Leigh Taylor-Young

Actor
For years Leigh Taylor-Young seemed less an actress than an answer to a trivia question; an eternal starlet about whom people knew she had been married to Ryan O'Neal, had once been on "Peyton Place" (ABC, 1966-1967) ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1944 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

A-List 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Cooper (Actor)

Sheherzade: The Untold Story 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Spiritual Warriors 2007 (Movie)

The Psychiatrist (Actor)

Klepto 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Slackers 2002 (Movie)

Valerie Patton (Actor)

Dreamrider 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunset Beach 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1990 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Evening Shade 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1995, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Addams Family Reunion 1998 (Movie)

Patrice (Actor)

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bliss 1997 (Movie)

Redhead (Actor)

Malibu Shores 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Silverfox 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Writer 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Honeymoon Academy 1990 (Movie)

Doris Kent (Actor)

Jagged Edge 1985 (Movie)

Virginia Howell (Actor)

Secret Admirer 1985 (Movie)

Elizabeth Fimple (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars XIII 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devlin Connection 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hamptons 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Looker 1981 (Movie)

Jennifer Long (Actor)

Can't Stop the Music 1980 (Movie)

Claudia Walters (Actor)

Marathon 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Soylent Green 1973 (Movie)

Shirl (Actor)

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight 1971 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

The Horsemen 1970 (Movie)

Zereh (Actor)

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bounce 1969 (Movie)

Nancy Barker (Actor)

The Buttercup Chain 1969 (Movie)

Manny (Actor)

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas 1968 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

An Unfinished Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Clowning Around 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Women (TV Show)

Actor

Houston Knights (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger in My Home (TV Show)

Actor

Who Gets the Friends? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

For years Leigh Taylor-Young seemed less an actress than an answer to a trivia question; an eternal starlet about whom people knew she had been married to Ryan O'Neal, had once been on "Peyton Place" (ABC, 1966-1967), and little more. Then, as Taylor-Young reached age 50, it turned out there had been an actress there all along, as she won new respect, new fans, and an Emmy playing Mayor Rachel Harris on the CBS series "Picket Fences". Still youthful, with slightly pouty lips and come-hither eyes, Taylor-Young was in the original cast of the NBC daytime drama "Sunset Beach" when it premiered in 1997 playing Elaine Stevens, earth mother and coffee shop owner.

Relationships

Robert De Niro Actor

Companion
Dated during the filming of "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" in 1971

Mark Holmes

Husband
third husband married c. 1987 Taylor-Young filed for divorce February 1992

Dave Mason

Companion
together for three years in the 1990s

Guy McElwaine

Husband
married in 1978 divorced c. 1985

Ryan O'Neal Actor

Husband
Co-starred on "Peyton Place" (ABC) Married Feb. 28, 1967 Divorced March 13, 1974

Patrick O'Neal

Son
born on September 14, 1967 father Ryan O'Neal romantically involved with Rebecca DeMornay with whom he has a child

Sophia O'Neal

Granddaughter
born in November 1997 mother, Rebecca DeMornay father, Patrick O'Neal

Ravi Shankar

Companion

Carl Taylor

Father
died in 1970

Pauline Young

Mother
died in 1995

Donald Young

Step-Father
died in 1992 of lung cancer

Lance Young

Brother
directed 1997 film "Bliss" in which Taylor-Young has cameo younger

Dey Young

Sister
married to David Ladd younger

EDUCATION

Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy

enrolled in the masters program in 1993

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1963 - 1964
originally enrolled as an economics major; dropped out in her sophomore year

also studied acting with Alvina Krause and Stella Adler

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York
studied acting with Sanford Meisner

Milestones

1997

Played small role in "Bliss", written and directed by her brother Lance Young

1996

Had recurring role as Garrett Maggart's mother on the UPN series "The Sentinel"

1987

Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story"

1987

Appeared as the conniving Kimberly Cryder in "Dallas" (CBS)

1985

Was one of the stars of the film "Secret Admirer"

1985

Had small but pivotal role in "Jagged Edge"

1983

Was featured on stage in "The Beckett Plays" in Edinburgh, London and Los Angeles

1983

Appeared on short-lived serial "The Hamptons" (ABC)

1982

Had regular role of secretary Lauren Dane on the NBC series "The Devlin Connection", starring Rock Hudson

1980

Returned to features with small role in "Can't Stop the Music"

1980

Made TV-movie debut in "Marathon" (CBS)

1972

Co-starred with Edward G Robinson and Charlton Heston in "Soylent Green"; last film for seven years

1970

Starred opposite Robert De Niro in "The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight"

1968

Made feature film debut in "I Love You Alice B. Toklas", starring Peter Sellars

1966

Joined cast of the ABC primetime serial "Peyton Place" in the role of Rachael Welles

1966

Broadway debut in "Three Bags Full", directed by Gower Champion

1965

Moved to NYC to pursue acting career

Formed Windermere Productions

Appeared in the CBS drama "Picket Fences" as Mayor Rachael Harris; won Emmy Award

Was regular member of "Sunset Beach" cast (NBC)

Had recurring role on the UPN series "The Sentinel"

Bonus Trivia

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She has her own website located at www.lty.com

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Taylor-Young has recorded several tapes for meditation and visualization.

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