Born on February 26, 1993 in Michigan, USA, Taylor Dooley is an American actress. She was born into a family that had no links in the entertainment industry. Her parents John and Debbie raised her along with her younger brother Drew. Right from her early years, Taylor had the dream of making it big in the show business. She was not even five when her parents helped her participate in kids’ beauty pageants and she won some of them. Her success at those pageants led to a modelling contract in her hometown. Upon the
expiry of the contract, her family relocated to Arizona. At the age of nine, her parents enrolled her at Phoenix Theatre to receive professional training in acting and dancing. She joined the theatre’s acting troupe and went on a countrywide tour with the troupe. She started appearing in TV ads and that brought her fame and money alongside more modelling assignments.
Her major breakthrough came in mid-2000s when her family shifted to Los Angeles. This was a decision influenced by her father’s business proposals and it benefited Taylor. She continued with her education in Los Angeles and started auditioning for movies and TV series. At the same time, she got more work in commercials. Taylor featured in the ‘Discovery Girls’ magazine and some more articles referred to her acting talent. In the year 2004, she came to know about the audition for an upcoming Robert Rodriguez movie. She
was 11 when she successfully auditioned to get the role in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. She received a nomination for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Young Artist.
In the year 2006, Taylor appeared in the teen horror comedy film Monster Night where she played the lead role. Her next film role was in The Apology (2006). After that Taylor took a break from acting as she focused on her education. She returned to auditions at the age of 18 after having graduated. While she is not yet a known name in the filmdom and TV shows, she is quite popular in the world of advertising. She has worked in advertisements for brands like Famous Footwear, Disney Superstar Kids, Honda’s Odyssey Minivan, and Ashley Clothing Line for kids.
Taylor had a long-term relationship with Justin Cassotta. They started dating in 2010 and at the time of their engagement in 2014, Taylor was only 21 years of age. A lot of industry experts felt that such an early engagement might harm her career growth. Irrespective of that, Taylor married Justin in May 2016 and they were blessed with a son in the same year. When she is not working, Taylor likes to indulge in outdoor activities like horse riding, hiking and swimming.