Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor with husband Ben Stiller

Christine Joan Taylor (born July 30, 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American actress.

Nickelodeon's Hey Dude

After graduating from Allentown's Central Catholic High School, Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon Network children's television series Hey Dude, where she played the perky character Melody Hanson, a lifeguard. She continued in that role through 1991, while making various guest appearances on other programs.

The Brady Bunch, Party Girl, The Wedding Singer

Taylor's physical resemblance to the character of Marcia Brady, coupled with several successful comedic guest appearances on Ellen, led to her being cast in the 1995 film spoof of the television show The Brady Bunch called The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel the following year.

In 1996, Taylor was awarded the lead role in the television series, Party Girl, in which she played the role of a self-destructive rave party organizer, who indulges in drugs and all-night partying.

Following Party Girl, Taylor's career advanced rapidly, highlighted by guest television appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and NBC's Friends and Seinfeld. She also played the best friend role in the successful Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler film The Wedding Singer.

My Name is Earl

On February 9, 2006, Taylor guest starred on NBC's "My Name Is Earl", a show starring Jason Lee and known for its one-camera filming approach. The episode, titled "The Professor", featured Taylor as a sexy and beautiful college professor. Earl becomes infatuated with her after attempting to return her laptop that he previously stole.

Personal

In the 1990s, Taylor dated actor Matthew Lillard. In May 2000, she married actor and writer Ben Stiller.

Taylor has since appeared opposite Stiller in a number of films, including Zoolander (2001) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Like Stiller, Taylor is considered a gifted comedic actress whose success in television and film acting has been varied, but not often heralded.

On April 10, 2002, Taylor and Stiller had their first child, a daughter named Marcia Olivia Stiller. They had a second child, a son named Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, on July 10, 2005.

Christine Taylor quote

"Someday I'd love to do Shakespeare. And to play a bitch." People magazine, March 13, 1995.

Filmography

  • The Mirror (2006) (completed)
  • Room 6 (2006)
  • The First Year's A Bitch (2004)
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
  • Zoolander (2001)
  • Kiss Toledo Goodbye (1999)
  • Desperate But Not Serious (1999)
  • Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV)
  • Overnight Delivery (1998)
  • The Wedding Singer (1998)
  • Denial (1998)
  • Campfire Tales (1997)
  • Party Girl (1996) (TV series)
  • Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! (1996)
  • A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
  • To the Ends of Time (1996) (TV)
  • The Craft (1996)
  • Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV)
  • The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
  • Breaking Free (1995)
  • Night of the Demons 2 (1994) (V)
  • Showdown (1993)
  • Calendar Girl (1993)
  • Hey Dude (1989) (TV series)

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And to play a bitch." People magazine, March 13, 1995. See also Tickle Me Elmo for information about trivia and popular culture references specific to the toy. "Someday I'd love to do Shakespeare. On South Africa's Takalani Sesame, he is renamed Neno, and his personality stays essentially the same. They had a second child, a son named Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, on July 10, 2005. Other international version actually include Elmo in Street scenes. On April 10, 2002, Taylor and Stiller had their first child, a daughter named Marcia Olivia Stiller. His voice in Sesamstraat, the Dutch version of the show, is done by Hein Boele.

Like Stiller, Taylor is considered a gifted comedic actress whose success in television and film acting has been varied, but not often heralded. In Portuguese children's books (in Portugal, he did not appear in the TV series), he's known as Simão (Simon). Taylor has since appeared opposite Stiller in a number of films, including Zoolander (2001) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Sesame Street is customized for some different international markets, and Elmo is often renamed. In May 2000, she married actor and writer Ben Stiller. Aired as part of the Food Network's second annual "Cook With Your Kids Week", the special was produced in conjunction with Sesame Workshop's Healthy Habits for Life program. In the 1990s, Taylor dated actor Matthew Lillard. Emeril and Elmo's Healthy Start was a special featuring Elmo and Emeril Lagasse, that aired November 4, 2005 at 8 pm.

Earl becomes infatuated with her after attempting to return her laptop that he previously stole. In the 3 March 2004 episode "Eppur Si Muove", Elmo receives a medical checkup from Abbey Bartlet, the First Lady, and cheekishly questions her about the validity of her medical license. The episode, titled "The Professor", featured Taylor as a sexy and beautiful college professor. Elmo also appeared in a fifth season episode of The West Wing. On February 9, 2006, Taylor guest starred on NBC's "My Name Is Earl", a show starring Jason Lee and known for its one-camera filming approach. Elmo was the star of the 1999 full-length, theatrically-released motion picture Elmo in Grouchland. She also played the best friend role in the successful Drew Barrymore/Adam Sandler film The Wedding Singer. Elmo and a developmental expert gave babysitting tips on the 18 June 2005 episode of Teen Kids News.

Following Party Girl, Taylor's career advanced rapidly, highlighted by guest television appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and NBC's Friends and Seinfeld. He has appeared on Martha Stewart Living and Martha (13 September 2005), The Tony Danza Show (11 October 2004, 11 April 2005, 10 November 2005), Rove Live (20 March 2001, 24 September 2002, 2004). In 1996, Taylor was awarded the lead role in the television series, Party Girl, in which she played the role of a self-destructive rave party organizer, who indulges in drugs and all-night partying. After a becoming a regular guest on The Rosie O'Donnell Show (28 June 1996, 24 December 1997, 16 February 1998, 5 November 1998, 5 November 1998, 28 January 1999, 21 September 1999, 6 December 1999, 4 January 2001, 21 September 2001, 6 February 2002, 2 May 2002), Elmo began touring the talk-show circuit. Taylor's physical resemblance to the character of Marcia Brady, coupled with several successful comedic guest appearances on Ellen, led to her being cast in the 1995 film spoof of the television show The Brady Bunch called The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel the following year. Another version, Elmo Knows Your Name, comes with a CD that allows parents to program Elmo to say the child's name and other personalized phrases. She continued in that role through 1991, while making various guest appearances on other programs. Other Elmo toys include Hokey Pokey Elmo ("Hokey Cokey Elmo" in the United Kingdom), Limbo Elmo and Let's Pretend Elmo.

After graduating from Allentown's Central Catholic High School, Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon Network children's television series Hey Dude, where she played the perky character Melody Hanson, a lifeguard. A popular doll called the Tickle Me Elmo was manufactured in his likeness, and became the must-have toy during Christmas in 1996. . [1]. Christine Joan Taylor (born July 30, 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. The lesson here is never think you're unimportant because you never know what is going to happen." Should Clash be unable to perform Elmo, John Tartaglia is the current backup performer. Hey Dude (1989) (TV series). Kevin's performance inspired the writers to develop Elmo's character.

Calendar Girl (1993). Sans continues that "One day [in 1984], Kevin Clash, a talented puppeteer, raised him up and brought energy and life into Elmo and from that day forward we would all write for Elmo. Showdown (1993). "There was this extra red puppet lying around and the cast would pick him up sometimes and try to create a personality, but nothing seemed to materialize." The puppet was performed by Caroll Spinney in the early-1970s, Brian Muehl from 1979-1981, and Richard Hunt from 1981-1984. Night of the Demons 2 (1994) (V). Sesame Street-staff writer Nancy Sans once described Elmo's origins. Breaking Free (1995). He is often described as overly optimistic and annoying which became the butt of many jokes among the entertainment industry about him.

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). The character is supposed to be about three and a half years old, and characteristically refers to himself in the third person. Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV). . The Craft (1996). Noodle. To the Ends of Time (1996) (TV). Noodle's Brother Mr.

A Very Brady Sequel (1996). Noodle and Mr. Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! (1996). He is accompanied by his goldfish, Dorothy, and silent Charlie Chaplin–like characters named Mr. Party Girl (1996) (TV series). He currently hosts the last full segment on Sesame Street, called Elmo's World, which is aimed at toddlers. Campfire Tales (1997). He is a furry red Muppet monster with googly eyes and an orange nose.

Denial (1998). Elmo is a fictional character on the children's television show Sesame Street. The Wedding Singer (1998). [3]. Overnight Delivery (1998). In January 2006, controversy surrounded the book "Potty Time With Elmo" when a mother reported that pressing the buttons caused Elmo to say "Who wants to die?" The books manufacturer said that this was not an isolated claim, and that they'd had several complaints about the book. Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV). (Right hand operates the mouth, left hand operates the left paw, right hand is operated by a second person.).

Desperate But Not Serious (1999). This is common with muppets, due to the method of operation. Kiss Toledo Goodbye (1999). Elmo appears to be left-handed, because he uses that "paw" to draw with his crayon and operate his computer mouse. Zoolander (2001). The song is likely not part of the Sesame Street canon. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). According to the parody song "Elmo You Can Drive My Car" (based on The Beatles's "Drive My Car"), Elmo had a "maybe I love you" romance with a girl that had celebrity aspirations.

The First Year's A Bitch (2004). Despite her extremely close relationship to Elmo, the sister has never been mentioned before or again. Room 6 (2006). According to one Sesame Street picture book, Elmo also has at least one set of grandparents, and a sister. The Mirror (2006) (completed). These are also the names of puppeteer Kevin Clash's parents [2]. His parents, according to the Birthday segment of Elmo's World, are named George and Gladys.

A parody of Tickle Me Elmo was included in the Jhonen Vasquez comic, Squee titled Tickle Me Hellmo. Moe then tickles him, as Elmo slaps him and says "'No' means 'No' for Elmo!". In another episode of The Simpsons, a Tickle Me Elmo doll appears in Maggie's nursery. Bush, he said, "Elmo go to wrong fundraiser.".

In another episode of The Simpsons a parody of post-9/11 America, Elmo appeared in a political prison after supporting opponents of George W. He reminded Homer, who didn't want to pay for a pledge he made to a PBS phone-a-thon, that "Elmo knows where you live.". Elmo briefly appeared as a vengeful cartoon character in a Simpsons episode.

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