Tate Taylor

Actor-turned-filmmaker Tate Taylor used his Southern upbringing to inform his adaptation of "The Help" (2011), a period drama set in the Jim Crow South and based on the best-selling novel by his childhood friend ... Read more »
Born: in Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

Winter's Bone 2010 (Movie)

Mike Satterfield (Actor)

Pretty Ugly People 2009 (Movie)

George's boyfriend (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Breakin' All the Rules 2004 (Movie)

Attendant (Actor)

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

Lieutenant Percy (Actor)

Planet of the Apes 2001 (Movie)

Friend at Leo's Party (Actor)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

Casey (Actor)
Producer (3)

Get On Up 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Help 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pretty Ugly People 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (3)

Get On Up 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Help 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Pretty Ugly People 2009 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

The Help 2011 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Pretty Ugly People 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (1)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

staff assistant (Assistant)

Biography

Actor-turned-filmmaker Tate Taylor used his Southern upbringing to inform his adaptation of "The Help" (2011), a period drama set in the Jim Crow South and based on the best-selling novel by his childhood friend, Kathryn Stockett. The film, which examined the relationship between black domestics and the white families that employed them, was a major summer hit, elevating Taylor from bit player and occasional feature director to the steady hand behind a blockbuster produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Steven Spielberg. His expected windfall of writing accolades during the 2011-12 award season served as official notice that Taylor was a bona fide Hollywood filmmaker on the rise.

Milestones

2011

Directed "The Help," a feature adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel; also executive produced and wrote the screenplay

2010

Landed a supporting role in "Winter's Bone"

2008

Feature writing and directorial debut, "Pretty Ugly People"; also produced

2002

Played Lieutenant Percy in comedy feature "I Spy"

2001

Cast in a small role in "Planet of the Apes"

1997

Feature acting debut, "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"

Bonus Trivia

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Taylor was a longtime friend of writer Kathryn Stockett, ever since they attended preschool together in Jackson, MS. He directed the 2011 feature adaptation of her debut novel The Help (2009).

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