While she made the headlines with her new roles in ‘Shrinking’ and ‘Clone High’ this year, Christa Miller made a name for herself with her parts in ‘Scrubs’ and ‘The Drew Carey Show‘ in the late ’90s and early 2000s. With a professional career lasting for more than 30 years, there are a few things fans of these projects should know about the actress.
6. Christia Had A Health Scare When She Was 10
Miller began modeling at six months old and appeared in an ‘Ivory Soap’ commercial by age 3. But her career as a child model stopped when the actress underwent surgery to remove a benign bone tumor in her leg at the age of 10, although she returned to the industry in her teenage years.
5. Miller Is Married To Bill Lawrence, The Couple Has Three Children
The actress married the ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Cougar Town’ creator, Bill Lawrence, in 1999. The couple had three children named Charlotte Sarah, William Stoddard, and Henry Vanduzer during the production of these shows. In fact, as they were still filming ‘Scrubs’ at the time, Lawrence made Miller’s pregnancies with Henry and William a part of the show.
4. She Played Kate O’Brien On ‘The Drew Carey Show’
For her audition for ‘The Drew Carey Show,’ Miller sent the team a clip from one of her ‘Seinfeld’ episodes that were not released yet. Following that, she secured the role of Kate O’Brien and became a regular on the show from 1995 to 2002.
3. Christia Appeared Twice On ‘Seinfeld’
Before her role in ABC’s 1995 sitcom, Miller guest-starred in two episodes of ‘Seinfeld.’ In the episode ‘The Sniffing Accountant’ from the show’s fifth season, she played George Constanza’s boss. She appeared again in the sixth season’s ‘The Doodle,’ portraying Paula, George’s girlfriend.
2. Miller Left ‘The Drew Carey Show’ For’ Scrubs’
Miller left ‘The Drew Carey Show’ after its seventh season for new projects. Her character, Kate, was written off the show with a storyline that saw her get married and move to Guam. Following this, she took on the role of Jordan Sullivan in ‘Scrubs,’ earning a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series.
1. She Was In ‘Cougar Town’ Along With Courtney Cox
The actress played Ellie Torres in ‘Cougar Town,’ which Lawrence created for her in 2009. She co-starred alongside Courtney Cox, portraying the character until the series’ end in 2015, receiving the 2014 Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series for the part.