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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 February 1967Glencoe, Illinois, USA
Birth NameLili Anne Taylor
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lili Taylor is a well-known and successful American actress. She acts in film, TV and stage. She was born in Glencoe, Illinois, to Marie (Lecour) and George Park Taylor, an artist and hardware store operator. Lili graduated from New Trier High School in 1985. Then, she attended the Theatre School at DePaul University and the Piven Theatre Workshop. Lili first earned fame for acting in the 1988 movie, Mystic Pizza (1988), which co-starred Julia Roberts. Then, she acted in a number of successful movies, including Dogfight (1991) and Short Cuts (1993). But, she was more highly recognized for appearing in the 1996 film, I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), for which she was nominated for several awards. Lili's notable works for television include the TV series, Six Feet Under (2001), and in the television movies, Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001) and Live from Baghdad (2002). In 2009, she played "Sheriff Lillian Holley" in the movie, Public Enemies (2009). The movie co-starred Johnny Depp, with whom Lili also appeared in the 1993 movie, Arizona Dream (1992). Lili is also a successful stage actress. She has appeared in a number of plays staged on Broadway, including "The Three Sisters" (1997). Lili Taylor continues to act in stage, TV and film. She is married to Nick Flynn and they have a daughter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shounak

Spouse (1)

Nick Flynn (25 November 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

Michael Rapaport pleaded guilty to the aggravated harassment of her. He was ordered to stay away from her and undergo counseling for one year.
Graduated, with Liz Phair, from New Trier High School, the same school from which Rock Hudson and Ann-Margret graduated.
Was engaged to actor Michael Imperioli
Owns a black pug dog named Gulliver, which she found on the side of the road in upstate New York.
Her brother-in-law is famed New York casting director Daniel Swee.
Studied acting at the famed Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston, Illinois, with the likes of John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, Aidan Quinn, Jeremy Piven, and Lara Flynn Boyle.
Grew up in suburban Illinois.
Her parents are Marie and Park Taylor, who ran a hardware store.
Gave birth to a daughter, Maeve Taylor-Flynn, in 2008. Father is her boyfriend (now husband), Nick Flynn.
She's the fifth of six children.
Actor Jonah Triebwasser (who is also a Justice of the Peace) performed the wedding between Lili Taylor and Nick Flynn.
Will be appearing in John Guare's dark comedy, "Landscape of the Body", July 9th -20th at the Williamtown Theater Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts. [July 2003]

Personal Quotes (8)

There's been a slow death in a way. On the positive side, there are films getting into the Academy Awards that wouldn't have, but on the negative side, financiers are now dominant and making all the decisions. I can't count the ways a director's vision is compromised.
I guess the characters I play may be at the more destructive edge of the spectrum, more damaged or whatever, but I find a lot of female roles uninteresting. I would rather play someone who's fucked-up and deep than someone who's one-dimensional and invisible. I would rather drive something and be crazy than be forgotten and nothing.
As a woman, a lot of stories haven't been told and we've got a lot of catching up to do.
Being in an ensemble is a good experience, but I don't feel like I need any more of those experiences. I love the principle, but I also feel like I want to take up more space. It's hard because it can, when you're not there every day or in every scene, be tricky to anchor down a character.
After I'm finished playing a part, it's almost like a ritual kind of thing. I've brought them to life, they've had their time. And now it's time for them to go back in...in whatever way they do. Then I go on with my life.
I like to play smart, three-dimensional women. I also like to play roles where the women are a little crazy. I just have a feel for crazy people.
(On landing Brooklyn's Finest (2009)) Antoine was in town, and they were auditioning people. I liked the script, and it was just one of those average, "Do you want to go on this audition?" sorts of things. When I went in and met him, I really liked him a lot and I thought, "I hope this works out". Because I liked his intimacy; I liked how, if something wasn't working that was written on the page, he'd say, "Let it go. Let's find ourselves". I love that kind of flexibility. When they said "Do you want to do it?", it made total sense to me.
(On The Haunting (1999)) When I talked to Jan de Bont and saw the script, my impression was that it was going to be a remake of the original. The original was really scary. It was good. That's what I thought we were going to do. With that same information, I'd do it again but, obviously, the final product did not turn out to be what I thought it was going to be.

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