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Actress Known for Roles in "Mystic Pizza," "Say Anything," and "High Fidelity,"

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 Lili Taylor Biography

One of the most versatile actresses working in film today, Lili Taylor is known for taking on complex, thorny roles that many of her more glamorous colleagues avoid. In the 1990s, she became a staple of the independent film circuit, turning in one engaging performance after another in films like "The Addiction," "Girls Town," and Pecker. A native of Glencoe, IL, where she was born on February 20, 1967, Taylor was raised in a comfortable middle-class household as the second youngest of six children. She started acting in grade school and briefly attended DePaul University's Goodman Theater School before launching her professional career in local and regional theater. She acted for a time with Evanston's Piven Theater, performing in the company of such future notables as John Cusack, Aidan Quinn, and Jeremy Piven.

In 1987, she spent a season on-stage in Czechoslovakia, returning stateside the following year to make her New York City stage debut in a production of "What Did He See?" That same year, Taylor ventured into feature films with a bit part in the John Hughes comedy "She's Having a Baby." Though the role brought Taylor little recognition, she scored big with her sophomore effort, a starring role in "Mystic Pizza" as one of three amorous pizzeria girls (the other two were Julia Roberts and Annabeth Gish) working in a small Connecticut coastal town.

More recognition followed for "Say Anything," in which Taylor played John Cusack's hilariously obsessive best friend; she continued to shine in films like "Bright Angel," in which she was cast as the drifter sister of a jailbird, and in "Dogfight," in which she was the obligatory "ugly duckling" who both transformed and was transformed by her reluctant date, River Phoenix. From the late '80s through the 1990s, Taylor proved to be a willing and able ensemble player in the works of several respected directors: Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July," Nancy Savoca's "Household Saints," Robert Altman's "Short Cuts," and Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle."

She also did notable work in independent films, starring in Abel Ferrara's "The Addiction"; "Girls Town," a drama about four high school girls trying to cope with everyday hardship, for which she also co-wrote the screenplay; and "I Shot Andy Warhol," which cast her in one of her most memorable roles as the mad, murderous Valerie Solanas. In 1998, Taylor played the uncharacteristically glamorous role of an art dealer who tries to seduce the young hero of John Waters' "Pecker," and also tried her hand at screwball comedy with Stanley Tucci's "The Imposters." Having demonstrated her range in a number of genres, Taylor then took on big-budget horror in 1999 with her starring role in Jan de Bont's "The Haunting." However, staying true to her indie loyalties, she could also be seen playing an ordinary woman who begins to lead an extraordinary life in Toni Kalem's adaptation of Anne Tyler's "A Slipping Down Life," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of that year.

As the new century began Taylor could be seen alongside her old co-star John Cusack in "High Fidelity," and in 2001 she tackled the historical role of Miep Gies in a retelling of Anne Frank. She had a memorable role on the HBO series "Six Feet Under." She continued to work steadily in diverse projects such as "The Secret," "Starting Out in the Evening," "Brooklyn's Finest," "Public Enemies," and "Being Flynn."

Taylor is set to appear in the new FOX series "Almost Human," an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future centers around the unlikely partnership between a part-machine cop and a part-human robot.

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    Booking fees for Lili Taylor, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lili Taylor, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Lili Taylor?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lili Taylor for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lili Taylor for your next private or corporate function.
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Actress Known for Roles in "Mystic Pizza," "Say Anything," and "High Fidelity,"

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Lili Taylor Biography

One of the most versatile actresses working in film today, Lili Taylor is known for taking on complex, thorny roles that many of her more glamorous colleagues avoid. In the 1990s, she became a staple of the independent film circuit, turning in one engaging performance after another in films like "The Addiction," "Girls Town," and Pecker. A native of Glencoe, IL, where she was born on February 20, 1967, Taylor was raised in a comfortable middle-class household as the second youngest of six children. She started acting in grade school and briefly attended DePaul University's Goodman Theater School before launching her professional career in local and regional theater. She acted for a time with Evanston's Piven Theater, performing in the company of such future notables as John Cusack, Aidan Quinn, and Jeremy Piven.

In 1987, she spent a season on-stage in Czechoslovakia, returning stateside the following year to make her New York City stage debut in a production of "What Did He See?" That same year, Taylor ventured into feature films with a bit part in the John Hughes comedy "She's Having a Baby." Though the role brought Taylor little recognition, she scored big with her sophomore effort, a starring role in "Mystic Pizza" as one of three amorous pizzeria girls (the other two were Julia Roberts and Annabeth Gish) working in a small Connecticut coastal town.

More recognition followed for "Say Anything," in which Taylor played John Cusack's hilariously obsessive best friend; she continued to shine in films like "Bright Angel," in which she was cast as the drifter sister of a jailbird, and in "Dogfight," in which she was the obligatory "ugly duckling" who both transformed and was transformed by her reluctant date, River Phoenix. From the late '80s through the 1990s, Taylor proved to be a willing and able ensemble player in the works of several respected directors: Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July," Nancy Savoca's "Household Saints," Robert Altman's "Short Cuts," and Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle."

She also did notable work in independent films, starring in Abel Ferrara's "The Addiction"; "Girls Town," a drama about four high school girls trying to cope with everyday hardship, for which she also co-wrote the screenplay; and "I Shot Andy Warhol," which cast her in one of her most memorable roles as the mad, murderous Valerie Solanas. In 1998, Taylor played the uncharacteristically glamorous role of an art dealer who tries to seduce the young hero of John Waters' "Pecker," and also tried her hand at screwball comedy with Stanley Tucci's "The Imposters." Having demonstrated her range in a number of genres, Taylor then took on big-budget horror in 1999 with her starring role in Jan de Bont's "The Haunting." However, staying true to her indie loyalties, she could also be seen playing an ordinary woman who begins to lead an extraordinary life in Toni Kalem's adaptation of Anne Tyler's "A Slipping Down Life," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of that year.

As the new century began Taylor could be seen alongside her old co-star John Cusack in "High Fidelity," and in 2001 she tackled the historical role of Miep Gies in a retelling of Anne Frank. She had a memorable role on the HBO series "Six Feet Under." She continued to work steadily in diverse projects such as "The Secret," "Starting Out in the Evening," "Brooklyn's Finest," "Public Enemies," and "Being Flynn."

Taylor is set to appear in the new FOX series "Almost Human," an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future centers around the unlikely partnership between a part-machine cop and a part-human robot.

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  • How to book Lili Taylor?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lili Taylor for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lili Taylor, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lili Taylor or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lili Taylor?

    Booking fees for Lili Taylor, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lili Taylor, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lili Taylor?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lili Taylor for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lili Taylor for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lili Taylor or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lili Taylor or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lili Taylor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lili Taylor for your event is available upon request. Lili Taylor generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vera Farmiga, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lisa Hochstein, Amanda Russell and Sherry Stringfield. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lili Taylor for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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