Lauren Tewes Bio, Age, Net Worth, Married, Husband, Education, Height, Family, Parents, Career

Lauren Tewes Biography

Lauren Tewes is an American actress best known for playing ‘Julie McCoy’ on the ABC drama series ‘The Love Boat.’ Tewes’ first break came in mid-1974 when she appeared in a Lipton Ice Tea commercial, which allowed her to join the Screen Actors Guild and sign with an agent with the hope of working on film projects.


How old is Lauren Tewes?- Age

She is 69 years old as of October 2022. Lauren Tewes was born Cynthia Lauren Tewes on October 26, 1953, in Braddock, Pennsylvania, the United States of America.

Lauren Tewes Education

Tewes enrolled at Rio Hondo College for an associate of arts degree with a major in theater arts but soon transferred to the ‘University of California, Riverside,’ after winning ‘The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Theatre,’ a one-year scholarship. Tewes was unable to continue her studies in the theater after her scholarship expired, leaving her studies incomplete.

Lauren Tewes Height

Lauren stands at a height of 5’6″ (168 cm) tall.

Lauren Tewes Family – Parents

Lauren Tewes was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, on October 26, 1953, to a German immigrant father, Joseph Robert Tewes, and an English-Irish mother, Joanne Woods. Her father was a wood pattern designer. She was born alongside her three siblings.

Did Lauren Tewes get married? – Husband

During the casting for a ‘Hickory Farms dairy commercial in 1977, Tewes met ad director John Wassel. Wassel proposed to Tewes at his parents’ house in Ohio after a three-month long-distance courtship. The couple married the following November. Tewes, on the other hand, lost her house and her husband due to her cocaine addiction. In 1982, she divorced. She met drummer Paolo Nonni’s while working on ‘The Love Boat while married to Wassel. She confessed her feelings for Nonni’s. In 1986, the couple married. Tewes lost her premature baby, who was only a month old, a year later. This was the end of her marriage to Nonnis.

Tewes met her third husband, co-actor Robert Nadir, in 1993. They remained in a long-distance relationship for a year before Tewes joined Nadir in Seattle, in 1994. Two years later, on May 1, 1996, Tewes married Nadir. She remained by his side until his death on April 25, 2002.

Lauren Tewes Career

Tewes made her stage debut in 1973 with the ‘Pacific Conservatory Theatre’ in Santa Maria, where she appeared in productions of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by Joseph Kesselring and ‘The Most Happy Fella’ by Frank Loesser. Tewes quickly became a member of the famous ‘Birdcage Theatre Company’ at the ‘Knott’s Berry Farm’ amusement park near Los Angeles, pinning her name alongside other famous theater dignitaries like Steve Martin and Dean Jones. In a drama production for the company, she played both a villain and a heroine. Tewes moved to Burbank, California, to try her luck on screen in 1974, after a four-month stint with the company. While waiting tables at a Sunset Boulevard coffee shop, she attended TV and film workshops.

Lauren Tewes Photo
Lauren Tewes Photo

Her acting career began with small roles in Aaron Spelling films such as ‘Charlie’s Angels and ‘Family,’ but she made her full-fledged debut in 1975 with ‘ABC’s ‘The Wide World of Mystery.’ Tewes’ life was turned around by her brief but pivotal role as ‘Assistant Attorney Sharon Freemont’ in Spelling’s ‘Starsky & Hutch.’ Tewes was not initially considered for the role of ‘Julie McCoy.’ By 1977, producer Aaron Spelling had already tried twice to put together a cast for ‘ABC’s cruise adventure-drama series ‘The Love Boat,’ beginning in September 1976. Tewes was one of the hundreds of blondes who auditioned for the role of Julie McCoy. On May 5, 1977, the first episode of ‘The Love Boat aired.
Douglas Cramer, the show’s executive producer, refused to renew Tewes’ contract after the season was completed in 1984. Pat Klous took over as ‘Julie’s younger sister, ‘Judy.’ It was a highly publicized departure, bringing Tewes’s unprofessionalism and cocaine addiction to light. Her successful career came to an abrupt halt. Aside from a few campy films like ‘It Came from Outer Space II’ and ‘Attack of the 5’2″ Women,’ nothing significant happened to her. She was cast in the CBS sitcom ‘Anything for Love,’ which was never made into a series after the summer special in 1985. She also made one final appearance in ‘The Love Boat’ in 1985. During the 1980s.

Tewes came full circle in the 1990s, working as a director as well. She directed William S. Leavengood’s dark comedy ‘She performed with the ‘Tacoma Actors Guild,’ the ‘Seattle Repertory Theatre,’ and the ‘Burbank Little Theatre.’ In 1990, she starred in Lee Blessing’s ‘Independence.’ She appeared in several plays, including Warren Leight’s ‘Side-Man,’ Edward Albee’s ‘A Delicate Balance,’ Craig Lucas’ ‘Prayer for My Enemy,’ Neil Simon’s ‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue,’ and David Lindsay-Abaire’s ‘Good People.’ She has provided voice work for characters in video games such as ‘Police Quest: SWAT 2,’ ‘Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet,’ and ‘Putt-Putt Travels Through Time.’

What is Leuren Tewes net worth? 

She has an estimated net worth of 2 million dollars.