Best recognized for her role as Rebecca Donaldson on the long-running hit comedy series “Full House,” Lori Loughlin (pronounced LOCK-lin) stars as Debbie Wilson in The CW’s “90210.”
Loughlin stars opposite John Travolta and Robin Williams in the upcoming feature film comedy “Old Dogs,” which will be released in November 2009. She will also be seen in the upcoming Hallmark Channel “A Soldier’s Story,” later this year.
Born and raised in Hauppauge, Long Island, Loughlin got her start in show business at a young age. She was cast in the daytime drama “The Edge of Night,” for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series.
In 1985, Loughlin was cast in the feature film “Secret Admirer,” a romantic comedy co-starring C. Thomas Howell and Kelly Preston. Loughlin also starred opposite Treat Williams in “Critical Mass.” She appeared in the beach movie spoof “Back to the Beach,” as well as in “Rad,” a film about BMX racing, and “Amityville 3-D,” the third installment of the “Amityville” horror movie franchise.
In addition to “Full House,” Loughlin was a regular in “Hudson Street,” a comedy starring Tony Danza. She was also the star and producer of The WB’s family drama “Summerland.” Other television roles have included an after-school special titled “No Means No,” for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actress. She has guest-starred in “Ghost Whisperer” and “Jake in Progress.” Loughlin also worked with Jim Carrey in the television movie “Doing Time on Maple Drive,” and starred in “In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory.” She has made repeat performances in a number of series, including “The Drew Carey Show” and “Spin City,” and guest-starred in such series as “Seinfeld,” “Suddenly Susan,” “The Larry Sanders Show” and The WB drama “Birds of Prey.”
Loughlin resides in Los Angeles with her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, and their three children.