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 48)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Other names Traylor Hall, Traylor H. Hall
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
  • Cameron Hall (m. 1991–93)
  • Christian Navarro (m. 2003–06)
  • Jarel Portman (m. 2011)
Children 2

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 and Layla in Me, Myself, and Irene.

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 when she 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.


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 three times. Her first marriage was to fellow actor Cameron Hall on 2 February 1991, which ended in divorce on 12 March 1993, without any children.[1] Her second marriage was to fellow actor Christian Navarro on April 26, 2003, which ended in divorce in 2006, without any children. 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. After reestablishing their years old friendship in 2004, Traylor married for the third time to Jarel Portman in 2011, becoming Traylor Howard-Portman. Their son Julien Portman was born in 2012.[2]



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
1998 Dirty Work Kathy
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Layla Baileygates
2005 Son of the Mask Tonya Avery


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dr. Heller's Office Temp Episode: "Madame Ex"
1996–97 Boston Common Joy Byrnes 32 episodes
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Sharon Carter 81 episodes
2002 The West Wing Lisa Sherborne Episode: "100,000 Airplanes"
2002 First Monday Ashley Riverton Episode: "Right to Die"
2002 The Division Sarah Franzen Episode: "Remembrance"
2002 Bram and Alice Alice O'Connor 8 episodes
2005–09 Monk Natalie Teeger 87 episodes;
Won Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series (2009)
2010 Nolan Knows Best Julie Nolan Pilot[3]


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