|Holly Marie Combs
|December 3, 1973
|American Actress, Television Producer
Holly Marie Combs is an American actress and television producer. Born in 1973, she has had a successful career in television. Holly played a role in some of the most famous series, including Picket Fences, Charmed, and Pretty Little Liars. With such a successful career behind her, how much is Holly Marie Combs’s cash flow?
Let’s take a look at her career path, earnings, salary, and wealth.
Born in 1973 in San Diego, California, Holly has Irish heritage. Her parents got married early and young. At the time of her birth, her mother was just 15 years old. And her father was 17 years old. The two got married but split up after two years. They were too young to make the marriage work.
As a result, Holly spent her childhood with her mother. They moved from one home to another, living in different homes near the beach in San Diego. Her mother tried to pursue an acting career. When Holly was learning to walk, she fell and hit her head on a marble table. That mark left a noticeable split at the top of her right eyebrow.
At the age of 7, Combs moved to New York with her mother to live with her stepfather. There, she attended Beekman Hill Elementary school and then Professional Children’s School. At the age of 13, she got a certified scuba diver diploma.
Holly started her acting career early on. At the age of 14, she got her first major role in the comedy-drama Sweet Hearts Dance. She played the daughter of the main character, played by Don Johnson and Susan Sarandon. The next year, in 1989, Holly appeared in Oliver Stone’s movie, Born on the Fourth of July.
In that movie, she appeared alongside Tom Cruise. For the next few years, she had roles in movies like New York Stories, Simple Men, Chain of Desire, and Dr. Giggles.
At the age of 18, she got her first major breakthrough. Combs got a role in the CBS television series Picket Fences. In it, she portrayed Kimberly Brock, daughter of the Sherrif played by Tom Skerritt. She stayed with the show for the full four seasons.
For her performance on the show, she won a Young Artist Award. During 1996, she also appeared in Sins of Silence, a drama horror movie.
In 1998, she landed her biggest role to date, portraying Piper Halliwell on the TV show, Charmed. She played the middle of the three witch sisters. Following the departure of Shannen Doherty after season 3, her character got the title “eldest sister”. From season five onwards, Combs started working as a producer on the show as well.
Charmed lasted for eight seasons. It ended its run in May 2006. In 2007 and 2008, AOL named her character the third greatest witch in television history. Combs is the only character to appear in every episode of Charmed. That includes the original unaired pilot.
During her time on Charmed, she made a couple of appearances in movies as well. Those appearances include an uncredited cameo appearance in Ocean’s Eleven, See Jane Date, Point of Entry, and more.
Following the end of Charmed, Combs signed a contract to produce and star in the series Mistresses. Sadly, the show never made it to air.
In 2015, Combs and Shannen Doherty produced and stared in their road trip reality show, Off the Map with Shannen & Holly. The six-episode series followed their travel journey through stops like Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.
From 2010 to 2017, Holly starred as Ella Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars.
As for her personal life, in 2004, she got married to long-time boyfriend David Donoho. They have three sons together. Sadly, in 2011, she filed for a divorce. And then in 2016, she started dating restaurateur Mike Ryan. The couple got engaged in September 2017 and then got married in September 2019.
As of November 2020, Holly Marie Combs’s fortune is more than $14 million. She made her fortune thanks to an amazing acting career on television. And she also works as a producer.
Holly earned nationwide popularity and recognition with her appearance on Charmed. At the time, she already won a Young Artist Award for her role in Picket Fences.
According to some sources, Combs made $60,000 per episode for her appearance in Charmed. Following the end of the show, she starred in many TV shows and movies. Yet, none of them eclipsed the success of Charmed.
AOL named her character in Charmed as the third greatest witch of television history. In total, she has 35 credits as an actress. And 10 more credits as a producer, including Charmed and Mistresses.
- Won Best Young Actress by Young Artist Award in 1993 for her role in Picket Fences
- Named third greatest witch in television history
- Starred in all episodes of Charmed, including the unaired pilot
- Starred in Pretty Little Liars