Holland Taylor Biography

Birthday: 1943-01-14
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: Holland Taylor is the third born (and last) daughter of her mother Virginia Taylor, and the only child of her father C. Tracy Taylor (an attorney). She was born in Philadelphia and spent her teen years in nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania where Holland got the nickname "Penny Taylor" because of her coppery hair color. Holland attended Quaker schools then majored in drama at Bennington college. At the age of 22 Holland moved to New York with the desire to become a "great big Broadway star." After fifteen years of "dissapointments and near misses" in New York and California Holland was cast as Ruth Dunbar in the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" (1980) with Tom Hanks. It was Hollands "breakout" role and it lead to many other TV and film offers including the movie Romancing the Stone (1984) as Kathleen Turner's book publisher and friend. Holland had hesitated to accept the role but her acting coach and mentor Stella Adler encouraged her not to be so stage minded. In 1992 Holland was still living in Greenwhich Village, New York and traveling back and forth between a rented apartment in Hollywood and New York in order to work on both coasts. Holland has said her first love was the theater but the work for her in TV and films was better. By 1992 However Holland said she was dealing with the back and forthing "less and less well". In the next few years Holland moved officially to California and in the last couple of years left her apartment in West Hollywood for her own home in the Hollywood Hills. Holland won an Emmy in 1999 for her work in "The Practice" (1997). She said the recognition of her work means a lot "to have a great part like this at my age is rich, rich, rich". Holland once said "I always thought I would end up marrying in my 60s". She is still single.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Bosom Buddies 1980 - 1982 Comedy
Me and Mom 1985 Comedy
The Powers That Be 1992 - 1993
George of the Jungle Beatrice Stanhope, Ursula's Mom 1997 Action
Baby Bob Madeline Collins 2002 - 2003
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Prudence 2007 Animation
Dromendokter, De Truman's Mother 2009 Fantasy
Two and a Half Men Evelyn Harper 2011 - 2012 Comedy
Harry Ina Duckett, R. N. 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Romancing the Stone 1984 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Jewel of the Nile 1985 Action, Adventure, Comedy
To Die For 1995 0, Game Show, 0, 0
Steal Big Steal Little Mona Rowland-Downey 1995 0
Last Summer in the Hamptons Davis Mora Axelrod 1996 Comedy, Drama
George of the Jungle Beatrice Stanhope, Ursula's Mom 1997 0, 0, 0
Next Stop Wonderland 1998 Biography, 0
The Truman Show Truman's Mother 1998 Comedy, Drama, Sci Fi
Just Write 1998 Comedy, Romance
The Sex Monster 1999 Comedy
Keeping the Faith Bonnie Rose 2000 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Legally Blonde Professor Stromwell 2001 Comedy
Happy Accidents 2001 Comedy, Sci Fi, Romance
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Prudence 2002 0, 0, Drama
Home Room 2002
Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams Grandmother 2002 Action, Adventure, Comedy
D.E.B.S. 2003 0
The Wedding Date Bunny 2005 Comedy, Romance
Baby Mama Rose 2008 0
The Chosen One Ruth 2010 Comedy, Drama
Kepler's Dream Violet von Stern 2015 Family