Fast Facts

  • Studied acting with acclaimed teacher Stella Adler.
  • Has appeared in five plays by A.R. Gurney: The David Show (1968), Children (1976), The Perfect Party (1986), The Cocktail Hour (1988) and Love Letters (1988), in which she starred opposite Gurney.
  • Is the aunt of filmmaker Brad Anderson and appeared in his movies Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Happy Accidents (2000).
  • Won a Supporting Actress Emmy for her role as randy Judge Roberta Kittleson in The Practice, and played the same character in a 2000 episode of Ally McBeal.
  • In 2011, wrote and starred in the one-woman play Ann, about former Texas governor Ann Richards.

Awards

  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee

Relationships

  • Patricia Sweet — Sister
  • Brad Anderson — Nephew
  • Virginia Taylor — Mother
  • C. Tracy Taylor — Father
  • Pamela Bisbee-Simonds — Sister
  • Sarah Paulson — Significant Other

College

  • Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, United States (BA in Drama, 1964); University of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California, United States (MA in Spiritual Psychology, 2005)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Holland Virginia Taylor
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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