Taylor`s animated roles include Prudence, the castle`s butler and the Grand Duke`s love interest, in Disney`s Cinderella II and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time. She also starred in the animated series American Dad! as Francine`s biological mother. Contrary to what is shown in the film, Woods would not be able to question a witness on the witness stand during a criminal trial, explained W. Bradley Wendel, a law professor at Cornell Law School, in his book Professional Responsibility: Examples & Explanations.  Malefactor Full name Callahan aka Professor Callahan Origin Profession blonde legal University ProfessorLawyer (both formerly) Powers/Skills High intelligenceCharisma Pastime Commanding, beating and sexually harassing women Having sex with Elle Woods (failure). Crime Sexual harassmentRape Type of villain Perverted corrupt official Professor Callahan is one of the two main antagonists (along with Chutney Windham) of the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde and its 2007 Broadway musical adaptation. Shortly after the debut of “Legally Blonde,” Larter played Niki Sanders in NBC`s “Heroes” for four years. The film originally ended at the courthouse, just after Woods won the case, with Elle on the steps of the courthouse sharing a victory kiss with Emmett, then cutting a year into the future to see her with a now-blonde Vivian form their own blonde legal defense club at law school. After the test audience revealed that they didn`t like the ending, McCullah Lutz and Smith consulted Luketic, Platt and other members of the production team while they were still in the lobby of the theater, and they agreed that a new conclusion was needed. “It was just a weak ending,” said screenwriter McCullah Lutz. “The kiss didn`t feel right to me because it`s not a romantic comedy – it wasn`t about their relationship. So the test viewers said, “We want to see what happens – we want her to succeed.” That`s why we rewrote for graduation. Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel claim that the original ending also included Elle and Vivian drinking margaritas in Hawaii, implying that they were either best friends now or in love, although Smith and McCullah never wrote such an ending. Other suggested endings for the film included a musical number in which She, the judge, the jury and everyone in the courthouse sang and danced.
 Before appearing as Elle`s critical but encouraging law professor, Holland Taylor appeared in a number of projects, from NBC`s “Saved By the Bell: The College Years” to Fox`s “Ally McBeal.” The outline of Legally Blonde grew out of Brown`s experiences as a blonde who went to Stanford Law School while obsessed with fashion and beauty, reading Elle magazine and frequently colliding with the personalities of her peers. In 2000, Brown met producer Marc Platt, who helped her develop her manuscript into a novel. Platt hired screenwriters McCullah Lutz and Smith to adapt the book into a film. The project caught the attention of director Luketic, an Australian newcomer who came to Hollywood after the success of his first offbeat short film Titsiana Booberini. “I had been reading scripts for two years and couldn`t find anything to put my own personal imprint until Legally Blonde came along,” Luketic said. She played Justice Roberta Kittleson in The Practice. Originally conceived as a one-off appearance, the role lasted from 1998 to 2003. In 1999, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; In her acceptance speech, she is remembered for claiming the statue and exclaiming, “Overnight!” Taylor thanked David E. Kelley, the producer/writer and creator of The Practice, for “giving me a cart to ride here: a woman who puts a flag on the moon for women over 40 – who can think, who can work, who can succeed, who can cook and who can cook!” [ref. needed] The following year, she was nominated in the same category for the same role. If Professor Stromwell sounds familiar, it`s because actress Holland Taylor has been in showbiz for over five decades! Her first acting appearance was in Love Is A Many Splendored Thing in 1967, and after a few roles in TV movies, she landed her first recurring role in the television series Beacon Hill (via IMDb) in 1975.