Lara Flynn Boyle is an American actress and producer. She has enthusiastically worked in this entertainment field from 1987 to 2015 and continued working from 2020. This actress initially started her career by landing small roles and eventually received lead roles in movies and series.

Likewise, she is famous for her portrayal in the mystery horror drama series ‘Twin Peaks’ as Donna Hayward. Many of her movies were also box office hits. Lara has also received prestigious nominations and awards for her acting role. Apart from acting, she also ventured into producing.

Quick Info
Full NameLara Flynn Boyle
ProfessionActress and producer
Birth Date24 March 1970
Birth PlaceDavenport, Iowa, United States
Parents NameMichael L. Boyle
Sally Boyle.
SpouseJohn Patrick Dee III (1996-1998)
Donald Ray Thomas II (2006-Present)
Net Worth 2021$10 million
Height5 feet and 6 inches (167cm/1.67m)
Weight53 kg (117lbs)
Star SignAries

Lara Flynn Boyle

Where was Lara Flynn Boyle born?

Lara Flynn Boyle was born on 24 March 1970 in Davenport, Iowa, United States. She is the only child of her parents Michael L. Boyle and Sally Boyle. Her father left her family when she was six years old. Thereafter, she was lonely raised by her mother, who worked as an assistant and manager in Chicago. Additionally, she is currently 51 years old with an Aries star sign.

Where did Lara receive her education?

Lara Flynn Boyle studied at the local school in her hometown. Then, at the age of 12, she joined Piven Theater Workshop. Here she developed an interest in acting. This led her to enroll at the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

What are Lara Flynn’s distinctive features?

Lara Flynn Boyle holds an American nationality, and as per her ethnicity, she is White. In addition, she has Italian, Irish, and German descent.

She stands 5 feet and 6 inches (167cm/1.67m) and weighs 53 kg (117lbs). She has a slim body type with a toned body and high cheekbones. Moreover, she has a pair of blue-colored eyes and dark brown hair color.

Who has Lara Flynn Boyle dated?

Lara Flynn Boyle previously dated actor Kyle MacLachlan from 1990 to 1992 and Richard Dean Anderson in 1995. She then married John Patrick Dee III on 11 August 1996, but they separated in 1998. Likewise, she then dated David Spade, Jack Nicholson, and Eric Dane. On 18 December 2006, she married real-estate investor Donald Ray Thomas II. They are still together.

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How did Lara Flynn Boyle begin her acting career?

Lara Flynn Boyle landed her debut film role in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in 1986, but her scenes were deleted. She then appeared in ‘Poltergeist III’ in 1988, ‘How I Got into College’ in 1989, and ‘The Rookie’ in 1990. In 1991, she appeared in three films: ‘ The Dark Backward,’ ‘Mobsters,’ and ‘Eye of the Storm.’ The next year, she again had roles in three movies, out of which in the movie ‘Equinox’ she received a nomination from Independent Spirit Award. Likewise, she is also known for her film ‘Red Rock West’ in 1993, which starred Nicolas Cage, J. T. Walsh, and Dennis Hopper. Lara also starred in ‘Threesome,’ ‘The Road to Wellville,’ ‘Cafe Society,’ ‘Cannes Man,’ ‘Happiness,’ and ‘Afterglow.’ This actress also played in ‘Chain of Fools’ in 2000, ‘Speaking of Sex’ in 2001, and ‘Men in Black II’ in 2002.

Furthermore, in 2006 she has played the role of First Lady in ‘Land of the Blind,’ where she shared the screen alongside Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, and Tom Hollander. Similarly, she also appeared in ‘Have Dreams, Will Travel’ in 2007, ‘Baby on Board,’ and ‘Life Is Hot in Cracktown’ in 2009. She also became an associate producer and played in ‘Hansel & Gretel Get Baked’ in 2013. Her last played film is ‘Lucky Dog’ in 2015.

TV Shows

Talking about Lara’s television series, her first TV role came in ‘Jack and Mike’ in 1987. She also played in ‘Amerika’ and ‘Sable’ the same year. Likewise, she also played in various television films such as ‘The Preppie Murder,’ ‘Past Tense,’ ‘Jacob,’ ‘Since You’ve Been Gone,’ and ‘The House Next Door.’ Her notable series is ‘Twin Peaks’ where she played the role of Donna Hayward from 1990 to 1991. It starred a huge cast of members like Kyle MacLachlan, Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall, Harry Goaz, Grace Zabriskie, and many more. This actress is also known for her role as Helen Gamble in ‘The Practice.’ She played in 116 episodes from 1997 to 2003. Her latest television appearance was ‘Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story’ in 2006 and ‘Law & Order’ in 2008.

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Has Lara Flynn Boyle won any awards?

Lara Flynn Boyle has received the Primetime Emmy nomination for her role in ‘The Practice’ in 1999. In addition, she won the Jury Award in 1997 for ‘Afterglow’ and the National Board of Review for ‘Happiness’ in 1998.

What is the net worth of Lara Flynn Boyle?

Lara Flynn Boyle earns from her work in the entertainment industry. Moreover, she has not only earned fame and name, but she has also earned a huge amount of money. Additionally, she has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021.