|Lori Loughlin as Becky Donaldson on the TV show Full House|
Lori started her career off as a child model and did catalog ads for Sears. She then began appearing in television commercials for several years. Loughlin landed her first television role at 9 years old making an appearance in a 1971 episode of The Smith Family starring Henry Fonda, Janet Blair, Ron Howard, Darleen Carr, John Carter, and Michael-James Wixted.
In 1979, Lori played a small part in the television movie Too Far to Go co-starring Michael Moriarty, Blythe Danner, Glenn Close, Kathryn Walker, Ken Kercheval, and Josef Sommer. A year later in 1980, Loughlin made occasional appearances as Jody Travis in the soap opera The Edge of Night with Joel Crothers, Forrest Compton, Ann Flood, and Wade Nichols. Her last appearance as Jody Travis was in 1983.
|Lori Loughlin as Jody Travis in The Edge of Night|
Lori made appearances in Matt Houston starring Lee Horsley, and Pamela Hensley; and The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour co-starring Willie Aames, Christopher Blande, Ja'net DuBois, Amanda Wyss, George DiCenzo, William Windom, and Carmen Zapata.
Loughlin landed her first film role in the 1983 film Amityville 3-D co-starring Tony Roberts, Tess Harper, Meg Ryan, Robert Joy, Candy Clark, John Harkins, Neill Barry, John Beal, and Leora Dana.
|Young Meg Ryan and Lori Loughlin in Amityville 3-D 1983|
Lori would go on to appear in shows and films such as The New Kids co-starring Shannon Presby, James Spader, Vince Grant, Eric Stoltz, John Philbin, Paige Lyn Price, and Theron Montgomery (1985); Secret Admirer aka The Letter co-starring C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Preston, Dee Wallace, Fred Ward, Courtney Gains, Corey Haim, Cliff De Young, and Leigh Taylor-Young (1985); North Beach and Rawhide co-starring William Shatner, Tate Donovan, G.W. Bailey, James Olson, Conchata Ferrell, Ron O'Neal, Grace Zabriski, Chris Penn, and Gretchen Corbett (1985); Rad co-starring Bill Allen, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, Bart Conner, H.B. Haggerty, and Alfie Wise (1986); The Brotherhood of Justice co-starring Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, Billy Zane, Joe Spano, Danny Nucci, Evan Mirand, and Darren Dalton (1986); The Equalizer starring Edward Woodward and Keith Szarabajka (2 episodes, 1986-87); A Place to Call Home co-starring Linda Lavin, Lane Smith, Robert MacNaghton, Maggie Fitzgibbon, and Skye Bassett (1987); Back to the Beach co-starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Tommy Hinkley, Connie Stevens, Demian Slade, Linda Carol, and David Bowe (1987); and The Night Before co-starring Keanu Reeves, Theresa Saldana, Morgan Lofting, and Trinidad Silva (1988).
|Lori Loughlin in Secret Admirer (The Letter) 1985|
It was in 1988, that Lori landed the role of Becky Donaldson on the television show Full House. She co-starred with Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner), Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner), and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler). She played the role of Becky for eight years until the show ended in 1995.
During her run on Full House, Loughlin also made appearances such as Inside America's Totally Unsolved Lifestyles co-starring Dave Thomas, Lisa Dalton and Dave Coulier (1992); Doing Time on Maple Drive co-starring Bibi Besch, James Sikking, William McNamara, Jim Carrey, Jayne Brook, and David Byron (1992); To Grandmother's House We Go co-starring Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Cynthia Geary, Rhea Perlman, and J. Eddie Peck; Empty Cradle co-starring Kate Jackson, David Lansbury, Eriq La Salle, Camilla Belle, Penny Johnson, Jonah Blechman, and Michelle Joyner; A Stranger in the Mirror co-starring Perry King, Geordie Johnson, Juliet Mills, Christopher Plummer, Terence Kelly, and George Touliatos (1993); One of Her Own co-starring Greg Evigan, Valerie Landsburg, Martin Sheen, Reginald VelJohnson, Jeff Yagher, Jason Schombing, Rhoda Griffis, and Elaine Nalee (1994); and Abandoned and Deceived co-starring Brian Kerwin, Farrah Forke, Claudette Nevins, Eric Lloyd, Rosemary Forsyth, Bibi Besch, and Ilene Graff (1995).
|Lori Laughlin (Becky Donaldson) and John Stamos (Jessie Katsopolis) of the television show Full House|
After her run on Full House, Lori immediately landed the role of Melanie Clifford on the TV show Hudson Street. She co-starred with Tony Danza (Tony Canetti), Jerry Adler (Lt. Al Teischler), Christine Dunford (Officer Kirby McIntire), Frankie J. Galasso (Mickey Canetti), Shareen Mitchell (Lucy canetti), Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter (Winston Silvira), and Tom Gallop (Officer R. Regelski). Lori played the role of Melanie for the entire two year run of the show.
|Lori Loughlin and the cast of Hudson Street|
|Lori Loughlin (Melanie Clifford) and Tony Danza (Tony Canetti) of the TV show Hudson Street|
Loughlin went on to star in In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory with Bruce Campbell, Susanna Thompson, Brad Sullivan, Shannon Day, Victor Morris, and Bradley Whitford (1997); Tell Me No Secrets co-starring Bruce Greenwood, Max Gail, Joe Flanigan, Shannon Day, Tracey Walter, Lauren Tom, Kathryn Harrold, Micole Mercurio, Mimi cozzens, and Rob Nilsson (1997); The Larry Sanders Show starring Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Rip Torn, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson, and John Stamos (1997); Suddenly Susan starring Brooke Shields, Judd Nelson, Nestor Carbonell, and Kathy Griffin (1997); The Price of Heaven co-starring Grant Show, Cicely Tyson, George Wendt, Louise Stratten, and Cari Shayne (1997); Casper: A Spirited Beginning co-starring Steve Guttenberg, Michael McKean, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Moll, Shannon Chandler, Brendon Ryan Barrett, Sherman Hemsley, and Ben Stein (1997); Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards (1997); and Medusa's Child co-starring Vincent Spano, Gail O'Grady, Chris Noth, Kevin Dillon, Martin Sheen, John Glover, Jack Coleman, and Bob Morrisey (1997).
|Lori Loughlin and Steve Guttenberg in the film Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997|
In the new millinium, Lori started off appearing in The Weber Show starring in Steven Weber, Amy Pietz, Wendell Pierce, and Chris Elliott; Critical Mass co-starring Treat Williams, Blake Clark, Jack Betts, Udo Kier, and Richard Anthony Crenna (2001); Suckers co-starring Joe Yanetty, Jake Johannsen, David Ackert, Daniel Benzali, and Utah Blue (2001); Spin City starring Charlie Sheen, Barry Bostwick, Heather Locklear, and Alan Ruck (3 episodes, 2001); Eastwick co-starring Marcia Cross, Jason O'Mara, Kelly Rutherford, Chris Evans, Jonathan Bennett, Tara Wilson, and Riley Smith (2002); Birds of Prey starring Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Mia Sara, Shemar Moore, Rachel Skarsten, Ian Abercrombie, and Shawn Christian (2002); The Drew Carey Show starring Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Kathy Kinney, and Ryan Stiles (2 episodes, 2002);
In 2004, Lori landed the role of Ava Gregory in the TV show Summerland. She co-starred with Merrin Dungey (Susannah Rexford), Ryan Kwanten (Jay Robertson), Jesse McCartney (Bradin Westerly), Shawn Christian (Johnny Durant), Nick Benson (Derrick Westerly), Zac Efron (Cameron Bale), Kay Panabaker (Nikki Westerly), and Jonathan Slavin (Colby Freed). Loughlin played the role of Ava for two years until the show ended in 2005.
|Lori Loughlin as Ava Gregory in the TV show Summerland|
During her run on Summerland, Loughlin also did some voicework in the show Justice League starring Carl Lumbly, George Newbern and Phil LaMarr (voice, 2004); and 1-800-Missing starring Caterina Scorsone, Vivica A. Fox, Louis Ferreira, and Mark Consuelos (2 episodes, 2005).
|Lori Loughlin as Ava Gregory in the TV show Summerland|
After Summerland, Lori made appearances in movies and shows such as Jake in Progress starring John Stamos, Wendie Malick, Rick Hoffman, and Ian gomez (2006); Farce of the Penguins co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Alexander, Jason Biggs, Christina Applegate, James Belushi, Dane Cook, Dave Coulier, Lewis black, Drea de Matteo, Mario Cantone, and Harvey Fierstein (voice, 2006); and Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, and Camryn Manheim (2006).
In 2007, Loughlin landed the role of Dr. Joanna Lupone in the TV show In Case of Emergency. She co-starred with David Arquette (Jason Ventress), Jonathan Silverman (Harry Kennison), Kelly Hu (Kelly Lee), Jackson Bond (Dylan Kennison), and Greg Germann (Sherman Yablonsky). The show only lasted one season before being cancelled.
|Lori Loughlin as Dr. Joanna Lupone in the TV show In Case of Emergency 2007|
|Lori Loughlin and the cast of In Case of Emergency 2007|
After In Case of Emergency, Lori starred in the film Moondance Alexander co-starring Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, James Best, Joe Norman Shaw, Sasha Cohen, Mimi Gianopulos, Julia Maxwell, landon Liboiron, and Whitney Sloan (2007).
In 2008, Loughlin landed the role of Debbie Wilson in the new version of Bevery Hills, 90210 simply called 90210. She co-stars with Shenae Grimes (Annie Wilson), Tristan Wilds (Dixon Wilson), Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna Tate-Duncan), AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi Clark), Jessic Stroup (Erin Silver), Ryan Eggold (Ryan Matthews), Matt Lanter (Liam Court), and Gillian Zinser (Ivy Sullivan). As of the writing of this article, it is rumored that Loughlin will not be playing the role of Debbie Wilson as the show continues for the next season.
|Lori Loughlin today|
During her run on 90210, Lori also starred in the film Old Dogs with Robin Williams, John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta, Conner Rayburn, Bernie Mac, Matt Dillon, Rita Wilson, Amy Sedaris, and Ann-Margret (2009); and Meet My Mom co-starring Johnny Messner, Tracy Howe, Stefanie Powers, Troy Winbush, charles Henry Wyson, Rob Nagle, Carey Van Dyke, Burnadean Jones, Uriah Shelton, Sandra Prosper, and Amy Grabow (2010).