American actress Lauren Tewes is best remembered for her role as CruiseDirector Julie McCoy on the television sitcom “The LoveBoat,” which she played regularly from 1977 to 1984 and thensporadically between 1985 and 1987. In addition to popularity, the rolealso brought her Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 1982 GoldenGlobe Awards. She has kept a low profile following her departure fromthe show, which dealt with drug addiction issues, and presently earningmoney through doing voice overs and radio commercials. Tewes has beensober for a number of years.
Lauren Tewes was born Cynthia Lauren Tewes on October 26, 1953, inBraddock, Pennsylvania. Her father, Joseph, was a wood pattern maker,while her mother is the former Joanne Woods. She enrolled at Rio HondoCollege in Whittier, California. She also attended the University ofCalifornia at Riverside, California, where she was the 1st AnnualChancellor's Award winner for Excellence in the Theatre.
Each week, viewers could count on Captain Merrill Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), ship doctor Adam Bricker (Bernie Kopell), cruise director Julie McCoy (Lauren Tewes), bartender Issac Washington (Ted Lange) and purser Burl "Gopher" Smith to help their revolving door of celebrity guests find love on the high seas.