Renee Taylor

Actor, Playwright, Comedian
A comic performer and writer with an unabashed New York accent and sensibility who has portrayed a wide range of common-folk Jewish women, Renee Taylor began her career in New York in the 1950s as a revue comedienne and ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1933 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (70)

A-List 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Smigley (Actor)

Kalamazoo? 2014 (Movie)

Golda (Actor)

Opposite Day 2014 (Movie)

Martha Benson (Actor)

Should've Been Romeo 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Rainbow Tribe 2014 (Movie)

Ms. Crapple (Actor)

Bob's Burgers 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

2 Broke Girls 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happily Divorced 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shake It Up! 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Allen Gregory 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life During Wartime 2010 (Movie)

Mona (Actor)

Victorious 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Mrs. Start (Actor)

The Boynton Beach Club 2006 (Movie)

Anita Stern (Actor)

Everwood 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV's Greatest Sidekicks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

Lu Schnitman (Actor)

Eve 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers 2004 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Returning Mickey Stern 2003 (Movie)

Jeannie (Actor)

61* 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 (Movie)

of Female Tortoise (Voice)

The Tic Code 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Caroline in the City 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Hour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Moms at Home 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Single Guy 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simple Life 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Gail Sheehy's New Passages 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

Mona (Actor)

Daddy Dearest 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever 1992 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

The Joke 1992 (Movie)

Belle (Actor)

AFI Presents "TV or Not TV?" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

All I Want For Christmas 1991 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Delirious 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

The End of Innocence 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

White Palace 1990 (Movie)

Edith Baron (Actor)

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

Theda Blau (Actor)

That's Adequate 1989 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbour Report 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Bedrooms 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Sex... And Marriage 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Lovesick 1983 (Movie)

Mrs Mondragon (Actor)

Forever Fernwood 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Penny 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Woman of the Year 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trouble With People 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Last of the Red Hot Lovers 1972 (Movie)

Jeanette (Actor)

Jennifer on My Mind 1971 (Movie)

Selma (Actor)

Made For Each Other 1971 (Movie)

Pandora (Actor)

A New Leaf 1970 (Movie)

Sharon Hart (Actor)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

Rachael Schoenstein (Actor)

The Producers 1967 (Movie)

Eva Braun (Actor)

A Fine Madness 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Errand Boy 1961 (Movie)

Miss Giles (Actor)

A Match Made in Heaven (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Women (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (9)

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

("It Had to Be You") (Play as Source Material)

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Made For Each Other 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lovers and Other Strangers 1970 (Movie)

("Lovers and Other Strangers") (Play as Source Material)

Lovers and Other Strangers 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Cry For Love (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (2)

Lovers and Other Strangers 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer

Calucci's Department 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer
Director (2)

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

(Director)
Sound (1)

Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (TV Show)

Assistant Sound Editor
Editor (1)

Blessing 1995 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)

Biography

A comic performer and writer with an unabashed New York accent and sensibility who has portrayed a wide range of common-folk Jewish women, Renee Taylor began her career in New York in the 1950s as a revue comedienne and writer. She first gained national attention as a semi-regular on "The Jack Paar Show". Her early roles were almost always near-stereotypical Jewish characters. Taylor made her film debut for Jerry Lewis in "The Errand Boy" (1961), and in 1968 was Jack Klugman's wife in "The Detective" who tried to distract him from his concentration with the offer of food. In 1977, Taylor appeared on the syndicated "Fernwood Tonight", the offspring of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman", as a character who proclaimed herself to be the missing Mary Hartman.

Relationships

Joseph Bologna

Husband
married on August 6, 1965

Gabriel Bologna

Son
married actor Lisbet Stensland in July 1990 (niece of the late Inger Stevens)

Juliano Bologna

Grandson
born c. 1995

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

studied acting with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Harold Clurman

Milestones

2004

Starred in "Alfie" opposite Jude Law; a remake of the 1966 film

2004

Starred in the comedy "National Lampoon's Gold Diggers"

2001

Premiered "An Evening With Golda Meir" at the newly dedicated Sid Caesar Theater in Huntington, Long Island; wrote and starred in the one-person show

2001

Co-wrote and co-starred in the Broadway play, "If You Ever Leave Me, I'm Going With You"

1996

Co-wrote and co-starred in stage play "Bermuda Avenue Triangle"

1995

Co-writer and co-director (with Bologna) of "Love Is All There Is" (shown out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival)

1993

Played recurring role of Sylvia Fine on "The Nanny"

1977

Featured on "Fernwood Tonight" as Annabelle

1973

TV writing debut, "Marlo Thomas in Acts of Love and Other Comedies"; also served as writer-producer on "Calucci's Department"

1972

TV acting debut, "The Trouble With People"

1969

First screenplay collaboration with Joseph Bologna, "Lovers and Other Strangers"

1961

Film acting debut, "The Errand Boy"

1959

Frequent appearances on "The Jack Paar Show"

Bonus Trivia

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Taylor and Bologna are known for giving large parties in their Beverly Hills home, and also live in Englewood, New Jersey. They have renewed their wedding vows at frequent intervals, and with full publicity. Taylor is Jewish, Bologna is Roman Catholic. They were originally married by a priest, although their son, actor Gabe, was raised Jewish. They have subsequently renewed their vows with a rabbi and minister officiating, and also in Buddhist and Hindu ceremonies.

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