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      Renee Taylor

      Renee Taylor

      Highest Rated: 100% Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 19, 1933

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A comic performer and writer with an unabashed New York accent and sensibility who has portrayed a wide range of common-folk Jewish women, Renee Taylor began her career in New York in the 1950s as a revue comedienne and writer. She first gained national attention as a semi-regular on "The Jack Paar Show." Taylor made her film debut for Jerry Lewis in "The Errand Boy" (1961), and in 1968 was Jack Klugman's wife in "The Detective" who tried to distract him from his concentration with the offer of food. In 1977, Taylor appeared on the syndicated "Fernwood Tonight," the offspring of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," as a character who proclaimed herself to be the missing Mary Hartman. Since the roles she was offered often did not showcase her abilities, Taylor and husband Joseph Bologna began writing and starring in their own plays and independent feature films which they tirelessly promoted. They co-wrote and performed onstage in "Lovers and Other Strangers" (1968), which they later adapted (but did not star in) for the screen in 1970. In 1971, the duo made the feature "Made for Each Other," in which Taylor was Pandora, a talentless performer pursuing the reluctant Bologna as her last chance at happiness. Taylor's self-written characters were often women with low self-esteem who are desperately seek love yet who also believe themselves to be unattractive. The pair revived "Made for Each Other" with frequent screenings at their own expense. Taylor and Bologna also co-wrote "Acts of Love and Other Comedies," a 1972 special starring Marlo Thomas that earned them a writing Emmy. Taylor wrote and starred in the 1976 TV-movie "Woman of the Year." In 1995, Taylor co-wrote and co-directed "Love Is All There Is" which centers on two feuding families whose children fall in love. The film was shown out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Taylor found herself on a hit series when she was cast in the recurring role of Fran Drescher's Flushing, Queens, mother in the CBS sitcom "The Nanny" (1994-99). Again, she played a blowzy, overbearing parent not dissimilar characters she created for herself. Riding on her increased popularity, Taylor co-wrote a stage play with Bologna called "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" (1995), that explored love and relationships in middle age. With Beatrice Arthur as the third star of the piece, the play played to enthusiastic crowds in Los Angeles. Taylor continued working steadily in small roles in both film and television, including recurring roles on the sitcoms "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS 2005-2014) and "Happily Divorced" (TV Land 2011-13), in which she was reunited with Drescher, and the animated comedy "Bob's Burgers" (Fox 2011- ). She also appeared in the Adam Sandler comedy "The Do Over" (2016) and director Ken Marino's "How To Be A Latin Lover" (2017).

      Highest rated movies

      A New Leaf poster
      A New Leaf
      The Producers poster
      The Producers
      61* poster
      61*
      A Match Made in Heaven poster
      A Match Made in Heaven
      Tango Shalom poster Tango Shalom Life During Wartime poster
      Life During Wartime
      Boynton Beach Club poster
      Boynton Beach Club
      White Palace poster
      White Palace

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 90% Tango Shalom Deborah Yehuda (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $102.7K 2021
      39% 61% How to Be a Latin Lover Peggy (Character) $32.1M 2017
      9% 42% The Do Over Mrs. Kessler (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zarra's Law Gabriella Zarra (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 84% Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Ms. Waco Chapman (Character) $52.0M 2013
      No Score Yet 50% Boston Girls Mrs. Palermo (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 30% Opposite Day Martha Benson (Character) - 2009
      68% 48% Life During Wartime Mona Jordan (Character) $278.8K 2009
      No Score Yet 70% The Rainbow Tribe Ms. Crapple (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 32% Pandemic Kathryn Hadorn (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 80% Kalamazoo? Golda (Character) - 2006
      60% 41% Boynton Beach Club Platinum Blond (Character) $3.1M 2005
      48% 51% Alfie Lu Schnitman (Character) $13.4M 2004
      31% No Score Yet Returning Mickey Stern Jeannie (Character) - 2003
      0% 21% Gold Diggers Betty Mundt (Character) $403.2K 2003
      86% 90% 61* Claire Ruth (Character) - 2001
      78% 71% A Match Made in Heaven Isobel Slotkin (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 47% Love Is All There Is Mona (Character),
      Director
      $61.3K 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Forever Charlotte (Character) - 1992
      7% 59% All I Want for Christmas Sylvia (Character) $13.9M 1991
      29% 39% Delirious Arlene Sherwood (Character) $4.7M 1991
      50% 62% White Palace Edith Baron (Character) $16.9M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Had to Be You Theda Blau (Character),
      Director
      - 1989
      40% 36% Lovesick Mrs. Mondragon (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman of the Year Tess Harding (Character) - 1976
      33% 81% Last of the Red Hot Lovers Jeanette (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Made for Each Other Pandora (Character) - 1971
      94% 83% A New Leaf Sally Hart (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 0% Jennifer on My Mind Selma (Character) - 1971
      100% 73% Lovers and Other Strangers Writer - 1970
      91% 85% The Producers Eva Braun (Character) $111.9K 1968
      33% 33% A Fine Madness Streetwalker (Character) - 1966
      50% 72% The Errand Boy Miss Giles (Character) - 1961

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 87% Bob's Burgers Gloria (Guest Voice),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2011 2013 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 55% Shake It Up! Mrs. Locassio (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Mrs. Matsen (Guest Star) 2009 2011-2012
      No Score Yet 61% 2 Broke Girls Hinda Fagel (Guest Star) 2012
      12% 15% Allen Gregory Principal Gottlieb (Voice) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sonny With a Chance Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 76% Victorious Mammaw (Guest Star) 2010
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Maude Monaghan (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pandemic Kathryn Hadorn (Character) 2007
      37% No Score Yet The Wedding Bells Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      93% 96% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 68% The Nanny Sylvia Fine (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1993-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      86% 88% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      75% No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      7% No Score Yet Daddy Dearest Helen Mitchell (Character) 1993
      83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Electra Rosenbloom (Guest Star) 1990