Christa enjoyed when her character on The Drew Carey Show would be one of the guys, when she was sarcastic and when she had problems. She thought she must've been neurotic for hanging out with those guys.
She says there are two main things to make a show funny: it has to be well-written and the cast must have chemistry.
The inspiration for Dr. Cox on Scrubs is Christa's father Dr. John Marino.
Christa is close friends with Scrubs co-star Sarah Chalke.
Christa is a big fan of Joshua Radin.
According to Bill Lawrence, everyone on the cast of Scrubs, aside from Sarah Chalke and Christa Miller, can sing and dance.
Christa is not very big on drinking.
Christa says she's too boring to ever be on Howard Stern, although she is a big fan of the show.
Christa has had Jimmy Kimmel and his girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, over to her house.
Christa had a screw put in her foot in 2007 a week before she went in to shoot The Andromeda Strain.
Christa is a big Sarah Silverman fan.
Christa is a big Howard Stern fan.
Christa and then-roommate Nicole Sullivan used to live next door to actress Jennifer Aniston.
Christa's in-laws live in the Bahamas and when they go to visit, they often get around by boat.
Christa joined the Wear It campaign for boating safety in the summer of 2007.
Christa credits her happy marriage and raising three children to sleep and taking naps.
She had an article in Esquire entitled Fifteen Things You Don't Know About Women.
Christa was featured in Modern Mom Magazine for September 24, 2007.
Christa and co-star Sarah Chalke have a special handshake which they call the Scrubs handshake.
She first appeared in Scrubs in episode 1x06, My Bad.
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.
She was eight and a half months pregnant during the 2006 Emmys.
Though her aunt (Susan Saint James) starred as Kate on Kate and Allie, she was unaware that Christa had auditioned for a role until after she had won the part.
In 1999 she appeared in The Operator.
Stock footage of Christa was shown in the series finale of The Drew Carey Show, however, she was not credited.
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.
Christa has said that everytime she sees Larry David, he says that he made her career by letting her have the tape of her Seinfeld episode before it aired. It was because of this that she won the role of Kate on The Drew Carey Show.
Christa wore the same outfit to her audition, rehersals and network test while trying out for The Drew Carey Show.
Drew Carey has said that Christa was the only classically good looking cast member on The Drew Carey Show.
The dance that Christa did with 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.
Her last few scenes on The Drew Carey Show were completed before the studio audience taping.
Christa is very net savvy. Her husband has said that she has to show him how to do everything.
She has three dogs, including one named Gus. Her dog, Skye passed away awhile ago.
Christa was raised as a Catholic.
She has said that she is not sure that a couple can go from being friends to being romantically involved because it would ruin the friendship.
Christa has a lot of male friends.
Christa made a pilot with Andrew Kennedy for a show titled Related by Marriage.
Christa admits that she would rather play sports than watch them.
Christa attended a Ralph Lauren event in September 2005.
She can throw a perfect 40 yard spiral in a family football game.
Christa met Bill Lawrence in May 1998 at an ABC party.
Her husband says that they are very compettitive about everything from tennis to making the best chocolate-chip cookies.
Christa and Bill got married in the chapel at the Convent of the Sacred Heart. Guests included the casts of The Drew Carey Show and Spin City. It has been described as being the best table-hopping party.
Her friend, Cynthia Rowley, says that Christa is the perfect mix of totally fun, adventurous tomboy and a real, sparkling girly-girl.
Dick Ebersol describes Christa as an incredibly gorgeous tomboy.
Her movie Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire was produced with a budget of only $40,000.00
Christa studied acting with Ken Lerner in Los Angles. Her other formal training includes The Groundlings, The Neighborhood Playhouse and the American Acadamy of Dramatic Arts.
Her first commercial was for Polaroid when she was seventeen.
Christa was at the 2003 premiere of Looney Toones Back in Action.
In January 2004, she went to a luncheon hosted by In Style magazine and A Diamond is Forever to unveil the gowns and diamonds for that awards season.
Christa attended the 5th annual Lullabies and Luxuries Luncheon with her daughter to benefit Caring for Children and Families with AIDS on Oct. 12, 2003.
Christa can be heard singing in an episode of Scrubs to mock Elliot. She also sang a few times on The Drew Carey Show. However, possibly the best sample of her singing voice was in an episode of Clone High.
She appeared in the 1992 movie Stepfather III.
Christa was born on a Thursday.
Christa appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where she announced that all of her female friends were in love with Stewart.
Christa attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, New York.
When she moved to Los Angles in 1990, she abandoned modelling and began to land acting roles.
Christa's cousins include Harmony Lucas and Sunshine Lucas.
Her paternal grandmother is Constance Miller.
Her brother is John Miller.
Despite having gone blond a few times, Christa is a natural brunette.
Christa appeared in Jordan Alan's Kiss & Tell which came out in 1996, with Heather Graham and Rose McGowan.
According to her Scrubs co-star, John C. McGinley, Christa is a very good comedic actress and all her years on The Drew Carey Show taught her good comedic timing.
In June 2006, she called in to Howard Stern on Demand to dispute claims that Wilmer Valderrama took Mandy Moore's virginity.
Christa is good friends with Nicole Sullivan who played Jill on Scrubs.
Christa is a big Grey's Anatomy fan.
Christa has starred in two series created by her husband, Scrubs and Clone High.
According to Bill Lawrence, Christa picks most of the music for Scrubs. The cast and crew goes to her if they have a suggestion for a song.
Christa reportedly left The Drew Carey Show because she wanted to spend more time with her children.
It was because Christa got pregnant during the shooting of season five of Scrubs that the writers decided to make Jordan pregnant. This, combined with Turk and Carla's impending parenthood, resulted in the storyline of J.D. and Kim having a baby as well to complete the set.
She appeared twice in Seinfeld, as two different characters; the boss of a potential employer of George, and a woman whom George unsuccessfully dates.
Christa dated former Murphy Brown star Grant Shand.
Despite having the same last name, Christa is of no relation to the child that plays her son, Jack, on Scrubs.
Miller was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart is also the name of the hospital on Scrubs.
In October 2001, Christa appeared in the big screen independent release The Operator as a devoted wife who is betrayed by her husband.
In her spare time, Miller participates in a Sunday coed softball league with her husband and enjoys playing tennis on a competitive level.
The footage shown of Jordan preparing for her wedding in the Scrubs episode My Bad is actual footage of Christa's real-life marriage.
Her uncle, Dick Ebersol, and cousin Charles were seriously hurt in a November 2004 plane crash. The crash claimed the lives of four people, including her 14 year old cousin, Edward "Teddy" Ebersol.
She did not find out the gender of her children before they were born because she said it was fun to go into labor and not know what she was having.
Her Scrubs co-star Neil Flynn also appeared on the series Clone High with her. He also appeared as her love interest in an episode of The Drew Carey Show called Kate's Family.
Both times that her Scrubs character has been pregnant, she has been pregnant in real life as well.
Christa is against circumcision.
At the end of every episode of Scrubs a recording of a child's voice is played. This is her daughter, Charlotte, saying her first words. She is saying "Bye Bye".
She was more comfortable with athletics than with powder puffs while in high school.
Miller was an athlete in high school.
Her film credits include Deceived in 1991 and Love and Happiness in 1995. She starred with Kellie Martin in the made-for-tv movie A Friend to Die For in 1994.
Her first role on television was in Kate & Allie.
In 1974 she suffered with a rare benign bone tumor at age 10.
She was posing at the age of three for Francesco Scavullo in an Ivory soap advertisement.
Her father hoped she would have a law career.
At the age of three, appeared on the cover of "Redbook".
She moved to Los Angeles, California in 1990.
Her parents are Chuck Miller and the former Bonnie Trumpeter.
Christa was on the cover of the first issue of Maxim magazine.
Her son, William Stoddard Lawrence, was born January 3, 2003.
Her husband created Scrubs in 2001.
Her daughter, Charlotte Sarah, was born on June 8, 2000 in Los Angeles.
Christa is the niece of Susan Saint James and Dick Ebersol.
Her height is 5'8" (1.73m.)
She had ad third child - Henry Vanduzer Lawrence on October 9, 2006 at 12.05am. Little brother to Charlotte (6) and William (3).
Both Christa and her mother were/are models.
Miller is married to Bill Lawrence creator of Scrubs, a show she stars in. They were married on November 29, 1999.
She appearing in a Wonder Bread commercial when she was six months old.
Her favorite football team is the New York Giants.
She was nominated for Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Musical or Comedy for Scrubs in 2003 and 2004.
Christa: [On her husband at work] Generally at work, he does not like the first outfit I come out in, and he'll say "go change", which is so irritating because he doesn't care about clothes! And if I do a joke and I say it isn't funny he says "it's funny" because I'm such a bossy-boss at home.
Christa: [On husband Bill Lawrence] He's not the boss at home and that's why he likes me working with him; because he's the boss at work. I have to do what he says.
Christa: [about special treatment because of Scrubs at hospitals] Lots of chatting about the show, when your on drugs, chatting about the show.
Christa: Besides the heat and all those scary CGI birds, which were carriers of the virus in the movie,we had biohazard suits, so it was intense, The suits had cooling units inside with a breathing (apparatus) that you had to turn off when you talked.
Christa: At my school, you could do theater or sports; I chose sports.
Christa: Yesterday I saw Jennifer (Aniston, near the set of Friends) I had nine huge rollers in my hair, no makeup and a flannel shirt. She looked so-o-o cute, and I looked like a homeless person.
Christa: I felt so flattered to be on Maxim's first cover! My husband is still hoping I might walk around our house one day in an unbuttoned Indians shirt!
Christa: [On her must-have products] I try to stay low maintenance so I can't live without Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer, which I wear instead of base. I love Kiss Me mascara. It never comes off until you wash it off. I have it on all day.
Christa: [On what she teaches her children] Kindness, respect toward other people and their choices and lifestyles. I want to teach them to be inclusive, not exclusive, towards other people.
Christa: [On how she balances a family and a career] I have a great husband who really helps with the kids. On Saturday and Sunday, he lets me sleep in and he takes the kids. I am also very picky about which jobs I'll consider. This is not great for my career but it's great for my kids.
Christa: A modern mom is someone who can organize all the many, many elements of family life, career and marriage and have the stamina to keep it all going.
Christa: I love Sarah Chalke. I think she's so funny! You know, just, when she says 'frick!' and 'double frick!'
Christa [On how she is like the character of Kate O'Brien]: I was a tomboy too, a good athlete. I've played a lot of sports—basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball.
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: (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 ready 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 whether she grew up quickly living in Manhattan]: No, I got started late. I went to an all-girls Catholic school, and I didn't kiss a boy until I was in 10th grade.
Christa: I have faith that God knows what's best for me, and that if you show up and do the best you can, that's all you can do.
Christa: I have a Shetland sheepdog that I adopted, but I'm an all-animal person. We had a chimp on the show, and she was like a little person, like a two-year-old. But the trainer wouldn't let me play with her because if she likes you she won't do the scene.
Christa: (On whether she is domestic) A little bit. I make amazing chocolate-chip cookies, a really great tuna salad sandwich, and Rice Krispies Treats. I'm addicted to Rice Krispies Treats. I'm currently looking into a Rice Krispies Treats 12-step program.
Christa: I love shopping. I wear skirts and dresses, because I really think guys like girls in skirts. And I always wear nice underwear.
Christa: (On whether she always knew that she wanted to act) Sort of. When I was 15, Eileen Ford told me I should think about modeling, and I thought it was the coolest thing. But my mom never wanted me to model. I always loved acting, even though there's a part of it that makes me very nervous. I get very excited before I go on. I pace backstage.
Christa: (On the character of Kate O'Brien) She was one of the guys and friends with all these guys and sarcastic and always getting in trouble for being mean. Not so much mean as putting her foot in her mouth and saying the wrong thing and yelling at people. So that was fun to do!
Christa: (On getting her Seinfeld tape to ABC) I ran over to ABC, and I was just so strung out, and handed it like broadcast news, just like "Here's the tape," and then Bruce Helford called me up and said "You've got it."
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: 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: Bruce Helford, the producer, was always on set and always talked to the actors. He was really, really good with actors and really helped with jokes. Even on show night, you know, if you weren't getting it, Bruce could clearly communicate how to do it, which a lot of people don't.
Christa: (On Drew Carey) He was appealing and he was a friend. We had a nice relationship. I always felt that Drew and I had chemistry. He was always sweet with me.
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: (On her decision to call Bill when she broke up with her boyfriend in 1998) I was thinking, 'Should I call him, should I not call him?' Finally, I called and left a message, and when I didn't hear back from him, I thought, 'Oh, it's too late.'
Christa: I like a guy to look like a guy - jeans and a t-shirt, worn-out stuff, no jewelry.
Christa: (About to dub her lines for Scrubs) I'm in an ADR, which mean that when we did it the first time, either I didn't say it loud enough, but I'm sure it wasn't me. It was them.
Christa: (On whether she would dread having Dick Clark show her Wonder Bread commercial) I was only six months old when I did that, so I don't think I'd mind seeing that. I probably will dread the day Dick decides to show the first commercial I got after an audition. I was about seventeen, 1 guess. It was a Polaroid commercial. I had to sit and make all these different expressions as I looked at like five thousand Polaroid pictures. I thought I was going to die because you do run out of expressions in about six seconds, especially when you're seventeen and it's your first real commercial. That's the one that will make me die of mortification.
Christa: I have a couple of hidden talents (laughs). I can throw a great spiral with a football and I can also get ready to go out very, very fast. I can shower, get ready and go out with makeup in a half-hour and look fine. How's THAT for a hidden talent?!
Christa: (On whether she thought The Drew Carey Show would be a hit) To be honest, I thought it would be a hit. During pilot season you can read something like 50 scripts. When I read the Drew Carey script, it was near the end of pilot season and it definitely was one of the best ones I read. I knew for sure after meeting Drew that we had a hit on our hands. He's such a good guy, so likable and funny. We have a lot of fun doing the show and I think people can see that. I can't tell you how pleased I am to be in an environment that's so special.
Christa: Keep in mind that my husband writes Jordan's lines. Every time I say something stupid, he puts it in the script.
Christa: (On how pregnancy is different the second time) Time seems to pass faster because you're not poring over What to Expect When You're Expecting. I know what to expect, so things aren't so … tragic. With Charlotte, I couldn't ever sleep. And I had to pee every hour. With this baby, I can't breathe. It feels like this baby is sitting high up.
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