Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1943-01-14 (78 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

67 Movies · 42 TV shows

Also Known As: Holland Virginia Taylor

Biography

Holland Virginia Taylor (born January 14, 1943) is an American actress and playwright. She won the 1999 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Judge Roberta Kittleson on the ABC drama The Practice (1998–2003) and received another nomination the following year. For her role as Evelyn Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003–2015) she received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.Taylor's other notable television roles include the sitcoms Bosom Buddies (1980–1982) and The Powers That Be (1992–1993). Her film appearances include One Fine Day (1996), George of the Jungle (1997), The Truman Show (1998), and Legally Blonde (2001). She also wrote and starred in the solo play Ann, based on the life and work of Ann Richards, and, for this role, Taylor was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. In 2020, she received attention and critical praise for portraying Ellen Kincaid in the miniseries Hollywood, for which she was nominated for her eighth Primetime Emmy Award.

Personal Life

On November 30, 2015, while answering a question about marriage, in a radio interview with WNYC, Taylor revealed that she was in a relationship with a younger woman and that most of her relationships have been with women. Her partner was later reported to be actress Sarah Paulson, who is 32 years her junior. In March 2016, Taylor and Paulson's relationship was confirmed when Paulson stated during an interview that they had been dating since early 2015. In August 2020, Taylor told the LGBTQ&A podcast that she identifies as gay.Taylor has been a supporter of Aid For AIDS in Los Angeles, serving on their Honorary Board and as an ongoing participant in their largest annual fundraiser, Best In Drag Show, among other fundraising efforts.

Early Life

Taylor was born in 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Virginia (née Davis), a painter, and C. Tracy Taylor, an attorney. She is the youngest of three daughters in the family; her sisters are Patricia and Pamela, and through Pamela, she is an aunt of director Brad Anderson. She attended high school at Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She majored in drama at Bennington College, graduating in 1964, before moving to New York City to become an actress.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
The Chair

The Chair

2021
At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the high expectations of a failing English department.

2020.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
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Hollywood

Hollywood

7.67
2020
A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood are trying to make it big.
The Stand In

The Stand In

3
2020
Candy hired a stand-in to take her place when she was ordered to serve a year in rehab. In this hilarious comedy about trading places, a woman who is not well known is able to steal her identity, care...
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

6.09
2020
When another recipient of one of her love letters enters the picture, they have just taken their romance from pretend to officially real.
Bill & Ted Face the Music

Bill & Ted Face the Music

5.4
2020
When a visitor from the future warns Bill and Ted that only their song can save life, they set out on a new adventure to fulfill their rock and roll destiny. Along the way, they are helped by their da...

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
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The Morning Show

The Morning Show

6.8
2019
There is a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritu...
Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell

2019
Gloria is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a ni...
Bombshell

Bombshell

5.8
2019
Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time, and the story of the women who brought down the man who created it.

2018.

1 Movie
Ann

Ann

2018
Ann is a no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious new play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigg...

2017.

2 TV shows
TV
Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes

6.21
2017
The ex-cop was forced to undertake a private crusade to bring the killer to justice before he could strike again after he received a series of lurid letters and emails from the serial killer. The nove...
TV
The Orville

The Orville

5.92
2017
400 years from now, the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet will be following.

2016.

1 TV show
TV
The New Yorker Presents

The New Yorker Presents

2016
A groundbreaking series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the han...

2015.

1 TV show
TV
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

1
2015
Stephen Colbert is leaving his "The Colbert Report" character to make his long-awaited return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre a...

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Electric City

Electric City

2012
Electric City is an award-winning, animated, post-apocalyptic, science fiction, web series published through Yahoo! There are 20 short episodes that are 90 minutes in length. This is the first project...
Electric City

Electric City

2012
The future of civilization is presented through provocative themes such as energy consumption, freedom of information, crime and punishment.

2011.

1 Movie
Twinkle Toes

Twinkle Toes

2011
The star of the new movie is Grace "Twinkle Toes" Hastings. She is frightened in front of Walter. Grace discovered that it's ok to go ahead and shine as she overcame her fears and made some cool frien...

2010.

1 Movie
The Chosen One

The Chosen One

2010
Paul is at the end of his rope. He hates his job, his beautiful wife has left him, and his Buddhist-monk brother constantly reminds him of his flaws. Paul's life is about to change in a big way even t...

2008.

1 Movie
Baby Mama

Baby Mama

2008
A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her surrogate.

2007.

1 Movie
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

6.78
2007
It's up to Cinderella to get her prince back when Lady Tremaine takes the Fairy Godmother's wand.

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
American Dad!

American Dad!

6.34
2005
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...
The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date

7.5
2005
With the wedding of her younger sister fast approaching,Kat Ellis faces the undesirable prospect of traveling alone to London for the ceremony. Jeffrey, the man who left her as they moved closer to ma...

2004.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Intent

Intent

2004
A policewoman tries to stop a serial killer focusing on lesbian couples.
TV
The L Word

The L Word

6.6
2004
A group of lesbian friends are in Los Angeles.
D.E.B.S.

D.E.B.S.

7.13
2004
The star of the team of teenage crime fighters is in love with the villainess she must bring to justice.

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
E!'s 101

E!'s 101

2003
101 of the most significant moments in entertainment are listed by E! Commentators from the field of entertainment give commentary. Over the course of five nights, each count takes place.
TV
Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men

6.24
2003
A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and nephew move into his beach-front house.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

4.76
2003
The Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker, designed a virtual reality game for Carmen. It's up to Juni to save his sister.

2002.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Baby Bob

Baby Bob

2002
Baby Bob was a sitcom that aired on CBS in March 2002. The Baby Bob character appeared in commercials for FreeInternet.com. The effect to make Bob look like he was talking was achieved through compute...
Home Room

Home Room

2002
A high school shooting has affected the town.
TV
Monk

Monk

5.76
2002
Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, renowned for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. He developed an extreme case of obse...
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

6.43
2002
As a newly crowned princess, Cinderella learns that life at the Palace is more challenging than she had thought. Cinderella calls on her animal friends and her Fairy Godmother to help as she brings he...
TV
Fillmore!

Fillmore!

2002
The series was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Scott M created the series. Christian Roman directed Gimple. It was the last series produced by Disney Television Animation alone.
Fits and Starts

Fits and Starts

2002
A couple announce their engagement, but their relationship sours within 24 hours.
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

5.21
2002
Carmen and Juni have joined the family spy business as Level 2 agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island. None of the Cortez's gadgets work and th...

2001.

4 Movies
Town & Country

Town & Country

2001
A well-known New York architect is at a crossroads. There are twists and turns with his wife, friends and family. Figuring out which direction to take can lead to hilarious consequences.
Strange Frequency

Strange Frequency

2001
A Rock 'n Roll version of the Twilight Zone, with four segments: "Disco Inferno," where metalheads find themselves in hell; "My Generation," where hitchhikers help you die before you get old; and "Roo...
Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

6.07
2001
The person has all of it. Miss June is a natural blonde, she's the president of her chapter of a national organization, and she's in her calendar. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs., because she d...
The Day Reagan Was Shot

The Day Reagan Was Shot

2001
Cyrus Nowrasteh directed The Day Reagan Was Shot. The movie has Ronald Reagan and Richard Dreyfuss in it.

2000.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

2000
The comedy pays homage to the sub-genre of time travel. New York City is an alternate reality where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are put to the test. Sam is starting to ...
TV
DAG

DAG

2000
The show aired from November 2000 to May 2001 on NBC. David Alan Grier is the star of the film and he plays a United States Secret Service agent. Daggett's name is a back-formation. Delta Burke plays ...
The Deadly Look of Love

The Deadly Look of Love

2000
A young woman meets the man of her dreams, only to find out that he's about to marry another woman. Her obsession with him leads to murder.
Mail To The Chief

Mail To The Chief

2000
A humorous and inspiring adventure about an ordinary middle school student who strikes up an online friendship with someone bearing the screen name Average Joe, only to discover that he's been corresp...
TV
Strong Medicine

Strong Medicine

5
2000
The lives of staff in a women's health clinic.
Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

2000
Father Brian Finn and Rabbi Jacob Schram are dynamic and popular young men who live and work on New York's Upper West Side. Jake and Brian's childhood friend, Anna Reilly, suddenly returns to the city...
The Spiral Staircase

The Spiral Staircase

2000
A group of people are trapped in a mansion.

1999.

1 TV show
TV
The Lot

The Lot

1999
The AMC aired 2 seasons and 16 episodes of The Lot from 1999 to 2001. The fictional studio Sylver Screen Pictures was profiled during the 1930s. Jeffrey Tambor, Rue McClanahan, Linda Cardellini and Mi...

1998.

4 Movies
TruTalk

TruTalk

1998
There is a promotion for the Truman Show. TruTalk was a 60 Minutes style mockumentary that aired on Nick at Night.
The Unknown Cyclist

The Unknown Cyclist

1998
A dying man wants people in his life to participate in a 450-mile charity bicycle ride through Northern California.
Next Stop Wonderland

Next Stop Wonderland

8
1998
A man and a woman are going to be together. The accidents are trying to keep them apart.
The Truman Show

The Truman Show

7.92
1998
The Truman Show is a reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of Truman Burbank's life without his knowledge. His life has been a constant soap opera for the rest of the world. Everyone he knows, ...

1997.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows
Betty

Betty

1997
The world's most famous actress freaks out on the set of her latest Christmas blockbuster and runs away to hide in the unlikely setting of Palm Springs.
Who Is Henry Jaglom?

Who Is Henry Jaglom?

1997
Henry Jaglom was hailed by some as a cinematic genius, a feminist voice and a true maverick of American cinema, dismissed by others as a voyeuristic fraud and the "world's worst director". This hilari...
TV
The Wonderful World of Disney

The Wonderful World of Disney

1997
The Walt Disney Company produced an anthology series. The original version of the series was aired by ABC. The show only took a two-year break in 1984 after 36 years on one of the Big Three television...
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.
TV
Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal works at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.
George of the Jungle

George of the Jungle

5.86
1997
Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends:...
Just Write

Just Write

1997
An up-and-coming young actress is being romanced by a tour bus driver.

1996.

1 Movie
One Fine Day

One Fine Day

6
1996
Jack Taylor is a newspaper columnist and his ex- wife is an architect. Jack forgot that Melanie was going to take her to school. The children are with their parents. The two adults project their negat...

1995.

7 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

1995
The Naked Truth was on ABC from 1995 to 1996 and on NBC from 1996 to 1998 The show took place in the office of a tabloid.
Awake to Danger

Awake to Danger

1995
A traumatised adolescent girl fights to remember the events of her mother's death after waking from a coma. A killer watches and waits as the details slowly come into focus.
A Walton Wedding

A Walton Wedding

1995
In 1964, John-Boy Walton is planning his wedding to Janet Gilchrist, the editor of a New York fashion magazine and the daughter of a diplomat. The two of them plan a small wedding and he invites the f...
Steal Big Steal Little

Steal Big Steal Little

1995
Twin brothers Ruben and Robby were adopted by a woman in Santa Barbara. Robby is more focused on her money than Ruben is. There will be a battle between brothers when Mona leaves her fortune and estat...
How to Make an American Quilt

How to Make an American Quilt

1995
Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. Finn went to visit her grandparents in order to clear her head. Finn learns that Glady Joe...
Last Summer in the Hamptons

Last Summer in the Hamptons

1995
A large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at a decades-old family retreat which economic circumstances have forced them to put on the market is the subject of a new ...
To Die For

To Die For

1
1995
Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get that. She makes up for her lack of intelligence with cold determination. As she pursues her goal with rele...
Perry Mason: The Case of the Jealous Jokester

Perry Mason: The Case of the Jealous Jokester

1995
When his niece is framed for the murder of a popular sitcom star, Attorney Bill McKenzie takes the case.

1994.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness

In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness

1994
A man is suspicious of his ex- wife and her new boyfriend.
Betrayal of Trust

Betrayal of Trust

1994
A woman who has been to a psychiatrist for years for drug and alcohol addiction has been injected with a drug that knocks her out. She noticed that the doctor was molesting her. She tried to get some ...
The Favor

The Favor

6.17
1994
Kathy is married to Peter. She wonders if things would have changed if she got together with Tom. Being married prevents her from having sex with him, so she asked Emily to go to him and see if she co...
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
The Counterfeit Contessa

The Counterfeit Contessa

1994
Gina Nardino, a young saleswoman at the food counter of a posh department store, falls hard for a society stud and impresses him by taking on the false identity of an Italian. The stud's brother likes...

1993.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
With Hostile Intent

With Hostile Intent

1993
After police officer Miranda Berkley dumps her boyfriend, who's also her superior, she and her colleague Kathy Arnold constantly are harassed by their male co-workers. In everyday as well as in danger...
Cop and ½

Cop and ½

1993
An 8-year-old offers to help the police if they make him a cop. A hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the bad guys to justice.
TV
Diagnosis: Murder

Diagnosis: Murder

6.46
1993
Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
TV
Saved by the Bell: The College Years

Saved by the Bell: The College Years

6.38
1993
The gang from Bayside High is leaving home and heading to California University for four years of new challenges, new faces, and wild, new adventures.

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Powers That Be

The Powers That Be

1992
The Powers That Be aired on NBC in 1992. The show's executive producer was Norman Lear.

1991.

1 Movie
The Rape of Doctor Willis

The Rape of Doctor Willis

1991
Lou Antonio directed the drama.

1990.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Going Places

Going Places

1990
Four young adults work on a hidden-camera TV show and live in the same house.
People Like Us

People Like Us

1990
When a wealthy scriptwriter's daughter is murdered, he feels let down by the courts, and so decides to use his powerful position to enable his own form of justice.
Alice

Alice

4
1990
Alice Tate, a mother of two with a marriage of 16 years, is falling in love with a sax player. She has a backache. Her problems were not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. Alice's pow...

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
She's Having a Baby

She's Having a Baby

1988
Jake and Kristy are married. They might not be prepared for the full reality of marriage and the expectations of their parents. Their parents want to have babies of their own. Things aren't helped by ...

1987.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson

Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson

1987
A film producer and his wife live apart. When a young star catches the husband's eye, he manipulates her onto his couch. Natica Jackson is a Hollywood star who is far from innocent, but she finds hers...
TV
Harry

Harry

1987
TV
Wiseguy

Wiseguy

6
1987
He was an agent for the OCB during his time in a New Jersey penitentiary. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base of the series, bringing him into confli...
TV
CBS Summer Playhouse

CBS Summer Playhouse

1987
CBS anthology series airing unsold television pilots during the summer season.
The Saint in Manhattan

The Saint in Manhattan

1987
Simon Templar returns to New York via Concorde and is feeling restless, until a note from an old flame surfaces. This TV movie was an unsold pilot for an attempted series revival.

1985.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Me and Mom

Me and Mom

1985
Me and Mom aired on ABC from April 5, 1985 to May 17, 1985.
Key Exchange

Key Exchange

1985
A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can do is exchange apartment keys.
Perry Mason Returns

Perry Mason Returns

1985
When Barbara Hale is accused of murdering someone, he gives up his judgeship to defend her.
The Jewel of the Nile

The Jewel of the Nile

4.75
1985
In a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue, Joan is thrust back into a world of murder. Love is what we have. She was tricked by an Arab who brought her to the Middle East to write a book. He's up...

1984.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

7
1984
A mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicides.
TV
Kate & Allie

Kate & Allie

1984
The show ran from March 19, 1984 to May 22, 1989. The positive response from critics and viewers made CBS commit to a full season of Kate & Allie in the fall of 1984. Sherry Coben created the series.
Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone

6.83
1984
She has no life of her own, despite being a novelist. An adventure comes her way in the form of a package. Joan flies to South America to give the parcel to her sister, who has been kidnapped. She got...

1982.

2 Movies
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana

The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana

1982
The second Charles and Diana movie, with two virtual unknowns in the leads: Christopher Baines had acted on the British stage and on the BBC, but Catherine Oxenberg, a U.S.-born, British-raised profes...
I Was a Mail Order Bride

I Was a Mail Order Bride

1982
On a bet with one of his practical-joking partners, a Los Angeles lawyer responds to an ad from a pretty Chicago magazine writer offering herself as a bridal candidate as an investigative reporting as...

1981.

1 Movie
My Mother Was Never a Kid

My Mother Was Never a Kid

1981
A trip to the past helps a teenager appreciate her mother.

1980.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Fame

Fame

6
1980
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students who excel in the performing arts.
TV
Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies

6
1980
Two young men working for a New York ad agency have to disguise themselves as women in order to afford an apartment.

1979.

1 Movie
O Youth and Beauty!

O Youth and Beauty!

1979
Cash and Louise lead an average upper-middle-class life in suburbia, with a nice home and two fine children. Cash wants the glories of his athletic youth and watches them fade further in the distance ...

1977.

1 TV show
TV
The Love Boat

The Love Boat

7.31
1977
The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's...

1976.

1 Movie
The Next Man

The Next Man

1976
A diplomat from the Arab world wants to make peace with Israel and admit the Jewish state as a member of the organization. This makes him a target for a series of assassination attempts, most of which...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

1975
In 1920s Boston, there was a soap opera about rich family and their servants.

1973.

1 TV show
TV
Kojak

Kojak

6
1973
Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak works in New York City.

1972.

1 TV show
TV
ABC Afterschool Special

ABC Afterschool Special

1972
The ABC Afterschool Special was an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from 1972 to 1997. Most episodes were of interest to children and teenagers. Several episodes were presented a...

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...

1969.

1 Movie
J.T.

J.T.

1969
J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly nurses it...

1962.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

6
1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first ten years, Cars...

1956.

1 TV show
TV
The Edge of Night

The Edge of Night

1956
The Edge of Night was an American television mystery series/soap opera produced by Procter & Gamble. It debuted on CBS on April 2, 1956, and ran as a live broadcast on that network until November 28, ...
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