• Lauren Tewes is an American actress best known for her role as Julie McCoy in “The Love Boat”
• She was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania in 1953 and grew up in Whittier, California
• She attended Rio Hondo College and the University of California, Riverside
• She has been married three times, and does not have any children
• Her current net worth is estimated to be around $2 million
Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||October 26, 1953|
|Spouse||Robert Nadir, John Wassel|
|Fact||Performing in the world premiere of the Craig Lucas play "Prayer for My Enemy" with the Intiman Theatre Co. in Seattle. [July 2007]|
- 1 Who is Lauren Tewes?
- 2 Lauren Tewes Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background
- 3 Lauren Tewes Professional Career and Rise to Stardom
- 4 Lauren Tewes Personal Life, Husband, and Children
- 5 Lauren Tewes Net Worth
- 6 General Info
- 7 Family
- 8 Accomplishments
- 9 Social profile links
- 10 Facts
- 11 Pictures
- 12 Movies
- 13 Awards
Who is Lauren Tewes?
Lauren Tewes is an American actress, best known for her role as Julie McCoy in “the Love Boat,” a TV comedy anthology that aired originally on ABC.
Lauren Tewes Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background
Cynthia Lauren Tewes was born under the Scorpio Zodiac sign on 26 October 1953, in Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA, which makes her 67 years old in 2020. She is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity, one of four children of Joseph Robert Tewes and Joan Woods; her father is a German immigrant while her mother is of Irish descent. Lauren’s father worked as a wood pattern maker.
Tewes spent the first eight years of her life in the industrial Trafford borough near Pittsburgh, before her family relocated to Whittier, California. Here, Lauren and her three siblings got a modest upbringing.
Lauren attended Ada S. Nelson Elementary School then Pioneer High School, where she spent three years studying drama, and won Best Actress award for three years. Later, Lauren enrolled at Rio Hondo College for an associate of arts degree, majoring in theater arts. While in college, Tewes won The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Theater. She also won a one-year scholarship, and as a sophomore, Lauren transferred to the University of California, Riverside.
Lauren Tewes Professional Career and Rise to Stardom
After her scholarship expired in 1973, Lauren withdrew from the university to join the Pacific Conservatory Theater in Santa Maria as an apprentice. This is where she made her stage debut in “The Most Happy Fella,” and “Arsenic and Old Lace,” before she became a member of Birdcage Theater Company at Knott’s Berry Farm, an amusement complex located on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The move pinned her name beside other famous theater actors, such as Dean Jones and Steve Martin. She starred in two roles as a heroine and a villainess, in the company’s drama productions.
After four months with the company, in 1974, Lauren relocated to Burbank, California to try her luck on screen. While there, Lauren turned to waiting tables to make ends meet, as she continued to attend film and television workshops, and auditions. The same year, Lauren filmed a Lipton Ice Tea commercial, which allowed her to get a talent agent as well as register at the Screen Actors Guild.
Lauren had to wait for some time before her presence was felt in Hollywood. She proceeded to work in the hospitality industry until 1977, when finally Lauren became a famous face after appearing in 20 television commercials.
At the same time she was going through a huge personal loss, as her mother passed on in 1975.
Lauren started her acting career with small parts in Aaron Spelling productions, including “Family” and “Charlie’s Angels.” However, she made her big debut in 1975 with ABC’s “The Wide World of Mystery.” Lauren’s life turned around after she landed her short performance as Sharon Freemont an Assistant Attorney, in Spelling’s “Starsky & Hutch.”
According to producer Aaron Spelling, Lauren was not their first choice for the role of Julie McCoy in “The Love Boat,” as they had already assembled a cast for the cruise adventure series a year before.
Lauren was among the many blondes that turned up for the auditions for the role. The series was first screened on 5 May 1977.
In 1979 Lauren appeared in “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders,” then made her feature-film debut in 1981 in “Eyes of a Stranger” alongside Jennifer Jason. However, in 1984, her contract wasn’t renewed, and Pat Klous replaced her as Judy, Julie’s younger sister. Her departure was highly publicized, which brought Lauren’s cocaine addiction and unprofessional behavior into the spotlight. Her acting career came to an abrupt stop, and besides some campy movies such as “Attack of the 5’2’’ Women” and “It Came from Outer Space II,” she didn’t land any significant roles.
In 1985, Lauren was cast in “Anything for Love,” a CBS sitcom which never transformed into a series. She also made a last time appearance in “The Love Boat” the same year.
In the 1990s, Lauren decided to renew her stage career, and this time she also worked as a director. In 1990, Lauren appeared in “Independence” at the Burbank Little Theater, and the same year directed “The Head,” a William S. Leavengood’s dark comedy at the Attic Theater, before it was run in the Matrix Theater.
In the later years, Lauren moved to regional theater, where she performed with the Tacoma Actors Guild, A Contemporary Theater, and the Seattle Repertory Theater.
Birthday greetings to actress LAUREN TEWES; she’s 62 years old today. She is known for her role on the television comedy anthology series The Love Boat, which originally aired on ABC from 1977 to 1986.
Lauren appeared in various plays, including “Side Man,” “My Fair Lady,” “A Delicate Balance,” “Prayer for My Enemy,” “The O’Conner Girls,” “Good People,” and “The Prisoner of Second Avenue.”
Lauren has also voiced characters in various video games, including “Pajama Sham3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet,” “Police Quest: SWAT 2,” and “Putt-Putt Travels through Time.”
Lauren attended a culinary school and became a cheese specialist, so when she’s not acting, Tewes works as a sous-chef for a Seattle catering company.
Lauren Tewes Personal Life, Husband, and Children
In 1977, Lauren met ad director John Wassel during the casting of the Hickory Farms dairy commercial.
The two were in a long-distance relationship for three months before John asked for Lauren’s hand in marriage, while at his parents’ place in Ohio. They married in November of the same year. However, their relationship didn’t last long as they divorced in 1982.
While working in “The Love Boat,” Lauren met Paolo Nonnis, a drummer, while she was still married to Wassel. When she divorced her first husband, Lauren disclosed her love for Nonnis, and the two walked down the aisle in 1986. A year later, Lauren gave birth to a premature baby girl, and lost the baby when she was one month old. This apparently brought an end to her marriage with Nonnis.
Lauren met her third husband, co-actor Robert Nadir in 1993, and the two remained in a long-distance relationship for a year. In 1994, Lauren joined Robert in Seattle, and on 1 May 1996, the couple walked down the aisle. They remained married until Nadir’s demise on 25 April 2002 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Lauren doesn’t have any children.
In the past, Lauren has struggled with cocaine addiction which led to her being fired from her then cast. However, she was able to beat the addiction and continue with her acting career.
Lauren Tewes Net Worth
Lauren has earned her net worth as an actress as well as a sous chef. According to reputable sources, Lauren Tewes net worth is around $2 million as of mid-2020.
|Full Name||Lauren Tewes|
|Date Of Birth||October 26, 1953|
|Education||University of California, Riverside, Rio Hondo College|
|Spouse||Robert Nadir, John Wassel|
|Parents||Joanne Woods, Joseph Tewes|
|Awards||TV Land Fan Favorite Award|
|Movies||The Doom Generation, Magic Kid, Camp Cucamonga, The China Lake Murders, Eyes of a Stranger|
|TV Shows||The Love Boat, Sky Commanders|
|1||Her paternal grandfather, Joseph Frederick Tewes, was a German immigrant, and her paternal grandmother, Mildred Gertrude Marie Franklin, was of German descent. Lauren's mother's family was of Irish and English origin.|
|2||Performing in the world premiere of the Craig Lucas play "Prayer for My Enemy" with the Intiman Theatre Co. in Seattle. [July 2007]|
|3||She now works in Seattle, Washington as a cheese steward following her completion of culinary arts studies. |
|4||She has played the same character (Julie McCoy) in four different series: The Love Boat (1977), Charlie's Angels (1976), Martin (1992) and Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998).|
|5||Sideline: gourmet cooking.|
|6||Made her stage debut in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre in California. Other plays include "Born Yesterday" and "Crimes of the Heart" which were performed during the early 1980s.|
|7||Also studied at the University of California at Riverside, California where she won the 1st Annual Chancellor's Award for Excellence in the Theatre.|
|8||Father, Joseph Robert Tewes, was a wood pattern maker; mother is the former Joanne Woods.|
|9||Attended Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California.|
|10||Last name is pronounced "Tweeze".|
|11||Following Lauren's dismissal from The Love Boat (1977) in 1984, she spiraled into drug addiction. She has now been sober for many years and presently makes her living doing voice-overs and radio commercials. She says she used to spend 16 hours a day caring for her sick husband.|
|Twin Peaks||2017||TV Series post-production|
|Locally Grown||2013||TV Movie||Gigi Granger|
|The Fugitive||2000-2001||TV Series||Linda Westershulte|
|Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet||2000||Video Game||Granny Smythe (voice)|
|Gorky 17||1999||Video Game English version, voice|
|The X-Files Game||1998||Video Game||Joan Truitt|
|Love Boat: The Next Wave||1998||TV Series||Julie McCoy|
|Police Quest: SWAT 2||1998||Video Game||Dispatch / Terrorist / Tammany's Wife / ... (voice)|
|Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell||1998||Video Game voice|
|Putt-Putt Travels Through Time||1997||Video Game voice|
|Nowhere||1997||Julie The Newscaster|
|Martin||1997||TV Series||Julie McCoy|
|It Came from Outer Space II||1996||TV Movie||Carolee Minter|
|The Doom Generation||1995||TV Anchorwoman|
|Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women||1994||TV Movie||Hostess|
|Weird Science||1994||TV Series||Ms. Tankey|
|Dark Justice||1992-1993||TV Series|
|Who's the Boss?||1991||TV Series||Lavonne|
|Camp Cucamonga||1990||TV Movie||Mrs. Scott|
|The China Lake Murders||1990||TV Movie|
|My Two Dads||1988||TV Series||Karen Kupkus|
|The Love Boat||1977-1987||TV Series||Cruise Director Julie McCoy|
|Sky Commanders||1987||TV Series||Red McCullough|
|Hotel||1984-1986||TV Series||Ellen Pierson / Paula Todd|
|Hunter||1986||TV Series||Sheila Burke|
|Murder, She Wrote||1985||TV Series||Betty Jordan|
|Anything for Love||1985||TV Movie||Dot Bailey|
|T.J. Hooker||1985||TV Series||Cynthia Randolph|
|Finder of Lost Loves||1985||TV Series||Dorothy Keating|
|The New Mike Hammer||1985||TV Series||Chastity|
|The Love Boat Fall Preview Special||1984||TV Movie||Cruise Director Julie McCoy|
|Fantasy Island||1978-1984||TV Series||Bebe DeForrest / Jane Howell|
|Eyes of a Stranger||1981||Jane|
|Charlie's Angels||1976-1979||TV Series||Julie McCoy / Christine Hunter|
|Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders||1979||TV Movie||Jessie Mathews|
|Vega$||1978||TV Series||Cindy Smalley|
|Starsky and Hutch||1977||TV Series||Asst. D.A Sharon Freemont|
|ABC Weekend Specials||1977||TV Series||Sharon|
|Family||1977||TV Series||Jill Redfield|
|Police Story||1976||TV Series||Kathy|
|Home & Family||2015||TV Series||Herself|
|Today||2014||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Sidewalks Entertainment||2014||TV Series||Guest / Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2014||TV Series||Herself - The Love Boat|
|Oprah: Where Are They Now?||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|The Talk||2013||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|The 8th Annual TV Land Awards||2010||TV Special||Herself|
|Whatever Happened To?||2009||TV Series||Herself|
|The Love Boat: TV Tales||2002||TV Special||Herself|
|Weakest Link||2001||TV Series||Herself|
|Biography||2001||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Love Boat - Secrets from the Ship||2000||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 3||2000||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling||1998||TV Special||Herself|
|You Don't Know Jack: Volume 2||1996||Video Game||Herself - Celebrity Guest Appearance (voice)|
|Showbiz Today||1991||TV Series||Herself|
|The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1982||TV Special documentary||Herself|
|The John Davidson Show||1980||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Co-Host|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1979||TV Series||Herself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1979||TV Series||Herself - Co-Host|
|Good Morning America||1979||TV Series||Herself|
|The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards||1979||TV Special||Herself|
|All-Star Family Feud Special||1979||TV Series||Herself - Celebrity Contestant|
|Family Feud||1978-1979||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Contestant|
|Rockin' New Year's Eve 1979||1978||TV Special||Herself - Host|
|The Hollywood Squares||1978||TV Series||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2014||TV Series||Herself - The Love Boat|
|1982||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||The Love Boat (1977)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia