Christine Taylor

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Christine Taylor
BornChristine Joan Taylor
(1971-07-30) July 30, 1971 (age 42)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other namesChristine Joan Stiller
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Ben Stiller (m. 2000)
Children2
 
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Christine Taylor
BornChristine Joan Taylor
(1971-07-30) July 30, 1971 (age 42)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other namesChristine Joan Stiller
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Ben Stiller (m. 2000)
Children2

Christine Taylor-Stiller (born Christine Joan Taylor; July 30, 1971) is an American actress and comedian.

Early life[edit]

Taylor was born in 1971, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joan, a homemaker, and Albert E. "Skip" Taylor III, who owns a security company.[1] She grew up in neighboring Wescosville, Pennsylvania. Taylor has a brother, Brian, and attended Allentown Central Catholic High School.[2]

Career[edit]

Taylor began her acting career in 1989 at the age of 18 on the Nickelodeon children's television series Hey Dude where she played the lifeguard Melody Hanson. She continued in that role through 1991 while making various guest appearances on other programs. In 1995, Taylor was cast as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and later in A Very Brady Sequel. Following The Brady Bunch, Taylor's career advanced, highlighted by several comedic guest appearances on Ellen, landing the lead role in the television series Party Girl, based on the 1995 film of the same name, and more guest appearances on Seinfeld and Friends. She also played Drew Barrymore's cousin, Holly Sullivan, in the 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer.

Later TV appearances include a guest star in 2005 in two episodes of the cult favorite Arrested Development as "Sally Sitwell" and in 2006 in an episode of NBC's My Name Is Earl. In July 2006, husband Ben Stiller announced plans to direct a CBS comedy series starring Taylor,[3] but the series never aired.[2] She has co-starred with Mandy Moore in both Dedication and License To Wed. Taylor has since appeared opposite Stiller in three films: Zoolander (2001), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), and Tropic Thunder (2008). In 2010, Taylor guest starred on Hannah Montana Forever. In 2013, Taylor reprised her role as "Sally Sitwell" in two episodes of the revived Arrested Development.

Personal life[edit]

Taylor married actor, screenwriter, and director Ben Stiller on May 13, 2000.[4] They met while making the TV show Heat Vision and Jack. Stiller and Taylor appeared onscreen together in Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Arrested Development. They reside in Westchester County, New York[5] and have a daughter, Ella Olivia, and a son, Quinlin Dempsey.[6] Both have adopted a vegan diet for health reasons.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Calendar GirlMelissa Smockcredited as Christine Joan Taylor
1993ShowdownJulie
1994Night of the Demons 2Terri
1995Breaking FreeBrooke Kaufman
1995The Brady Bunch MovieMarcia Brady
1995Here Come the MunstersMarilyn Hyde (Munster)
1996The CraftLaura Lizzie
1996To the Ends of TimePrincess Stephanie
1996A Very Brady SequelMarcia Brady
1996Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks!Ballerina
1997Campfire TalesLauren
1998DenialSammie
1998The Wedding SingerHolly Sullivan
1998Overnight DeliveryKimberly Jasney
1998Desperate But Not SeriousLili
1998Heat Vision and JackThe Sheriff
1999Kiss Toledo GoodbyeDeeann Emory
2001True LoveUnknown
2001ZoolanderMatilda Jeffries
2003Harry's GirlHarry's Girl
2004Dodgeball: A True Underdog StoryKatherine "Kate" Veatch
2004The First Year's a BitchAndrea
2005The CommutersSandy
200652 FlightsJennifer
2006Room 6Amy
2006DedicationAllison
2006The MirrorHerself
2007License To WedLindsey Jones
2008Tropic ThunderRebecca
2008KablueyBetty
2010Farewell Mr. KringleAnna
2011Rip CityJanet Marsh
2012The First TimeAubrey's mom
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989–1991Hey DudeMelody Hanson62 episodes
1991DallasMargaret Barnes1 episode
1991Life Goes OnDrama Student #11 episode, as Christine Joan Taylor
1991Saved by the BellHeather Brooks1 episode
1992BlossomPatti1 episode, as Christine Joan Taylor
1995Caroline in the CityDebbie1 episode
1995EllenKaren Lewis2 episodes
1996Party GirlMary
1997RewindDanaUnaired pilot
1997Murphy BrownTaffy
1997SeinfeldEllen1 episode
1997FriendsBonnie3 episodes:
"The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" (season 3: episode 24)
"The One at the Beach" (season 3: episode 25)
"The One with the Jellyfish" (season 4: episode 1)
1999CupidYvonne1 episode
2000Spin CityCatherine Moore (Caitlin's Sister)1 episode
2004Curb Your EnthusiasmHerself3 episodes
2005–2013Arrested DevelopmentSally Sitwell4 episodes
2006My Name Is EarlAlex Meyers1 episode
2006American Dad!Candy1 episode
2010Phineas and FerbKhakka Peu Peu's nagging wife1 episode
2010Hannah Montana ForeverLori2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://articles.mcall.com/1995-02-12/entertainment/3021322_1_marcia-brady-carol-brady-brady-fan
  2. ^ a b "Christine Taylor Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Stiller, CBS down home for Taylor-tailored comedy". Retrieved July 5, 2006. 
  4. ^ Errico, Marcus (May 16, 2000). "Ben Stiller Hitched!". E!. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Tulloch, Lee (November 16, 2013). "Ben Stiller in the moment". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Bob (December 16, 2006). "Group Outing". National Post. Retrieved March 29, 2009. 
  7. ^ Yates, Karin (2012-05-18). "Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller Embrace Plant-Based Lifestyle". Ecorazzi.com. Retrieved 2013-02-22. 

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