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Holland Taylor

Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Holland Taylor began her career in the theatre, although the is well-known for her roles in film and television. Recent theatre appearances include: The Front Page (Broadway, 2016); Ann (Broadway, 2013); and Ripcord (Off-Broadway, 2015). Taylor has also starred in The Vagina Monologues (1999) and the original Broadway production of Moose Murders (1983).


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). She is also well-known for her role as Evelyn Harper on the sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003–2015).
Taylor's other major television roles include the sitcoms Bosom Buddies (1980–1982) and The Powers That Be (1992–1993). Film appearances include One Fine Day (1996), George of the Jungle (1997), The Truman Show (1998), and Legally Blonde (2001).

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Holland Taylor STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2024
N

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Mrs. Grant

[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Abby Binder

[Broadway]
2013
Ann Richards

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1988
Nina

[Broadway]
1983
Hedda Holloway

[Broadway]
1977
Cynthia Morse

[Broadway]
1975
Angela Forrester (Standby)

[Broadway]
1975
Amanda Williams

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Anne Butley

[Off-Broadway]
1970
Daniele/ Polaire/ Ida/ Amalia/ Marguerite/ Reporter

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1970
Daniele/Polaire/Ida/Amalia/Marguerite/Reporter

[Off-Broadway]
1969
Bathsheba (David Show)

[Off-Broadway]
1968
Bathseba

[Off-Broadway]
1967
Irene

[Broadway]
1965
Ensemble

Sister Louise (Understudy)

Writing

Playwright

Holland Taylor Movies

The Next Man
[ 1976 ] TV Interviewer
Romancing the Stone
[ 1984 ] Gloria
Key Exchange
[ 1985 ] Mrs. Fanshaw
The Jewel of the Nile
[ 1985 ] Gloria
She's Having a Baby
[ 1988 ] Sarah Briggs
Alice
[ 1990 ] Helen
Cop & ½
[ 1993 ] Captain Rubio
The Favor
[ 1994 ] Maggie Sand
How to Make an American Quilt
[ 1995 ] Mrs. Rubens
To Die For
[ 1995 ] Carol Stone
Steal Big Steal Little
[ 1995 ] Mona Rowland-Downey
Last Summer in the Hamptons
[ 1995 ] Davis Mora Axelrod
One Fine Day
[ 1996 ] Rita
George of the Jungle
[ 1997 ] Beatrice Stanhope
Just Write
[ 1997 ] Emma Jeffreys
The Truman Show
[ 1998 ] Truman's Mother
Betty
[ 1998 ] Crystal Ball
Next Stop Wonderland
[ 1998 ] Piper Ctleton
The Sex Monster
[ 1999 ] Muriel
Happy Accidents
[ 2000 ] Therapist
Keeping the Faith
[ 2000 ] Bonnie Rose
Legally Blonde
[ 2001 ] Professor Stromwell
Town & Country
[ 2001 ] Mistress of Ceremonies
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
[ 2002 ] Grandmother
Home Room
[ 2002 ] Dr. Hollander
Spy Kids 3: Game Over
[ 2003 ] Grandmother
D.E.B.S.
[ 2004 ] Ms. Petrie
The Wedding Date
[ 2005 ] Bunny
Baby Mama
[ 2008 ] Rose
Kepler's Dream
[ 2016 ] Violet von Stern
Gloria Bell
[ 2018 ] Hillary
The Stand In
[ 2020 ] Barbara Cox
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
[ 2020 ] Stormy
Bill & Ted Face the Music
[ 2020 ] The Great Leader

Holland Taylor TV Shows

Ally McBeal
Judge Roberta Kittleson
Baby Bob
Madeline Collins
Bosom Buddies
Ruth Dunbar
Diagnosis Murder
Agent Gretchen McCord
Going Places
Dawn St. Claire
Monk
Peggy Davenport
Mr. Mercedes
Ida Silver
The Edge of Night
Denise Cavanaugh
The L Word
Peggy Peabody
The Morning Show
Cybil Richards
The Naked Truth
Camilla Dane
The Powers That Be
Margaret Powers
The Practice
Judge Roberta Kittleson
Two and a Half Men
Evelyn Harper

Holland Taylor Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Holland Taylor, Ann

Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award

Holland Taylor, Ann

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Holland Taylor, Ann

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Holland Taylor, Ann

Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production

Holland TaylorThe Cocktail Hour

Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play

Holland Taylor, The Cocktail Hour

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Photos: N/A Stars Holland Taylor, Ana Villafañe, And More Meet The Press

Emmy Award-winner & Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominee Holland Taylor and Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Nominee, and Theatre World Award-winner Ana Villafañe will star as “N” and “A”, respectively in the world premiere of the new play N/A by Mario Correa, directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.
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Stray Dog Theatre to Present RIPCORD Next Month

Stray Dog Theatre (SDT) will continue its twenty-first season with a production of Ripcord at the Tower Grove Abbey, opening on Thursday, June 6, 2024 and running through Saturday, June 22, 2024.
Video: Sarah Paulson Talks APPROPRIATE and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

In this video, Sarah Paulson discusses her life growing up at LaGuardia High School in New York City, her relationship with Holland Taylor, and starring in Appropriate on Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning.
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Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe Will Lead Political Play, N/A

Emmy Award-winner & Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominee Holland Taylor and Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Nominee, and Theatre World Award-winner Ana Villafañe will star as “N” and “A”, respectively in the world premiere of the new play N/A by Mario Correa. We have all of the details!
Photos: On the Red Carpet For Opening Night of PATRIOTS On Broadway

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Tony-Winner Miriam Silverman And Stephen Moyer To Star In MACBETH

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Review: ANN at WaterTower Theatre

Ann Richards was probably the luckiest politician in Texas history. The incumbent State Treasurer (not exactly a high-profile partisan office) in 1990, she was the Democrats choice to run for Governor.
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Interview: Nora Hahn and Logan Vaden on ANN at The Garden Theatre

'There's nobody like her, and I don't think there could be anyone like her in politics or in government these days. It's changed so much. But, my Lord, did we have a treasure when we had her.'
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Holland Taylor FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Holland Taylor been in?

Holland Taylor has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Holland Taylor been in?

Holland Taylor has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Holland Taylor been nominated for?

Holland Taylor has been nominated for the following awards: - Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ann - Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ann - Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ann - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Ann - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Cocktail Hour - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Cocktail Hour.

How many shows has Holland Taylor written?

Holland Taylor has written 1 shows including Ann (Playwright).

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