Christa Miller

Actress, Model
A model-turned-actress who proved a talented comedienne, Christa Miller was the niece of actress Susan Saint James and guested several times on her aunt's sitcom "Kate & Allie" (CBS, 1984-89). After a string of small ... Read more »
Born: 05/27/1964 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Cougar Town 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Food Network Star 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2001 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Andromeda Strain 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Clone High 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Scrubs: The Outtake Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1993 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1993 - 1994, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Operator 2001 (Movie)

Janice Wheelan (Actor)

Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish 2000 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Drew's Dance Party Special 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Home Invasion Magic 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Friend to Die For 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1993, 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stepfather III 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A model-turned-actress who proved a talented comedienne, Christa Miller was the niece of actress Susan Saint James and guested several times on her aunt's sitcom "Kate & Allie" (CBS, 1984-89). After a string of small television and film appearances, the actress booked a pair of guest spots on "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998), which helped earn her the lead female role of the tomboyish Kate on "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC, 1995-2004). In 1999 she married TV writer-producer Bill Lawrence, and left "Carey" to recur on "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-08; ABC, 2009-2010) as the self-described she-devil Jordan Sullivan, the cruel ex-wife of Dr. Perry Cox (John McGinley). Busting out of her previous reputation as a wisecracking cutie, Miller revealed she was a fearless and formidable comedic talent and breathed gloriously bitchy life into Jordan. After the show's end, Lawrence created "Cougar Town" (ABC, 2009- ) and cast Miller as Ellie, the best friend of Jules (Courteney Cox) and spiritual sister to Jordan. Miller continued to steal scenes as the alpha bitch of the "Cul-de-sac Crew" and also became the official music supervisor of the series. Although she was always a likable and talented actress, Christa Miller was at her best when she was playing highly intelligent, ferociously funny women.

Relationships

Susan Saint James Actor

Uncle/Aunt
Best known for playing Kate McArdle on the CBS sitcom, "Kate & Allie" from 1984-1989

Bill Lawrence Actor

Husband

Bill Lawrence

Husband
Met in May 1998 married Nobermber 27, 1999 was the executive producer and creator of the NBC series "Scrubs"

Charlotte Lawrence

Daughter
Born June 8, 2000 father, Bill Lawrence

Henry Lawrence

Son
Born October 8, 2006 father, Bill Lawrence

William Lawrence

Son
Born January 3, 2003 father, Bill Lawrence

Chuck Miller

Father
Brother of actress Susan Saint James divorced Miller's mother c. 1966

John Miller

Brother

Grant Shaud Actor

Companion
Dated c. 1996-97

Bonnie Trompeter

Mother
Divorced Miller's father c. 1966

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Convent of the Sacred Heart

New York , New York

Milestones

2009

Cast opposite Courtney Cox in the ABC comedy, "Cougar Town"

2008

Played a leading role in the miniseries, "The Andromeda Strain" (A&E Network)

2002

Voiced the character of Cleopatra in the short-lived animated show, "Clone High"

2001

Played the recurring role of Jordan, Dr. Cox's mean-spirited ex-wife and hospital board member, on the NBC sitcom "Scrubs"

1999

Had a major roles in the independent feature, "Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire"

1995

Played Kate O'Brien on "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC)

1991

Feature film debut, "Deceived"

1990

Moved to Los Angeles

1989

Made first episodic TV appearance on "Kate and Allie" (CBS); series starred her aunt Susan Saint James

1968

Appeared on cover of Redbook magazine at age age four

Featured with her mother in an Ivory soap print advertisement

Began modeling after graduating from high school

Bonus Trivia

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"The coolest job we ever did together was when I was in the fifth grade, and we did a shoot for Bonnie Bell Lipsmackers. I did it with [my mother], and they gave me a huge basket of Lipsmackers afterwards. I was the most popular kid in class, because I shared them with my girlfriends at school." - Christa Miller in the Daily News, Sept. 15, 1996

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"TV is about having personality and Christa has a good one." - Susan Saint James quoted in People magazine, Jan. 13, 1997

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"Christa's cute, funny, and quirky and that's a rare and wonderful combination." - Matthew Perry quoted in People magazine, Jan. 13, 1997

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Christa suffered with a rare benign bone tumor at age ten.

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