Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

TV Actress

Holly Marie Combs Ryan is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles as Kimberly Brock in the CBS series Picket Fences, Piper Halliwell in The WB series Charmed and Ella Montgomery in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars.

Full Name
Dec 3, 1973
5′ 2″
Net Worth


Holly Marie Combs was born on December 3, 1973, in San Diego, California. She is the daughter of David Combs and Lauralei Combs. She attended Notre Dame High School and graduated in June 1991. Her parents divorced when she was very young and she moved to New York City with her mother. 

Combs started her professional career at the age of 14 after being discovered by a casting agent while shopping for school clothes with her mother in New York City. After appearing in several television commercials, she made her film debut in the movie Sweet Hearts Dance (1988). She then starred in several television series such as Picket Fences (1992-1993), A Reason to Believe (1995) and Charmed (1998-2006). 

Combs received critical acclaim for her performance as Piper Halliwell in Charmed and was nominated for numerous awards including four Teen Choice Awards and three Saturn Awards. In addition to acting, she has directed episodes of Charmed, Pretty Little Liars, Mistresses and The Originals.

In 2007, Combs married actor David Donoho and has three sons with him; Finley Arthur Donoho (born April 26, 2004), Riley Edward Donoho (born October 26, 2006) and Kelley James Donoho (born May 26, 2009). In 2011, she wrote her first book The Day I Shot Cupid which became a bestseller. In 2015 she launched Hollyweird Inc., an online store featuring vintage items from her personal collection.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Holly Marie Combs is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 3, 1973, Holly Marie Combs was born in San Diego, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in 1st Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Combs appears in her first film, Sweet Hearts Dance, starring Don Johnson and Susan Sarandon.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role on Charmed</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Combs stars as one of the lead characters in the supernatural drama series Charmed.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Saturn Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Combs is nominated for a Best Actress on Television Saturn Award for her role on Charmed.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marriage to David Donoho</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Combs marries her second husband, David Donoho.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Pretty Little Liars</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Combs stars in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars as Ella Montgomery.</p></div>    

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hallmark Channel Movie Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Combs makes her Hallmark Channel movie debut in "Love, Romance & Chocolate".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Holly Marie Combs is an iconic actress who has achieved immense success in television. Her role as Piper Halliwell in the WB series Charmed has made her a household name and she is beloved by millions of fans around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Holly Marie Combs is an amazing role model for young women everywhere. She is an advocate for gender equality, having started her own charity, The Holly Marie Combs Foundation, to help support women with health care needs and economic hardships.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Great Mother</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Holly Marie Combs is also a great mother. She has three children whom she loves dearly and has dedicated her life to raising them the best way that she can. She is also a great example of how to balance work and family life.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at Age 7</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Holly Marie Combs started acting in television and films at the age of 7. Her first role was in the movie Sweet Hearts Dance when she was just 6 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Three Sons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Holly Marie Combs has three sons with her ex-husband, actor David Donoho. She has two older sons, Finley and Riley, and one younger son, Kelley.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was a Producer on Charmed</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Holly Marie Combs was a producer on the hit show Charmed for three seasons. She also directed five episodes during her time on the show.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Received a Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2006, Holly Marie Combs received a lifetime achievement award from the Women's Image Network for her work in television.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Hosted a TV Show</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Holly Marie Combs was the host of the reality show The Mole 2: The Next Betrayal. She hosted the show for two seasons in 2002 and 2003.</p></div>


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