A former model, Rachael Taylor began acting at the age of 16. Taylor, who hails from a small town in Tasmania, Australia, was living in Sydney at the time and appearing in commercials. Her first on-sc...
Launceston, Tasmania, AU
|The Mystery of Natalie Wood||Actor||n/a||1|
|666 Park Avenue (2011-2012)||Actor||Jane Van Veen||2011||1|
|Unaccompanied Minor||Actor||Dr Lucy Fields||1|
|Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)||Actor||Dr Lucy Fields||1|
|I Will Survive||Actor||Dr Lucy Fields||1|
|Marked for Mary: The Game||Actor||Amy||1|
|Not Responsible||Actor||Dr Lucy Fields||1|
|Any Questions for Ben?||Actor||n/a||1|
|Song Beneath the Song||Actor||Dr Lucy Fields||1|
|Crisis (2012-2013)||Actor||Agent Susie Dunn||2012||1|
|P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)||Actor||Dr Lucy Fields||1|
|Charlie's Angels (2010-2011)||Actor||Abby Sampson||2010||1|
|This is How We Do It||Actor||Dr Lucy Fields||1|
|Bottle Shock||Actor||Sam Fulton||1|
|Golden Hour||Actor||Dr Lucy Fields||1|
|The Darkest Hour||Actor||Anne||1|
|See No Evil||Actor||Zoe||1|
|Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure (2003-2004)||Actor||Catherine Oxenberg||2003||1|
|The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2002-2003)||Actor||Maryann Marinkovich||2002||1|
|The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2010-2011)||Presenter||n/a||2010||1000031|
|Deception||Actor||Woman in Hallway||1|
|Cast in the big budget feature "Transformers" as Maggie, a signals analyst|
|First leading role on a television series with ABC's "666 Park Avenue"|
|Co-starred with Joshua Jackson in the American remake of "Shutter"|
|Cast in the TV biopic "The Mystery of Natalie Wood" on ABC|
|Co-starred with Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh on the small-screen reboot of "Charlie's Angels" (ABC); played Abby Sampson, a former Park Avenue princess-turned-cat burglar who becomes one of Charlie's crimefighters|
|Made her leading role debut on the short-lived Australian series "Headland"|
|Joined the seventh season of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)|
A former model, Rachael Taylor began acting at the age of 16. Taylor, who hails from a small town in Tasmania, Australia, was living in Sydney at the time and appearing in commercials. Her first on-screen performance came in the two-part made-for-TV movie, "The Mystery of Natalie Wood" (2004), which was filmed in Australia and directed by the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Peter Bogdanovich. Other film and television roles followed, including a breakout performance in the 2007 blockbuster action movie, "Transformers" (2007), as well as roles on the American television shows "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) and "666 Park Avenue" (ABC, 2012-2013). In just under a decade, Rachael Taylor managed to become the most recognizable Tasmanian-born star since the swashbuckling Errol Flynn lit up the big screen more than 70 years ago.
While growing up in the town of Launceston, Tasmania, Taylor suffered from a terrible lisp and stutter, which she eventually overcame. By her early teens Taylor had caught the attention of modeling agents, and began competing in the Miss Teen Tasmania and Miss Universe modeling contests. She left Tasmania at the age of 16 and moved to Sydney, where more modeling opportunities were widely available. Soon enough, Taylor began flirting with the idea of becoming a professional actor; she always had a love of acting, performing in school plays during her time in Tasmania, but never pursued the craft in earnest. After landing a few commercial gigs, however, Taylor was cast in a supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich's two-part made-for-TV-movie, "The Mystery of Natalie Wood." More roles followed, including a lead role on the Australian television series, "headLand" (Seven Network, 2005-06). The show, however, was cancelled after a single season. Already a marketable commodity in her native Australia, Taylor still yearned to be recognized on a grander scale. And so, after "headLand's" cancellation, Taylor moved to Los Angeles in 2006 for a shot at Hollywood stardom.
As luck would have it, within two weeks of arriving in Hollywood Taylor booked a part in Michael Bay's upcoming action movie, "Transformers." Although Taylor and Bay did not always see eye to eye during the filming of the movie (as a result, Bay did not ask Taylor to reprise her role in the 2009 follow-up), "Transformers" did prove to be her breakout performance. Over the next few years Taylor honed her acting chops in smaller films like "Cedar Boys" (2009) and "Red Dog" (2011), before breaking through for a second time with a recurring role on ABC's popular medical show, "Grey's Anatomy" (2005- ). Taylor also appeared as one of the Angels in the short-lived "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 2011) remake, which earned her some of the worst reviews of her career. The show was subsequently cancelled after only a few episodes. Unfazed by the negative criticism, Taylor was cast as the lead in the supernatural fantasy series, "666 Park Avenue," another genre attempt that couldn't survive a single season.
|Matt Newton||Boyfriend||Took out an Apprehended Violence Order against him in August 2010 following two domestic violence incidents|
|Riverside High School|
|University of Sydney|
|"Everybody either thinks I'm from Tanzania or they're not quite sure whether it's part of New Zealand or Africa. But Tasmania is the island state of Australia. It was a cool place to grow up, but I flew the coop pretty early just because I desperately needed to go and discover a big city." -- from Interview Magazine, 2008|
|"I don't think it's fair to grieve over your dead grandfather to convincingly perform a break-up scene on camera. I just use my imagination, take the creativity I know is there and pump blood through it to harness the emotion." -- from GQ Australia, 2011|
|Had a severe lisp and stutter as a child which she eliminated through numerous visits with a speech therapists.|
|Crowned Miss Teen Tasmania of 1998.|
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