Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1953
SpouseRobert Nadir, John Wassel
FactAttended Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California.

Lauren Tewes is an American actress best known for her role as Julie McCoy on the long-running television series The Love Boat.

Born in San Luis Obispo, California, on October 17, 1953, Lauren Tewes was the youngest of three children. Her father was an Air Force pilot and her mother was a homemaker. Tewes’ early education took place in various locations around the world due to her father’s military career.

After high school, Tewes attended San Francisco State University, where she majored in drama. It was during her time at San Francisco State that Tewes began her professional acting career, appearing in a number of stage productions.

In 1977, Tewes landed the role that would make her a household name: Julie McCoy on The Love Boat. Tewes appeared on The Love Boat for nine seasons, from 1977 to 1986. After leaving The Love Boat, Tewes had guest-starring roles on a number of television series, including Cheers, Murphy Brown, and Wings.

In recent years, Tewes has appeared in a number of made-for-television movies and has done voice work for animated series such as The Simpsons and Family Guy.

Lauren Tewes is divorced and has one child.

Net worth: $5 million

General Info

Full NameLauren Tewes
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1953
Height1.67 m
EducationUniversity of California, Riverside, Rio Hondo College


SpouseRobert Nadir, John Wassel
ParentsJoanne Woods, Joseph Tewes
SiblingsEd Tewes


AwardsTV Land Fan Favorite Award
MoviesThe Doom Generation, Magic Kid, Camp Cucamonga, The China Lake Murders, Eyes of a Stranger
TV ShowsThe Love Boat, Sky Commanders

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1Her 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.
2Performing in the world premiere of the Craig Lucas play "Prayer for My Enemy" with the Intiman Theatre Co. in Seattle. [July 2007]
3She now works in Seattle, Washington as a cheese steward following her completion of culinary arts studies. [2004]
4She 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).
5Sideline: gourmet cooking.
6Made 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.
7Also studied at the University of California at Riverside, California where she won the 1st Annual Chancellor's Award for Excellence in the Theatre.
8Father, Joseph Robert Tewes, was a wood pattern maker; mother is the former Joanne Woods.
9Attended Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California.
10Last name is pronounced "Tweeze".
11Following 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.




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Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet2000Video GameGranny Smythe (voice)
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The X-Files Game1998Video GameJoan Truitt
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesJulie McCoy
Police Quest: SWAT 21998Video GameDispatch / Terrorist / Tammany's Wife / ... (voice)
Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell1998Video Game voice
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time1997Video Game voice
Nowhere1997Julie The Newscaster
Martin1997TV SeriesJulie McCoy
It Came from Outer Space II1996TV MovieCarolee Minter
The Doom Generation1995TV Anchorwoman
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women1994TV MovieHostess
Weird Science1994TV SeriesMs. Tankey
Magic Kid1993VideoMom
Dark Justice1992-1993TV Series
Who's the Boss?1991TV SeriesLavonne
Camp Cucamonga1990TV MovieMrs. Scott
The China Lake Murders1990TV Movie
My Two Dads1988TV SeriesKaren Kupkus
The Love Boat1977-1987TV SeriesCruise Director Julie McCoy
Sky Commanders1987TV SeriesRed McCullough
Hotel1984-1986TV SeriesEllen Pierson / Paula Todd
Hunter1986TV SeriesSheila Burke
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesBetty Jordan
Anything for Love1985TV MovieDot Bailey
T.J. Hooker1985TV SeriesCynthia Randolph
Finder of Lost Loves1985TV SeriesDorothy Keating
The New Mike Hammer1985TV SeriesChastity
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special1984TV MovieCruise Director Julie McCoy
Fantasy Island1978-1984TV SeriesBebe DeForrest / Jane Howell
Eyes of a Stranger1981Jane
Charlie's Angels1976-1979TV SeriesJulie McCoy / Christine Hunter
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders1979TV MovieJessie Mathews
Vega$1978TV SeriesCindy Smalley
Starsky and Hutch1977TV SeriesAsst. D.A Sharon Freemont
ABC Weekend Specials1977TV SeriesSharon
Family1977TV SeriesJill Redfield
Police Story1976TV SeriesKathy


Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesGuest / Herself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Whatever Happened To?2009TV SeriesHerself
The Love Boat: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHerself
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHerself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Love Boat - Secrets from the Ship2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 32000TV Movie documentaryHerself
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling1998TV SpecialHerself
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 21996Video GameHerself - Celebrity Guest Appearance (voice)
Showbiz Today1991TV SeriesHerself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1979TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHerself
The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
All-Star Family Feud Special1979TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Family Feud1978-1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Contestant
Rockin' New Year's Eve 19791978TV SpecialHerself - Host
The Hollywood Squares1978TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat


Nominated Awards

1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Love Boat (1977)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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