Rachael Taylor

Rachael Taylor

Biography of Rachael Taylor

Rachael May Taylor (born 11 July 1984) is an Australian actress and model. Her first leading role was in the Australian series headland in 2005 to 2006.

She then made the transition to Hollywood, appearing in films including Man-Thing in 2005. See No Evil (2006), Transformers (2007), Bottle Shock (2008), Cedar Boys (2009), Splinterheads (2009), Shutter (2008), Red Dog (2011). She has also starred as Dr. Lucy Fields on Grey’s Anatomy (2011) as one of the Angels on the short-lived reboot Charlie’s Angels (2011) as the main character on the ABC show 666 Park Avenue (2012–2013) and in the NBC action/thriller series Crisis (2014). She currently stars as Trish Walker in the Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe series Jessica Jones (2015–present).

Life

Taylor was born in Launceston, Tasmania, the daughter of Christine and Nigel Taylor. She attended Riverside High School. Taylor had wanted to be an actress since she was a child, performing in many school plays.

Career

Taylor modeled for Skye-Jilly International and competed successfully in the State finals of Miss Teen Tasmania. She has appeared in a number of American productions – such as television movies about Natalie Wood and the making of Dynasty (where she played Catherine Oxenberg), and the horror movies Man-thing and See No Evil. Taylor played Sasha Forbes on the short-lived Australian drama series headLand. On 3 April 2006, she was nominated for a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent for her role on headLand.

Taylor at the AACTA Awards in 2012

Her most prominent role to date was as “Maggie”, a signals analyst, in the 2007 Transformers, where she appeared alongside Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf. Taylor confirmed that she would not be returning for the Transformers sequel. In 2008, Taylor scored a starring role in the US horror-thriller Shutter, a remake of the 2004 Thai film of the same name. Despite mixed reviews, the film was a box-office success.

In 2009, she completed the Australian feature Cedar Boys and starred in the comedy Splinterheads. In 2010, she starred alongside Alex Dimitriades in the Australian romantic drama Summer Coda. She has also signed to the HBO comedy series Washingtonienne and Melt, an Australian production. Taylor began a recurring role on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Lucy Fields, an obstetrician and maternal-fetal fellow.

In 2011, Taylor joined the cast of the short-lived remake of the television series Charlie’s Angels. Also in 2011, she had a major role in the film Red Dog and starred in the Russian science-fiction thriller film The Darkest Hour, directed by filmmaker Chris Gorak.

Taylor had key supporting role in the 2012 Australian comedy Any Questions for Ben?, created by Working Dog Productions. Although the film performed disappointingly at the box-office and received lukewarm reviews, Taylor was praised for her role. Leigh Paatsch in the Herald-Sun wrote ‘Taylor exudes a warmth and assurance (in her performance). It is a shame she is missing in action for lengthy spells in the picture.

For the 2012-13 American television season Taylor starred in the new drama 666 Park Avenue. She was next cast in the 2014 NBC series Crisis, which ran for one season. In January 2015, Taylor was cast as Patricia “Trish” Walker in Marvel and Netflix’s series Jessica Jones, which has since premiered on Netflix as of November 20, 2015.

She appeared in the two time Dutch remake The Loft alongside fellow Australian Isabel Lucas.

Rachael Taylor
Rachael Taylor

Film

Year    Title     Role     Notes

2005    Man-Thing       Teri Elizabeth Richards

2006    See No Evil     Zoe Warner

2007    Transformers  Maggie Madsen

2008    Bottle Shock   Sam Fulton

2008    Shutter Jane Shaw

2008    Deception        Woman in Hallway

2009    Cedar Boys     Amie

2009    Splinterheads  Galaxy

2009    Ghost Machine           Jess

2010    Providence Park         Bicycle Girl      Short film

2010    Summer Coda Heidi

2011    Red Dog          Nancy Grey

2011    Darkest Hour, TheThe Darkest Hour Anne

2012    Any Questions for Ben?          Alex

2014    Loft, TheThe Loft        Anne Morris

2016    ARQ    Hannah

2016    Gold    Rachel

2017    Wig Shop        Lili        Short film; In post-production

2017    Finding Steve McQueen        Molly Murphy  In post-production

Television

Year    Title     Role     Notes

2004    Mystery of Natalie Wood, TheThe Mystery of Natalie Wood Maryann Marinkovich TV film

2005    Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure     Catherine Oxenberg   TV film

2005    Hercules          Nemean Lion / Sphinx            TV miniseries

2005    McLeod’s Daughters   Natalie Louise Brown “Old Flames”

2005–06          headLand        Sasha Forbes Main role

2009    Washingtonienne        Jackie Unsold TV pilot

2011    Grey’s Anatomy          Dr. Lucy Fields            Recurring role

2011    Charlie’s Angels          Abby Sampson           Main role

2012–13          666 Park Avenue        Jane Van Veen           Main role

2014    Crisis   Agent Susie Dunn       Main role

2015–present  Jessica Jones Patricia “Trish” Walker            Main role

2016    Luke Cage      Patricia “Trish” Walker

(voiceover cameo)      Episode: “Suckas Need Bodyguards”

2017    The Defenders            Patricia “Trish” Walker

NameRACHAEL TAYLOR
NationalityAustralia
Age35 years
Born at11th July, 1984
PlaceLaunceston
HobbiesDancing singing
Zodiac signCancer
PassionTravelling
AwardsShe won various awards for her career
ComplexionFair

 

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