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1[[quoteright:242:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/holly-marie-combs-1-sized_9798.jpg]]²²'''Holly Marie Combs''' (born December 3, 1973 in San Diego, California) is an American actress who was first noticed as Kimberly Brock on ''Series/PicketFences'', after an uncredited scene with Creator/TomCruise in ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'', and is currently on the TV version of ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''. But she is probably best known as Piper on ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}''. ²²She has three sons with ex-husband David Donoho, and is currently married to her third husband, Mike Ryan.²----²!!Filmography²!!!Film²* 1985 ''Walls of Glass'' - Abby Hall²* 1988 ''Sweet Hearts Dance'' - Dens Boon²* 1989 ''Film/NewYorkStories'' - Helena²* 1989 ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' - Jenny Turner²* 1991 ''Nobody Can Hear You Scream'' - Melinda Ashwood²* 1992 ''Simple Men'' - Kim Fields²* 1992 ''Film/DrGiggles'' - Jennifer Campbell²* 1992 ''Chain of Desire'' - Diana Richards²* 1995 ''A Reason to Believe'' - Sharon Digby²* 1995 ''Evil in the Basement'' - Karen Ford²* 2001 ''Film/OceansEleven'' - Herself²²!!!Television²* 1990 ''Series/GuidingLight'' - Louisa Young²* 1991-94 ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' - Denise Jones²* 1992-96 ''Series/PicketFences'' - Kimberly Brock²* 1997 ''Relativity'' - Anne Pryce²* 1998-06 ''Series/Charmed1998'' - Piper Halliwell²* 2010-17 ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' - Ella Montgomery²* 2014 ''Series/HellsKitchen'' - Herself²* 2019 ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' - Heidi Peterson²²!!'''This actress is an example of...'''²* [[AsHimself As Herself]]: Has a cameo in the remake of ''Film/OceansEleven'' as one of the celebrities whom Creator/BradPitt is teaching poker.²* DawsonCasting: Just about. She was nineteen playing a high schooler in ''Film/DrGiggles''.²* DeadpanSnarker: Go look up a Piper Halliwell video on Website/YouTube; Holly has some of the best deadpan delivery possible. Also, when she was in New York and auditioned for ''Picket Fences,'' she was told they were looking for an actress with "more heart." She quickly retorted, "If you're looking for heart, what the hell are you doing in New York?" She got the part.²* DistinguishingMark: Has a small but noticeable split in her right eyebrow that bisects the entire shape. When she was learning how to walk, she fell and banged her head on a marble table.²* DyeingForYourArt: Cut her hair into a fringe on camera for a scene in ''Sins of Silence'', where her character does so to hide a bruise on her forehead.²* ExecutiveMeddling: Inverted. The reason behind Holly getting AndStarring in ''Charmed'''s credits from Season 4 was because "Holly's people" demanded it - as with Creator/ShannenDoherty's departure, Alyssa Milano was moved to first billing.²* HideYourPregnancy: ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' twice:²** Holly became pregnant around the episode "The Sword In The City" so episodes resorted to tricks such as wearing lots of black and having her sitting down a lot. Notably in an episode with the Headless Horseman, Piper is the first to get decapitated. This pregnancy resulted in the season's arc being rewritten to have [[spoiler: Chris be Piper's KidFromTheFuture]]. And once Piper became pregnant in the show, the next episode had a TimeSkip of about six months.²** She was pregnant again in the eighth season. This one wasn't written in, so loose clothing and lots of black were used.²* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 44 and doesn't really look any different than she did on ''Charmed''. Hell, she doesn't look that different than when she was on ''Picket Fences'', and she was in her early 20's then.²* OldShame: She regrets going topless for ''A Reason To Believe''²* TheOtherMarty: She replaced Creator/JeanLouisaKelly right before the pilot of ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''.²* PlayingGertrude:²** On ''Charmed'' she was the youngest of the actresses but played the oldest sister from Season 4 onwards.²** In ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' she plays the mother of Lucy Hale, yet is only fifteen years older than her.²* RealitySubtext: Piper and Prue were closer to each other than Phoebe - reflecting that Holly and Shannen Doherty were best friends in real life. Piper is more cut up about Prue's death in Season 4, paralleling Holly's desire to want to leave after Shannen did.²* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The ''first'' time she became pregnant during production on ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'', her condition was written into the show. Eventually. They had her hiding behind boxes as so forth until roughly her third trimester. ²* StarMakingRole: ''Picket Fences'' won her critical acclaim and a Young Artist Award.²* UrbanLegendOfZelda: IMDB says she has an uncredited appearance in ''Film/TheCraft'' but no one has been able to identify her in it as of yet.²* WhatCouldHaveBeen: IMDB listed her in the cast list for the live-action ''{{Film/Tekken}}'' movie, playing Michelle Chang. She never starred in the movie, and Michelle wasn't featured at all. It's unknown if this was a clerical error or she was just dropped.²----

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