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Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor is best known to television audiences for her role as Lilly Harper in the series I'll Fly Away, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

She made her professional acting debut on CBS in the movie Crisis at Central High. Her other television credits include the series The Education of Max Bickford and Feds, both on CBS, as well as television movies In From the Night, Cora Unashamed, Strange Justice, The Third Twin Hostile Waters, Children of the Dust, I'll Fly Away: Then and Now, Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder, Concealed Enemies and Nurse.

Taylor's feature film credits include The Negotiator, Courage Under Fire, A Family Thing, The Keeper, Clockers, Losing Isaiah, Jersey Girl and Lean on Me.

She was the first black woman to play William Shakespeare's Juliet in Broadway's Romeo and Juliet. Her other theater credits include As You Like It, Macbeth, Machinal, A Map of The World, The Illusion and Jar the Floor. In addition, she won the L.A. Dramalogue Award for her performance in The Tempest on the west coast.

Her credits as playwright include Oo-Bla-Dee, for which she won the American Critics' Association new play award, Drowning Crow (her adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, which was produced on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club in its inaugural season at the Biltmore Theatre and starred Alfre Woodard), A Night in Tunisia, Escape from Paradise, Watermelon Rinds and Inside the Belly of the Beast. Taylor's critically acclaimed Crowns was this past year's most performed musical in the country. Her latest play The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove will be produced at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in June 2006.

Taylor is a member and Artistic Associate of the Goodman Theater. She was raised in Dallas and currently resides there.

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Regina Taylor Facts

BirthdayAugust 22, 1960 (63)
BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA
Awards1993 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama (for I'll Fly Away)

Selected Filmography

Who Is Clark Rockefeller?
Mighty Joe Young
The Unit: Season 2
The Unit: Season 3
Pandemonium, Part 2 of 2
The Unit: Season 4
The Unit
Spike Lee Joint Collection
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