Lara married Donald Ray Thomas in San Antonio, Texas, in December 2006. Lara's rep Karynne Tencer told The Associated Press the news but no further details were released.
In 1998, Lara was reportedly a passenger in Jack Nicholson's Mercedes when he hit another car, and she allegedly fled the scene so she wouldn't be seen romantically with him, as she was dating David Spade at the time.
The role of Helen on The Practice earned Lara an Emmy nomination, as well as household fame and several Screen Actors Guild ensemble cast nominations.
In 1997, Boyle auditioned for the title role in David E. Kelley's Ally McBeal. Although she lost out to Calista Flockhart, Boyle impressed him enough to create the role of Assistant District Attorney Helen Gamble in his other 1997 series, The Practice specifically for her. She starred on the show until 2003, when - in a dramatic attempt to revamp the show and cut costs - she was unceremoniously dismissed along with most of the other main cast.
Lara's first film role was a bit part in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which earned her a SAG card, though her scene was eliminated from the final cut of the film.
She and her mother, only live 10 minutes away from each other. Her mother even used to live in Lara's home.
Lara's mother is Sally Boyle.
Her mother had to work three jobs in addition to raising baby Lara by herself.
Her mother was 21-year old when she had her.
In 2006 Lara starred in the Lifetime TV movie The House Next Door. She played Col Kennedy.
Lara did a TV commercial for Calvin Klein's Obsession in 1990.
Lara is dyslexic.
Lara was married to John Patrick Dee III from 1996-1998.
Her height is 5' 6" (1.68 m)
She is good friends with singer/actor Chris Isaak.
Lara declined to reprise her role of Donna Hayward on the "Twin Peaks" prequel movie "Fire Walk With Me".
Lara dated Richard Dean Anderson.
Her mother Sally Boyle is her assistant.
Lara identifies strongly with her Irish heritage.
On workdays, she gets up at 4:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m.
She moved to Los Angeles the day after her high school graduation to pursue her career.
Boyle had to overcome her severe shyness when she was a child.
Lara dated comedian/actor David Spade from 1998 to 1999.
Lara dated Jack Nicholson from 1999 to 2001.
She studied at the Chicago Academy for the Arts.
Lara has 2 tattoos: a Celtic cross on her left ankle, and a shamrock near her left pelvic joint.
Auditioned for the title role on Ally McBeal.
Was named after Lara (Played by Julie Christie) character in Doctor Zhivago (1965).
Lara Flynn Boyle: Younger boyfriends? Fantastic, great. They're a little quicker taking out the garbage, that's about it.
Lara Flynn Boyle (on breakups): Get out fast, and don't leave anything behind.
Lara Flynn Boyle (on Charlize Theron's Oscar win for Monster): It's a shame a beautiful woman has to look ugly to win an Oscar.
Reporter: What kind of ambitions do you have that are unfulfilled?
Lara Flynn Boyle: Nothing is unfulfilled; I just want more of this.
Reporter: Do you read what has been written about you?
Lara Flynn Boyle: I look at the pictures. I do.
Reporter: What about the tabloid press? Do you take much notice of that?
Lara Flynn Boyle: I look at the pictures. If I can see them you know? I don't want to be caught buying one. You know you see those photos of everybody buying the stuff. I don't buy them, but I sure look at my picture.
Reporter: Oops hit a nerve, I'll just move on. There was an article about you in Vanity Fair and you were quoted as saying "I'm the kind of woman who, when she walks into a party, all the other women leave the room."
Lara Flynn Boyle: Yeah.
Reporter: Oh, you poor thing. I'm sure that's not true!!!
Lara Flynn Boyle: Yup, since I was seventeen.