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|Birth name||Christine Joan Taylor|
|Born||July 30, 1971 (age 35)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
|Notable roles||Kate Veatch in
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander
Holly Sullivan in
The Wedding Singer
Christine Taylor was born in Allentown and grew up in neighboring Wescosville, Pennsylvania. 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 lifeguard 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, based on the 1995 film of the same name. The title character is 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 sister character Holly Sullivan in the 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer and made several successful comedic guest appearances on Ellen.
In 1995, in what was to be perhaps her break-through role, Taylor was cast as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel the following year in which she displayed a dead-on impersonation of original actress Maureen McCormick.
In the 1990s Taylor dated actor Matthew Lillard. In May 2000 she married actor and writer Ben Stiller whom 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 in 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.
- Taylor's physical resemblance to Maureen McCormick helped her with the role of Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie.
- Taylor and Stiller appear among the audience members during the Beastie Boys' 2006 concert movie Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! They also appear in a brief vox populi-style interview during the closing credits.
|1989||Hey Dude||Melody Hanson||(TV)|
|1993||Calendar Girl||Melissa Smock|
|1994||Night of the Demons 2||Terri||Direct-to-video|
|1995||Breaking Free||Brooke Kaufman|
|1995||The Brady Bunch Movie||Marcia Brady|
|1995||Here Come the Munsters||Marilyn Hyde||(TV)|
|1996||The Craft||Laura Lizzie|
|1996||To the Ends of Time||Princess Stephanie||(TV)|
|1996||A Very Brady Sequel||Marcia Brady|
|1996||Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks!||Unknown|
|1998||The Wedding Singer||Holly Sullivan|
|1998||Overnight Delivery||Kimberly Jasney|
|1999||Heat Vision and Jack||The Sheriff||(TV)|
|1999||Desperate But Not Serious||Lili|
|1999||Kiss Toledo Goodbye||Deeann Emory|
|2004||Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Kate Veatch|
|2004||The First Year's A Bitch||Andrea|
1. Yahoo! Stiller, CBS down home for Taylor-tailored comedy (7/5/06).