Life for her is not only good, but also very funny. She invests her
daily experience with the same humor she so expertly puts on the screen.
Taylor is an accomplished actress, comedienne and director. She is
an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and Emmy Award winning writer. She
has written for and starred on Broadway, in addition to appearing in
almost every form of media in the known world. Taylor has proven herself
as a source of artistic creativity for more than 20 years.
In addition to starring in Bermuda Avenue Triangle, Taylor
currently portrays the ever-caring and nurturing mother to Fran Drescher
on the CBS series The Nanny. As recently as 1993, Taylor managed the
incredible feat of juggling not two but three television series on three
different networks. Besides The Nanny, she also played Brian Benben's
outrageous mom on HBO's Dream On and Richard Lewis' mom on the FOX comedy,
Daddy Dearest. (As if mothering on three series wasn't enough, shortly
thereafter, Taylor played Mother Nature on parenting video for Connie
A native New Yorker and graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Arts,
Taylor supplemented her theatrical studies under the tutelage of Lee
Strasberg, Stella Adler and Harold Clurman. While writing and performing
in the off-Broadway review The Third Ear, directed by Elaine May, Taylor
was spotted by Mike Nichols, who cast her as Anne Jackson's understudy in
the hit comedy Luv. Her performance in Luv attracted the attention of
George Abbott, who cast her in his Broadway show Agatha Sue, I Love You.
She then went on to other Broadway roles, including the restoration
comedy The Rehearsal and the semi-autobiographical Lovers and Other
Strangers, which she co-wrote and co-starred in with husband Joseph
Bologna. Off-Broadway audiences have applauded her roles in Three Sisters
and Machinal, which was directed by Gene Frankel. She also starred in the
national companies of Annie Get Your Gun, Li'l Abner and Wish You Were
Following her motion picture debut in Jerry Lewis' The Errand Boy,
she and Bologna worked together professionally developing the film Lovers
and Other Strangers and Made For Each Other. In 1987, Taylor co-wrote,
co-directed, and co-starred with Bologna in their third motion picture
collaboration, It Had to Be You. She has had starring roles in the Last of
the Red Hot Lovers with Alan Arkin, Elaine May's A New Leaf with Walter
Matthau, The Detective starring Frank Sinatra, lovesick starring Dudley
Moore, and Love Sex and Marriage with Marlo Thomas and Charles Grodin.
Recent film appearances include Hollywoodland with Sean Young, Sydney
Pollack's White Palace opposite Susan Sarandon, Delirious with John Candy,
and All I Want For Christmas with Lauren Bacall.
Taylor and Bologna were nominated for an Academy Award for their
first screenplay, Lovers and Other Strangers and earned an Emmy Award for
their television special Acts of Love and Other Comedies. The couple also
collaborated, both on screen and behind the typewriter, on the
Emmy-nominated CBS special Paradise and the HBO special Bedrooms.
Always experimenting in other areas, Taylor is also the author of
the best-selling satire spoof on "how to" celebrity health
books, My Life On A Diet, published by Putnam.
Taylor resides in Beverly Hills, California. The couple's son
Gabriel is currently following his parents' lead in the dramatic arts as
an actor and writer.