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Biography #2 (for A Slipping Down Life)

Lili Taylor has achieved remarkable success, recognition and praise for her wide range of work on film, stage, and television.

Taylor was most recently seen in her Emmy nominated role of Lisa on HBO's award-winning Six Feet Under (also nominated for a SAG Award as a member of the ensemble cast), in HBO's Golden Globe nominated tele-film Live From Baghdad, opposite Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter, and John Sayles' ensemble feature CASA DE LOS BABYS, co-starring with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marcia Gay Harden and Mary Steenburgen.

Taylor was the recipient of the first-ever Special Grand Jury Prize for Acting at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. This award recognized her work in GIRLS TOWN (for which she also earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination), COLD FEVER, and Mary Harron's I SHOT ANDY WARHOL, in which she gave an explosive performance as Valerie Solanas. Lili also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in HOUSEHOLD SAINTS, and received nominations for her performances in Abel Ferrara's THE ADDICTION, and Michael Fields' BRIGHT ANGEL. She was part of the ensemble cast that won a Golden Globe Award and a Vopli Cup at the Venice Film Festival for Robert Altman's SHORT CUTS.

Additional film credits include Donald Petrie's MYSTIC PIZZA opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Crowe's SAY ANYTHING, with John Cusak, Nancy Savoca's DOGFIGHT opposite River Phoenix, Emir Kustarica's ARIZONA DREAM opposite Johnny Depp, Alan Rudolph's MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE, Ron Howard's RANSOM (for which Lili won the Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Suspense Film), Isabelle Coixette's THINGS I NEVER TOLD YOU, John Waters' PECKER, Jan de Bont's THE HAUNTING, Stephen Frears' HIGH FIDELITY, and Stanley Tucci's THE IMPOSTORS, and Abel Ferrara's THE ADDICTION.

On television, Taylor appeared in ABC's 2001 Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank with Ben Kingsley and Brenda Blethyn. In 1998, Lili received an Emmy nomination for her guest-starring role on Fox's The X-Files, in an episode entitled Mind's Eye.

Lili Taylor made her Broadway debut in Chekov's Three Sisters, opposite Amy Irving, Calista Flockhart, and Billy Crudup. She was a member of the Naked Angels theatre group before forming her own theatre company, Machine Full, where she made her directorial debut with Halcion Days. She earned rave reviews and a Drama Desk nomination for her incendiary performance Off-Broadway in The Dead Eye Boy. Other theatrical appearances include a starring role in Aven'u Boys at the American Place Theatre, Richard Foreman's What Did He See at the Public Theater, Increase at La Mama and MUD in her hometown of Chicago. This past summer, Taylor received rave reviews for her performance at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in a revival of John Guare's Landscape of The Body.

Just recently, Taylor returned to the New York stage opposite Kristen Johnston in The New Group's critically acclaimed revival of Wallace Shawn's OBIE Award winning play, Aunt Dan & Lemon, directed by Scott Elliott. Lili will next be seen on the big screen re-teaming with Mary Harron for THE BALLAD OF BETTIE PAGE, produced by Killer Films for HBO Pictures.

Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "A Slipping Down Life" (22-Jul-2004)

Biography #3

Chicago native Lili Taylor recently starred in The Haunting, opposite Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones, for which she was nominated for a Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is currently in production on Gaudi Afternoon starring opposite Juliette Lewis, and will soon star in The Shooting Gallery's Julie Johnson, directed by Bob Gosse (Niagra, Niagra). Taylor also starred in John Waters' Pecker and in Stanley Tucci's The Impostors. In addition to the big screen, Taylor appeared as a recurring character on Mad About You, and was nominated for a 1998 Emmy for her guest starring role on The X-Files. Talylor also starred in A Slipping Down Life which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.

Taylor was honored with a Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actress in Ron Howard's Ransom, opposite Mel Gibson, Rene Russo and Gary Sinise. In 1995, the Sundance Film Festival awarded Lili Taylor the first ever Special Grand Jury Prize for Acting for her work in Girls Town, Cold Fever and I Shot Andy Warhol. Taylor was also honored with an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress in Household Saints and co-starred in Short Cuts, which received a Golden Globe for Best Ensemble Acting.

Taylor made her film debut in the sleeper hit Mystic Pizza. The following year she appeared in Say Anything with John Cusack. Her other films include Kicked in the Head, Illtown, Bright Angel, Born on the Fourth of July, Dogfight, and Mrs. Parker and The Vicious Circle.

Taylor made her Broadway debut at The Roundabout Theater in Chekov's Three Sisters. She was a member of the Naked Angels before forming her own theater company, Machine Full, where she made her directorial debut in the Machine Full production of Tom Gilroy's Halcion Days. Taylor has been involved in every facet of theater from her participation in the Cultural Exchange Program which took her to Czechoslovakia, to the Humana Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, to her starring role in the critically acclaimed Aven U Boys at the American Place Theater.

Bio courtesy Touchstone (01-Jan-2000)