Christine Joan Taylor-Stiller (born July 30, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for playing Melody Hanson on Hey Dude, Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel, Holly Sullivan in The Wedding Singer, Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander, and Katherine Veatch in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.
|Born||Christine Joan Taylor
July 30, 1971
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Residence||Westchester County, New York|
|Other names||Christine Stiller|
|Spouse(s)||Ben Stiller (m. 2000; separated 2017)|
Taylor was born on July 30, 1971, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Joan, a homemaker, and Albert E. "Skip" Taylor III, who owns a security company. She grew up in neighboring Wescosville, Pennsylvania. Taylor has a brother, Brian, and attended Allentown Central Catholic High School.
Taylor began her acting career in 1989 on the Nickelodeon children's television series Hey Dude where she played the lifeguard Melody Hanson. She continued in that role through 1991 while making various guest appearances on other programs. In 1995, Taylor was cast as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and later in A Very Brady Sequel. Following The Brady Bunch Movie, Taylor made several comedic guest appearances on Ellen, landing the lead role in the television series Party Girl, based on the 1995 film of the same name, and more guest appearances on Seinfeld and Friends. She played the racist school bully Laura Lizzie in the 1996 horror film The Craft, and also played Drew Barrymore's cousin, Holly Sullivan, in the 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer. In 2001, she starred alongside her husband Ben Stiller in Zoolander.
Later, she made television appearances as a guest star, in 2005, in two episodes of Arrested Development as "Sally Sitwell" and, in 2006, in an episode of NBC's My Name Is Earl. In July 2006, Taylor's husband Ben Stiller announced plans to direct a CBS sitcom starring Taylor, but the series never aired. She has appeared with Mandy Moore in both Dedication and License to Wed. In 2010, Taylor guest starred on Hannah Montana Forever. In 2010, she also starred in the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie Farewell Mr. Kringle. In 2013, Taylor reprised her role as Sally Sitwell in two episodes of the revived Arrested Development.
Taylor guest starred on Elementary in 2017, playing villainess Gail Lundquist.
Taylor married actor Ben Stiller on May 13, 2000. They met while making the TV show Heat Vision and Jack. Stiller and Taylor appeared onscreen together in Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Zoolander 2, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Arrested Development. They reside in Westchester County, New York and have a daughter and a son. Both have adopted a vegan diet for health reasons. After 17 years of marriage, Stiller and Taylor announced their separation in a joint statement in May 2017.
|1993||Calendar Girl||Melissa Smock||Credited as Christine Joan Taylor|
|1994||Night of the Demons 2||Terri|
|1995||Breaking Free||Brooke Kaufman|
|The Brady Bunch Movie||Marcia Brady|
|1996||The Craft||Laura Lizzie|
|A Very Brady Sequel||Marcia Brady|
|Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks!||Ballerina|
|The Wedding Singer||Holly Sullivan|
|Overnight Delivery||Kimberly Jasney|
|Desperate But Not Serious||Lili|
|Heat Vision and Jack||The Sheriff|
|1999||Kiss Toledo Goodbye||Deeann Emory|
|2004||Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Katherine "Kate" Veatch|
|The First Year's a Bitch||Andrea|
|2007||License To Wed||Lindsey Jones|
|2012||The First Time||Mrs. Miller|
|2016||Zoolander 2||Matilda Jeffries|
|1989–91||Hey Dude||Melody Hanson||62 episodes|
|1991||Dallas||Margaret Barnes||1 episode|
|Saved by the Bell||Heather Brooks||1 episode|
|Life Goes On||Drama Student #1||1 episode, as Christine Joan Taylor|
|1992||Blossom||Patti||1 episode, as Christine Joan Taylor|
|1995||Caroline in the City||Debbie||1 episode|
|Here Come the Munsters||Marilyn Hyde (Munster)||Television film|
|Ellen||Karen Lewis||2 episodes|
|1996||Party Girl||Mary||4 episodes|
|To the Ends of Time||Princess Stephanie||Television film|
|Murphy Brown||Taffy||1 episode|
|Seinfeld||Ellen||1 episode: "The Van Buren Boys"|
|2000||Spin City||Catherine Moore (Caitlin's Sister)||1 episode|
|2003||Harry's Girl||Harry's Girl||Television film|
|2004||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Herself||3 episodes|
|2005||The Commuters||Sandy||Television film|
|2005–13||Arrested Development||Sally Sitwell||4 episodes|
|2006||My Name Is Earl||Alex Meyers||Episode "The Professor"|
|American Dad!||Candy (voice)||1 episode|
|52 Flights||Jennifer||Television film|
|2010||Phineas and Ferb||Khakka Peu Peu's nagging wife||1 episode|
|Hannah Montana Forever||Lori||2 episodes|
|Farewell Mr. Kringle||Anna||Television film|
|2011||Rip City||Janet Marsh||Television film|
|2012–13||Burning Love||Symphony||4 episodes|
|2016||Search Party||Gail||5 episodes|
|2017||Elementary||Gail Lundquist||1 episode|
|2017||Odd Mom Out||Barrett||1 episode|
- WILLISTEIN, PAUL (February 12, 1995). "Here's The Story How Christine Taylor Became Marcia Brady". The Morning Call. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "Christine Taylor Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
- "Stiller, CBS down home for Taylor-tailored comedy". Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2006.
- Errico, Marcus (May 16, 2000). "Ben Stiller Hitched!". E!. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
- Tulloch, Lee (November 16, 2013). "Ben Stiller in the moment". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Thompson, Bob (December 16, 2006). "Group Outing". National Post. Archived from the original on December 8, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2009.
- Yates, Karin (2012-05-18). "Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller Embrace Plant-Based Lifestyle". Ecorazzi.com. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
- Jayme, Deerwester. "Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor separate after 17 years of marriage". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved 28 May 2017.