High-powered businesswoman Rebekah Barlow on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS doesn’t appear very often, but she may still be familiar to some viewers. That’s because the character is played by actress Jennifer Taylor, who some might recognize as Chelsea from the CBS sitcom TWO AND A HALF MEN. Last time around Ms. Barlow made some business deals in town, but what’s she after now?
Rebekah first appeared in December of 2018 to hold meetings with people looking for her to invest in their companies. Devon wanted her to partner with his music company given that one of their popular singers uses her cosmetics and was a perfect fit. Devon’s anxiety attack nearly blew the deal, but Ana stepped in to salvage it and Rebekah was impressed.
She also met with Nick because Phyllis and Billy had wanted her to partner with Jabot and the Jaboutiques, and used Nick as bait. She mistakenly thought Nick was interested in her and was embarrassed to find out it wasn’t pleasure, but business he was after. Phyllis apologized and also managed to get her to sign on the dotted line.
Taylor got her start back in 1998 in the film Wild Things and playing Laura Riley on the short-lived TV series MIAMI SANDS. She has also guest-starred in numerous primetime series like DIAGNOSIS MURDER, CHARMED, GHOST WHISPERER, and NCIS. Her most recent regular primetime gig was playing Anne Seery on Showtime’s critically-acclaimed series SHAMELESS. But Taylor is probably most famous for playing Charlie’s girlfriend, Chelsea, in many episodes of TWO AND A HALF MEN over the years (after playing three different guest roles in earlier episodes!).
According to her Wikipedia page, Taylor was born in Hoboken, NJ, and grew up in Coral Springs, FL, twice being first runner-up in the Miss Florida USA pageants. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Paul Taylor, and their two children.
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