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Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza
Mystic Pizza
(1988), Say Anything...
Say Anything...
(1989), Dogfight (1991), Short Cuts (1993) and I Shot Andy Warhol
I Shot Andy Warhol
(1996), as well as several big-budget films such as Ransom (1996), The Haunting (1999), The Conjuring (2013), Public Enemies (2009) and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015). In television, she has starred in Six Feet Under, Hemlock Grove, Almost Human and both seasons of the anthology series American Crime; for the latter, she received a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie nomination.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Awards 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 Stage credits 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Taylor, the fifth of six children, was born in Glencoe, Illinois, a north suburb of Chicago, to Marie (née Lecour) and George Park Taylor, an artist and hardware store operator.[1][2] She grew up in a "warm family environment", and has described herself as being "a bit of a searcher" during her childhood.[3] She graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois
Illinois
in 1985. Thereafter, she attended The Theatre
Theatre
School at DePaul University
DePaul University
and the Piven Theatre Workshop.[4] Career[edit] Taylor has appeared in dozens of films since 1988, including Dogfight, Mystic Pizza, and Rudy. Her work has mostly been in independent films and theater. She played the role of Lisa Kimmel Fisher
Lisa Kimmel Fisher
(mostly in the second and third seasons) in the HBO
HBO
drama Six Feet Under for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Taylor played supporting roles in Mystic Pizza
Mystic Pizza
(1988) and Say Anything...
Say Anything...
(1989). She starred in Dogfight (1991) directed by Nancy Savoca, in which she played an unattractive young woman who is taken to a cruel contest by a Marine (played by River Phoenix) under the pretense of a date. In 1993, she re-teamed with Savoca for Household Saints. Director Robert Altman hired Taylor in 1993 for his epic Los Angeles drama Short Cuts, in which Taylor shared scenes with Lily Tomlin. Taylor portrayed Valerie Solanas in Mary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol
I Shot Andy Warhol
(1996). The same year, she co-starred in Girls Town with Bruklin Harris and Aunjanue Ellis, where three inner-city friends dealt with a friend's suicide, and later in Ransom, as caterer who helps her corrupt policeman boyfriend kidnap a rich man's son. In 1998 she appeared in the X-Files
X-Files
episode "Mind's Eye", and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. The same year, she appeared in John Waters' film Pecker, alongside Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci
and Mary Kay Place. In 1999, Taylor starred in Jan de Bont's remake of The Haunting. In 2001, Taylor appeared in the independent feature Julie Johnson. The film, co-starring Courtney Love, centered on a Long Island
Long Island
mother and housewife who leaves her husband to pursue her dream of studying science. In early 2004, Taylor made her New York City
New York City
stage debut in Wallace Shawn's Aunt Dan and Lemon
Aunt Dan and Lemon
in the role of Lemon. Taylor won the 2005 Best Actress award at the Copenhagen International Film Festival for her role in Factotum. In 2006, Taylor worked again with Mary Harron in The Notorious Bettie Page.[5] Taylor starred in the Lifetime cable network's hour-long comedy-drama series State of Mind, as a New Haven
New Haven
therapist dealing with a divorce and a parade of quirky clients. She played the daughter of Frank Langella's character in Andrew Wagner's 2007 drama Starting Out in the Evening. In the 2008 film The Promotion, Taylor played Lori Wehlner, the wife of John C. Reilly's character.[6] In 2009, Taylor played Sheriff Lillian Holley of Lake County, Indiana, who incarcerates John Dillinger (played by Johnny Depp), in Michael Mann's Public Enemies. In 2011, Fence Books released Taylor's audio recording of poet Ariana Reines' Save The World. In 2014 she starred alongside Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz
in the off-Broadway play The Library directed by Steven Soderbergh.[7][8][9] In 2015, Taylor co-starred in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, as Dr. Mary Cooper, "a doctor who helps Thomas and his fellow Gladers".[10] Filming began at the end of October, and the movie was released on September 18, 2015. Personal life[edit] Taylor is married to writer Nick Flynn; they have one child.[11] Taylor is an activist for conservation issues, particularly those having to do with birds. She sits on the boards of both the American Birding Association and National Audubon Society. She also introduced Louise Post
Louise Post
and Nina Gordon, founding members of 1990s alternative band Veruca Salt, at a party in Chicago
Chicago
in 1993.[12] Awards[edit] Taylor is a three-time Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nominee. Also recognized for her extensive work in American independent film, she has been nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, winning Best Supporting Female for her performance in Household Saints (1993). She was nominated for Best Female Lead for Bright Angel
Bright Angel
(1990) and The Addiction (1995), and again for Best Supporting Female for Girls Town (1996). In 2006, Taylor was honored with the Excellence in Acting Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1988 She's Having a Baby Girl at Medical Lab

1988 Mystic Pizza Jojo Barbosa

1989 Say Anything... Corey Flood

1989 Born on the Fourth of July Jamie Wilson - Georgia

1990 Bright Angel Lucy Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

1991 Dogfight Rose

1993 Arizona Dream Grace Stalker

1993 Watch It Brenda

1993 Short Cuts Honey Bush Venice Film Festival: Best Ensemble Cast

1993 Household Saints Teresa Carmela Santangelo Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

1993 Rudy Sherry

1994 Touch Base Darcy Winningham Short film

1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Edna Ferber

1994 Prêt-à-Porter Fiona Ulrich National Board of Review for Best Acting by an Ensemble

1995 Addiction, TheThe Addiction Kathleen Conklin Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema: Best Actress Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

1995 Cold Fever Jill Seattle International Film Festival: Best Actress (also for I Shot Andy Warhol and Girls Town)

1995 Four Rooms Raven Segment: "The Missing Ingredient"

1995 Killer: A Journal of a Murder Woman in Speakeasy (uncredited)

1996 Plain Pleasures

1996 Girls Town Patti Lucci Seattle International Film Festival: Best Actress (also for I Shot Andy Warhol and Cold Fever) Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

1996 I Shot Andy Warhol Valerie Solanas Seattle International Film Festival: Best Actress (also for Girls Town and Cold Fever) Stockholm International Film Festival: Best Actress Sundance Film Festival: Special
Special
Recognition Nominated — Chicago
Chicago
Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (3rd place)

1996 Cosas que nunca te dije Ann Thessaloniki International Film Festival: Best Actress

1996 Illtown Micky

1996 Ransom Maris Conner Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress—Suspense

1997 Kicked in the Head Happy

1998 O.K. Garage Rachel

1998 Impostors, TheThe Impostors Lily 'Lil'

1998 Come to Angela Short film

1998 Pecker Rorey Wheeler

1999 Slipping-Down Life, AA Slipping-Down Life Evie Decker Indianapolis International Film Festival: Special
Special
Jury Prize (shared with Sara Rue) Newport Beach Film Festival: Outstanding Achievement in Acting

1999 Haunting, TheThe Haunting Nell Vance Nominated — Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress - Horror Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (with Catherine Zeta-Jones)

2000 High Fidelity Sarah Kendrew

2001 Julie Johnson Julie Johnson

2001 Gaudi Afternoon Ben

2001 Anne Frank: The Whole Story Miep Gies

2003 Casa de los Babys Leslie

2005 Factotum Jan Copenhagen International Film Festival: Best Actress San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated — St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

2005 Notorious Bettie Page, TheThe Notorious Bettie Page Paula Klaw

2007 Starting Out in the Evening Ariel Schiller

2007 Secret, TheThe Secret Hannah Marris

2008 Promotion, TheThe Promotion Lori Wehlner

2009 Tired of Being Funny Lee Short film

2009 Brooklyn's Finest Angela Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble

2009 Public Enemies Sheriff Lillian Holley

2011 Pier, TheThe Pier Grace Ross

2012 About Cherry Phyllis

2012 Being Flynn Joy

2012 Courier, TheThe Courier Mrs. Capo

2012 Future Weather Ms. Markovi

2013 Cold Lands, TheThe Cold Lands Nicole

2013 The Conjuring Carolyn Perron Fangoria
Fangoria
Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress Fright Meter Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

2013 Blood Ties Marie Pierzynski

2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Dr. Mary Cooper

2015 A Woman Like Me Anna Seashell

2017 To the Bone Judy

2017 Leatherface Verna Sawyer

2018 The Gettysburg Address Emily Souder (voice) Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1986 Crime Story Waitress Episode: "Hide and Go Thief"

1987 Night of Courage

TV movie

1990 Monsters Woman Episode: "Habitat"

1990 American Playhouse Younger Marianne Episode: "Sensibility and Sense"

1990 Family of Spies Laura Walker TV movie

1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground Belinda TV movie

1997–1998 Mad About You Arley Episodes: "The Magic Pants" & "Nat & Arley"

1998 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Marty Glenn Episode: "Mind's Eye" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (1998)

2000–2001 Deadline Hildy Baker 13 episodes

2001 Anne Frank: The Whole Story Miep Gies TV miniseries

2002 Live from Baghdad Judy Parker TV movie

2002–2005 Six Feet Under Lisa Kimmel Fisher 25 episodes Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2002)

2003 Penguins Behind Bars Doris Fairfeather (voice) TV movie

2007 State of Mind Ann Bellows, MD 8 episodes

2010 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Donna Seabrook Episode: "Poisoned Pill"

2013–2014 Hemlock Grove Lynda Rumancek 11 episodes

2013–2014 Almost Human Captain Sandra Maldonado 13 episodes

2014 Gotham Patti Episode: "Selina Kyle"

2015 Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit Martha Thornhill 2 episodes

2015- 2017

American Crime Nancy Straumberg Anne Blaine Claire Coates

21 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Limited Series

Stage credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1997 Three Sisters Irina Roundabout Theatre
Theatre
Company, New York

2001 Dead Eye Boy, TheThe Dead Eye Boy Shirley-Diane MCC Theater, New York

2006 Landscape of the Body Betty Off-Broadway, Peter Norton Space, New York[13]

2009 Mourning Becomes Electra Christine Mannon Off-Broadway, Acorn Theatre, New York[14]

2014 The Library Dawn Sheridan Off-Broadway, Public Theater, New York[15]

2017 Marvin's Room Bessie Wakefield Broadway, American Airlines Theatre

References[edit]

^ Biography at FilmReference.com ^ "Obituary: Park Taylor", Chicago
Chicago
Tribune, Chicago, Ill., May 13, 2001 ^ Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
profile, Out Magazine ^ Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
profile, Yahoo! Movies ^ Jacobs, Evan. " Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
Talks 'The Notorious Bettie Page'." www.movieweb.com. April 14, 2006. ^ "'The Promotion' Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
interview" www.movieweb.com ^ "The Library". publictheater.org. The Public Theater. Retrieved 3 February 2017.  ^ Healy, Patrick (16 January 2014). "Soderbergh to Direct New Play at Public Theater". The New York Times.  ^ Rooney, David (16 January 2014). " Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
to Direct Off-Broadway Play Starring Chloe Grace Moretz". The Hollywood Reporter.  ^ Jen Yamato (November 3, 2014). " Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
Joins Fox's 'The Maze Runner 2′". deadline.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014.  ^ Kachka, Boris, "Conversation: Love by the Book : An author talks (and writes) about meeting and having a child with his actress dream girl", New York Magazine, Jan 24, 2010 ^ "Grohl schmoll", The Sydney Morning Herald, July 11, 2003 ^ Jnes, Kenneth. " 'Landscape of the Body', Guare's Glimpse of Greenwich Village in the 1970s, Begins at NYC's Signature" Playbill, March 28, 2006 ^ Hernandez, Ernio. "New Group's 'Mourning Becomes Electra' Revival Closes Off-Broadway March 1" Playbill, March 1, 2009 ^ Stewart, Zachary. "Review. 'The Library' " theatermania.com, April 15, 2014

External links[edit]

Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
on IMDb Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1987) Rosanna DeSoto (1988) Laura San Giacomo
Laura San Giacomo
(1989) Sheryl Lee Ralph (1990) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1991) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1992) Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1995) Elizabeth Peña
Elizabeth Peña
(1996) Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
(1997) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2000) Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
(2001) Emily Mortimer
Emily Mortimer
(2002) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2005) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Dale Dickey (2010) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2011) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Mya Taylor (2015) Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

2000: The West Wing, season 1/season 2

Hill Janney Kelly Lowe Moloney Schiff Sheen Spencer Whitford

2001: The West Wing, season 2/season 3

Hill Janney Lowe Moloney Schiff Sheen Spencer Whitford

2002: Six Feet Under, season 2

Ambrose Conroy Griffiths Hall Krause Rodríguez St. Patrick

2003: Six Feet Under, season 3

Ambrose Conroy Foster Griffiths Hall Krause Macdissi Machado Rodríguez St. Patrick Taylor Wilson

2004: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, season 4/season 5

Dourdan Eads Fox Guilfoyle Hall Helgenberger Petersen Szmanda

2005: Lost, season 1/season 2

Akinnuoye-Agbaje Andrews de Ravin Fox Garcia Grace Holloway Kelley D. D. Kim Y. Kim Lilly Monaghan O'Quinn Perrineau Rodriguez Somerhalder Watros

2006: Grey's Anatomy, season 2/season 3

Chambers Dane Dempsey Heigl Knight Oh Pickens Pompeo Ramirez Walsh Washington Wilson

2007: The Sopranos, season 6, part II

Antonacci Bracco Falco Gandolfini Grimaldi Iler Imperioli Nascarella Schirripa Servitto Sigler Sirico Turturro Van Zandt Vincent

2008: Mad Men, season 2

Batt Brie Gladis Hamm Hart Hendricks Jones Kartheiser Moses Moss Shipka Slattery Sommer Staton

2009: Mad Men, season 3

Alemanni Batt Gilmore Gladis Hamm Harris Hendricks Jones Kartheiser Morse Moss Shipka Slattery Sommer Stanley Staton

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