Taylor, Holland 1943–

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TAYLOR, Holland 1943


Born January 14, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of C. Tracy (a lawyer) and Virginia (a painter) Taylor. Education: Bennington College, B.A., drama; studied acting with Stella Adler.

Addresses: Agent Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist Baker Winoker Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award and nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1999 and 2000, for The Practice; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a comedy series, 2000, for The Lot.


Film Appearances:

TV interviewer, The Next Man (also known as The Arab Conspiracy and Double Hit ), Allied Artists, 1976.

(Uncredited) Claudia van Doren, Fame, Metro GoldwynMayer, 1980.

Reuben, Reuben, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1983.

Gloria, Romancing the Stone, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1984.

Gloria, The Jewel of the Nile, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1985.

Mrs. Fanshaw, Key Exchange, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1985.

Sarah Briggs, She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988.

Helen, Alice, Orion, 1990.

Captain Rubio, Cop and a Half, Universal, 1993.

Maggie Sand, The Favor (also known as The Favour and The Indecent Favour ), Orion, 1994.

Mrs. Rubens, How to Make an American Quilt, Universal, 1995.

Mona RowlandDowney, Steal Big, Steal Little, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Davis Mora Axelrod, Last Summer in the Hamptons, Rainbow Releasing, 1995.

Carol Stone, To Die For, Columbia, 1995.

Rita, One Fine Day, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1996.

Beatrice Stanhope, George of the Jungle, Buena Vista, 1997.

Truman's mother, The Truman Show, Paramount, 1997.

Emma Jeffreys, Just Write, Curb Entertainment, 1997.

(Uncredited) Celia, The Unknown Cyclist, Trident Releasing, 1997.

Crystal Ball, Betty, Panorama, 1997.

Piper Castleton, Next Stop, Wonderland, Miramax, 1998.

Muriel, The Sex Monster, Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Therapist, Happy Accidents, IFC Films, 2000.

Bonnie Rose, Keeping the Faith, Buena Vista, 2000.

Mistress of ceremonies, Town & Country, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Professor Stromwell, Legally Blonde, MetroGoldwyn Mayer, 2001.

Voice of Prudence, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

Dr. Hollander, Home Room, Myriad, 2002.

Grandmother, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Dimension, 2002.

Fits and Starts, Res Ipsa, 2002.

Grandmother, Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, Miramax, 2003.

Intent, 2003.

Headmistress, D.E.B.S., Screen Gems, 2004.

Something Borrowed, Gold Circle, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sergeant Ruth Gardiner, Somerset (also known as Another World: Somerset and Somerset: Bay City ), NBC, 1973.

Marilyn Gardiner, Beacon Hill, CBS, 1975.

Denise Norwood Cavanaugh, R.N., The Edge of Night, ABC, 19771978, 1980.

Ruth Dunbar, Bosom Buddies, ABC, 19801982.

Jill Ollinger, All My Children (also known as AMC: The Summer of Seduction ), ABC, 19811982.

Zena Hunnicutt, Me and Mom, ABC, 1985.

Nurse Ina Duckett, Harry, ABC, 1987.

Dawn St. Claire, Going Places, ABC, 19901991.

Margaret Powers, The Powers That Be (also known as Love Child ), NBC, 19921993.

Dean Susan McMann, Saved by the Bell: The New Class (also known as Good Morning, Miss Bliss ), NBC, 19931995.

Dean Susan McMann, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, NBC, 1994.

Camilla Dane, The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again and Pix ), ABC, 19951996, NBC, 1996 1998.

Judge Roberta Kittleson, a recurring role, The Practice, ABC, 19982004.

Letitia DeVine, The Lot, AMC, 1999.

Madeline Collins, Baby Bob, CBS, 2002.

Evelyn Harper, Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Mrs. Marbury, Concealed Enemies, PBS, 1984.

Dolly, People Like Us, NBC, 1990.

Florence Newsom, In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride, and Madness (also known as Bitter Blood ), CBS, 1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dottie Birmingham, I Was a Mail Order Bride, CBS, 1982.

Mrs. Shand Kydd, The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, CBS, 1982.

Paula Gordon, Perry Mason Returns (also known as The Defense Never Rests ), NBC, 1985.

Ernestine King, Power, Passion and Murder, 1987.

Dr. Carol Greenway, The Rape of Dr. Willis, CBS, 1991.

Lois Baxter, With Hostile Intent (also known as Two Cops: The Long Beach Sexual Harassment Case and With Hostile Intent: Sisters in Black and Blue ), CBS, 1993.

Wallace, The Counterfeit Contessa (also known as The Contessa ), Fox, 1994.

Mary, Betrayal of Trust (also known as Under the Influence ), NBC, 1994.

Janice Kramer, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester, NBC, 1995.

Dr. Joyce Lindley, Awake to Danger (also known as Out of the Dark and The Other Side of Dark ), NBC, 1995.

Aunt Flo, A Walton Wedding (also known as John Boy's Wedding ), CBS, 1995.

Marnie Morton, My Last Love (also known as To Live For ), ABC, 1999.

Emma Warren, The Spiral Staircase, Fox Family, 2000.

Katherine Horner, Mail to the Chief, ABC, 2000.

Evelyn McGinnis, The Deadly Look of Love (also known as Mine Forever ), Lifetime, 2000.

Nancy Regan, The Day Reagan Was Shot, Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Elizabeth, "Sister Maria," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

"A Booming Romance," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Linda Cabot, "Diner," Kate and Allie, CBS, 1984.

Olivia Crawford, "Sexual Harassment in Chicago," Perfect Strangers, ABC, 1987.

Winifred Thayer, "Town Father," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

"To Die in Bettendorf," Wiseguy, CBS, 1989.

Agent Gretchen McCord, "Many Happy Returns," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Agent Gretchen McCord, "Sea No Evil," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1995.

Abigail, "Something about Seared Ahi," Something So Right, NBC, 1996.

Millicent, "Veronica's Mole," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1998.

Millicent, "Veronica's Silent Partner," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1998.

Olivia Vandermeer, "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," Buddy Faro, CBS, 1998.

Phyllis Farr, "Power," ER, NBC, 1999.

Judge Roberta Kittleson, "Do You Wanna Dance?," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000.

Lillian Pynchon, "Drug Interactions," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000.

Katherine Twigg, "The Return of Katherine Twigg," DAG, NBC, 2000.

Rose, "The Cook, the Fitz, His Sister and Her Luggage," The Fighting Fitzgeralds, NBC, 2001.

Peggy Peabody, "Longing," The L Word, Showtime, 2004.

Peggy Peabody, "Lies, Lies, Lies," The L Word, Show-time, 2004.

Also appeared as voice, Disney's Hercules (animated); moderator, Cold Feet, Bravo; Carrie Best, Michael Hayes; Ruth Taylor, Silver Spoons, NBC; in Sweet Justice, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Fran Grogan, The Saint (also known as The Saint in Manhattan ), CBS, 1987.

Mayor Brown, American Nuclear, CBS, 1989.

Mrs. Bluett, Big Deals, ABC, 1991.

Marge Crowley, "Room Service," Strange Frequency, VH1, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mrs. Arnold, J. T., CBS, 1969.

Beverly, 3 by Cheever: O Youth and Beauty! (also known as O Youth and Beauty ), Channel 13, 1979.

"My Mother Was Never a Kid," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1981.

Ernestine King, "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson," Great Performances, PBS, 1987.

Narrator, Costa Rica: Land of Pure Life, PBS, 2001.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Joely Fisher, Lifetime, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) A townsperson and understudy for the role of Sister Louise, The Devils, Broadway Theatre, 1965.

(OffBroadway debut) Irene, The Poker Session, Martinique Theatre, 1967.

The David Show, Players Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Tonight in Living Color, Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1969.

Colette, Ellen Stewart Theatre, New York City, 1970.

The Philanthropist, Washington Theatre Club, Washington, DC, 1971.

Anne Butley, Butley, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Minerva, "Boo Hoo" in Three One Act Plays by Philip Magdalany, Playwrights Horizons, West Side YWCAClark Center, New York City, 1972.

Kim and Colonel Howard, Fashion, McAlpin Rooftop Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Amanda Williams, We Interrupt This Program , Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Standby, Murder among Friends, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 19751976.

Barbara, Children, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1976.

Cynthia Morse, Something Old, Something New, Morosco Theatre, 1977.

Bess Dischinger, Breakfast with Les and Bess, Hudson Guild Theatre, then Lambs Theatre, both New York City, 1983.

Hedda Holloway, Moose Murders, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Lois, The Perfect Party, Playwrights Horizons, 1986.

Nina, The Cocktail Hour, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1988, then Promenade Theatre, New York City, 19881989.

Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, 1989.

Also appeared in Nightlight, offBroadway production; The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theatre, New York City; Drinks before Dinner, offBroadway production; Kindertransport, Los Angeles production.



Entertainment Weekly, June 26, 1992, p. 71.

TV Guide, December 30, 1995, p. 28.

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