Q Please tell me about the woman who plays the mother of the brothers on Two and a Half Men. She looks familiar.
—James Hicks, El Centro, Calif.
That's Holland Taylor, and she should look familiar—she has appeared in nearly 100 movies and TV shows, plus numerous Broadway productions, since beginning her acting career in 1969. The Philadelphia native, 64, has brought her talents to movie roles in Legally Blonde, The Truman Show and Romancing the Stone, and you also may remember seeing her on the small screen in Bosom Buddies, The L Word, Monk, The Practice and Saved by the Bell: The College Years. You probably didn't see her in the 1983 Broadway comedy flop Moose Murders, which lasted for only one down-in-flames performance.