Rachael Taylor

Rachael Taylor

Highest Rated: 88% Ladies in Black (2018)

Lowest Rated: 9% See No Evil (2006)

Birthday: Jul 11, 1984

Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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 "Jessica Jones" (Netflix, 2015- ). 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 in lead roles in supernatural fantasy series "666 Park Avenue" (ABC 2013-14) and espionage drama "Crisis" (NBC 2014), two more genre attempts that couldn't survive a single season. Taylor finally landed on a hit with her key supporting role on "Jessica Jones" (Netflix 2015- ), based on the Marvel Comics superhero.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% No Score Yet Ladies in Black Fay (Character) - 2018
52% 63% Finding Steve McQueen Molly Murphy (Character) - 2018
43% 46% ARQ Hannah (Character) - 2016
14% 37% The Loft Anne Morris (Character) $6M 2014
59% 40% Any Questions for Ben? Alex (Character) - 2012
83% 80% Red Dog Nancy Grey (Character) - 2011
12% 25% The Darkest Hour Anne (Character) $21.4M 2011
27% 50% Splinterheads Galaxy (Character) $16.4K 2009
No Score Yet 19% Ghost Machine Jess (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 53% Cedar Boys Amie (Character) - 2009
48% 58% Bottle Shock Sam (Character) $4M 2008
9% 33% Shutter Jane (Character) $25.9M 2008
58% 85% Transformers Maggie (Character) $319M 2007
9% 50% See No Evil Zoe (Character) $15M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure Catherine Oxenberg (Character) - 2005
17% 13% Man-Thing Teri Elizabeth Richards (Character) - 2005

TV

Credit
83% 80% Marvel's Jessica Jones Trish Walker (Character) 2018-2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pillow Talk Creator 2017
61% 68% Crisis Agent Susie Dunn (Character) 2014
58% 72% 666 Park Avenue Jane Van Veen (Character) 2012-2013
0% 8% Charlie's Angels Abby Sampson (Character) 2011
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Headland Sasha Forbes (Character) 2010 2005-2006

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