Christa Miller (born May 28, 1964) is an American actress, best known for her television work. She was a cast member of The Drew Carey Show and is currently in a recurring guest role in Scrubs.
She was born in Manhattan, the daughter of 1960s model Bonnie Trompeter. Miller was a model as a child, appearing in a Wonder Bread commercial when she was six months old, posing at three for Francesco Scavullo in an Ivory soap advertisement, and photographed for the cover of Redbook magazine. Her days as a child model were curtailed after an operation for a benign bone tumor. After attending Convent of the Sacred Heart, Miller returned briefly to modeling, but soon took acting lessons, abandoning modeling for good when she moved to Los Angeles, California in 1990.
Her first role on television was in Kate & Allie, which starred her aunt, Susan Saint James. She was also in episodes of Northern Exposure, Seinfeld, Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Party of Five. She had a major role on The Drew Carey Show from 1995 to 2002 playing Kate, and was the voice of Cleopatra in her husband's short-lived animated show Clone High.
In 2001, her husband, writer-producer Bill Lawrence, conceived a new show called Scrubs and Miller was given a recurring guest role as surly Dr. Cox's (John C. McGinley) equally nasty ex-wife Jordan Sullivan. Her role has increasingly become a major part of the show.
Christa Miller also appeared in Seinfeld as the boss of a potential employer of George. He "feels her material" and is reamed-out, losing his shot as a bra salesman. Miller later appeared in another episode of Seinfeld playing a completely different character, a woman who dates George and insists she doesn't care about his appearance. He takes the opportunity to drape himself in velvet, but then breaks up with her in disgust when she sucks on the pit of a peach he has eaten.