Lori Loughlin, a household name in American television, etched her fame through iconic roles in shows like ‘Full House’ and ‘When Calls the Heart.’ However, her journey hasn’t been without controversy.
Loughlin’s life took a turn that eclipsed her prolific acting career. Despite the tumultuous events, she’s been making a gradual return to the screen, navigating her way back into the entertainment world.
Let’s look into her story, exploring her past, the scandal that rocked headlines, and her current endeavors in the acting realm.
Who is Lori Loughlin?
Actress Lori Anne Loughlin hails from America. Her birthday is July 28, 1964. She portrayed Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House from 1988 to 1995. She then returned to the role for the Netflix follow-up Fuller House (2016–2018).
In addition, Loughlin is well-known for her performances as Debbie Wilson in The CW series 90210 (2008–2012), Jennifer Shannon in the Garage Sale Mystery television film series (2013–2018), Abigail Stanton in When Calls the Heart (2014–2019), and Jody Travis in The Edge of Night (1980–1983).
She was a co-creator, producer, and star of Summerland, a WB series that ran for two seasons from 2004 to 2005.
What happened to Lori Loughlin?
In 2020, Lori Loughlin entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit fraud related to the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal, along with her spouse, Mossimo Giannulli.
Loughlin has returned to acting. In late 2021, she reprised her role as Abigail Stanton on the Great American Family show “When Hope Calls,” a spinoff of the “When Calls the Heart” series on Hallmark.
Hallmark cut ties with Loughlin amid the scandal and edited her out of Season 6. While Loughlin has not returned to the Hallmark Channel, she has appeared in more movies on the Great American Family network.
Two of these movies are “A Christmas Blessing,” which debuted on November 12, and “Fall Into Winter,” which aired in January 2023.
“A Christmas Blessing” marks Loughlin’s first-holiday film since Hallmark’s “Homegrown Christmas” in 2018.
She stars as Mandy Gilmore, “a celebrity chef who finds her higher purpose in serving others,” as she keeps her late aunt’s food pantry open for one last Christmas season.
Bill Abbott, president and CEO of Great American Media, has had the honor to call Lori a close friend and collaborator for more than 15 years. “She is a genre-defining star.”
Abbott made this statement last year. Three years have passed since Lori Loughlin’s two-month federal prison sentence for her involvement in the college admissions scandal.
Along with numerous others, Loughlin and her spouse, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, faced charges related to their involvement in a nationwide college admissions scandal.
In particular, Loughlin and her husband were charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters accepted into the University of Southern California crew program.
In 2020, Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of arranging the commission of wire and mail fraud.
The actress vowed to “redeem” herself and “use this experience as a catalyst to do good and give back for the rest of her life” in front of U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton.
The “Full House” actress completed 100 hours of community service, paid a $150,000 fine, and got a two-month prison sentence. She was also on supervised release for two years.
Who is Lori Loughlin’s husband?
Lori Loughlin is married to Mossimo Giannulli. Just two days before Thanksgiving, Loughlin and Giannulli eloped.
“We had Moss’ best friend and a minister meet us, and we got married at sunrise and then we went to Thanksgiving dinner and we told everybody,” the Fuller House star told.
“We had discussed doing a wedding, so we just decided to get up and go do it,” she continued. Bella, Loughlin and Giannulli’s daughter, was born on the sixteenth day of the month.
Loughlin and Giannulli welcomed a new member into their family nearly exactly a year following the birth of Bella. On September 28, Olivia Jade, a daughter, was born.
Loughlin made light of her close bond with Giannulli. She disclosed that the couple had been celebrating their anniversary two days early for 20 years, and they were unaware of this until a friend pointed it out to them.