Holly Marie Combs
Holly Marie CombsBorn: 3-Dec-1973
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
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.
Early lifeCombs was born in San Diego, California. At the time of her birth, her mother, Lauralei Combs (née Berckhem), was sixteen years old and her father was seventeen.
Combs' biological parents married, but the two split up after two years,feeling they were too young to make a marriage work. While Combs was learning to walk, she hit her head on a marble table, resulting in a scar over her right eyebrow.
She went through many different homes with her mother, often having very little privacy, while her mother attempted to pursue an acting career. When Combs was seven, she and her mother moved to New York City. She was 12 when her mother married her stepfather. In New York City, Combs attended Beekman Hill Elementary and then the Professional Children's School.
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)