Traylor Howard

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Traylor Howard
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Howard during a visit to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, December 19, 2005
Born (1966-06-14) June 14, 1966 (age 54)
OccupationActress
Years active1994–2010, 2016, 2020
Spouse(s)
  • Cameron Hall
    (m. 19911993)
  • Christian Navarro
    (m. 20032006)
  • Jarel Portman
    (m. after 2011)
Children2

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

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Early life

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. [1] She went on to graduate from Florida State University with a degree in communications and advertising and a minor in English.

Career

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

Howard's most prominent acting roles were as Natalie Teeger, assistant to Tony Shalhoub's Adrian Monk on the USA Network television series Monk from 2005 to 2009, [2] and as Sharon Carter, the "girl" of the title of the ABC sitcom Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (later retitled Two Guys and a Girl), from 1998 to 2001.

In July 2019, Howard was interviewed by Jane Mayer for a New Yorker piece detailing sexual misconduct allegations against former United States Senator Al Franken, with whom she performed on a USO tour in 2005. She defends Franken against misconduct allegations, saying, in part, "I get the whole #MeToo thing, and a whole lot of horrible stuff has happened, and it needed to change. But that's not what was happening here. Franken is a good man." [3]

She 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 .

Personal life

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.[ citation needed ] 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, Sabu. 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 in 2011 to Jarel Portman, son of famed architect John C. Portman Jr.; the couple's son Julien was born in 2012. [4]

Filmography

Film

YearFilmRoleNotes
1994Till the End of the NightFranCredited as Traylor H. Hall
1998Confessions of a Sexist PigAnne HenningAlternative title: Taste of Love
1998 Dirty Work Kathy
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Layla Baileygates
2005 Son of the Mask Tonya Avery
2016Simon Says Save the Climate!Polar Bear (voice)

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Dr. Heller's Office TempEpisode: "Madame Ex"
1996–1997 Boston Common Joy Byrnes32 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 RivertonEpisode: "Right to Die"
2002 The Division Sarah FranzenEpisode: "Remembrance"
2002 Bram and Alice Alice O'Connor8 episodes
2005–2009 Monk Natalie Teeger 87 episodes;
won Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series (2009)
2010Nolan Knows BestJulie NolanPilot [5]
2020Peacock Presents: The At-Home Variety Hour Show Featuring Seth MacFarlaneNatalie TeegerEpisode: "Monk In Quarantine"

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The third season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from June 18, 2004, to March 4, 2005. It consists of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprise their roles as the main characters, and Traylor Howard joins the cast. Bitty Schram left the show due to a contract dispute during the Winter hiatus. A DVD of the season was released on July 5, 2005.

<i>Monk</i> (season 4)

The fourth season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 8, 2005, to March 17, 2006. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on June 27, 2006.

<i>Monk</i> (season 5) Season of television series

The fifth season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 7, 2006, to March 2, 2007. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on June 26, 2007.

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<i>Monk</i> (season 7) Season of television series

The seventh season of Monk was originally broadcast in the United States on USA Network from July 18, 2008, to February 20, 2009. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on July 21, 2009.

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<i>Mr. Monk Gets Even</i>

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<i>Mr. Monk Helps Himself</i>

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<i>Mr. Monk Gets on Board</i>

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References

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  2. Lee, Luaine (10 November 2009). "'Monk' role has been a dream job for Traylor Howard". PopMatters. Archived from the original on 2017-07-01. Retrieved 23 May 2016. (archived 2017)
  3. Mayer, Jane. "The Case of Al Franken". The New Yorker.
  4. Green, Josh (May 18, 2014). "Building on his father's legacy" (PDF). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . p. 2. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  5. "Shows A-Z - nolan knows best on abc". TheFutonCritic.com. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2020-05-14.