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While TV audiences best remember Regina Taylor for her empathetic portrayal of housekeeper Lilly Harper in the critically lauded series I'll Fly Away (1991), which rewarded her with a Golden Globe for best actress, an NAACP Image Award, and two Emmy nominations, this Dallas-born talent has made even greater strides in recent years as a playwright. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Courage Under Fire Meredith Serling
(1996)
I'll Fly Away Lilly Harper
(1991-1993)
The Unit Molly Blane
(2006-2009)
The Negotiator Karen Roman
(1998)

Filmography

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 2022 The First Lady (TV Series)
Marian Robinson
- Victory Dance (2022) ... Marian Robinson
- Rift (2022) ... Marian Robinson
- Punch Perfect (2022) ... Marian Robinson
- Nadir (2022) ... Marian Robinson
- Shout Out (2022) ... Marian Robinson
 2022 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Bessie
- Country Dean (2022) ... Bessie
 2022 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Marian Anderson
- Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands (2022) ... Marian Anderson (voice)
 2022 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Captain Irene Terrell
- On the Arm (2022) ... Captain Irene Terrell
 2020 Lovecraft Country (TV Series)
Hattie
- Full Circle (2020) ... Hattie
- Rewind 1921 (2020) ... Hattie
 2020 Council of Dads (TV Series)
Annie Norris
- The Best Laid Plans (2020) ... Annie Norris
 2020 All Day and a Night
Tommetta
 2019 The Red Line (TV Series)
Dinorah Benson
- We Are Each Other's Harvest (2019) ... Dinorah Benson
 2019 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Cynthia Cromley
- The One Where Diane and Liz Topple Democracy (2019) ... Cynthia Cromley
- The One About the Recent Troubles (2019) ... Cynthia Cromley
 2018 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Doctor Hannah Moshay
- Pattie Sue Edwards (No. 68) (2018) ... Doctor Hannah Moshay
 2017 Saturday Church
Aunt Rose
 2017 Elementary (TV Series)
Dr. Wilkerson
- Wrong Side of the Road (2017) ... Dr. Wilkerson
 2015 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Mrs. Campbell
- The Mystery of the Ghost in the Machine (2015) ... Mrs. Campbell
 2015 Dig (TV Mini Series)
Ambassador Ruth Ridell
- Armageddon Protocol (2015) ... Ambassador Ruth Ridell
- Jehoshaphat (2015) ... Ambassador Ruth Ridell
- Sisters of Dinah (2015) ... Ambassador Ruth Ridell
- Trust No One (2015) ... Ambassador Ruth Ridell
- The Well of Souls (2015) ... Ambassador Ruth Ridell
 2010 Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (TV Movie)
Megan Norton
 2006-2009 The Unit (TV Series)
Molly Blane
- Unknown Soldier (2009) ... Molly Blane
- Endgame (2009) ... Molly Blane
- Chaos Theory (2009) ... Molly Blane
- Whiplash (2009) ... Molly Blane (credit only)
- Best Laid Plans (2009) ... Molly Blane
 2008 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Greta
- Losing My Mind (2008) ... Greta
 2006 In from the Night (TV Movie)
Dr. A. Gardner
 2001-2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Judith Bryant
- The Pursuit of Happiness (2002) ... Judith Bryant
- One More Time (2002) ... Judith Bryant
- The Egg and I (2002) ... Judith Bryant
- The Bad Girl (2002) ... Judith Bryant
- Murder of the First (2002) ... Judith Bryant
 2002 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
Polly-Anne
- John Henry, the Steel Driving Man (2002) ... Polly-Anne (voice)
 2000 Cora Unashamed (TV Movie)
Cora Jenkins
 1999 Strange Justice (TV Movie)
Anita Hill
 1998 The Negotiator
Karen Roman
 1997 The Third Twin (TV Movie)
Sgt. Michelle 'Mish' Delaware
 1997 Screen One (TV Series)
Lieutenant Curtis
- Hostile Waters (1997) ... Lieutenant Curtis
 1997 Feds (TV Series)
Sandra Broome
 1996 Courage Under Fire
Meredith Serling
 1996 A Family Thing
Ann
 1996 Spirit Lost
Willy
 1995 The Keeper
Angela Lamont
 1995 Clockers
Iris Jeeter
 1995 Children of the Dust (TV Mini Series)
Drusilla
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Drusilla
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Drusilla
 1991-1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Sarah Maslin / Evelyn Griggs
- Virtue (1994) ... Sarah Maslin
- Mushrooms (1991) ... Evelyn Griggs
 1993 Losing Isaiah
Gussie
 1993 I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (TV Movie)
Lilly Harper
 1991-1993 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
Lilly Harper
- State (1993) ... Lilly Harper
- Commencement (1993) ... Lilly Harper
- What's in a Name? (1993) ... Lilly Harper
- Small Wishes (1993) ... Lilly Harper
- Realpolitik (1993) ... Lilly Harper
 1992 Jersey Girl
Rosie
 1989 Lean on Me
Mrs. Carter
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Burnetta
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Burnetta
 1981 Crisis at Central High (TV Movie)
Minniejean Brown
 1980 Nurse (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

(April 19 to May 14, 2006) She adapted Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry's book for the musical, "Crowns," in a Brown-Forman Series production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Man); Crystal Fox (Yolanda); Pat Bowie (Mother Shaw); April Nixon (Jeanette); Angela Karol ... See more »

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Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Michael Schurian

Parents:

Taylor, Nell
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Her play, "Drowning Crow", directed by Marion McClinton, opened 29 January 2004 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. See more »

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