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Two and a Half Men
American actress Jennifer Bini Taylor became known for playing Chelsea
Melini on the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” from 2008 to
2011. She previously played three other female characters on the show.
Taylor has appeared in several films, including “Wild
Things” (1998), “The Waterboy” (1998) and
“Rumor Has It...” (2005).
Taylor resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Paul Taylor, and
their two children. She has three dogs.
Mother of 2
Childhood and Family:
Jennifer Bini Taylor was born Jennifer Bini on April 19, 1972, in
Hoboken, New Jersey. She grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and
graduated from Coral Springs High School in 1990. She holds a BA in
In 1997, Jennifer married Paul Taylor, a songwriter. They have two children, Jake and Samantha.
Jennifer Bini Taylor worked as a model before becoming known as an
actress. She was first runner-up in the Miss Florida USA pageant in
1995 and 1996. In 1998, she made her feature film acting debut as
Barbara Baxter in “Wild Things,” an erotic thriller film
starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards,
Theresa Russell, and Bill Murray, and was directed by John
McNaughton. She went on to appear in the films “Holy Man”
and “The Waterboy” (both also 1998). The same year, she
made a guest appearance as Gail Tyrone in an episode of “Maximum
Bob” called “Once Bitten.”
Entering the new millennium, Taylor landed guest spots in television
series like “Pacific Blue” (2000, as Patti Wolfson),
“Diagnosis Murder” (2000, as Charmaine Dufour),
“Arli$$” (2000, as Roberta Takega) and “Yes,
Dear” (2000, as Rebecca), and appeared in the made for TV films
“The Disciples” (2000, as Kimiko) and “Nathan's
Choice” (2001, as Julia). In 2001, she played the female lead of
Laura in the television drama series “Miami Sands,” but the
show only had a short life.
In 2003, Taylor appeared as Suzanne in the two early episodes of the
television series “Two and a Half Men.” She later played
the character Tina in the December 13, 2004 episode “Last Chance
to See Those Tattoos” and then Nina in the November 5, 2007
episode “The Leather Gear Is in the Guest Room.” Taylor
also took on guest roles in other TV shows like “Charmed”
(2005, as Eve), “Las Vegas” (2006, as Judy McKee), “
Ghost Whisperer” (2008, as Jill Benjamin) and
“Unhitched” (2008, as Sasha), as well as had a role on the
2005 comedy film “Rumor Has It...,” which was directed by
Rob Reiner, and starred Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley
MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo.
Taylor was going to leave acting and moved back to Florida and become
an acting teacher when she was offered the part of Chelsea, Charlie's
girlfriend, in the season 6 of the hit CBS sitcom “Two and a Half
Men” in 2008. She did not return for season 8, but did make a
brief, speaking cameo at Charlie's funeral in season 9.
Taylor appeared in the made for TV mystery film “Carnal
Innocence” (2011), opposite Gabrielle Anwar, Colin Egglesfield,
and Pancho Demmings, and portrayed Zuhara in the science fiction film
“100,000 Zombie Heads” (2012). She returned to television
series to play the recurring role of Elsa in the USA Network series
“Burn Notice” in 2012. She then appeared in the films
“The Perfect Boyfriend” and “Zombie Night”
Taylor will star with Booboo Stewart and Billy Ray Cyrus in the
upcoming drama film “Like a Country Song” (2013), directed
and co-written by Johnny Remo.