Quintessential Non-Traditional Family" - Full House
- 2009: Nominated, "Choice TV Parental Unit" - 90210
- 1983: Nominated, "Best Young Actress in the Daytime Series" - The Edge of Night
- 1987: Won, "Michael Landon Award" - CBS Schoolbreak Special
- "Lori Loughlin's Designer Role". Washington Post. June 27, 2004. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- Overview for Lori Loughlin, TCM.com
- "Beauty Tips, Make Up Reviews, Interviews with Beauty Gurus, Product Giveaways and Delicious Food". Beauty and the Feast Blog. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2012-04-14.
- Lowry, Brian (1997-11-10). "For ABC, Tuesday Is Becoming Loneliest Night". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
- "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!". The Futon Critic. March 11, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
- Bierly, Mandi. "Lori Loughlin to return for '90210' premiere | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- Lori Loughlin Biography (1964-), Film Reference
- "Lori Loughlin - Kids & Family Life, Summerland, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli". People.com. 2004-08-23. Retrieved 2012-04-14.