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Christa Miller Lawrence

Mostly Credited As: Christa Miller Lawrence
Sometimes Credited As: Christa Miller
Christa Lawrence
Christa Marino

Birth Name: Christa Miller
Date Of Birth: May 28, 1964 (Age 51)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Christa Miller Lawrence

Christa Miller was born on May 28, 1964 in Manhattan, New York. She is the daughter of Chuck Miller and former model Bonnie Trompeter. Her aunt and uncle are Susan Saint James and Dick Ebersol.

Miller was a child model, appearing in an ad for Wonder Bread at the age of six months, and at age three for an Ivory soap and a cover of Redbook magazine, alongside her mother and her brother. Her modeling career was put on hold briefly when she was ten while she was treated for a benign bone tumor, but after she was pronounced healthy, it wasn’t long before she went back to modeling. She worked in Europe and Japan, and finally gave acting a try.

Her first television appearance, at age sixteen, was a commercial for Polaroid. Looking for acting work, she moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1990. She abandoned modeling completely and was soon given a role on the sitcom, Kate & Allie. She also did a few episodes of Seinfeld, Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Party of Five. She was cast as the role of Mary Katherine (Kate) O'Brien, Drew’s friend and sometimes love interest, on The Drew Carey Show. More recently, she appears on the medical sitcom Scrubs in a recurring guest role as Jordan Sullivan, and has done voice work on the show, Clone High, USA.

Miller is married to writer/producer Bill Lawrence, and the couple has three children: Charlotte Sarah, William Stoddard, and Henry Vanduzer.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Cougar Town (2009)As: Ellie Torres
The Andromeda Strain (2008)As: Dr. Angela Noyce
Clone High, USA (2002)As: Cleopatra, Various -- [Voice]
The Drew Carey Show (1995)As: Kate O'Brien (S01-S07)
Episode Cast Credits 

Scrubs (2001) 
  Our Stuff Gets Real 09x09: (Jan/12/2010) As Jordan (as Christa Miller) 
  My Finale (2) 08x19: (May/06/2009) As Jordan 
  My Finale (1) 08x18: (May/06/2009) As Jordan 
  My Chief Concern 08x17: (May/05/2009) As Jordan 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Phillips, Emmy Rossum, David Tutera 02x53: (Nov/18/2009) As Herself 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  Divorce Party 07x17: (Mar/09/2009) As Amy Lansing 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Christa Miller 04x88: (Jul/19/1999) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Garry Marshall, Christa Miller, Mark Eitzel and Peter Buck 04x115: (May/20/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Doodle 06x20: (Apr/06/1995) As Paula 
  The Sniffing Accountant 05x04: (Oct/07/1993) As Ellen 

Party of Five (1994) 
  Much Ado About Nothing 01x07: (Oct/24/1994) As Theresa 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) 
  Who's the Boss 04x15: (Jan/10/1994) As Girl 

Northern Exposure (1990) 
  Soapy Sanderson 01x03: (Jul/26/1990) As Laurie Batan 

Kate & Allie (1984) 
  The Odd Couples 06x04: (Dec/26/1988) As Blair 
  Allie Doesn't Live Here Anymore 06x03: (Dec/19/1988) As Blair 
  Allie's Affair 03x07: (Nov/11/1985) As Student 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Scrubs (2001)• Music Supervisor
Cougar Town (2009)• Music Supervisor (as Christa Miller)

Episode Crew


Christa was nominated for Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Musical or Comedy for Scrubs in 2003 and 2004.

Christa's favorite football team is the New York Giants.

Christa was the only one considered to be right for the role of Kate on The Drew Carey Show because she was a tomboy, as well as attractive.

Since Christa played the role of Kate O'Brien for seven years, she appeared as Kate in the music videos for Five O'Clock World and Cleveland Rocks. Both of these were used as theme songs for The Drew Carey Show.

Drew Carey refers to Christa as the only classically good looking cast member on The Drew Carey Show

The dance that Christa did with her daughter, Charlotte, on Scrubs is actually a dance that they do at home.

Her daughter appeared on Scrubs in a scene with Christa as the little girl who looks exactly like Jordan in the episode Their Story, which was partly narrated by Christa as well.

Christa was raised as a Catholic.

Christa is very net savvy. Her husband has said that she has to show him how to do everything.

She has three dogs with her husband including one named Gus. They had a dog named Skye, but she died.

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Christa Miller Lawrence Quotes
Christa: (On what sticks in her mind about the first season of Scrubs) That my hair - it looks way too dark - and it looks much better blonde. So that would be my main thing.

Christa Miller: (On Scrubs' nomination for an Emmy in 2006) If we don't win, we're going to be bitter and angry and walk out in a big huff.

Christa: (On Charlotte and William being for the third child) They're kind of ready. They think it'll be fun. But I think once it comes home it won't be as fun as they thought.

Christa: (On being pregnant while filming Scrubs) They wrote it into the show because you can't hide it. Then you just look like moon-face weirdo on the show. So they wrote it in so I'm comfortable. But still, at some point you're too fat to be on TV.

Christa: (On her network test for ABC) I'd just done and episode of Seinfeld and when I went to do the network test at ABC, I think they were nervous that I was a little too green. So I thought, "Let me see if I can get this Seinfeld tape.

Christa: (On her getting the role of Kate O'Brien) I went from the first audition to three more rehersals to the network test in the same outfit, which was brown boots, brown corderoys and a pink t-shirt. Actors get superstitious about, um, you go in for a meeting and if they call you back, you feel like part of it's the outfit. The prodcers must've been really tired of seeing that outfit. I just found that outfit and stuck with it.

Christa: When you're doing a pilot it's very nerve-wracking and everyone is trying to, you know, they want it to be picked up.

Christa: (On the first season of The Drew Carey Show) It was fun doing that show and the first year was exciting and new.

Christa Miller-Lawrence: Keep in mind that my husband writes Jordan’s lines. Every time I say something stupid, he puts it in the script.

Christa: We had a big fight over the episode where my character comes back pregnant and tries to seduce her ex-husband, Dr. Cox [John C. McGinley]. Bill had written one scene where the camera would shoot my butt. I called him and said, 'You are not shooting my pregnant butt on television.' He said, 'Oh, yes, I am.' He told me that any actress would do that scene, so Heather Locklear, who was guest-starring in the episode, got on the phone and said, 'I wouldn’t do it. You wouldn’t shoot my pregnant butt.'

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