Holly has two younger half-sisters through her father.Combs was with her friend Shannen Doherty when Doherty was given the pilot script for Charmed.Doherty took Combs along to the audition when Combs said she wanted to take part in the audition.
Holly Marie Combs portrayed Piper Halliwell in every episode from the Unaired Pilot to the Season 8 of Charmed, making her the only actress to appear in every episode with a difference of one episode with Alyssa Milano. Baxter in Season 2 and the various beings that have used her main character's appearance, including Cynda, Terra, Zile, the Zen Master, Cole Turner, Leo Wyatt, Mabel Stillman, Zankou and Pilar. At the time of her birth, her mother, Lauralei Combs (née Berckhem), was sixteen years old and her father was seventeen.Combs' biological parents married, but the two split up after two years, feeling they were too young to make a marriage work.While Combs was learning to walk, she hit her head on a marble table, resulting in a scar over her right eyebrow.She went through many different homes with her mother, near the beach in San Diego often having very little privacy, while her mother attempted to pursue an acting career.When Combs was seven, she and her mother moved to New York City. In New York City, Combs attended Beekman Hill Elementary and then the Professional Children's School.
In February 1993, Combs married Brian "Travis" Smith who she has been dating since 1992. In May 2003, Holly started dating Charmed key-grip David Donoho. They have three boys: Finley Arthur Donoho (born April 26th, 2004), Riley Edward Donoho (born October 26th, 2006) and Kelley James Donoho (born, May 26th, 2009).Holly filed for divorce for her second marriage on November 11, 2011 citing irreconcilable differences.Combs has smoked since she was fifteen but only when she was nervous then she quit when she was pregnant with Finley.Alyssa Milano and Combs both became producers for Charmed in the fifth season.For the first three seasons of Charmed (debuted in 1998 and was a hit TV series, which ended in May 2006), Combs played the second oldest of the three sisters.When the eldest, Doherty, left after the third season and Rose Mc Gowan joined the cast, Combs played the eldest sister for the remaining five seasons of the show, even though she was the youngest of the four actresses.