- Full Name Jennifer Taylor
- Occupation Actress
- Nationality America
- Birthplace New Jersey, USA
- Birth Date Apr 19, 1972
- Age 49 Years, 4 Months
Jennifer Taylor | BiographyCast of upcoming thriller TV movie A Deadly Deed
Taylor’s role as Chelsea was not her first appearance on the show 'Two and a Half.' It all started in 2001 when she auditioned for a show that didn’t go to air. The writers were also present at the audition. At first, she was cast as Suzanne, a brief appearance of meeting Charlie and his 10-year-old nephew Jake during the grocery shopping. Then again, she appeared as Charlie’s ex-girlfriend named Tina in one of the second season episodes. Later, in season five, she replaced another actor playing the role of Charlie’s potential one-night stand named Nina. Taylor eventually auditioned for the role of Chelsea in season six and then was hired as a recurring cast for forty episodes. In the role of Chelsea, Taylor portrayed a divorced woman who becomes Charlie Harper’s (played by Charlie Sheen) girlfriend and then gets engaged to him.
Jennifer Taylor is an American actress famous for her role in the sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Who is Jennifer Taylor?
Jennifer Taylor is a former model and the first runner-up in Miss Florida in 1995 and 1996. In the CBS TV series Two and a Half Men (2003 to 2015), her prominent role as Chelsea took her career chart to heights.
Taylor started her career as a model and appeared in commercials. After winning the USA pageantry, she made her movie debut with a minor role in Wild Things and The WaterBoy in 1998. Eventually, she moved from Miami, Florida, to Los Angeles to focus solely on acting. She then continued acting until 2008, before she had her breakdown and decided to quit acting. While preparing to leave Los Angeles to move back to Florida, she received the role of Chelsea on an ongoing CBS show, Two and a Half Men.
Taylor took up the role and appeared as a recurring cast on the show for 40 episodes. After this, she continued acting in minor or supporting roles in movies. She has also completed a screenplay, for which she plans to co-star and produce.
How old is Jennifer Taylor?
Jennifer Taylor, originally, Jennifer Bini was born on 19 April 1972, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her father was a native Italian who served in the military and later worked as a grocery store manager, while her mother was Irish and worked in a bank.
Taylor’s parents moved to Florida when she was 10-years old. She was raised in Ft. Lauderdale. Since Taylor was a reticent kid in elementary school, her music teacher suggested acting in the school theatrical projects. As a result, she did acting in her elementary school days. In middle school, Taylor joined the sports club, did cross country, and ran track. In high school, she joined the football team and played junior varsity football.
After graduating from the Coral Spring High School in 1990, Taylor started modeling and featured in commercials. Subsequently, she pursued pageantry and became the 1995 and 1996 first runner-up of Miss Florida, USA.
Later, she enrolled at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, and completed a bachelor’s in arts degree in sociology.
Taylor’s first film appearance was in Wild Things (1998), in which she acted as Matt Dillion’s girlfriend. She also appeared in Adam Slander’s The WaterBoy (1998).
Consecutively, she moved to Los Angeles and appeared in several tv-series and movies in minor roles, including The Disciples (1999), Yes, Dear (2000), NCIS (2003), Ghost Whisperer (2005), Rumor Has it (2005), Burn Notice (2007), and Unhitched (2008).
Until 2008, after more than ten years of acting, Taylor did not get any breakthroughs; instead, he got pressured by his economic condition. She faced years of financial uncertainty and decided to quit acting. She planned to sell her Los Angeles house, move back to Miami, and have a child with her husband. She was about to teach acting and settle down there.
She gave up her career, and within a month of giving birth to her daughter, Taylor landed the role of Chelsea in an ongoing CBS tv series Two and a Half Men (2003-2015).
Charlie's Fiance CBS’ Two and a Half Men’
Taylor’s role as Chelsea was not her first appearance on the show. It all started in 2001 when she auditioned for a show that didn’t go to air. The writers of the Two and a Half Men were also present at the audition.
At first, she was cast as Suzanne, a brief appearance of meeting Charlie and his 10-year-old nephew Jake during the grocery shopping. Then again, she appeared as Charlie’s ex-girlfriend named Tina in one of the second season episodes. Later, in season five, she replaced another actor playing the role of Charlie’s potential one-night stand named Nina.
She eventually auditioned for the role of Chelsea in season six and then was hired as a recurring cast for forty episodes. Reminiscing her moment, she said, “Long story short, I had my daughter and literally started school online. Seven days later I got the part of Chelsea on Two and a Half Men. I was like, ‘Really? Okay.’ I still had the hole in the ground from where the sign was for selling our house. I took that as a sign — ‘You’re not going anywhere, you’re just getting started.’ My daughter Samantha was four months old on the first day I started as Chelsea in 2008.”
In the role of Chelsea, Taylor portrayed a divorced woman who becomes Charlie Harper’s (played by Charlie Sheen) girlfriend and then gets engaged to him. However, the chracter Charlie is a woman’s man who changes girlfriends every week. He eventually changes when Chelsea comes along.
Taylor’s role on the show ended just before Charlie Sheen left the show. So, Charlie Harper’s role was eventually eliminated.
After Two and a Half Men, Taylor appeared in several movies before landing a recurring role of Anne Seery in the comedy-drama television series Shameless in 2016. She appeared in the six episodes of the series between 2016 and 2018. Created by Paul Abbott and John Wells, the series had premiered on 9 January 2011 on Showtime. The series ended on 11 April 2021 after 11 seasons and 134 episodes after running for ten years.
‘The Young and the Restless’
Taylor appeared in another CBS long-running romantic sitcom, The Young and the Restless, in a recurring role of Rebekah Barlow between 2018 and 2019. She appeared in seven episodes of the series, which was developed by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. The Young and the Restless was first aired on 26 March 1973. As of July 2021, it is running on its 48th season, with more than 12k episodes already aired.
‘In Bed with a Killer’
In 2019, Taylor played a major role in the thriller TV movie In Bed with a Killer, directed by Colin Edward Lawrence. She played the role of Lena, a single mother who relocates to a new town with her daughter Ashley (played by Rachel Rosenstein) to move on after her husband’s death. In the new town, Lena meets a man of her dreams, Michael (played by Ryan Patrick Shanahan), and starts dating him. Everything goes normal until Michael’s wife, Beth (played by Laurie Fortier), vanishes mysteriously. Later, Lena’s friend, Heather (played by Rachel Amanda Bryant), suspects Michael about the mysterious disappearance of Beth. Heather also warns Lena about Michael. However, Lena initially does not believe Heather’s concerns. But when people begin to disappear again, she eventually learns about the dark mysteries of Michael.
The movie, which was originally known as A Deadly Romance, premiered on 8 February 2019 on Lifetime.
A story of faith and forgiveness, Unfaithful is a short film Taylor wrote, executive produced, and starred. It is the first screenplay she has ever written. She decided to do this film after getting inspired by the biblical story about forgiveness that she heard for the first time while attending a women’s event at church. The story was about the Old Testament story of prophet Hosea and his unfaithful wife Gomer from the Book of Hosea. As per Taylor, the story is an analogy for God’s love for people even when people continually turn away from him. It made Taylor instantly realize that she had to write a story about a modern-day Gomer and Hosea. She then wrote about a 100-page script, sent it to fellow writers, and got good responses. However, she decided to crowdfund for making the film after a company showed their hesitation to collaborate.
Taylor also starred in the role of Amanda in the faith-based Unfaithful, alongside James Hyde and Todd Cahoon. In Taylor’s modernized version of the story, Chris (Cahoon), a music ministry pastor, loves Amanda, an event planner, despite her past, and they have three children. But Amanda meets an influential man while planning the party for a real estate convention. The story later unfolds the fate of their marriage.
Completed in 2019, Unfaithful was selected in the 168 Film Festival in June 2019. It was also included in the Inspired Faith Film Festival in July 2020.
In the 2020 thriller film Twisted Twin, Taylor starred in the role of Patricia, alongside Lauren Swickard, who played the role of Patricia’s daughter. The film follows the story of college freshman Tess who gets surprised when she meets her identical twin sister Sammy, who she never knew. Tess is happy with the reunion, but she realizes Sammy’s evil plan to steal her identity and get away with murder. The film premiered on 16 May 2020 on Lifetime Movie Network. It was directed by Jeff Hare and written by Bryan Dick and Ken Sanders.
Taylor starred in the lead role in the 2021 thriller film Hostage House, written by Daniel West, directed by David Benullo, and produced by Richard Switzer. Tayor portrayed the role of an ambitious realtor Susan who was determined to close the biggest sale of her career. Unfortunately, during an open house, Susan and her daughter, Heather (played by Julia Terranova), are taken captive by two fugitive armed robbers Natalie (played by Emily Sweet) and Keith (played by Justin C. Schilling). As the events unfold, Susan must find ways to survive and save her daughter. The film was released on 27 July 2021 on Netflix.
‘The Deadly Deed’
Taylor will appear in the upcoming thriller TV movie A Deadly Deed, alongside Samantha Cope, Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Charles Lawrence, and Robert Davi. Directed by Andrew Lawrence, the film is in its post-production phase. A Deadly Deed follows the story of Jackie (Cope), who becomes the heiress to her husband’s fortune after he passes away. Later she falls in love with a plastic surgeon, Kevin (Joey Lawrence). Still, the tragedy continues around her when she learns about the wicked secrets about Kevin and her deceased husband’s family. That puts Jackie and her daughter’s lives in danger.
Is Jennifer Taylor Married?
Jennifer Taylor married Paul Taylor, and they have two children—son Jake and daughter Samantha. They live in Los Angeles. Her husband has an organic vegetable garden where they grow various fruits and vegetables such as avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, blueberries, orange, kiwi, grape, apricot, peeper, and more. In an interview with Jeremy Roberts in October 2018, she revealed that her husband calls her “Mrs. Black Thumb” because she did not know much about growing things.
Did you Know?
According to Celebritynetworth, Jennifer Bini Taylor's estimated net worth is $3 million, as of September 2021.