Taylor Schilling

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Taylor Schilling

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Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling at Paley Fest Orange Is The New Black.jpg

Schilling at PaleyFest 2014, representing Orange Is the New Black
Born (1984-07-27) July 27, 1984 (age 32)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Education Fordham University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Taylor Schilling (born July 27, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Piper Chapman on the Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Television Series Drama. She made her film debut in the 2007 drama Dark Matter. Schilling also starred in the short-lived NBC medical drama Mercy (2009–10). Her other films include Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011), the romantic drama The Lucky One (2012), and the comedy Take Me (2017).

Early life[edit]

Schilling was born on July 27, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts.[1][2] She is the daughter of Patricia (née Miller), an MIT administrator, and Robert J. Schilling, a former prosecutor.[1] She grew up in West Roxbury and Wayland, splitting time between her divorced parents.[3] A fan of the NBC medical drama ER during her youth, she began acting at a young age. She became active in her middle school’s theatre program when she appeared in a stage production of Fiddler on the Roof.[4]

After graduating from Wayland High School in 2002,[5] Schilling attended Fordham University‘s campus at Lincoln Center, where she continued to take part in stage productions before earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2006. She then entered the graduate program at New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts to continue her acting studies but left after her second year to start auditioning.[3][6] While attempting to break into acting, she supported herself by working as a nanny for a Manhattan-based family.[7]

Career[edit]

Schilling won the Emerson College Playwright’s Festival Outstanding Performance Award.[6] She made her feature film debut with a supporting role in the independent film Dark Matter (2007). In 2009, she starred in the NBC medical drama Mercy, as a tough Iraq War veteran and former military nurse-turned-medical practitioner. Reading for the part via videotape from New York City, Schilling impressed the show’s creator and executive producer, Liz Heldens, who then flew her out to Los Angeles to audition for the role. Mercy ran for one season from September 2009 to May 2010.[8]

Schilling portrayed Dagny Taggart in the film Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011),[9] and co-starred with Zac Efron in the romantic drama film The Lucky One (2012). She currently stars as Piper Chapman in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, based on the Piper Kerman memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. The show premiered on July 11, 2013.[10] For her work on the show, Schilling was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama[11] and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Regarding her sexuality, Schilling stated: “I’ve had very serious relationships with lots of people, and I’m a very expansive human. There’s no part of me that can be put under a label. I really don’t fit into a box — that’s too reductive … I’ve had a lot of love, and I don’t have any qualms about where it comes from.”[13]

Schilling practices Transcendental Meditation.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Dark Matter Jackie
2011 Atlas Shrugged: Part I Dagny Taggart
2012 The Lucky One Beth Green
2012 Argo Christine Mendez
2013 Stay Abbey
2015 The Overnight Emily
2017 Take Me Anna St. Blair
2017 The Philosophy of Phil Sam Post-production
TBA The Public Angela Post-production
TBA The Titan Post-production
TBA Fam-i-ly Kate Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–10 Mercy Veronica Flanagan Callahan 22 episodes
2013–present Orange Is the New Black Piper Chapman 65 episodes
2016 Drunk History Emily Warren Roebling Episode: “Landmarks”

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Liplock (with Zac Efron) The Lucky One Nominated
Choice Movie Actress: Romance Nominated
Hollywood Film Festival Best Cast Argo Won
2013 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Orange Is the New Black Won
Best Cast – Television Series Won
Webby Awards Best Actress Won
2014 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2015 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2016 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
2017 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Premium Series Actress Nominated [15]
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Won [16]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
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