Traylor Howard

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Traylor Howard
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Howard during a visit to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, December 19, 2005
Born Traylor Elizabeth Howard
(1966-06-14) June 14, 1966 (age 47)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Other names Traylor H. Hall
Traylor Hall
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Cameron Hall (1991–93)
Christian Navarro (2003–06)
Children Sabu Howard (b. 2006)

Traylor Elizabeth Howard (born June 14, 1966) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Sharon Carter on the television series Two Guys and a Girl, and as Natalie Teeger on the USA Network series Monk.

Early life[edit]

Howard was born in Orlando, Florida, to Peggy E. Traylor and Robert M. Howard Jr, president of the Howard Fertilizer and Chemical Company. While attending Lake Highland Preparatory School, she appeared in a Juicy Fruit commercial. Her parents, who are strong University of Florida supporters, were highly disappointed she when enrolled in Florida State University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. During that period Howard steered away from acting and focused on different career alternatives. She graduated from Florida State with a degree in communications and advertising, and a minor in English. A former boyfriend introduced her to acting.

Career[edit]

In 1994 Howard appeared in one of the "You Will" series of television commercials for AT&T Corporation.

Howard's most prominent roles to date include Natalie Teeger, Adrian Monk's (Tony Shalhoub) assistant on the USA Network television series Monk, and Sharon Carter, the "girl" of the title of the 1998–2001 sitcom Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (later retitled Two Guys and a Girl).

She has also starred in the short-lived sitcoms Boston Common and Bram & Alice alongside actor Alfred Molina. In 1999 she appeared in the Foo Fighters' music video "Breakout." During the third season of The West Wing, Howard made a guest appearance. She also was the romantic lead in the Norm Macdonald film Dirty Work.

Personal life[edit]

Howard has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Cameron Hall in 1991, which ended in divorce in 1993.[1] On November 24, 2006, Howard gave birth to a son, Sabu Howard. She was pregnant with him during season five of Monk, so she spent several episodes with boxes, newspapers, and the like in front of her abdomen to hide the pregnancy.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1994 Till the End of the Night Fran Credited as Traylor H. Hall
1998 Confessions of a Sexist Pig Anne Henning Alternative title: Taste of Love
Dirty Work Kathy
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Layla Baileygates
2005 Son of the Mask Tonya Avery
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dr. Heller's Office Temp Episode: "Madame Ex"
1996–
1997
Boston Common Joy Byrnes 32 episodes
1998–
2001
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Sharon Carter 81 episodes
2002 The West Wing Lisa Sherborne Episode: "100,000 Airplanes"
First Monday Ashley Riverton Episode: "Right to Die"
The Division Sarah Franzen Episode: "Remembrance"
Bram and Alice Alice O'Connor 8 episodes
2005–
2009
Monk Natalie Teeger 87 episodes;
Won Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series (2009)
2010 Nolan Knows Best Julie Nolan Pilot[2]

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