Holland Taylor – Famous Actress

Who is Holland Taylor?

Holland Taylor is an American actress and playwright. She is best known for portraying Evelyn Harper in Two and a Half Men and also for her roles in Hollywood, The L Word, Mr. Mercedes, and The Stand-In.


January 14, 1943


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America



Personal Life

In 2015, Taylor revealed that she was in relationships with women. Her partner since 2015 has been the actress Sarah Paulson, best known for appearing in American Horror Story.

Professional Life

Taylor began her career with stage appearances on Broadway and off-Broadway. However, she mostly worked in the theater between the 60s and the 80s. Some remarkable productions include The Cocktail Hour, Breakfast with Les and Bess, and others.

She moved to television with her role as Denise Cavanaugh in The Edge of Night, a soap opera. Her big break came with the role in Bosom Buddies, starring Tom Hanks. Taylor played his boss, and the role was a huge hit.

In 1985, she co-starred in Me and Mom opposite Lisa Eilbacher. This was followed by a starring role in the short-lived sitcom Harry opposite Alan Arkin. In 1990, she played Dawn St. Claire in Going Places for 13 episodes.

Between 1992 and 1993, she had a starring role in The Powers That Be with John Forsythe and David Hyde Pierce. In 1994, she appeared in Saved by the Bell: The College Years as Dean Susan McMann, although the series would be canceled a few episodes after. Finally, she appeared in 1998’s The Naked Truth.

Taylor would appear as Judge Roberta Kittleson in The Practice. She was so popular that her one-off role became a regular between 1998 and 2003. This role earned her a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. She also got a nomination for the Emiies for her role in The Lot, plus additional five nominations for Two and a Half Man and for her role in Hollywood.

Holland Taylor portrayed Evelyn Harper in Two and a Half Men, the popular sitcom starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer. Her character was the mother of Sheen and Cryer’s characters, although she stands out for her stand-offish and sometimes cold demeanor.

In addition to these roles, Taylor has appeared in many series, such as ER, Veronica’s Closet, Ally McBeal, Monk, and more. Additionally, she portrayed Peggy Peabody on The L Word. In Hollywood, the actress portrayed Ellen Kincaid, which earned her her latest Emmy nomination.

In film, some important roles include appearances in Legally Blonde, Baby Mama, The Truman Show, Happy Accidents, George of the Jungle, Romancing the Stone, and others. She has also done voice work for films like Cinderella II and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time and shows like American Dad!

In 2009, Taylor wrote and produced a play called Ann about Governor Ann Richards.


The actress has often portrayed mothers despite not having kids in real life.

Her play Ann about the Texas Governor Ann Richards was a one-woman show, which she also wrote and produced.

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