Christine Taylor is a celebrated actress, singer and comedian. She is popular for the roles she played in The Brady Bunch Movie as Marcia Brady, as Melody Hanson on Hey Dude, as Katherine Veatch in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Holly Sulivan in The Wedding Singer and as Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander. The actress, who often works closely with her husband, has built an impressive filmography over the years.
Here’s more information on the actress and everything you’d need to know about her.
The popular actress was born on the 30th of July 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Joan Taylor, was a homemaker while her father, Albert E. “Skip” Taylor III, ran his own security company. Christine was brought up in Pennsylvania in a devoted Catholic household alongside her brother Brian.
Christine Taylor attended Allenton Central Catholic High School where she graduated from in 1989. Information on other educational institutions she attended are not currently available, but records show that she made her acting debut on the Nickelodeon children’s television series Hey Dude which premiered in 1989. She was cast as Melody Hanson for a total of 62 episodes until 1991.
Spouse – Ben Stiller
For seventeen years, Christine Taylor was married to actor, director, writer, and producer Ben Stiller. After their November 1999 engagement, the duo tied the knot on the 13th of May, in 2000 on Kauai, Hawaii. The couple met on the set of the Fox Network sci-fi, comedy television show pilot Heat Vision and Jack. The show was directed by Ben while Christine had been cast in the role of a sheriff. Though the show was never picked up, it has gained a cult following.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have since made several appearances together in movies and TV shows like Arrested Development, Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Zoolander 2, Tropic Thunder and Curb Your Enthusiasm. They also appeared as guest stars in different episodes of Friends.
The couple has two kids together, a daughter – Ella Olivia Stiller who was born on the 10th of April 2002 and a son – Quinlin Dempsey Stiller, born on the 10th of July 2005. The Stiller family lived in Westchester County, New York until May 2017 when the couple surprised the public with the news of an impending divorce.
For now, her annual salary is not available to the public but her net worth has been estimated to be an impressive $10 million. Her total net worth mostly comes from her career in the entertainment industry.
Other Facts About Christine Taylor
1. Body Statistics
The beautiful actress sports a slim body build with an hourglass figure. She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches with a commensurate body weight of 52 kg. Her general body measurement can be summarized as 34-25-34 for chest-waist-hips respectively. Christine Taylor wears a size 6 dress size, a size 7 shoe and a 34B bra size. It is apparent the actress puts in the required effort to maintain her enviable figure.
Apart from her immediate family, the actress’ other extended family members include Albert Eugene Taylor. Jr who is her paternal grandfather and Agnes A Benson, her paternal grandmother. On her husband’s side, she has Jerry stiller – a known actor and producer as her father-in-law. Famous actress, producer and writer – Ann Meara is her mother-in-law. Her sister-in-law, Amy Stiller, is another writer and actress.
Both Christine and her spouse, Ben Stiller, took to a vegetarian diet for health reasons and have both remained vegetarians till date. Christine, on her own part, only favours organic products.
Considering the fact she is in excellent shape, it is apparent the diet is doing wonders for her body.
4. Awards and Nominations
The famed actress is a two-time MTV movie award nominee for the roles she played in both Bouncers (2005) and The Bradley Family 2 (1997).
5. Past Relationships
Before getting married to Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor was in a relationship with David Lascher, an American actor. Their relationship lasted for just a year from 1989 to 1990. The next year, the actress was in a brief relationship with Bill McCaffrey.
Matthew Lillard, an American actor, director, producer and voice actor came on the scene in 1995 but they separated a few years later. Her next relationship was with famed actor and producer Neil Patrick Harris in 1997; in 2006, Harris came out as a gay man. Her relationship with him appears to be her last relationship before meeting her husband.