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Howard during a visit to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, December 19, 2005
June 14, 1966 |
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
|Other names||Traylor Hall, Traylor H. Hall|
Traylor Elizabeth Howard (born June 14, 1966) is an American actress. She is best 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.
Howard was born in Orlando, Florida, to Peggy E. (née Traylor) and Robert M. Howard, Jr., president of the Howard Fertilizer and Chemical Company. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida.
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 was the romantic lead in the Norm Macdonald film Dirty Work.
Howard has been married three times. Her first marriage was to actor Cameron Hall on February 2, 1991, which ended in divorce on March 12, 1993; the couple had no children. Her second marriage was to actor Christian Navarro on April 26, 2003, which ended in divorce in 2006. They also had no children.
On November 24, 2006, Howard gave birth to a son. 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. Traylor married for the third time to Jarel Portman in 2011; the couple has one son.
|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|
|2000||Me, Myself & Irene||Layla Baileygates|
|2005||Son of the Mask||Tonya Avery|
|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"|
|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|
|2005–2009||Monk||Natalie Teeger||87 episodes;
won Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series (2009)
|2010||Nolan Knows Best||Julie Nolan||Pilot|
- Lee, Luaine (10 November 2009). "'Monk' role has been a dream job for Traylor Howard". PopMatters. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
- "Biography for Traylor Howard". IMDb.com. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
- Green, Josh (May 18, 2014). "Building on his father's legacy" (PDF). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. 2. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
- "Shows A-Z - Nolan Knows Best on ABC", TheFutonCritic.com; accessed February 1, 2016.
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