More Regina Taylor Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Regina Taylor played the pivotal role of Lilly Harper in the critically acclaimed series I'll Fly Away, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series and an NAACP Image Award. She recently received the Women in Film Gracie Allen Award for her portrayal of Anita Hill in the television film Strange Justice.
While attending Southern Methodist University, Taylor made her professional acting debut in the CBS television film Crisis at Central High. Her additional television credits include the series Law & Order, the films Cora Unashamed and Making the Case for Murder: The Howard Beach Story and, on CBS, the mini-series Children of the Dust.
Her feature film credits include The Negotiator, Courage Under Fire, A Family Thing, Lean on Me, Losing Isaiah and Clockers.
Taylor was the first black woman to play Juliet in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include As You Like It and Macbeth. She has appeared off-Broadway and regionally in numerous productions including Machinal and A Map of the World at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, The Illusion at the New York Theatre Workshop, and The Tempest, for which she received a Dramalogue Award. Taylor also starred in the off-Broadway production Jar the Floor at the Second Stage Theater in New York.
A Distinguished Artistic Associate of Chicago's Goodman Theater, Taylor collaborated on and appeared in the play Millennium Mambo, which premiered at New York's Signature Theatre in early 2001. As a playwright, Taylor was honored by the American Critics' Association for Oo-Bla-Dee. She also wrote the stage production of A Night in Tunisia, which was performed during the 2000 Shakespeare Festival.
Taylor has homes in Los Angeles, New York and her native Dallas. Her birthdate is August 22.
Bio courtesy CBS (08-May-2002)