Who is Lili Taylor?
American actress Lili Anne Taylor was born in Glencoe, Illinois USA, on 20 February 1967, making Pisces her zodiac sign. She has 89 acting credits, but is perhaps known best for playing Carolyn Perron in the 2013 mystery horror thriller movie “The Conjuring”, which starred Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, and was directed by James Wan. It follows paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren as they’re helping a family which is under attack by a dark presence – and the movie won 15 of its 37 award nominations.
Lili’s today highly active in the movie industry, and is currently shooting for the upcoming TV series “Outer Range” and “Manhunt”.
Education and early life
Lili was raised alongside her five siblings in Glencoe, by their father George Park Taylor and mother Marie (nee Lecour), who was an artist, while George ran a hardware store.
Lili was mostly into science while growing up, and described herself as ‘a bit of a researcher’. She studied at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois and became interested in acting during her time there, appearing in a couple of school plays.
Lili matriculated in 1985 and then continued her education at The Theatre School at DePaul University; after being cut out from the acting program, Lili enrolled at the Piven Theatre Workshop, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in acting in 1990.
Roles in TV series
Lili’s debut TV series role was playing Waitress in the 1986 episode “Hide and Go Thief” of the mystery “Crime Story”, and the remainder of the decade saw her appear in an episode or two of the fantasy comedy “Monsters”, the romantic comedy “American Playhouse” and the drama mini-series “Family of Spies”.
She had only two TV series roles in the ‘90s, playing Marty Glenn in the 1998 episode “Mind’s Eye” of the crime mystery “The X-Files” and Arley in two episodes of the 1998 romantic comedy “Mad About You”.
In 2001, Lili portrayed the lead character Hildy Baker in the drama “Deadline”, which also starred Oliver Platt and Hope Davis, and was created by Dick Wolf. It follows the work of a New York City journalist, and the series was nominated for a 2001 Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing – Television Episodic – Dialogue & ADR.
From 2002 through 2005, Lili portrayed Lisa Kimmel Fisher in 25 episodes of the comedy “Six Feet Under”, which starred Michael C. Hall and Peter Krause, and was created by Alan Ball. It follows a family from Los Angeles, California as they’re running a funeral home, and the series won 61 of the 227 awards for which it was nominated. The remainder of the decade saw Lili appear in two more TV series, playing Ann Bellowes, MD in eight episodes of the 2007 comedy “State of Mind” and Donna Seabrook in the 2010 episode “Poisoned Pill” of the crime mystery “The Good Wife”.
In 2013 and 2014, she portrayed Captain Sandra Maldonado in the crime action “Almost Human”, which starred Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, and was created by J. H. Wyman. It follows a human police officer and an android police officer as they’re working together, and the series won three of its nine award nominations.
Some of Lili’s most recent TV series roles have been in seven episodes of the 2020 historical crime drama “Perry Mason”, the 2021 episode “Mary Edwards Walker” of the drama “True War Stories: Mission Report”, and eight episodes of the 2022 mystery thriller “Outer Range”.
Roles in movies
Lili’s debut film role was playing Marina in the 1987 drama “Night of Courage”, and the remainder of the ‘80s saw her appear in the 1988 romantic comedy “She’s Having a Baby”, another 1988 romantic comedy “Mystic Pizza” and the 1989 romantic comedy “Say Anything”.
In 1993, she was cast to portray Honey Bush in the comedy “Short Cuts”, which starred Andie MacDowell and Julianne Moore, and was written and directed by Robert Altman. It follows the lives of several people from Los Angeles, and the film won 17 of its 36 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Some of Lili’s notable performances in the remainder of the ‘90s were in the 1993 biographical sports drama “Rudy”, the 1994 biographical drama “Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle” and the 1999 romantic musical “A Slipping-Down Life”.
She didn’t have many film roles in the 2000s, and what marked the decade for her was perhaps playing the lead character Jan in the 2005 romantic comedy “Factotum”, which starred Matt Dillon and Marisa Tomei, and was directed by Bent Hamer. It follows the life of Hank Chinaski, an alter-ego of famous German-American author Charles Bukowski, and the movie won four of its eight award nominations.
The first half of the 2010s saw Lili appear in a couple of movies, including the 2011 romantic drama “The Pier”, the 2012 drama “About Cherry” and another 2012 drama, “Being Flynn”. The year 2017 saw her play Judy in the popular drama “To the Bone”, which starred Lily Collins and Rebekah Kennedy, and was written and directed by Marti Noxon. It follows an unconventional doctor as he’s helping a young woman deal with anorexia – the film was nominated for two awards.
Some of Lili’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2021 drama “The Winter House”, the 2022 romantic comedy “There There” and the 2022 short drama “Yield”.
In Keith Boynton's THE WINTER HOUSE, a grieving novelist (Lili Taylor) retreats to a secluded New England town only to…
Lili wrote the 1996 comedy movie “Girls Town”, the 2009 comedy series “Risk!” and the 2017 short documentary film “The Duel”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Dirty Diana”, “The Man Cave Chronicles Podcast” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Awards and nominations
Lili’s won 23 of her 43 award nominations. Some of her wins include a 1993 Venice Film Festival Special Volpi Cup for “Short Cuts”, a 1994 Golden Globe for Best Ensemble Cast, also for “Short Cuts” (shared with colleagues), and a 1997 Malaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema Award for Best Actress, for her performance in “The Addiction”.
Love life and relationships
There are three men whom Taylor’s been with, that we know about. She dated American actor and comedian Michael David Rapaport sometime in the mid-1990s; Michael was arrested for harassing Taylor in May 1997, and Lili was granted a restraining order.
She was then engaged to American actor and screenwriter Michael Imperioli, but they broke up before they could exchange vows.
Lili and American actor and screenwriter Nick Flynn exchanged vows in a small, private ceremony on 25 November 2009; Nick’s perhaps known best for having appeared in the 2012 drama movie “Being Flynn”. A year before the wedding, Lili gave birth to their daughter Maeve Taylor-Flynn.
Lili’s married to Nick Flynn as of July 2023, and they have a daughter together.
Mental health issues and interesting facts
Lili’s father was diagnosed as manic depressive while she was growing up, and she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder while attending high school; Lili’s disorder wasn’t as severe as it usually is, and she thus chose not to take medication, while the doctors believed that all of her symptoms might disappear if she were to focus her creative energies into something. Lili continued seeing a therapist for a while, but she’s revealed that all the symptoms were indeed gone after she focused on acting.
Lili loves animals and is today sitting on the board of both the National Audubon Society and the American Birding Association. She’s featured her pet pug dog Gulliver in some of her Instagram pictures; Lili found the dog abandoned on the side of the road in New York State.
Nearly 15,000 people are following Lili on Instagram today, but she’s posted only 29 pictures and videos onto the network.
Winona Ryder’s one of her favorite actresses, and some of Lili’s favorite movies include “Girl, Interrupted”, “Heathers” and “The Age of Innocence”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Lili’s age is 56. She has brown hair and eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall and weighs about 110lbs (51kgs).
Lili’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of July 2023.