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Christa Miller

Christa Miller

Highest Rated: 53% Goat on Fire & Smiling Fish (2000)

Lowest Rated: 27% Breaking In (2018)

Birthday: May 28, 1964

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A model-turned-actor who proved a talented comedienne, Christa Miller is 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- 12; TBS, 2013-15) 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.

Highest rated movies

53% Goat on Fire & Smiling Fish
45% The Operator
27% Breaking In

Photos

Bill Lawrence, Christa Miller, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, Courtney Cox, Dan Byrd, Brian Van Holt, Kevin Biegel at arrivals for COUGAR TOWN Third Season Premiere Screening and Panel, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA February 8, 2012. Photo By: Emiley Bill Lawrence, Christa Miller at arrivals for COUGAR TOWN Third Season Premiere Screening and Panel, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA February 8, 2012. Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection Busy Phillips, Courtney Cox, Christa Miller at a public appearance for COUGAR TOWN Season Three Viewing Party, Paley Center for Media, New York, NY February 11, 2012. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Christa Miller at a public appearance for COUGAR TOWN Season Three Viewing Party, Paley Center for Media, New York, NY February 11, 2012. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Christa Miller at arrivals for COUGAR TOWN Third Season Premiere Screening and Panel, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA February 8, 2012. Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection Bill Lawrence, Christa Miller at arrivals for COUGAR TOWN Third Season Premiere Screening and Panel, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA February 8, 2012. Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection Bill Lawrence, Christa Miller at arrivals for COUGAR TOWN Third Season Premiere Screening and Panel, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA February 8, 2012. Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection Christa Miller at arrivals for COUGAR TOWN Viewing Party at MOON Nightclub, Moon Nightclub at Palms Casino Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, NV January 21, 2012. Photo By: MORA/Everett Collection Christa Miller at arrivals for COUGAR TOWN Viewing Party at MOON Nightclub, Moon Nightclub at Palms Casino Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, NV January 21, 2012. Photo By: MORA/Everett Collection Christa Miller, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, Courtney Cox, Dan Byrd, Brian Van Holt at arrivals for COUGAR TOWN Third Season Premiere Screening and Panel, Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA February 8, 2012. Photo By: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection Cougar Town, Dan Byrd (L), Courteney Cox (C), Christa Miller (R), 'Between Two Worlds', Season 4, Ep. #3, 01/22/2013, ©TBS Cougar Town, Christa Miller, 'Refugee', Season 5, Ep. #11, 03/18/2014, ©TBS Cougar Town, Christa Miller, 'Refugee', Season 5, Ep. #11, 03/18/2014, ©TBS Cougar Town, Josh Hopkins (L), Christa Miller (C), Brian Van Holt (R), 'Refugee', Season 5, Ep. #11, 03/18/2014, ©TBS Cougar Town, from left: Brian Van Holt, Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Josh Hopkins, 'Refugee', Season 5, Ep. #11, 03/18/2014, ©TBS Cougar Town, Courteney Cox (L), Christa Miller (R), 'Too Much Ain't Enough', Season 5, Ep. #9, 03/04/2014, ©TBS Cougar Town, Courteney Cox (L), Christa Miller (R), 'Episode #505', Season 5, Ep. #6, ©TBS Cougar Town, from left: Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Christa Miller, Josh Hopkins, Courteney Cox, 'Season 4', 01/08/2013, ©TBS Cougar Town, from left: Christa Miller, Ian Gomez, Courteney Cox, Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Josh Hopkins, 'Season 4', 01/08/2013, ©TBS Cougar Town, Christa Miller (L), Busy Philipps (R), 'Season 4', 01/08/2013, ©TBS

Filmography

Movies

Credit
27% 32% Breaking In Maggie Harris (Character) $46.3M 2018
No Score Yet 100% Hot Air Kate (Character) - 2015
53% 53% Goat on Fire & Smiling Fish Kathy (Character) $277.2K 2000
45% 57% The Operator Janice Wheelan (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 52% A Friend to Die For Terri (Character) - 1994

TV

Credit
100% 62% Clone High Candide Simpson (Voice) 2023-2024
91% 87% Shrinking Liz (Character) 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2023
67% 50% Head of the Class Principal Maris (Character) 2021
78% 79% Whiskey Cavalier Kelly Ashland (Guest Star) 2019
60% 89% Undateable Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
89% 82% Cougar Town Ellie Torres (Character) 2009-2015
No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2010 2012
83% 86% Scrubs Jordan Sullivan (Guest Star) 2001-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
100% 84% Clone High Cleopatra (Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Kate O'Brien (Character) 1995-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Guest 1999
89% 92% Seinfeld Ellen (Guest Star) 1993 1995
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1988