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Overview (3)

Born in Davenport, Iowa, USA
Nickname L.F.
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lara Flynn Boyle was born in Davenport, Iowa on March 24, 1970 to 21-year old Sally Boyle. For Sally and young Lara, money was not plentiful so Sally was required to work three jobs in addition to raising baby Lara by herself. Since Lara was mostly around Sally, they developed a bond that still binds Lara and Sally today. Until recently, Sally lived with Lara. Now they only live 10 minutes away from each other. Growing up, Lara had many struggles including dyslexia and a learning disability. Still, she could not let that get to her and she knew she had to be strong. She finally graduated, and, the day after doing so, she and her mother, Sally, moved. They drove on what would be "the road to fame". She soon landed roles in movies like Poltergeist III (1988) and Wayne's World (1992). Since then, she has become a prolific actress on both the small screen and the big screen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: SparkleJade (Sparklradner@excite.com)

Spouse (2)

Donald Ray Thomas (18 December 2006 - present)
John Patrick Dee III (11 August 1996 - 1998) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

Dark hair and fair skin
Cat-like blue eyes
Deep husky voice
Very slender figure

Trivia (15)

Moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother the day after her high school graduation.
Attended and graduated from the Chicago Academy for the Arts.
Mother, Sally Boyle, is her assistant.
Was named after the Julie Christie character in Doctor Zhivago (1965).
Auditioned for the title role in Ally McBeal (1997), which went to Calista Flockhart.
Grew up in Chicago, Illinois with Robin Tunney.
She was reportedly a passenger in Jack Nicholson's Mercedes when the car collided with another car in the Hollywood Hills on July 8, 1999. She was dating David Spade at the time, and reportedly fled the scene for fear of being seen romantically with Nicholson.
She is dyslexic.
As a young child, she was extremely shy. Overcame her shyness by taking Irish folk dancing, art classes, and working in a local improv class.
Received her SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card working on Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), even though all of her onscreen time wound up on the cutting room floor.
Good friends with Chris Isaak and Nina Siemaszko.
Attended the Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston, Illinois.
Made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, along with Sherilyn Fenn and Mädchen Amick while promoting Twin Peaks (1990). [October 1990]
She has Irish ancestry on her father's side, and German, Irish and Italian ancestry on her mother's side.
Paternal grandfather was Charles A. Boyle, a Democratic Party Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 12th district, from 1955 to 1959.

Personal Quotes (12)

(On what happened when she started out in the film business) When I used to go to auditions, I would be told "If Winona Ryder doesn't get it, you will.". Hollywood makes so many movies - surely Winona can't do ALL of them!
(Cosmo Magazine, April 2005 issue) Look, I love being famous. I'm not one of those people who feels like, Why won't they leave me alone? If I care only about the craft of acting, I'd be doing dinner theater in Iowa. But the attention on you gets to a point where it's beyond invasive - it's scary.
I'm Irish Catholic, so a Democrat by blood. But I'm one hundred per cent for Bush. I want my president to be like my agent - not afraid of people, but wants my best interest.
Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions.
I had such a great mom and I know that I'd never be that mom. I wouldn't want to bring a child into this world unless I could be.
David created such an atmosphere of fantastic strangeness. I remember, in the pilot, I did a very long scene that we had to shoot 30 or 40 times. David came up to me and said quietly, in my ear: "Think of how gently a deer has to move in the snow..." It was strange direction. But that's what I thought of, and it worked.
The show's explosion in popularity was, from the inside, very strange. I don't think many of us had a clue what to do. I didn't know it was odd that people were playing the music from Twin Peaks in their cars. I didn't know that it was odd to be on the cover of Rolling Stone at 20 years old.
Twin Peaks gave me everything I have as an actor. It put me where I am now because it was so beautifully soulful, and I think it just brought out the best of the actors.
I am very opinionated. I have a lot to say and I am confident.
I'm working like crazy and I love it. I love being on a movie set. I love being on a TV show. I want to do nothing else but act for the rest of my life.
There is nothing wrong with me dating men, I'm not a home-wrecker, I'm not dating married men, I'm not a glutton for punishment.
[discussing her turbulent childhood and dealing with dyslexia at a young age] I thought I was stupid. Plus when you're a child and you come from a broken family, you think it's your fault.

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