Birthday: 14-01-1943
Age: 76
Star sign: Aquarius

Holland Virginia Taylor came to this world on January 14, 1943, in Philadelphia. She was born to Virginia (Davis) and C. Tracy Taylor. Holland became an American actress and playwright. She attended her high school in Pennsylvania. Later, Taylor did major in drama and graduated in 1964 from Bennington College. Then, to try her luck in Hollywood, she made New York City her new home.

Taylor kick-started her career as a theater artist. She performed in various Broadway productions like Ann, for which she received a nomination for a Tony Award, as well as off-Broadway productions. Taylor had her landmark set in 1983 when she got the opportunity to appear on ‘Breakfast with Les and Bess’. Taylor’s role as Tom Hanks' boss in Chris Thompson’s sitcom titled ‘Bosom Buddies’, in the 1980s made her very famous. She is equally good at drama and comedy. In the ABC series ‘Me and Mom’, Taylor co-starred with Lisa Eilbacher in 1985. In 1987, the role of Ina Duckett was played by her in the ABC sitcom ‘Harry’, which was only short-lived. Her performance in ‘The Naked Truth’ is still remembered by many. Taylor appeared in several films like ‘Legally Blonde’; ‘Baby Mama’; ‘One Fine Day’; ‘Happy Accidents’; ‘Romancing the Stone’; ‘Cop and a Half’; ‘George of the Jungle’; ‘D.E.B.S.’; ‘How to Make an American Quilt’; ‘Next Stop Wonderland’; ‘The Wedding Date’; and ‘The Truman Show’. Taylor has also played roles in animated films like Disney's ‘Cinderella’ (parts two and three). She is well known for her commitment towards classy roles.

Initially, which was supposed to become only a one-time appearance, Taylor’s role of a covetous Judge named Roberta Kittleson in the TV series ‘The Practice’ lasted till 2003 from 1998. And in 1999, she was awarded her first Primetime Emmy as well as the OFTA Television Award for her outstanding performance in a supporting role for the same. Interestingly, she also featured as Roberta Kittleson on another show (Ally McBeal- 1999). She was nominated thrice for the Primetime Emmy Award for her in-depth character portrayal of Evelyn Harper (Two and a Half Men) in the years 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010. In 2009, Taylor shared the Future Classic Award with the cast and crew of the same.

She has reported that she has been in some relationships, mostly with women. Currently, her partner is Sarah Paulson.

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Holland Taylor is an accomplished actress who is a multi-time Emmy Award nominee and has acted in a number of films and TV shows throughout her career as well as done a number of Broadway shows. Born to a painter mother and attorney father in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Holland was the junior of three girls in the family. She went to a boarding school in West Chester and graduated from the Bennington College in 1964 and then went to New York to continue a profession in acting. In the beginning, she did a few On and Off Broadway shows, starting with ‘The Devils’ in 1965.

This enabled her to improve her acting skills before she landed onto the small screen when she appeared with a small role in ‘Love Is a Many Splendored Thing’ in 1971. She made small appearances in some films also beginning in 1969 in the movie ‘J.T.’ While her film career didn’t go smooth, she continued appearing in TV shows and continued to work in Broadway shows as well. She gained more popularity when she was selected to play the role of Ruth Dunbar, the boss of Tom Hanks in the 1980 sitcom ‘Bosom Buddies’. Her acting was heavily praised which led to offerings of roles both in movies as well as in Television as well. She starred in the Off-Broadway show ‘The Cocktail Hour’ in 1989 for which she received a nomination for the Drama Desk Reward.

While she had studied Drama at the college, she proved to be equally talented at comedy as well. Throughout the 80s, in a number of sitcoms including ABC Afterschool Special, CB Summer Playhouse, Murder She Wrote and Wiseguy. For her Broadway show Breakfast with Les and Bess in 1982, she was heavily praised and was called as one of the most talented actresses in the theater at that time. In the 90s, she had more prominent roles in TV series such as Going Places, The Power That Be and The Naked Truth. In 1999, for depicting the role of a judge in ‘The Practice,’ she won her first Emmy award. For the same show, she again got nominated, only, this time, she didn’t win it. The same year, she got selected for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy for ‘The Lot.’

Her biggest project in her career has been the role of Evelyn Harper, the overbearing, mother of Charlie Sheen's and Jon Cryer's characters, for which she has been nominated for four times at the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Her notable film roles include The Truman Show, George of the Jungle, The Wedding Date, Legally Blonde and One Fine Day. She has also acted in animated movies like the Cinderella franchise and the show ‘American Dad.’ In 2013, she received a proposal at the Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play for ‘Ann.’ She has been in a relationship with actress Sarah Paulson since 2015. She has also studied French cooking, Jazz and Tap dancing.

Ginnifer Goodwin English Actress

Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin is originally known as Jennifer Michelle Goodwin, was born on May 22, 1978. She has been working as an actress in the American film industry as well as has appeared on the television. Her birth place being Memphis, Tennessee and her mother was Linda, who was a teacher and had also served Apple and FedEx. She was the daughter of Tim Goodwin, who was the owner of a recording studio. In order to have a unique name with an individual identity, Goodwin changed her name from Jennifer to Ginnifer. Tim and Linda has a younger daughter named, Melissa Goodwin, who works as an illustrator in movies like Robot Chicken. Goodwin’s mother being a Jew and her father, belonged to the Welsh category, so Ginnifer was brought up in a very unique manner, she was a regular at the Jewish prayer house on Saturdays and went to Church on Sundays. She followed both the Jewish and the Christian rituals, she got baptized and also followed the bat mitzvah services. She completed his school days at St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee. Later in 1996, for her graduation, she went to Lausanne Collegiate School. After that to pursue her career in theater, she attended Hanover College for a year and then went to Boston University to attain her degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts. As a part of Boston University, Ginnifer, took part in several acts and short films and also represented her college in small stage productions in and out of the University. At Boston University her performance was very well appreciated and the Bette Davis Foundation also awarded her with the “Excellence in Acting: Professional Promise Award". After her graduation course at the Boston University, she went off to England to study at the Shakespeare Institute in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, she was awarded with the Acting Shakespeare Certificate. Ginnifer started her career in the industry with her debut in a television program titled "Law & Order" and "Ed", channelled on NBC. Next she played a role in "Porn 'n Chicken", on Comedy Central. Then she moved on to playing roles in movies which includes, "Mona Lisa Smile", "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!", played Vivian Liberto in "Walk the Line". In "Love Comes to the Executioner", she portrayed Dori Dumchovic, and also as a leading actress playing Margene Heffman, in "Big Love", an HBO series. She has contributed his voice in a Cartoon Network Show, "Robot Chicken", where her younger sister Melisa works as an animator. Ginnifer seemed to be a very promising actress and hence was awarded with the Face of the Future Award by Max Mara, in 2008. A February 2009 release, "He’s Just Not That into You", was a Ginnifer's film, where she played the role of Gigi, this even gained her the nomination of People’s Choice Award for Breakout Movie Actress. In 2011, she started portraying as a lead actress in a drama series titled "Once Upon a Time", where she played a dual character, one as a fairy and the second its real world counterpart. She has also participated in a Walt Disney Animation Studio production, "Zootopia", in 2016, as Judy Hopps. In her personal life, she got involved with Chris Klein, for a couple of years and broke up in 2008. Later, she dated an actor Joey Kern, with whom her relationship ended in May 2011. After that she fell in love with her "Once Upon a Time" co-star Josh Dallas, with whom she got married on 12th April 2014. In May 2014, the couple delivered a son, named Oliver. Ginnifer abstained the use of animal products from her diet, but later due to some petty health issues she had to adopt a few animal products, which led her to abort Veganism. In spite of living a decade without having a religion, a tradition, a ritual, Ginnifer opts to be a Jew (which she has been by birth) for the rest of her life.

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Jenna Elfman

Jennifer Mary Elfman is an American TV and movies actress, activist and dancer. She is known for her role in Dharma & Greg (television series). She was born on 30 September 1971 in Los Angeles, California. Her birth name is Jennifer Mary Butala. She was born to Sue and Richard Butala. Her father was a Hughes Aircraft executive and mother homemaker. She was youngest of three children. Her uncle, Tony Butala was the lead singer in The Lettermen (American Vocal Trio). She grew up a Roman Catholic. At age five, she began her classical ballet lessons. At age nine, she suffered a leg injury, and by age twelve she left dancing and started focusing on acting. She did her schooling from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She did her graduation from California State University, Northridge. She started her career as a dancer. She did music videos for Depeche Mode, Chris Isaak, and Anthrax. She did the 1994 tour with the band ZZ Top as “Legs Girl.” She did some short commercials. In 1991, she met Bodhi Elfman, son of Richard Elfman and nephew of Danny Elfman, on a commercial audition. In 1995, she married him. The couple has two boys named Story Elias and Easton Quinn Monroe. In 1996, she got cast on ABC’” Townies.” The sitcom was run shortly on TV. Her first successful TV series was King of Queens. She also appeared in Two and a Half Men. She starred in Dharma & Greg which ran for five seasons. In 2005, she appeared at Citizens Commission on Human Right’ “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum opening. She is a member of Church of Scientology. Jenna and her husband are the board members of entertainment, media and art community of the organisation on its website. In 2006, she was the keynotes speaker at the event named Human rights Hero Award in association with Scientology-backed groups called Youth for Human Rights International and Artists for Human rights. The same year, she auctioned an hour of her time on e-bay to raise funds for school communities. She did the same in the year 2007 and 2008. She is a criminal rehabilitation activist. In 2007, she received “Goodwill Ambassador Award” at Women Ambassadors Foundation 12th Annual Conference for her contribution in the field of criminal rehabilitation and human rights. In 2008, Jenna and Charlie Sheen Hosted the New York Workers Detoxification Project Charity Event which isScientology affiliated. It was held at Geisha House, Hollywood. In the same year, she asked for the donation in place of birthday gifts to raise funds to build wells in Ethiopia. She donated her lip prints for “Kiss Stamps” for US postage stamp to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The money from it went to The Humane Society of the United States. In 2010, she donated her time for the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon held in Los Angeles, California. In 2011, she read to school children as a participant of National Education Association. It was in honour of DrSuess’s birthday. In 2012, Jenna and her husband did a post cast named “Kicking and Screaming by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman.” She walked the ramp in a “The Heart Truth” Red Dress on Fashion Show held in New York to spread awareness about heart diseases. She hosted comedy show named "Laugh for Sight's" to raise funds for Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, she did two TV series, one season long, titled Growing up Fisher and 1600 Penn. In 2014, she appeared as a guest judge on “So You Think You Can Dance.” In 2016, she is a part of comedy TV series called Imaginary Mary under ABC.

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