Who is Christine Taylor?

Christine is an American actress, who played Marcia Brady in “The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995) and its sequel “A Very Brady Sequel” (1996), while she is also known as the wife of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor Ben Stiller.

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Christine Taylor Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Christine Joan Taylor was born on 30 July 1971, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA; she’s the daughter of Albert ‘Skip’ Taylor III, a businessman and entrepreneur, the owner of a security company, and his wife Joan, a stay-at-home mom.

Christine grew-up with her younger brother in Wescosville, Pennsylvania, and was raised as a Roman Catholic. She went to St. Thomas More School, after which she attended Allentown Central Catholic High School. After high school, Christine enrolled at New York University, but never attended it as the series “Hey Dude” became an instant hit, and she focused entirely on her acting career.

Career Beginnings

Christine made her acting debut in 1989 at 18 years old, playing lifeguard Melody Hansen in the TV series “Hey Dude”. This lasted until 1991 appearing in 65 episodes, co-starring with Debi Kalman, David Brisbin and Kelly Brown.

After this, she continued with minor roles in such TV series as “Life Goes On”, “Saved by the Bell” (1991), and “Blossom” in 1992, while in 1993, she co-starred with Billy Blanks and Kenn Scott in the action film “Showdown”.

Movie Scenes of Christine Taylor as Julie & Ken McLeod as Tom on the movie, Showdown, 1993

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Rise to Prominence

In 1995, Christine secured one of her most successful roles to date, as Marcia Brady, the oldest Brady daughter, replacing Maureen McCormick who was the original Marcia in the TV series “The Brady Bunch” from 1969 to 1974. The following year, Christine reprised the role of Marcia in the sequel “A Very Brady Sequel”, with Shelley Long, Gary Cole and Tim Matheson in the lead roles.

The same year, Christine co-starred with Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk and Neve Campbell in the award-winning fantasy horror-drama film “The Craft”, directed by Andrew Fleming, about three high school outcast girls who practice witchcraft.

In 1997, she played Bonnie in three episodes of the eponymous sitcom “Friends”, while in 1998, she starred next to Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the award-winning romantic comedy film “The Wedding Singer”.

Before the decade ended, Christine starred with Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon in the romantic comedy film “Overnight Delivery” (1998), and co-starred with Robert Foster, Michael Rappaport and Christopher Walken in the thriller-comedy film “Kiss Toledo Goodbye” (1999).

The 2000s and Further Success

She began the new millennium with the role of Lili in the comedy film “Desperate But Not Serious”, co-starring John Corbett as Lili’s dream man, then Claudia Schiffer and Paget Brewster. The next year, she starred in Ben Stiller’s comedy film “Zoolander”, while in 2004, she was the female lead in the sports comedy film “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”, starring next to Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.

In 2005 she joined the cast of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV comedy series “Arrested Development” as Sally Sitwell, and appeared in 11 episodes until the end of the series, which starred Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, and Portia de Rossi, among others.

The following year, Christine starred in Michael Hurst’s horror thriller-mystery film “Room 6”, while in 2007, she appeared in Justin Theroux’s directed romantic comedy-drama film “Dedication”, starring Bully Crudup, Mandy Moore, and Tom Wilkinson.

Three years later, Christine starred in the television romantic-comedy movie “Farewell Mr. Kringle”, co-starring Christopher Wiehl and William Morgan Sheppard, portraying a cynic journalist who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, but visits a small town to write about a man who parades the city pretending to be the real Santa.

From 2012 to 2013, she portrayed Symphony in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series “Burning Love”, with Michael Ian Black, June Diane Raphael and Ryan Hansen, then in 2016, she returned as Matilda in the award-winning sequel “Zoolander 2”. The same year she was chosen for the part of Gail in the TV comedy crime-drama series “Search Party”, and appeared in the comedy-drama film “Little Boxes”, which starred Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, and Armani Jackson.

In 2020, she portrayed Esther’s Mom in the television comedy movie “Hot for my Name”, starring Priscilla Barnes, Brooke D’Orsay, and Casey Dolkas.

In recent years, Christine appeared in the popular TV series “iCarly” (2021), while she currently plays Dianne in the TV comedy series “High Desert”, which stars Patricia Arquette, Weruche Opia, and Jayden Gomez, about a former drug addict who becomes a private investigator.

Net Worth

According to reports, Christine Taylor’s net worth has been estimated at close to $50 million, earned through her acting career, during which she’s made over 65 film and TV appearances.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

Before marrying Ben Stiller, Christine was in a relationship with actor Neil Patrick Harris from 1997 to 1998.

She met Ben Stiller in 1999 when they worked on the television film “Heat Vision and Jack”. They married the following year, and have welcomed two children together, Ella Olivia and Quinlin Dempsey Stiller.

The pair had a falling-out in 2017 when they separated. However, the COVID-19 lockdown got them together again, and since then they’ve continued their relationship. The family resides in Westchester County, New York.

Both of them are vegetarians.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Christine is known for her blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at 5ft 6ins (1.66m), while she weighs approximately 119lbs (54kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-33, and bra size 34B.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Christine is known for her organic diet, while she also tends to her physical appearance through Power Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. Moreover, she enjoys swimming, playing tennis, and hiking, among other outdoor activities.

She’s a published writer, and her debut book “Escape from the Green Mansion: Ordinary Church Women and Their Extraordinary Rescue of San Francisco’s Brothel Slaves” was published in 2014.

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Christine Taylor Husband, Ben Stiller, Short Bio

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on 30 November 1965 in New York City, USA. He is the son of Jerry Stiller, a famous comedian and actor, and actress and comedian Anne Meara. Growing up, he spent time on various film sets. This led to an early acting debut at just nine years old, as he guest starred in his mother’s series “Kate McShane”

He went to the Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, and later finished Calhoun School in New York in 1983.

Some of his early work includes the role of Dainty in the Oscar-nominated historical war-drama film “Empire of the Sun” (1987), and since then, he’s made appearances in more than 130 film and TV series. Some of his most popular roles include Greg Focker in the “Meet the Parents” film franchise, then as Derek Zoolander in “Zoolander” films, Alex Rose in “Duplex” (2003), then Reuben Feffer in the film “Along Came Polly” (2004), and as Larry Daley in the film “Night at the Museum” (2006), among many other roles.

In 2014, Stiller was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and after successful surgical prostate removal, Ben said he was cancer free.

According to sources, Ben Stiller’s net worth is estimated at $200 million, as of mid- 2022.

Before marrying Christine, Ben dated several high-profile celebrities, including Jeanne Tripplehorn, Calista Flockhart and Amanda Peet.

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