Robyn Elaine Lively (born February 7, 1972) is an American actress. Lively is best known for her role in the film “Teen Witch,” as well as for her roles in the TV shows “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Twin Peaks” and “Saving Grace.”
Born in Powder Springs, Georgia, Lively began her career as a child actress. At age six, she made her screen debut in the television movie “Summer of My German Soldier” in 1978. Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in several television shows and movies including “Punky Brewster,” “Wildcats” with Goldie Hawn, “The Karate Kid: Part III,” and “Not Quite Human.”
At the age of 19, Lively was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance as an insecure teen in the 1991 ABC Afterschool Special episode "Less Than Perfect Daughter."
In the 1990s, Lively had recurring roles on “Twin Peaks,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Chicago Hope.” In 1996, she appeared as Lane McKenzie, one of three lead characters in the short-lived WB drama “Savannah.”
In 2003, Lively played Special Agent Vivian Blackadder in the “JAG” episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown" (the backdoor pilot for “NCIS”). Initially a member of Special Agent Gibbs' team, she never appeared in the spin-off series.
In 2008, Lively appeared alongside Holly Hunter in an episode of “Saving Grace” and also had a role in “Cold Case.”
In 2010, she appeared alongside “Twin Peaks” costars in the “Dual Spires” episode of “Psych."
She was born into a family of actors; her mother, stepfather and all four siblings are, or have been, in the entertainment industry. She is the daughter of talent manager Elaine Lively and her first husband Ronnie Lively. Her siblings are Lori (born 1966) and Jason (born 1968), and her half-siblings are Blake (born 1987) and Eric (born 1981).
Lively married fellow actor Bart Johnson on September 25, 1999. The couple have three children: Baylen, Kate, and Wyatt Blake.
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