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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie CombsBorn: 3-Dec-1973
Birthplace: San Diego, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Piper Halliwell on Charmed

Holly Marie Combs had a fairly rough childhood, born to a 15-year-old mother in a punk band, moving to New York when she was seven, there wandering from one low-rent apartment to another through most of her adolescence. She began acting professionally when she was 10, with a brief appearance in Walls of Glass, with Geraldine Page and Olympia Dukakis. She was an advertising model both in commercials and in print, and at 16 she landed small parts in Francis Ford Coppola's New York Stories and Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July.

At 19, she auditioned and interviewed for Picket Fences, but producer David E. Kelley told her, "I don't think you're quite right. The character has a really big heart and I just don't think you fit the bill." Shocked, she retorted: "Then why the hell are you looking in New York?" He was startled, and she left in a huff, but he called back a few weeks later, and she played Tom Skerritt's defiant daughter Kimberly Brock on Picket Fences for four years.

On Charmed, she was originally instructed to wear a push-up bra, but rebelled and refused after a few episodes. She has six dogs, five rabbits, four horses, three lovebirds, two cats, three tattoos, and one son. The boy's father, her husband David Donoho, works behind the scenes in film and television, primarily as a key grip. Donoho also created sound effects for the John Waters film Polyester (1981).

Former vegetarian.

Mother: Lauralei Combs (musician, b. 1958)
Husband: Bryan Travis Smith (actor, m. 1993, div. 1997)
Boyfriend: Storm Lyndon (school teacher, dated and broken engagement, 2000-01)
Husband: David W. Donoho (key grip, b. 1962, cohabited 2001-04, m. 14-Feb-2004, three sons)
Son: Finley Arthur Donoho (b. 26-Apr-2004)
Son: Riley Edward Donoho (b. 26-Oct-2006)
Son: Kelley James Donoho (b. 26-May-2009)

    High School: Professional Children's School, New York

    Risk Factors: Vitiligo, Vegetarian, Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Pretty Little Liars Ella Montgomery (2010-)
    Charmed Piper Halliwell (1998-2006)
    Picket Fences Kimberly Brock (1992-96)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Panic Button (3-Nov-2007)
    See Jane Date (16-Aug-2003)
    Swearing Allegiance (10-Feb-1997)
    Our Mother's Murder (1997)
    A Reason to Believe (22-Sep-1995)
    Chain of Desire (Nov-1992)
    Dr. Giggles (23-Oct-1992)
    Simple Men (15-Sep-1992)
    Born on the Fourth of July (20-Dec-1989) · Jenny
    Sweet Hearts Dance (23-Sep-1988)


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