Holland Taylor

Tenacious actor who persisted through setbacks.

Holland Taylor
Age81
Full NameHolland Virginia Taylor
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Biography

Lady Holland Taylor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the third-born daughter of her mother, a respected painter, and the only child of her father, an esteemed attorney. She spent her formative years in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she gained the nickname, "Penny Taylor" due to her coppery hair color. Lady Holland was educated in Quaker schools and went on to major in drama at Bennington College. At the age of 22 she embarked on a journey to New York with the ambition to become a celebrated Broadway star. After a period of setbacks and missed opportunities, Lady Holland was cast as Ruth Dunbar in the sitcom Bosom Buddies (1980) with Tom Hanks. This was her "breakout" role and it led to many other offers in television and film, such as her acclaimed role as Kathleen Turner's book publisher and friend in Romancing the Stone (1984). Lady Holland was hesitant to accept the role, but her ambition and dedication to her craft has led her to become one of the most distinguished stars of her time.

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Awards
1

  • Primetime Emmy1999
    The PracticeOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Media
101

  • J.T.
  • The Powers That Be
  • Visible: Out on Television
  • The Morning Show
  • The Truman Show
  • The Fighting Fitzgeralds
  • The 67th Annual Tony Awards
  • The Truman Show: Tru-Talk
  • Good Behavior
  • Great Performances
  • Divorce: The Greatest Hits
  • Better Things
  • Guess Who Died
  • Mr. Mercedes
  • 3 by Cheever
  • The L Word
  • The Practice
  • Hollywood
  • Buddy Faro
  • Happy Accidents
  • Perry Mason Returns
  • The Chair
  • Going Places
  • The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Home Room
  • Something So Right
  • In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Why We Laugh: Funny Women
  • Electric City
  • Bosom Buddies
  • The Naked Truth
  • To Die For
  • Reuben, Reuben
  • Bombshell
  • The Great North
  • A Walton Wedding
  • Next Stop Wonderland
  • Strange Frequency
  • Alice
  • Fame
  • My Last Love
  • CBS Summer Playhouse
  • Spirit Riding Free

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