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Lili Taylor

Lili Taylor

Lili Anne Taylor is an American actress. She came to prominence with supporting parts in the films Mystic Pizza (1988) and Say Anything... (1989), before establishing herself as one of the key figures of 1990s independent cinema with starring roles in Bright Angel (1990), Dogfight (1991), Household Saints, Short Cuts (both 1993), The Addiction, Cold Fever (both 1995), I Shot Andy Warhol, Girls Town (both 1996), Pecker (1998), and A Slipping-Down Life (1999). She is the recipient of four Independent Spirit nominations, winning once in the category of Best Supporting Female. Her accolades also include a Golden Globe, an NBR Award, a Volpi Cup, a Sant Jordi, a Golden Space Needle, a Chlotrudis Award, an SDFCS Award, a Sundance Special Jury Prize, and a Fangoria Chainsaw Award. Alongside her work on smaller-scale projects, Taylor has encountered mainstream success with parts in films such as Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Rudy, and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015). Her other credits include Julie Johnson (2001), Factotum, The Notorious Bettie Page (both 2005), Starting Out in the Evening (2007), The Promotion (2008), Being Flynn (2012), To the Bone, Leatherface (both 2017), Eli (2019), and Paper Spiders (2020). Outside of film, Taylor has starred in the television series State of Mind (2007), Almost Human (2013–2014), Hemlock Grove (2013–2014), Chambers (2019) and Perry Mason (2020), as well as all three seasons of the ABC drama American Crime (2015–2017), earning a nomination for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her portrayal of Anne Blaine in the latter. For her guest roles on The X-Files (Marty Glenn; 1998) and Six Feet Under (Lisa Kimmel; 2002–2005), she received a further two Emmy nominations in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress. Taylor's stage credits include Broadway productions of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters (1997) and Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room (2017). She is married to playwright Nick Flynn, with whom she has a daughter.
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