Birthplace: Glencoe, Illinois
Since her film debut in Mystic Pizza (1988), Taylor has made a name for herself in the world of independent films. She won an IPF Award for Best Supporting Actress for Household Saints (1993), a special acting award at Sundance for I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Girls Town (1996). Taylor has also appeared in Dogfight (1991), Short Cuts (1993), Ransom (1996) and Gaudi Afternoon (2001). She was also on the HBO series Six Feet Under in 2002–2004.