Holland Taylor is an American stage and screen actress. She is most known for her work on television as Evelyn Harper in Two and a Half Men, and as Judge Roberta Kittleson in The Practice -- the latter of which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999.
She is also known for her movie appearances in such titles as George of the Jungle, The Truman Show, and Legally Blonde.
Her personal life has been equally as noteworthy as -- if not more than -- her professional career, and her relationship with actress Sarah Paulson has kept her in the spotlight as much as her on-screen work.
She was recently seen starring in the drama miniseries, Hollywood, which premiered on Netflix on May 1, 2020.
Here are seven facts about Holland Taylor:
In November 2015, Taylor revealed on her interview with WNYC radio station that she was in a relationship with a woman, and one who was much younger than her no less.
"There's a very big age difference between us which I'm sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me. But as they say, 'If she dies, she dies.'"
A month later, it was confirmed that the woman was actress Sarah Paulson -- of American Horror Story fame.
Paulson would herself later confirm the reports during an interview with The New York Times in 2016, saying:
My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore the idea that it's 'other' makes it compelling. If my life choices had to be predicted based on what was expected from me from a community on either side, that's going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don't want to feel that … what I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor."
Paulson also commented on their 32-year age difference in 2017 during an interview with The Edit, saying:
"I'm with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it's the least interesting thing about me. I am a woman of a certain age who chose not to have children, and who has made my career my priority. I am the captain of my own ship, and I've never looked to anyone else to validate that, or tell me it's OK."
Holland Taylor was born Holland Virginia Taylor on January 14, 1943. The 77-year-old actress was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three daughters born to painter Virginia Davis, and attorney C. Tracy Taylor.
She is 5' 4" (1.63 m) tall.
Most recently, Taylor starred as the studio executive, Ellen Kincaid, in the Netflix drama miniseries, Hollywood.
The show is centered around a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers during the golden era of Hollywood as they do whatever it takes to make it.
The seven-part mini-series premiered on May 1, 2020, on Netflix, and featured an ensemble cast including David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Samara Weaving, Jeremy Pope, and Jim Parsons.
Holland Taylor has been one of the most prolific television actresses in history with her work dating as far back as 1969.
Despite having an extensive body of work, the fact that one of her most famous roles came in 2003 when she was well into her sixties is a testament to her staying power.
Taylor was one of the major characters of the CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men, having a long stint as Evelyn Harper, a real estate agent and the mother of the two leads, Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) and Alan Harper (Jon Cryer).
She was a presence on all twelve seasons of the hit sitcom and was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards throughout her run.
To date, Holland Taylor has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, but her only win came in her very first nomination.
She won the 1999 Primetime Emmy Award for her supporting role as Judge Roberta Kittleson in the ABC legal drama series, The Practice.
She made her first appearance in 1998, in the show's third season, and made recurring appearances throughout the rest of the drama series' eight-season run.
Besides an illustrious television résumé, Taylor is also a noted presence on the big screens.
Among her many movie appearances, her most notable ones include her roles in movies like One Fine Day, George of the Jungle, The Truman Show, and Legally Blonde.
She also played Grandma Helga Avellan in the Spy Kids movie franchise. Furthermore, she played Edith "Stormy" McClaren-Sheehan in the Netflix teen romantic-comedy movie, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.
Taylor is set to star alongside her Hollywood co-star, Samara Weaving, in the upcoming sci-fi comedy movie, Bill & Ted Face the Music, starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.
As of May 2020, Holland Taylor has a net worth of $18 million. The 77-year-old is a highly-respected screen and stage actress with 120 screen credits to her name.
The veteran has been an actor since the mid-60s and still continues to be the center of the spotlight.
She has made appearances in such TV shows as Kojak, Perfect Strangers, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, ER, and Monk.
Besides her countless TV guest appearances, she has been featured prominently in shows like Bosom Buddies, The Practice and Two and a Half Men, the former of which won her first, and to date, her only Primetime Emmy Award.
She recently starred in the Netflix drama miniseries, Hollywood.
She is also known for her movie appearances in such movies like George of the Jungle, The Truman Show, Legally Blonde, and the Spy Kids franchise.
She is set to make an appearance in the upcoming sci-fi comedy movie, Bill & Ted Face the Music, starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.