Holly Marie Combs
Date of Birth
December 3, 1973
San Diego, California
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Holly Marie Combs plays the role of Piper Halliwell on Charmed. She was part of the initial starring cast and remained a starring cast member until the eighth season.

Holly Marie Combs is an American actress and television producer, best known for her role as Piper Halliwell on The WB television series Charmed (1998–2006). During the mid-90s, Combs appeared as Kimberly Brock on the CBS television series Picket Fences (1992–1996), which earned her a Young Artist Award. She also starred in films such as Sweet Hearts Dance (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Dr. Giggles (1992), Sins of Silence (1996), Daughters (1997) and Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder (1997). Combs is currently starring in the ABC Family television series Pretty Little Liars as Ella Montgomery.

In 1993, Holly married Bryan Travis Smith. She then divorced him in 1997. She remarried to David W. Donoho in 2004, but divorced him in 2011.

Donoho and Combs are the parents of three sons: Finley Arthur Donoho, (born April 26, 2004), Riley Edward Donoho, (born October 26, 2006) and Kelley James Donoho, (born May 26, 2009), all born by caesarian section (with Kelley being an emergency C-section). Combs kept her third pregnancy a secret because it was high risk, with a delivery at 35 weeks. Combs smoked cigarettes from the age of 15 until giving them up when pregnant with her first child.In November 2011, she filed for divorce for her second marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

Selected filmographyEdit


  • Walls of Glass (1985)
  • Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
  • New York Stories (1989)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
  • Hotel Terror (1990)
  • Nobody Can Hear (1991)
  • Simple Men (1992)
  • Dr. Giggles (1992)
  • Chain Of Desire (1992)
  • A Perfect Stranger (1994)
  • Island City (1994)
  • A Reason To Believe (1995)
  • Speed Dating (1995)
  • Evil in the Basement (1995)
  • Sins of Silence (1996)
  • Our Mother's Murder (1997)
  • Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder (1997)
  • Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  • Search For Odysseus (2002)
  • See Jane Date (2003)
  • Panic Button (2007)


  • Guiding Light (1990)
  • As the World Turns (1991, 1994)
  • Rockenwagner (1991)
  • Mr Right (1992)
  • Picket Fences (1992–1996)
  • Friends for Life (1996)
  • Relativity (1997)
  • Charmed (1998–2006)
  • Mistresses (2009)
  • Pretty Little Liars (2010–present)

Charmed AccoladesEdit

  • Nominated for "Best Ensemble in a Science Fiction Series"
  • Nominated for "Best Lead Actress in a Science Fiction Series"
  • Won "Best Lead Actress in a Science Fiction Series"
  • Won "Best Television Actress"