Lauren-Tewes
Lauren Tewes | Biography

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  • Full Name Cynthia Lauren Tewes
  • Nickname Lauren Tewes
  • Occupation Actress and Sous Chef
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Birth Date Oct 26, 1954
  • Age 67 Years, 2 Months
American Theater and Television Actress

Lauren Tewes | Biography

Actress of 'The Love Boat', 'Twin Peaks' & 'Weird Science'

Tewes began her entertainment career in 1976 with a minor role in the crime drama series 'Charlie’s Angels.' After that, Tewes appeared on several other TV shows through the 70s decade. However, her career found a breakthrough and prominence after ABC cast her as Julie McCoy Chenault on its rom-com cruise series, 'The Love Boat.' For this role, Tewes auditioned alongside more than 100 other actresses and came on top of everyone.


Tewes is an American theatre actress and voice-over artist. She is mainly recognized for her longtime appearance on the ABC romantic drama series, The Love Boat.

Who is Lauren Tewes?

Lauren Tewes, birth name Cynthia Lauren Tewes is a TV actress, TV host, and theatre artist. She is famous for appearing in the 1980s and 1990s TV series and TV movies. In addition, she holds credit as a co-hostess of several TV shows like Rockin’ New Year’s Eve 1979, The Mike Douglas Show (1979), The John Davidson Show (1980), among others.

Tewes began her entertainment career in 1976 with a minor role in the crime drama series Charlie’s Angels. After that, Tewes appeared on several other TV shows through the 70s decade. However, her career found a breakthrough and prominence after ABC cast her as Julie McCoy Chenault on its rom-com cruise series, The Love Boat. For this role, Tewes auditioned alongside more than 100 other actresses and came on top of everyone.

And, from 1977 to 1987, she appeared in over 200 episodes of the series. In addition to that, in 1984 she was taken off from the show following her series of alleged drug abuse. However, she reappeared for guest roles in 1985 and 1998. 

Furthermore, Tewes gave many other notable performances in TV series like Dark Justice (1992-1993), Weird Science (1994), The Fugitive (2000-2001), Twin Peaks (2017), Potato Dreams of America (2021), etc.

Early Age

In Braddock, Pennsylvania, Tewes took birth to her father, Joseph Robert Tewes, and mother Joanne on 26 October 1954. Born as one of four children, she spent some early childhood in Pittsburgh and later relocated to California.

Tewes completed her primary level education from Ada S. Nelson Elementary School and later graduated from Pioneer High School. After that, she studied theatre arts at Rio Hondo College. 

Net Worth and Salary

According to celebritynetworth.com, Tewes’s net worth as of 2021 is equivalent to $2 million. In addition to acting, she accumulated the reported wealth also through her sous-chef career. 

What is Lauren Tewes doing now?

As of now, Tewes is still active in her acting career. Her latest appearance was in the 2021 dark comedy Potato Dreams of America. Besides, she works at a catering company as a sous chef in Seattle when she is not acting.

Moreover, in November of 2021, it was reported that Tewes is set to join an honor segment of The Love Boat. The segment is going to be hosted by Princess Cruise Celebrations for the late cast of the show MacLeod. Tewes shall join other show stars like Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Jill Whelen, and many more.

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