Full Name: Christine Joan Taylor
Birth Date: July 30, 1971, Allentown
Birth Place: Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5' 6"
Quote: "Drew was saying 'your outfits rule'. Meanwhile all the guys were cracking up, because growing up, they all had crushes on girls who wore those outfits."- On her wardrobe in "The Wedding Singer"
Taylor was born in Allentown and grew up in neighboring Macungie, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.
She began her acting career in 1989, at the age of 18, on the Nickelodeon Network children's television series Hey Dude, where she played the perky lifeguard character Melody Hanson. She continued in that role through 1991, while making various guest appearances on other programs.
In 1996, Taylor was awarded the lead role in the television series, Party Girl as a self-destructive rave party organizer, who indulges in drugs and all-night partying.
Following Party Girl, Taylor's career advanced rapidly, highlighted by guest television appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, FOX's Arrested Development, and NBC's Friends and Seinfeld. She also played the best friend character Holly Sullivan in the 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer.
Taylor's physical resemblance to Maureen McCormick of The Brady Bunch, coupled with several successful comedic guest appearances on Ellen, led to her being cast as Marcia Brady in the 1995 film The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel the following year
In the 1990s, Taylor dated actor Matthew Lillard. In May 2000, she married actor and writer Ben Stiller, who she met while filming Heat Vision and Jack. Taylor has since appeared opposite Stiller in a number of films, including Zoolander (2001) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). On April 10, 2002, Taylor and Stiller had their first child, a daughter named Ella Olivia Stiller. They had a second child, a son named Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, on July 10, 2005.
On February 9, 2006, Taylor guest-starred on NBC's My Name Is Earl. The episode, titled The Professor, featured her as a sexy and beautiful college professor. Earl becomes infatuated with her after attempting to return a laptop that he stole from her.
In July 2006, Stiller announced he would be directing a comedy starring his wife as the lead role. The show will be featured on CBS and will use a single-camera format. Stiller will make several cameos as husband to his wife's character.
Christine Taylor Filmography
Kabluey (2007) .... Betty van Doren
License to Wed (2007) .... Lindsay
The Mirror (2006/I)
Dedication (2006) .... Allison
52 Fights (2006) (TV)
"My Name Is Earl"
- The Professor (2006) TV Episode .... Alex Meyers
Room 6 (2006) .... Amy
- Out on a Limb (2005) TV Episode .... Sally Sitwell
- Burning Love (2005) TV Episode .... Sally Sitwell
The Commuters (2005) (TV) .... Sandy
The First Year's A Bitch (2004) .... Andrea
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) .... Kate Veatch
... aka Dodgeball (USA: short title)
... aka Voll auf die Nüsse (Germany)
Harry's Girl (2003) (TV)
Zoolander (2001) .... Matilda Jeffries
... aka Zoolander (Germany)
True Love (2001) (TV)
- A Tale of Two Sisters (2000) TV Episode .... Catherine Moore, Caitlin's Sister
Kiss Toledo Goodbye (1999) .... Deeann Emory
- A Great Personality (1999) TV Episode
Desperate But Not Serious (1999) .... Lili
... aka Reckless + Wild (USA: DVD title)
Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV) .... The Sheriff
Overnight Delivery (1998) .... Kimberly Jasney
The Wedding Singer (1998) .... Holly Sullivan
Denial (1998) .... Sammie
... aka Something About Sex (USA: video title)
- The One with the Jellyfish (1997) TV Episode .... Bonnie
- The One at the Beach (1997) TV Episode .... Bonnie
- The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion (1997) TV Episode .... Bonnie
Campfire Tales (1997) .... Lauren (segment "The Campfire")
- The Van Buren Boys (1997) TV Episode .... Ellen
- Who Do You Truss? (1997) TV Episode .... Taffy
"Party Girl" .... Mary (1996)
Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! (1996)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996) .... Marcia Brady
To the Ends of Time (1996) (TV) .... Princess Stephanie
The Craft (1996) .... Laura Lizzie
- Ellen's Choice (1995) TV Episode .... Karen
- The Bridges of L.A. County (1995) TV Episode .... Karen Lewis
Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV) .... Marilyn Hyde (Munster)
"Caroline in the City"
... aka Caroline (USA: promotional abbreviation)
- Caroline in the City (1995) TV Episode .... Debbie
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) .... Marcia Brady
Breaking Free (1995) .... Brooke Kaufman
Night of the Demons 2 (1994) (V) .... Terri
... aka Night of the Demons: Angela's Revenge
Showdown (1993/I) .... Julie
Calendar Girl (1993) (as Christine Joan Taylor) .... Melissa Smock
- What Price Love? (1992) TV Episode (as Christine Joan Taylor) .... Patti
"Saved by the Bell"
- S.A.T.s (1991) TV Episode .... Heather Brooks
"Life Goes On"
- Life After Death (1991) TV Episode (as Christine Joan Taylor) .... Drama Student 1
- Conundrum: Part 1 (1991) TV Episode (as Christine Joan Taylor) .... Margaret Barnes
"Hey Dude" (1989) TV Series .... Melody Hanson
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