Birth Date: January 14, 1943 / Age: 74
Biography: Holland Taylor (born 14 January 1943 in Philadelphia) is an American actress well known for her film and television work.
A drama major at college, Taylor moved to New York City in the 1960s to become an actress on Broadway. After success eluded her, Taylor moved to the world of television where she had starring roles in the 1970s on series such as Somerset, The Edge of Night and All My Children.
Propelled by her acting coach, Stella Adler, Taylor took two roles that would make her well known - alongside Tom Hanks in the 1980 sitcom Bosom Buddies, and the 1984 film Romancing the Stone. After several more years travelling between California and New York, Taylor officially moved to California in the early 1990s.
This move, along with her rising fame, saw her accept a slew of roles which made her a well known name in the industry. Her film roles since have included To Die For (1995), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), One Fine Day (1996), George of the Jungle (1997), The Wedding Singer (1998), The Truman Show (1998), Keeping the Faith (2000) and Legally Blonde (2001).
On television, Taylor starred from 1995 to 1998 on The Naked Truth, and played the recurring role of Judge Roberta Kittleson on The Practice - and once on Ally McBeal - from 1998 to 2003. From 1999 to 2001, she played the Hedda Hopper-esque Letitia Devine on The Lot.
Taylor is currently a main cast member of the series Two and a Half Men. Her other guest roles include appearances on ER, Veronica's Closet and a recurring role as billionaire Peggy Peabody on The L Word.