Christa Miller
Christa Miller Christa Miller plays the part of Kate O'Brien, one of Drew's friends, on "TDCS" in Seasons 1-7.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1964-05-28) May 28, 1964 (age 55)
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY, U.S.
Actress, music supervisor
Years Active: 1969-present
Spouse(s): Bill Lawrence, 1999-present
Character information
Appeared on: The Drew Carey Show
Appears as: Kate O'Brien
Episodes appeared in: 181 episodes in Seasons 1-7

Christa Miller (born May 28, 1964) was the actress who played Kate O'Brien on The Drew Carey Show in Seasons 1-7.


Christa was born in Mahanttan, NY, daughter of model Bonnie Trompeter. As a toddler, Christa was photographed by the acclaimed Francesco Scavullo for an Ivory Snow ad with her mother, throwing her into entertainment at a very young age. At age 3, she appeared on the cover of "Redbook". Christa aspired to be an actress, but her father wanted her to be a lawyer, and her mother, a 1960s supermodel, wanted her to avoid the entertainment business due to its difficulty and stress. Despite her parents' request, she pursued a modeling career. At age 16, she landed her first commercial, for Polaroid cameras, and has been acting ever since. Miller is married to Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence. They have 3 children.

Miller has guest appeared on such popular TV shows as Northern Exposure, Seinfeld, CSI:Miami, Party of Five, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She also appeared in the role of Jordan Sullivan on ABC-TV's Scrubs (which was created by her husband Bill Lawrence). She can be seen in the films Deceived and Love and Happiness.

Christa currently plays the character Ellie Torres in Bill Lawrence's new show Cougar Town


Year Title Media Character Notes
1985 Kate & Allie TV series Blair/Student 3 episodes
1990 Northern Exposure TV series Laurie Batan 1 episode
1992 Stepfather III TV Movie Beth Davis Supporting role
1993 Seinfeld TV series Ellen de Granmont/Paula 2 episodes
1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV series Girl 1 episode
A Friend to Die For TV Movie Terri Supporting role
Party of Five TV series Theresa 1 episode
1995 Love and Happiness Film Unknown
The Drew Carey Show TV series Kate O'Brien 181 episodes
1996 Kiss & Tell Film Alex Stoddard
1999 Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish Film Kathy
2000 The Operator Film Janice Wheelan
2001 Drew Carey's Rock & Roll Back to School Special TV Movie Kate O'Brien
Scrubs TV series Jordan Sullivan Regular cast
2002 Clone High TV series Cleopatra 13 episodes
2008 The Andromeda Strain TV Movie Dr. Angela Noyce
2009 CSI: Miami TV Series Amy Lansing 1 episode
2009-15 Cougar Town TV series Ellie Torres Regular cast/102 episodes
2015 Undateable TV series Ally/Jackie Episodes: 2x7, 2x8 and 3x7


Year Ceremony Award Result For
2003 Satellite Awards Golden Satellite Award Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical - Scrubs
2004 Satellite Awards Golden Satellite Award Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical - Scrubs

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