Holland's mother is Virginia Taylor and her father is C. Tracy Taylor. She has two sisters Patricia and Pamela.
Holland is 5'4" (1.63 m).
Holland received a Master degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in 2005.
Holland's nephew is filmmaker Brad Anderson. She also appeared in his movies Next Stop Wonderland and Happy Accidents.
Holland was studying acting with Stella Adler.
Holland has won Emmy Award (1999) as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in The Practice and has been nominated as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in The Lot and as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Two and a Half Men.
Holland has studied jazz, tap dancing and ballet at the Joffrey.
Holland loves France and has even taken French language lessons.
Holland Taylor: I don't think I was born to be a mother. During those years when my body would have wanted [babies], my mind wasn't listening. My creativity was so starved.
Holland Taylor: You know when you are little you have growth spurts. Then when you are older you have aging spurts, or - to be kinder - maturing spurts. I just sort of realized that I had definitely entered the last act of the three-act play.
Holland Taylor: (thanking David E. Kelly when winning the Emmy) For giving me a chariot to ride up here on: A woman who puts a flag on the moon for women over 40. Who can think, who can work, who are successes, who can cook, and who can COOK!
Holland Taylor: I like the acting as a career because of the endless variety and change. First of all, I don't have any choice because I'm compelled to act. But I am lucky that my profession gives me such variety of experience, locale, people, cultural interests, and creative material.
Holland Taylor: Don't know what made me want to be an actress. When I was in school, about 12, I did my first play. I was Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream in an outdoor theater, and it was a very dream-like experience. I just thought well, I'll just keep doing this. And, I never looked back!
Holland Taylor: I always thought I would end up marrying in my 60s.
Holland Taylor: It took a long time to get to the place in my career where I could pick and choose what I wanted to do it.
Holland Taylor: The theater is where I am definitely happier, the most skilled. That's not to say I don't enjoy doing all these variety of other things, I've just always really regretted that the entertainment industry in America is divided by 3,000 miles. You can't be in a movie and be in the theater at once, and you can't really support yourself in the theater once you're done being a kid.
Holland Taylor: (about her character in "The L Word," after reading the script) I thought the character was just delicious.
Holland Taylor: I love playing professional woman who are good at what they do. It's not just someone saying, 'More coffee, dear.' Not that there is anything wrong with playing a housewife, mother or grandmother. Professional women are often very interesting.
Holland Taylor: I love playing someone who just skates by and does anything she wants.
Holland Taylor: I've always had a hunger for realizing myself through my career.
Holland Taylor: I've often played very strong, flashy, kind of inadvertently mean women. I am not that way in my real life.