Lori Loughlin is an actress and model from the United States who has appeared in films and television shows. Lori started her career as a model at a young age, appearing in a number of advertisements before breaking into the television and film industries. Her portrayal of Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the famous ABC sitcom “Full House” is her most memorable performance.
She was only supposed to appear in six episodes of the show, but due to her endearing character and positive critical response, she stayed on for seven years. She has appeared in several Hollywood blockbusters, including “Secret Admirer” and “The Night Before.”
From 1988 to 1995, Loughlin played Rebecca Donaldson, Danny Tanner’s (Bob Saget) co-host and later, Jesse Katsopolis’ (John Stamos) wife, on the ABC sitcom Full House. She was originally scheduled for a six-episode arc, but after proving to be a famous character on the show, she was promoted to a regular. Loughlin co-starred with Tony Danza in the ABC sitcom Hudson Street (1995–96) a few months after Full House ended. After one season, the show was cancelled.
In 1993, she appeared in the television adaptation of Sidney Sheldon’s novel A Stranger in the Mirror, a roman à clef about Groucho Marx and Erin Fleming, in which she played Fleming. In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory, she co-starred with Bruce Campbell in 1997. In the Fred Olen Ray-directed thriller Critical Mass, Loughlin starred alongside Treat Williams in 2000. She also appeared in Suddenly Susan, Spin City, Seinfeld, The Drew Carey Show, and the Birds of Prey series as the superhero Black Canary in 2002.
She has won several awards for her outstanding performances and is currently filming the sequel to “Full House,” titled “Fuller House.”
Lori Loughlin Quick Facts
|Date of Birth||28th July 1964|
|Children||Isabella Rose Giannulli, Olivia Jade Giannulli|
|Worked With||ABC, CBS, Netflix, HP, Fox, WB etc.|
|Height||5’6″ (168 cm)|
|Movies||Fuller House, The Neighbours, The Night Before, Crawlspace, Amityville 3-D, Medusa’s Child, Homegrown Christmas etc.|
|Birth Place||Queens, New York, United States|
|Net worth||$7 million dollars|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Father||Joseph Roy Loughlin|
|Former Spouse||Michael R. Burns|
|Awards||Young Artist Awards (1987), PRISM Awards (2006)|
|Known For||Most especially the sitcom Fuller House|
Lori Loughlin Childhood and Early Life
Lori Loughlin was born in Queens, New York City, United States. When she was just one year old, she moved with her parents to Hauppauge, Long Island. Her father worked at the ‘New York Telephone Company’ while her mother was a homemaker. Lori Loughlin graduated from Hauppauge High School after attending Oaks School No. 3 Elementary School in Oceanside, New York.
Lori Loughlin Early Career As An Actress
From a young age, Lori was interested in acting and indeed she proved this by letting everyone in the family know the potential she had in the future with respect to acting. When she was just 11, she became a print model and the journey began for the young star to be. Her father agreed to let her pursue modelling on the condition that she maintain an outstanding academic record and maintain a positive attitude toward life.
While recalling her childhood passion, Lori said,
My mom had a friend that was going into Manhattan to meet with an agency for modeling. She was taking her teenage daughters in and she asked my mom if I wanted to go along. My mom reluctantly let me go, but I don’t think she ever thought anything would come of it. And I went in and they handed me a contract and said, “We’ll take you.”
She was cast as Jody Travis, an aspiring dancer, in the ABC soap opera The Edge of Night when she was 15, and she appeared in the series from 1980 to 1983. Loughlin starred in over a dozen feature films and television guest appearances between 1983 and 1988.
Lori Loughlin Career As An Actress
From 1988 to 1995, Loughlin played Rebecca Donaldson, Danny Tanner’s (Bob Saget) co-host and later, Jesse Katsopolis’ (John Stamos) wife, on the ABC sitcom Full House. She was originally scheduled for a six-episode arc, but after proving to be a famous character on the show, she was promoted to a regular. 1st Loughlin co-starred with Tony Danza in the ABC sitcom Hudson Street (1995–96) a few months after Full House ended. After one season, the show was cancelled.
Meet My Mom, a television film starring Loughlin, premiered on the Hallmark Channel on Mother’s Day in 2010. (#13) Before being shot in 2019, she appeared in the drama When Calls the Heart and the telefilm series Garage Sale Mystery for the network.
Following a reunion show by Jesse and The Rippers, Loughlin made a brief appearance as Rebecca Donaldson, alongside John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis, on a July 2013 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She has also appeared in several episodes of Fuller House, a sequel to Full House that premiered its first season on Netflix on February 26, 2016.
Lori Loughlin Full House
Lori received huge critical applause for her role as Rebecca in the sitcom ‘Full House’. The show which ran from 1988 to 1995 bagged several awards and has been placed amongst the most popular American shows of all time.
Movies and TV Shows Lori Loughlin Has Starred in;
|Too Far to Go, NBC, 1979||Judith Maple at the age of fourteen||1979|
|The Edge of Night (also known as Edge of Night), ABC,||Jody Travis||1980-1983|
|Full House, ABC||Rebecca “Becky” Donaldson Katsopolis||1988-1995|
|Hudson Street, ABC,||Melanie Clifford||1995-1996|
|Medusa’s Child||Dr. Linda McCoy||1997|
|Tell Me No Secrets, ABC||Jess Koster||1997|
|Doing Time on Maple Drive (also known as Faces in the Mirror), Fox||Allison||1992|
|The Price of Heaven (also known as Blessed Assurance), CBS||Leslie||1997|
|A Place to Call Home, CBS||Jenny Gavin||1987|
|One of Her Own, ABC||Toni Shroud||1994|
|“Old Money,” CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS||Tammy||1988|
|Summerland, The WB||Ava Gregory||2004|
|North Beach and Rawhide, CBS||Candy Cassidy||1985|
|Those Who Can, NBC||Jessica||2000|
|“With Friends Like These,” Suddenly Susan, NBC||Paula (a divorced friend)||1997|
|“Yet Another Stakeout,” Spin City, ABC,||Michelle||2001|
|“Prelude,” The Equalizer, CBS||Jenny Morrow||1986|
|“The Sound of Music,” My Three Sons,||Wendy||1971|
|“The Dawn Patrol,” The Drew Carey Show, ABC||Robin||2002|
Lori Loughlin Indicted in 2019 Admissions Bribery Scandal
On March 12, 2019, the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office charged Loughlin and her husband, Giannulli, with fraud and bribery-related crimes in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. According to the indictment, the couple paid $500,000 to the Key Worldwide Foundation under the pretext of a donation so that the University of Southern California’s (USC) admissions committee would believe their two daughters would join the women’s rowing team, despite the fact that neither had practiced in the sport or had any plans to do so.
Loughlin and her husband turned themselves in to federal authorities in Los Angeles on March 13, 2019. Following their subsequent appearances in US District Court in Los Angeles, they were released on $1 million bail and allowed to keep their passports and travel outside the US as long as they told the court. Loughlin waived a pretrial hearing, signed conditions of her release, and was free to leave her court appearance in Boston on April 3. She accepted her rights, charges, and maximum potential penalties; Loughlin waived a pretrial hearing, signed conditions of her release, and was free to leave.
As a result, Loughlin’s contract with the Hallmark Channel was terminated on March 14, 2019, and her scenes from season six of When Calls the Heart were edited out. On March 16, Netflix dropped her from Fuller House, and Hewlett-Packard revealed that Loughlin and her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli would be removed from its ads. While Loughlin’s daughters were able to stay at USC, Olivia Jade Giannulli, a YouTube and Instagram beauty influencer, lost a relationship with Sephora as well as sponsorships for her beauty channel and Instagram posts.
Federal prosecutors announced on October 22, 2019, that Loughlin is facing new charges in the college admissions cheating scandal. Loughlin is also being charged with conspiracy, according to US Attorney Andrew Lelling “to bribe employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to promote their children’s enrolment, which would be considered federal program bribery. Employees of the university allegedly named the defendants’ children as athletic recruits – despite their lack of athletic ability – or as representatives of other preferred admissions groups in return for the bribes.”
Lori Loughlin Prison Sentence
Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud on May 22, 2020, while her husband pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of honest services wire and mail fraud on May 22, 2020. Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison on August 21, 2020, while her husband was sentenced to five months.
Lori Loughlin Husband and Marriage
Lori Loughlin married Michael R. Burns in 1989. Michael is an investment banker, and the couple were happily married before their divorce in 1996. Prior to their divorce and subsequent splitting, Lori met with Mossimo Giannulli in 1995 and went ahead to marry him in 1997. Together they had Isabella Rose Giannulli in 1998 and after a year the couple had another daughter, Olivia jade Giannelli.
Currently, her daughter Olivia is now a famous ‘YouTuber’. Lori also doubles as the stepmother of Mossimo’s first son, Gianni Giannulli.
Lori Loughlin Awards
In 1987, she received her first award in the category of the “Michael Landon Award” for “CBS Schoolbreak Special” at the “Young Artist Awards.” She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 1989 for her role in the CBS Schoolbreak Special as “Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special.”
Summerland won her the PRISM Award for “Best Performance in a Drama Series Storyline” in 2006. For her appearance in “90210,” she was nominated for a “Teen Choice Award” in the category of “Choice TV Parental Unit” in 2009.