Taylor-Klaus at Wondercon in 2017
|Born||Rebecca Edison Taylor-Klaus
(1994-08-12) August 12, 1994
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (160 cm)|
Rebecca Edison “Bex” Taylor-Klaus (born August 12, 1994) is an American actress. She rose to fame for her starring role as Bullet on the crime drama series The Killing (2013). She gained further prominence with her roles as Sin on the superhero drama series Arrow (2013–15), Lex on the comedy series House of Lies (2014), and as Audrey Jensen on the horror series Scream (2015–16), based on the eponymous franchise. Since 2016, she has voiced the role of Katie “Pidge” Holt on the Netflix animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Taylor-Klaus was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a Jewish family. She began acting by performing Shakespeare in an after-school program while in the 3rd grade, and it became a consistent part of her extracurricular and summer activities. She performed in her high school’s improv troupe. Working with friends, she also started a Junior-High Acting Troupe to train young actors. In addition to drama, Taylor-Klaus was an accomplished athlete: she was the starting catcher on the high school’s varsity softball team while a freshman, and also played 3rd base. She has two siblings; Syd Taylor-Klaus and Josh Taylor-Klaus. In mid-2012, Taylor-Klaus moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. While she was in Los Angeles, she attended Bridges Academy.
2012–2014: Early career and breakthrough
Taylor-Klaus began acting in Shakespeare plays while in the third grade. However, her first professional acting role was that of Bullet, a homeless street-wise lesbian teen, on the third season of the AMC crime drama series The Killing, which aired in 2013. A breakout star playing a gender fluid lesbian, she quickly gained a cult following. Writing about playing Bullet, she said: “to be an actor is to want to visit the dark places that humans strive so hard to stay away from.”
2015–present: Further success
Taylor-Klaus gained further success with her starring role of Audrey Jensen, a bi-curious teenager helpingher friends investigate a serial killer, in the first two seasons of the MTV horror drama series Scream. She appeared on the series from 2015 to 2016.
After gaining prominence from her roles in The Killing and Arrow, she went on to play several guest roles in numerous television series, including Glee and iZombie. In 2016, she began voicing the starring role of Katie “Pidge” Holt in the cult Netflix animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Taylor-Klaus had a starring role as Taylor in the slasher horror film Hell Fest (2018). She will also star as Hannah Perez in the musical comedy film Dumplin’, which is a film adaptation of Julie Murphy’s New York Times bestselling young adult novel. The film, which co-stars Jennifer Aniston, is directed by Anne Fletcher. Taylor-Klaus will also play Violette Paich in Mario Sorrenti’s horror film Discarnate.
In November 2016, Taylor-Klaus came out as gay on Twitter, saying: “hello my name is bex and yes the rumors are true I am v gay.” In July 2018, Taylor-Klaus came out as non-binary; Taylor-Klaus uses both they/them and she/her pronouns.
|2012||Mental Intervention||Debbie||Short film|
|2014||The Night Is Ours||Morgan|
|The Last Witch Hunter||Bronwyn|
|Ralph Breaks the Internet||Twit (voice)|
|2012||Hit Me Up!||Theirself||1 episode|
|2013||The Killing||Bullet||Main role (9 episodes)|
|2013–2015||Arrow||Cindy / Sin||Recurring role (8 episodes)|
|2014||House of Lies||Lex||Recurring role (6 episode)|
|Longmire||Vivian||Episode: “Of Children and Travelers”|
|Robot Chicken||Hermione Granger / Abby the Cow (voice)||Episode: “The Hobbit: There and Bennigan’s“|
|2015||The Social Experiment||Leyna||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|The Librarians||Amy Meyer||Episode: “And the Rule of Three”|
|Glee||Goth Girl||Episode: “2009“|
|iZombie||Teresa Giovanni||2 episodes|
|2015–2016||Scream||Audrey Jensen||Main role (24 episodes)|
|2016–present||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Katie “Pidge” Holt (voice)||Main role (61 episodes)|
|2018||Here and Now||Dex Reynolds||2 episodes|
|2017||DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles||Pidge (voice)|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Joey Award||Young Ensemble Cast in a Dramatic TV Series||The Killing||Won|||
|International Actress Television Lead or Supporting Role that was filmed in Canada||Won|
|2016||TV Guide Awards||Favorite Ensemble (shared with cast)||Scream||Nominated|||
|2017||6th Annual BTVA Awards||BTVA People’s Choice Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series (shared with cast)||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Won|||
|BTVA Television Voice Acting Award – Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series (shared with cast)||Nominated|