Date of Birth : Jul 30th 1971
Comedic actress Christine Taylor was best known for her 1995 portrayal of Marcia Brady in “The Brady Bunch Movie,” which quickly generated buzz, what with her dead-on impression of 1970s TV icon Maureen McCormick. After many supporting roles in films and sitcoms, Taylor’s 2000 marriage to actor-director Ben Stiller raised her profile even higher and she co-starred opposite her husband in “Zoolander” (2001) and “Dodgeball” (2004). In 2006, the couple inked a deal to star in a domestic sitcom for CBS but while the project experienced delays, Taylor appeared in the 2007 indie filmfest fave, “Kabluey.”
She was raised in a conservative environment, attending a small Catholic school, but also took classes at the Allentown Theater School and got her acting feet wet in local productions of “Grease” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” With the help of an enthusiastic stage mother, Taylor found acting work in commercials as a kid and teenager, and when she was a senior in high school, landed her big break with a role on one of Nickelodeon’s earliest live action series, “Hey Dude” (Nickelodeon, 1989-1991). Taylor stayed with the show for its two year run before moving to Los Angeles, where she easily found guest work on sitcoms like “Life Goes On” (ABC, 1989-1993), “Saved by the Bell”(NBC, 1989-1993), and “Blossom” (NBC, 1991-95). In 1992, she joined the cast of the now-legendary stage spoof “The Real Live Brady Bunch” at the Westwood Playhouse, in a role that people had been telling her she was born to play all her life – due in no small part to her striking physical similarity to original Marcia, Maureen McCormick. Taylor made her feature film debut the following year (as Christine Joan Taylor) in “Calendar Girl” (1993) with Jason Priestly, as well as appeared in “Showdown” (1993) and “Night of the Demons II” (1994) before she learned of casting for a feature film based on the iconic series, “The Brady Bunch” (ABC, 1969-1974).