Taylor John Smith

The actor Taylor John Smith was born on 13th March 1995, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is best known for playing John Keene in “Sharp Objects”. Some of his notable film roles have been in “Shadow in the Cloud”, “Hunter Killer”, “The Outpost”, and “Wolves”.

With his chiseled jawline and light blue eyes, Taylor has thousands of adoring fans around the globe thanks to his striking physique and acting dotes. The movie star stands tall at 6ft 1in (185cm) and weighs roughly 75kgs (165lbs); he began acting in his teenage years, with a tiny role in “The Hunger Games” (2012).


Although Taylor’s first projects – such as a guest role in the 2014 mystery-thriller series “Twisted” – weren’t big ones, he worked diligently until he landed his big break in Marlon Wayans’ “A Haunted House 2”. At the same time, he racked up acting credits with an appearance in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, a role in the romcom “Some Kind of Beautiful”, and a minor role in “More Time with Family”, to name a few.

Taylor’s career began gaining traction in 2015, as he appeared in “Hawaii Five-0”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Chicago P.D”, and “Hart of Dixie”. He also played a teenage boy in the box office hit “Insidious: Chapter 3”, and had a minor role in “Martyrs”.

2016 saw Taylor land his first recurring role as Luke in season two of “American Crime”. He also starred opposite Carla Gugino and Michael Shannon in “Wolves”. His character, Anthony Keller, was a talented but tormented high school basketball team star, with a dysfunctional home life. His father, a writer compulsive gambler and alcoholic, was the antagonist of the movie who threatened to destroy everything that Anthony had worked hard for, including his chances at a sports scholarship at a prestigious university.

After “Wolves”, Taylor played Preston in the romcom “Faking It”, Brad in “Almost Friends”, and also appeared as Bash Casey in a pilot for the TV remake of “Cruel Intentions”. In 2017, the actor enjoyed another starring role in the Netflix movie “You Get Me”, working with Halston Sage, Bella Thorne, Nash Grier, and other popular industry names – released in June 2017, Taylor’s character, Tyler, was disturbed to learn that a girl named Holly had become obsessed with him after a one-night stand, and was determined to keep their romance alive by transferring to his high school.

In 2018, Taylor was cast as John Keene in the miniseries “Sharp Objects”. He also played Belford in “Hunter Killer”, an action thriller film based on Don Keith and George Wallace’s novel “Firing Point”. Despite not appearing in any projects in 2019, the attractive actor was nominated for an OFTA Film Award.

Now in 2020, Taylor played First Lieutenant Andrew Bundermann in Rod Laurie’s “The Outpost”, based on the tragic events of the Battle of Kamdesh in the Afghanistan War; despite being set to premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest Film Festival, the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Taylor took a brief hiatus in 2021, and returned in February 2022 as Dusty Crane in “Blacklight”. Starring Liam Neeson, the movie was released by Briarcliff Entertainment, and despite the action thriller yielding mediocre results, Taylor’s career then enjoyed a nice boost with his role as Tate Walker in “Where the Crawdads Sing”, which was released in summer 2022. Many big names in the entertainment industry, such as Reese Witherspoon and David Strathairn, were involved in the making of the mystery drama film, which raked in a staggering $140 million at the box office against a $24 million budget.

The movie chronicled the story of Kya, a defiant young girl who was left to fend for herself in the unforgiving North Carolina marshlands. Kya’s backstory was a heartbreaking one, as she and her destitute family struggled to survive in the 1950s, with an alcoholic and abusive gambling addict as the head of the household. One by one, Kya’s mother and older siblings fled the rundown shack they lived in, until Kya was left alone with him. Against the odds, she raised herself to adulthood following her father’s departure, by selling mussels at the local general store and becoming good friends with the owners, Mabel and “Jumpin” Madison.

Taylor’s role as Kya’s older best friend, Tate, was an important one. As the years passed, he lent her books and taught her to read, write, and do basic mathematics. Bonding over their shared interest of nature, the couple began a romantic relationship until Tate departed for college, and broke his promise of returning to her on the 4th of July; shortly after being reunited years later, Kya was accused of murdering her boyfriend at the time.

Personal Life

Taylor is often linked to his female co-stars whenever he’s working on a new project; however, the actor’s dating life remains for the most part shrouded in mystery, as he prefers not to discuss his love interests.

From 2017 to 2019, Taylor reportedly dated the exuberant fitness model Jaime Villamor. The lowkey couple made headlines due to their age gap, with Jamie being in her late 30s at the time of their relationship. Nevertheless, she proudly accompanied Taylor to the 2018 Los Angeles premiere of “Sharp Objects” and often left supportive comments on his social media platforms. By the end of 2019, the former lovers had stopped making joint public appearances or leaving each other sweet messages on Instagram, with their fans eventually assuming that they’d parted ways despite the break-up never being officially confirmed.

Despite rumors of Taylor being romantically involved with his co-star Daisy Edgar Jones, there is no evidence of the attractive duo dating. For now, we can assume that the actor is single until he confirms otherwise.

As for his net worth, Taylor is believed to be worth up to $5 million, thanks to the box office success of his latest projects, as well as his recurring roles in popular shows.

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