Holland Taylor is one of the most versatile and enduring actresses in Hollywood. In a career spanning nearly six decades, Taylor has featured in many movies, TV shows and stage productions. One of her most notable characters came on the popular CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men. In it, she plays the role of Evelyn Harper – the vain and snobbish mother of the two lead characters. Her character in the series was bisexual and dated both men and women. So what about her real life? Is Hollan Taylor gay/lesbian or bisexual? All this and more will be revealed below.
Holland Virginia Taylor was born on the 14th of January 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She hails from a family of five; her father’s name is Tracy while her mother’s name is Virginia. She also has two elder sisters named Patricia and Pamela. Holland Taylor grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Westtown School. She also studied drama at Bennington College, Vermont and obtained her degree in 1964. Taylor’s educational exploits did not stop at this juncture. She also holds a masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, which she obtained in 2005.
Holland Taylor commenced her career in the theatre in the 60s. Since then, she has featured in several Broadway and off-Broadway productions such as The Devils, Something Old, Something New, Children, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, and Breakfast with Less and Bess. In 2011, Taylor wrote and starred in a solo play titled Ann. The play was based on the real-life story of former Texas governor – Ann Richards. The play earned Taylor a Tony Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Play.
Holland Taylor’s career has not been limited to the stage. She has also achieved success in front of the screens. Taylor has featured in TV series such as Bosom Buddies, Me and Mom, Harry, Going Places, The Powers That Be, The Naked Truth, The Lot, Two and a Half Men and The Practice. On the big screen, Holland Taylor has featured in movies such as Baby Mama, The Wedding Date, Keeping the Faith, The Sex Monster, One Fine Day, George of the Jungle and Legally Blonde, a 2011 comedy about a sorority girl, Elle, who gets into law school in order to win her boyfriend back. The movie features Reese Witherspoon as Elle and Holland Taylor as one of her strict professors. It was a box office hit, earning $141 million against a budget of just $18 million.
Is Holland Taylor Gay/Lesbian, Sarah Paulson’s Wife?
In a 2015 interview on The Death, Sex and Money Podcast, Holland Taylor revealed that most of her relationships have been with women. With regard to her love life, Taylor is in a relationship with fellow actress Sarah Paulson, an award-winning actress, producer and director. Sarah has appeared movies such as 12 Years a Slave, New Year’s Eve, Mud, Ocean’s 8, Bird Box and Glass. She has also featured in several TV shows such as American Horror Story and American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson; the latter fetched her an Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson began dating in 2015. The two first met at a dinner party in 2007 but didn’t talk to each other. They met a few years later at another event and subsequently followed each other on Twitter. Taylor made the first move by sliding into Paulson’s DM. They got talking, eventually went on a dinner date and started a relationship. Since then, the couple has remained strong and support each other in their various ventures. Their relationship has not been without its challenges. Many have criticized the age gap between the couple; Taylor is 31 years older than Paulson. Some have even suggested that Paulson is suffering from mummy issues. The couple are however unfazed by these and have remained strong together.
Holland Taylor’s Net Worth
Holland Taylor has a net worth of $18 million. Her source of wealth is most ostensibly her acting career. Till date, she has featured in over 45 movies, 61 TV shows as well as 35 theatrical productions. Taylor has received numerous accolades in the course of her career including a total of seven Emmy nominations of which she has won one – The 1999 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. This was for her role in The Practice, a long-running legal drama which focuses on the associates and partners in a Boston law firm. The series featured Taylor as a randy judge named Roberta Kittleson.