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Lili Taylor Biography

Birth Name:
Lili Anne Taylor
Birth Place:
Glencoe, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • In her early teens, she studied acting at the Piven Theatre Workshop alongside classmates Joan and John Cusack, Jeremy Piven and Aidan Quinn
  • Launched her stage career in 1984 at Chicago's Northlight Theater
  • Breakthrough film role came in 1988's Mystic Pizza
  • First major New York theater role was in 1988's What Did He See? In 1993, formed a New York theater company called Machine Full
  • Had a recurring role on HBO's acclaimed series Six Feet Under


  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2006San Diego Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1997Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 1996Sundance Film Festival-Special Jury Prize for Collaboration (Dramatic): winner
  • 1996Sundance Film Festival-Special Jury Prize for Acting (Dramatic): winner
  • 1996Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: winner
  • 1992Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated