New Trier High School
Piven Theatre Workshop
Had supporting role in the ABC drama "American Crime"
Joined the cast of the Netflix series "Hemlock Grove"
Appeared in the horror hit "The Conjuring"
Co-starred with Robert De Niro and Paul Dano in "Being Flynn," based on boyfriend Nick Flynn's book Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir
Guest starred on CBS drama series "The Good Wife"
Portrayed the Indiana sheriff who incarcerates John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies"
Starred as a psychiatrist on the short-lived drama series "State of Mind" (Lifetime)
Played the daughter of Frank Langella's character in Andrew Wagner's "Starting Out in the Evening"
Co-starred with Matt Dillon in "Factotum," a film based on the novel by cult author Charles Bukowski
Cast in the HBO original film "The Notorious Bettie Page," starring Gretchen Mol as the 1950s pin-up model
Co-starred in "Gaudi Afternoon," directed by Susan Seidelman
Co-starred with Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter in the HBO original movie "Live from Baghdad"
Landed recurring role on the acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under"
Returned to the NYC stage in "The Dead Eye Boy"
Played Ophelia to Jared Harris' "Hamlet" at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
Cast as Miep Van Gies in "Anne Frank" (ABC)
Portrayed one of the main character's notorious ex-girlfriends in "High Fidelity"
Had featured role on the NBC fall drama "Deadline"
Earned an Emmy nomination for guest role on "Mind's Eye" episode of "The X-Files" (Fox)
Joined the ensemble of John Waters' "Pecker" as a very savvy art gallery owner
Acted opposite then-boyfriend Michael Rapaport in "The Listeners," a segment of HBO's "Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground"
Performed in Scott Elliott's production of Anton Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" playing the 20-year-old Irina alongside Amy Irving and Jeanne Tripplehorn
Debut as screenwriter, "Girls Town"; also starred as a single mother trying to improve her lot
Portrayed the titular character in Mary Harron's "I Shot Andy Warhol"
Played Gary Sinise's girlfriend in Ron Howard's "Ransom"; first major role in a studio film
Designed the costumes for "A Candle in the Window," a stage play directed by Michael Imperioli
Enjoyed a nice change-of-pace as the desperate, androgynous graduate student-vampire of Abel Ferrar's "The Addiction"
Reteamed with Altman for "Ready to Wear/Pret-a-Porter," playing a lesbian fashion photographer
Played writer Edna Ferber in Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle"
Acted in off-Broadway production of "Aven'U Boys"
Appeared in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" as Honey Bush, the wife of a cheating makeup artist
Portrayed the hometown girl left behind by Sean Astin's "Rudy"
Reteamed with Savoca for "Household Saints"
Acted in Emir Kusturica's "Arizona Dreaming"
First film with director Nancy Savoca, "Dogfight"
Featured as the widow of a soldier accidentally killed by Tom Cruise's character in "Born on the Fourth of July"
First film with actor John Cusack, "Say Anything"; cast also included Joan Cusack and Jeremy Piven
First major role as the ambivalent prospective bride in "Mystic Pizza"
Screen debut, "She's Having a Baby"
First major NYC theater role, "What Did He See?"
TV debut, "Night of Courage" (ABC)
Professional stage debut in the Northlight Theatre production "Bing and Walker"
Taylor was a member of NYC's Naked Angels before forming her own theater company Machine Full c. 1993. She made her directing debut at the helm of Machine Full's production of "Halcyon Days."
Long hoped to play Janis Joplin in a film directed by Nancy Savoca, but the project remained on hold.
Taylor is an avid bird watcher.
Studied acting at the Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston, IL.
Worked with famed Second City founder Del Close on the locally produced TV special "No Laughing Matter."
About the state of independent films: "They're not really independents anymore. Budgets are higher. The revolving doors in theaters move faster so they're not as apt to keep small films and let them get good word of mouth. The director has to get a name actor and follow the dictates of the money people, and it's not that independent." – Taylor to the The Los Angles Times, Jan. 25, 1998