Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Highest Rated: 95% The Truman Show (1998)

Lowest Rated: 11% Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)

Birthday: Jan 14, 1943

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

After an impressive start on the Broadway stage in the 1960s and 1970s, actress Holland Taylor made a mark for herself in film and on television as memorable spitfires who were often authoritative professionals possessing a brazen attitude and bawdy wit. Her big breakout came with just such a characterization on the historic TV favorite, "Bosom Buddies" (ABC, 1980-82). With her patrician air, dry quips and impeccable comic timing, Taylor brought a delightful old Hollywood sensibility to her best-known roles as a tabloid editor on "The Naked Truth" (ABC, 1995-96; NBC, 1996-98), an unpredictable judge on "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), and an entertainingly awful mother in "Two and Half Men" (CBS, 2003-2015). The Emmy-winning actress only gathered more force with age, becoming a favorite choice for big and small screen projects that called for a "woman to be reckoned with."

Highest rated movies

The Truman Show Gloria Bell To Die For
Romancing the Stone
Bill & Ted Face the Music
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Next Stop Wonderland

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
30% 17% The Stand In Barbara Cox (Character) - 2020
83% 65% Bill & Ted Face the Music The Great Leader (Character) $3.4M 2020
76% 40% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Stormy (Character) - 2020
91% 46% Gloria Bell Hillary (Character) $5.6M 2018
56% 78% Kepler's Dream Violet von Stern (Character) $2.8K 2016
No Score Yet 22% The Chosen One Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chosen One Ruth (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet So You Want Michael Madsen? Unknown (Character) - 2008
63% 55% Baby Mama Rose (Character) $60.3M 2008
75% 61% Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Prudence (Voice) - 2007
11% 67% The Wedding Date Bunny Ellis (Character) $31.6M 2005
42% 56% D.E.B.S. Mrs. Petrie (Character) $96.8K 2004
55% 78% Home Room Dr. Hollander (Character) - 2003
45% 25% Spy Kids 3: Game Over Grandma Cortez (Character) $111.8M 2003
75% 39% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Grandmother (Character) $85.6M 2002
11% 32% Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Prudence (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet 59% Strange Frequency Marge Crowley (Character) - 2001
60% 71% The Day Reagan Was Shot Nancy Reagan (Character) - 2001
70% 72% Legally Blonde Professor Stromwell (Character) $96.5M 2001
No Score Yet 60% The Deadly Look of Love Evelyn McGinnis (Character) - 2000
70% 75% Happy Accidents Therapist (Character) $688.5K 2000
69% 59% Keeping the Faith Bonnie Rose (Character) $37.0M 2000
No Score Yet 0% The Spiral Staircase Emma Warren (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 56% My Last Love Marnie Morton (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 53% Mail to the Chief Katherine Horner (Character) - 1999
95% 89% The Truman Show Truman's Mother (Character) $125.6M 1998
73% 74% Next Stop Wonderland Piper Castleton (Character) $3.4M 1998
55% 41% George of the Jungle Beatrice Stanhope (Character) $105.3M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betty Crystal Ball (Character) - 1997
53% 66% One Fine Day Rita (Character) $46.1M 1996
No Score Yet 20% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester Janice (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Wedding Aunt Flo (Character) - 1995
88% 65% To Die For Carol Stone (Character) $20.5M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Awake to Danger Dr. Joyce Lindley (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayal of Trust Mary Shelton (Character) - 1994
27% 21% The Favor Maggie Sand (Character) $2.6M 1994
14% 34% Cop and a Half Captain Rubio (Character) $30.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet With Hostile Intent Lois Baxter (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rape of Dr. Willis Dr. Greenway (Character) - 1991
71% 57% Alice Helen (Character) $6.8M 1990
41% 52% She's Having a Baby Sarah Briggs (Character) $14.4M 1988
No Score Yet 71% Perry Mason Returns Paula Gordon (Character) - 1985
46% 37% The Jewel of the Nile Gloria (Character) $65.5M 1985
86% 69% Romancing the Stone Gloria (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 20% Power, Passion & Murder Ernestine King (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Mail Order Bride Dottie Birmington (Character) - 1982
14% 17% The Next Man TV Interviewer (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet J.T. Mrs. Arnold (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
86% 78% The Chair Professor Joan Hambling (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character),
Writer
2020
91% 77% Mr. Mercedes Ida Silver (Character) 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
78% 92% Good Behavior Alice (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 79% Speechless Andrea (Guest Star) 2017
77% 88% The Orville Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2016
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Evelyn Harper (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2003-2014
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Mrs. Dawson (Guest Voice) 2007
91% 89% Monk Peggy Davenport (Guest Star) 2005 2007
57% 78% The L Word Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Judge Roberta Kittleson (Guest Star) 1998-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Bob Madeline (Character) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Edens Narrator 2001
36% No Score Yet The Fighting Fitzgeralds Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lot Unknown (Character) 1999 2001
23% No Score Yet DAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 84% ER Phyllis Farr (Guest Star) 1999
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
85% 50% The Naked Truth Camilla Dane (Character) 1995-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995
9% 83% Saved by the Bell: The College Years Dean Susan McMann (Character) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bitter Blood Unknown (Character) 1994
63% No Score Yet The Powers That Be Unknown (Character) 1992-1993
0% No Score Yet Going Places Dawn St. Claire (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Allison Royce / Priscilla Prim (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
80% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Ruth Dunbar (Character) 1980-1982