Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling: Early Life and Career

Taylor Schilling was born on July 27, 1984, in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up in West Roxbury and attended Wayland High School. Schilling graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts in acting in 2006. After graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue her acting career.

Schilling made her acting debut in 2007 with a role in the independent film “Dark Matter.” She then appeared in several television shows, including “Mercy,” “The Lucky One,” and “Argo.” However, it was her role as Piper Chapman in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” that brought her widespread recognition and critical acclaim.

Taylor Schilling: Movies

Taylor Schilling

Schilling has appeared in several movies throughout her career. In 2012, she starred in the romantic comedy “The Lucky One” alongside Zac Efron. She also appeared in the drama “Argo,” which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013. In 2015, Schilling starred in the science fiction film “The Overnight,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Other notable movies that Schilling has appeared in include “Take Me,” “Family,” and “The Public.” She has also lent her voice to several animated movies, including “The Prodigies” and “Atlas Shrugged: Part III.”

Taylor Schilling: TV Shows

Schilling’s breakthrough role came in 2013 when she was cast as Piper Chapman in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.” The show, which is based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, follows the lives of female inmates in a federal prison. Schilling’s portrayal of Chapman earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Aside from “Orange Is the New Black,” Schilling has also appeared in several other television shows. She had a recurring role in the medical drama “Mercy” and has made guest appearances on shows such as “The Philanthropist,” “Elementary,” and “Drunk History.”

Taylor Schilling: Awards

Schilling has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. In addition to her Emmy nomination for “Orange Is the New Black,” she has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2014, Schilling won the Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her role in “Orange Is the New Black.”

In addition to her acting awards, Schilling has also been recognized for her advocacy work. She was honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award in 2014 for her support of LGBTQ rights.

Taylor Schilling: Personal Life

Schilling is notoriously private about her personal life. However, it has been reported that she was in a relationship with actress and musician Carrie Brownstein from 2015 to 2017. Schilling has also spoken publicly about her struggles with anxiety and panic attacks.

Despite her private nature, Schilling has been open about her love of yoga and meditation. She has also been known to speak out about social and political issues, including immigration reform and women’s rights.

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