Taylor Schilling is an American actress. She is known for her role as Piper Chapman on drama series Orange Is the New Black. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about her!
1.Taylor Schilling was born on July 27, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts.
2. She is the daughter of Patricia, an MIT administrator, and Robert J. Schilling, a former prosecutor.
3. She grew up in West Roxbury and Wayland, splitting time between her divorced parents.
4. A fan of the NBC medical drama ER during her youth, she began acting at a young age.
5. She became active in her middle school’s theatre program when she appeared in a stage production of Fiddler on the Roof.
6. After graduating from Wayland High School in 2002,Taylor Schilling attended Fordham University’s campus at Lincoln Center, where she continued to take part in stage productions before earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2006.
7. She then entered the graduate program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to continue her acting studies but left after her second year to start auditioning.
8. While attempting to break into acting, she supported herself by working as a nanny for a Manhattan-based family.
9. Taylor Schilling made her feature film debut with a supporting role in the independent film Dark Matter (2007).
10. In 2009, she was selected to star in the NBC medical drama Mercy, as Nurse Veronica Flanagan Callahan, a tough Iraq War veteran and former military nurse-turned-medical practitioner.
11. Reading for the part via videotape from New York City, she impressed the show’s creator and executive producer, Liz Heldens, who then flew her out to Los Angeles to audition for the role.
12. In Heldens’ words, “she just blew the doors off the audition.” The show ran for one season from September 2009 to May 2010.
13. Taylor Schilling won the Emerson College Playwright’s Festival Outstanding Performance Award.
14. She portrayed Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011), and co-starred with Zac Efron in the romantic drama film The Lucky One (2012).
15. She currently stars as Piper Chapman in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, based on the Piper Kerman memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. The show premiered on July 11, 2013.
16. For her work on the show, Schilling was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.
17. She is close friends with her Orange Is the New Black (2013) co-stars Laura Prepon and Natasha Lyonne.
18. Her height is 1,73 m.