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Jackie Taylor (IV)

Jackie Taylor was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the Cabrini Green housing project. She rose from modest roots to become a distinguished director, producer, actress, singer, playwright and theater founder. As the Founder of the 39 year old Black Ensemble Theater (BE), she has created a strong institution committed to eradicating racism. ... See full bio »

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Cooley High
Cooley High Johnny Mae
Chi-Raq Olympia
Losing Isaiah
Losing Isaiah ER Nurse
Imperfect Sky
Imperfect Sky Security Guard


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 2015 Chi-Raq
 2015 Imperfect Sky
Security Guard
 1997 Hoodlum
Mrs. Andrews
 1996 Early Edition (TV Series)
- After Midnight (1996) ... Carla
 1996 To Sir, with Love II (TV Movie)
Mrs. Carrouthers
 1995 Losing Isaiah
ER Nurse
 1987 The Father Clements Story (TV Movie)
 1975 Cooley High
Johnny Mae
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2014 Unsung Hollywood (TV Series documentary)
- Cooley High (2014) ... Herself
 1985 The Big Spin (TV Series)
Herself - Announcer (1999-2003)

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Other Works:

She directed the musical revue, "Great Women of Gospel," at the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Jimmy Tillman was musical director. See more »

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Jackie Taylor is still Founder and Executive Director, often play writer, song writer, directer, etc for the Black Ensemble Theater, now in the newly built and opened, well equipped and spacious, beautiful facility called the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center. See more »

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