Christine Taylor, born as Christine Joan Taylor, is an American actress. She has acted in many notable movies and television series and has carved a niche for herself as a great actress. She is known for her roles in the film and television projects ‘Hey Dude,’ ‘Brady Bunch Movie,’ ‘A Very Brady Sequel,’ ‘The Wedding Singer,’ ‘Zoolander,’ and ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.’ Apart from these, Christine has worked in many other movies and television shows as well. Her appearance in the popular sitcom ‘Friends’ in the role of Bonnie also needs a special mention. Christine and Ben Stiller, her husband, made appearance as members of the audience at the Beastie Boys concert movie ‘Awesome...’ in 2006. In 2012, the actress took the role of a spokesperson for organic skincare products by Nourish. Christine Taylor’s life away from the camera has been equally dramatic. In 1993, she, along with a friend was victimized in a car jack incident in Los Angeles. They were held at gunpoint while her convertible BMW was stolen by the thieves; it was never found after the incident.
Christine Taylor’s acting career begun quite early in the year 1989, when she started acting in ‘Hey Dude’. It was a children’s television series broadcast on Nickelodeon. She played the role of Melody Hanson, the lifeguard in the series. She appeared in that role until 1991. In the meanwhile, she made appearances in other programs as well. In 1991 and 1992 she remained confined to television only.
It was in 1993 that she made her first appearance in movies. Along with making general appearances, she also made great comic appearances in serials in television and also in movies. Infact she proved her acting prowess by appearing in movies of diverse genres—from comedy to romance to horror. She is one of those actors of the present generation who have achieved considerable success in balancing simultaneous careers in both the television and film industries for a long tenure.
She began her career in movies with ‘Calendar Girl,’ released in 1993. It was followed by performances in movies like ‘Night of the Demons 2’ and ‘Breaking Free,’ which made critics take note of her acting prowess. Her subsequent roles in movies like ‘The Wedding Singer,’ ‘Desperate But Not Serious’ and ‘Zoolander’ also got appreciation from viewers and critics alike. In the 2000s, Christine continued her successful run in movies with films like ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,’ ‘License to Wed’ and the sequel to ‘Zoolander.’
Along with acting in some acclaimed and commercially successful movies, she continued working in television with small breaks in between. After hit TV series like ‘Dallas’ and ‘Blossom’ which came in the early 1990s, she returned to television in the late 1990s with shows like ‘Murphy Brown’ and ‘Cupid.’ Post 2000, she has worked in a number of TV series and shows including ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘My Name is Earl’ and ‘Rip City.’
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Christine Taylor was born on 30th July 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Her father Albert E ‘Skip’ Taylor III owned a security company, while her mother Joan was a homemaker. Her early years were spent in neighboring Wescosville, Pennsylvania. She has a brother called Brian. She completed her education from Allentown Central Catholic High School.
Christine Taylor got wedded to popular and hunky actor Ben Stiller on 13th May 2000. Their first meeting had taken place on the sets of the TV show ‘Heat Vision and Jack’. Both of them have acted together in a number of movies namely ‘DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,’ ‘Zoolander,’ and its sequel, ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ The couple stayed in Westchester County, New York. They have a son and a daughter named Quinlin Dempsey and Ella Olivia respectively. Due to some health reasons, both Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller prefer adhering to a vegan diet. Though they had been married for 17 years, the couple announced their separation in May 2017, leading to widespread buzz and rumors in the industry about their impending divorce.