American actress Taylor Schilling rose to fame in the hit TV series Orange Is the New Black. She has captivated audiences across the globe with her sexy and mature portrayal of several roles, both film, and TV.
Taylor Jane Schilling was born in 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts. She came from a family of esteemed professionals. Her mother is an MIT administrator, while her father is a former prosecutor.
As a young girl, Schilling was a fan of the medical drama ER. Her love for acting led her to join her school’s theatre productions, such as Fiddler on the Roof.
In college, Schilling balanced her life as an aspiring actress and student. She took a bachelor’s degree in arts while she performed in stage productions. She also made it on the graduate program of Tisch School of the Arts to pursue acting studies.
Later on, Schilling took a break into acting. She left school and worked as a nanny to support her needs.
Schilling returned to acting and made her movie debut in the 2007 indie film Dark Matter. Two years later, she got her big break after landing the lead role in the medical drama series Mercy as a former military nurse named Veronica Callahan.
The actress also appeared in the comedy series Drunk History in the episode “Landmarks” as Emily Warren Roebling.
When it comes to movie projects, Schilling has appeared on several big-screen roles, including the sci-fi film Atlas Shrugged: Part I and romantic film The Lucky One with Zac Efron. She also appeared in the Academy Award Best Picture winner Argo in 2012.
In 2013, Schilling got her breakthrough role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. She starred as the lead role of Piper Chapman, a woman who got sentenced to prison. Her performance earned several awards and nominations, including Best Actress at Satellite Awards and two Golden Globe nominations.
While the TV show tackles LGBTQ issues and relationships, many of her fans ask about Schilling’s sexuality. The actress responded that she does not fit in a specific label. In an article from Radar Online, Schilling has been rejecting dates and party invites. With her down to earth personality, she seems to enjoy spending time alone.
Schilling maintains a flexible and mature image as an actress. In terms of her style preferences, she loves wearing laid-back outfits and mini-length dresses that show off her hot figure.