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actor , television actor , film actor

Christine Joan Taylor-Stiller is an American actress, best known for her roles as Melody Hanson on Hey Dude, Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie, Holly Sullivan in The Wedding Singer, Kathrine Veatch in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander and Zoolander 2.

Background

Taylor was born on July 30, 1971, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Joan, a homemaker, and Albert E. "Skip" Taylor III, who owns a security company. She grew up in neighboring Wescosville, Pennsylvania.

Education

Taylor has a brother, Brian, and attended Allentown Central Catholic High School.

Career

Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon children's television series Hey Dude where she played the lifeguard Melody Hanson. She continued in that role through 1991 while making various guest appearances on other programs. In 1995, Taylor was cast as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and later in A Very Brady Sequel.

Later, she made television appearances as a guest star, in 2005, in two episodes of Arrested Development as "Sally Sitwell" and, in 2006, in an episode of NBC's My Name Is Earl. In July 2006, Taylor's husband Ben Stiller announced plans to direct a CBS sitcom starring Taylor, but the series never aired. She has appeared with Mandy Moore in both Dedication and License to Wed.

In 2010, Taylor guest starred on Hannah Montana Forever. In 2010, she also starred in the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie Farewell Mr. Kringle. In 2013, Taylor reprised her role as Sally Sitwell in two episodes of the revived Arrested Development.

Works

Connections

Married Ben Stiller, May 13, 2000. Children: Ella Olivia, Quinlin Dempsey.

father:
Skip Taylor

mother:
Joan Taylor

spouse:
Ben Stiller

child:
Ella Olivia Taylor

child:
Quinlin Dempsey Taylor