Jules' cutting friend and next-door neighbor Ellie would do anything for Jules - as long as it doesn't involve actually doing anything. She loves her doting husband, Andy, though she'd never admit it to him. Ellie also loves her son, Stan, despite the fact that he's constantly wreaking havoc and is destined to be major trouble. Ellie considers herself Jules' best friend, however, there are some (like Laurie) who beg to differ.
Christa Miller was introduced to the entertainment world at a very young age. As a toddler, she was photographed by the acclaimed Francesco Scavullo for an Ivory Snow ad with her mother, and, at the age of three, appeared on the cover of Redbook. She also appeared in national magazines while working steadily in Europe and Japan. She landed her first commercial (for Polaroid) at age 16.
Miller's first role on television was in "Kate & Allie," which starred her real-life aunt, Susan Saint James. She appeared in episodes of "Northern Exposure," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Party of Five" and "Seinfeld." She had a major role on "The Drew Carey Show" from 1995-2002 as Kate O'Brien, and was the voice of Cleopatra in the short-lived animated show "Clone High." Her film credits include "Deceived" and "Love and Happiness." She also starred with Kellie Martin in the acclaimed made-for-television movie, "A Friend to Die For."
In 2001 Miller's husband, writer-producer Bill Lawrence, conceived the comedy-drama "Scrubs." Miller was given a guest role as Jordan Sullivan, the bitter ex-wife to Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley). Originally the character was intended to appear in only one episode, but in Season Two the role became recurring. Miller also had a leading role in the 2008 TV miniseries "The Andromeda Strain."