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Lili Taylor is a Actor and Writer American born on 20 february 1967 at Glencoe (USA)

Lili Taylor

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Birth name Lili Anne Taylor
Nationality USA
Birth 20 february 1967 (57 years) at Glencoe (USA)

Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza (1988), Say Anything... (1989), Dogfight (1991), Short Cuts (1993) and I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), as well as the acclaimed TV show Six Feet Under (2002–2005). She has also appeared in several big-budget films such as Ransom (1996), The Haunting (1999), The Conjuring (2013) and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015).


Taylor, the fifth of six children, was born in Glencoe, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to Marie (née Lecour) and George Park Taylor, an artist and hardware store operator. She grew up in a "warm family environment", and has described herself as being "a bit of a searcher" during her childhood. She graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in 1985. Thereafter, she attended The Theatre School at DePaul University and the Piven Theatre Workshop. She introduced Louise Post and Nina Gordon, founding members of 1990s alternative band Veruca Salt, at a party in Chicago in 1993. She is married to writer Nick Flynn; they have one child. In 2013, she became a board member of the American Birding Association.

Best films

The Conjuring (2013)
Ransom (1996)
The Haunting (1999)

Usually with

Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(3 films)
Mary Harron
Mary Harron
(3 films)
Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(2 films)
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lili Taylor (56 films)

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Eli (2019)
, 1h38
Directed by Ciarán Foy
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, Lili Taylor, Sadie Sink
Roles Dr. Isabella Horn
Rating58% 2.903292.903292.903292.903292.90329
Atteint d'une maladie rare, un jeune garçon, Eli, et ses parents, Rose et Paul, s'installent dans un établissement isolé, pour subir un traitement. Subissant des traitements douloureux, il se lie d'amitié avec une fille de son âge, Haley. Elle lui apprend notamment qu’aucun patient du docteur Horn n’est jamais ressorti vivant de la clinique. Ils découvrent ensemble que, effectivement, ils sont tous décédés lors du troisième et dernier traitement qui s'avère mortel. Ils sont morts brûlés vifs lors d'un rite sacrificiel. Ses parents pensent qu'il délire à cause de ses examens medicaux. Mais le jeune homme, qui souhaite s'échapper, s'apprête à découvrir une horrible vérité sur lui-même et ses parents.
The Nun
The Nun (2018)
, 1h36
Directed by Corin Hardy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bișu, Jonas Bloquet, Jonny Coyne
Roles Carolyn Perron
Rating53% 2.6609152.6609152.6609152.6609152.660915
Par une sombre nuit de l'année 1952, deux nonnes terrifiées se rendent dans les catacombes de leur abbaye de Saint-Carta, en Roumanie. Après avoir ouvert une sinistre porte sur laquelle sont gravés les mots "Finit hic deo" (Dieu s'arrête ici), l'une des nonnes disparaît dans l'obscurité, tandis que l'autre, après s'être enfuie, finit par se pendre en se jetant par une fenêtre de l'abbaye.
To the Bone, 1h47
Directed by Marti Noxon
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Keanu Reeves, Lily Collins, Alanna Ubach, Liana Liberato, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor
Roles Judy
Rating68% 3.411653.411653.411653.411653.41165
Une jeune femme fait face à l'anorexie. Elle rencontre un médecin non conventionnel qui lui défie de faire face à sa condition et embrasser la vie.
Leatherface, 1h30
Directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Sam Strike, Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff, Jacob Tremblay, James Bloor, Simona Williams
Roles Verna Sawyer
Rating50% 2.5133052.5133052.5133052.5133052.513305
The film chronicle events in Jackson's (Sam Strike) teen years, revealing how he became the infamous Leatherface. Violent teenager Jackson escapes from a mental hospital with fellow inmates Bud (Sam Coleman), Ike (James Bloor) and Clarice (Jessica Madsen). The group kidnaps nurse Lizzy (Vanessa Grasse) in their escape. As the group flees with their captive, they are pursued by Hal Hartman (Stephen Dorff), a vengeful and determined Texas Ranger.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, 2h13
Directed by Wes Ball
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Dystopian films, Children's films
Actors Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Patricia Clarkson, Rosa Bianca Salazar
Roles Mary Cooper
Rating63% 3.157613.157613.157613.157613.15761
The film begins with a young boy, Thomas, taken in by Ava Paige (Patricia Clarkson) and troops from the organization WCKD, alongside other children, after being dropped off by his mother for his own safety. Years later, shortly after being rescued from the maze, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and the remaining Gladers - Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Teresa Agnes (Kaya Scodelario), Frypan (Dexter Darden) and Winston (Alexander Flores) - are taken to a facility run by Mr. Janson (Aidan Gillen). He explains that the facility is a safe haven, protecting them from WCKD, the Flare virus and the Cranks, and provides them clothes, food, and sanitation, where there are other survivors of multiple mazes are also present. Thomas becomes curious about their activities and manages to find out what is really happening behind the closed doors. With help from Aris Jones (Jacob Lofland), the first maze survivor to end up in the facility, it is revealed that WCKD's leader, Ava, is still alive and that Mr. Janson is working for WCKD, as they discuss about the experiment on the Immunes and that Janson has yet to find The Right Arm, a resistance group located at the mountains. The group, including Aris, escapes the facility, as Janson orders his WCKD troops to track them down, where they find themselves in the deserted outside world - the Scorch.
Blood Ties
Blood Ties (2013)
, 2h7
Directed by Guillaume Canet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Matthias Schoenaerts, Zoe Saldana
Roles Marie
Rating64% 3.2456953.2456953.2456953.2456953.245695
After serving twelve years for murder (for killing a rapist and murderer he caught in the act), Chris (Clive Owen) is released from prison in 1974. His ex-wife, Monica (Marion Cotillard), is a drug-addicted prostitute. She has a son and a daughter. Chris tries to go straight with his new girlfriend Natalie (Mila Kunis) but is betrayed and sabotaged in his pursuit of a legitimate business venture. Returning to his criminal ways puts him in direct conflict with his brother Frank (Billy Crudup) who happens to be a New York City cop. Their sister, Marie (Lili Taylor), and their sick father, Leon (James Caan), want Chris and Frank to just get along with each other.
The Conjuring, 1h52
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King
Roles Carolyn Perron
Rating75% 3.750383.750383.750383.750383.75038
In 1971, Roger and Carolyn Perron move into a dilapidated farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island with their five daughters Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cindy, and April. During the first day, their move goes smoothly, though their dog Sadie refuses to enter the house and one of the daughters finds a boarded up entrance to a cellar.
Love, Marilyn, 1h47
Directed by Liz Garbus
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities
Actors Elizabeth Banks, Marilyn Monroe, Lindsay Lohan, Evan Rachel Wood, Uma Thurman, Ben Foster
Roles Self
Rating71% 3.587233.587233.587233.587233.58723
50 years after her death, two boxes of Marilyn Monroe's writings—diaries, poems and letters—were discovered in the home of Lee Strasberg, her acting coach. The film features dramatic readings of Marilyn Monroe's writings by actors, film critics, journalists and authors; and archival footage of Hollywood insiders who knew her or worked with her in various films or acting school.
The Cold Lands, 1h41
Directed by Tom Gilroy
Genres Drama
Actors Lili Taylor, Peter Scanavino, John Ventimiglia, Tom Gilroy, Nick Sandow
Roles Nicole
Rating61% 3.091663.091663.091663.091663.09166
After 11-year-old Atticus Garfield's (Silas Yelich) mother Nichole (Lili Taylor) dies suddenly, Atticus runs away from home to live in the Catskills by himself, surviving on whatever he can find. While dealing with his mother's death and living alone in the wilderness, Atticus encounters a hippie named Carter (Peter Scanavino), who sells necklaces at festivals and lives in his car. The two become dependent on each other, though neither is comfortable with the alliance.
Being Flynn, 1h42
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Julianne Moore, Eddie Rouse, Lili Taylor
Roles Joy
Rating63% 3.197843.197843.197843.197843.19784
Nick Flynn (Dano) is an aspiring writer who works at a homeless shelter where his estranged father Jonathan (De Niro) is a client. Jonathan, an alcoholic ex-con and self-proclaimed "master storyteller", left Nick's mother Jody (Moore) years earlier to raise Nick on her own. She eventually committed suicide, for which Nick feels responsible. Jonathan gets into fights with the other clients, and Nick is tempted to throw him out. Nick and Jonathan get into an intense argument, during which Jonathan tells Nick that they are the same. The stress of seeing his father again drives Nick to drink heavily and abuse drugs, costing him his relationship with his girlfriend and coworker, Denise (Olivia Thirlby).
About Cherry, 1h42
Directed by Stephen Elliott
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor, Diane Farr
Roles Phyllis
Rating47% 2.3982752.3982752.3982752.3982752.398275
Angelina (Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old girl not far from graduating from high school. Her boyfriend (Weston) suggests that she take naked pictures of herself and sell them. She is initially hesitant, but eventually does the photo shoot and uses the money to run away to San Francisco with her best friend Andrew (Patel). At a strip club party in the city, Angelina meets a wealthy lawyer by the name of Francis (Franco), who offers to introduce her to a glamorous world of expensive dresses and lavish parties. Angelina also meets Margaret (Graham), a former porn star turned adult film director. Margaret offers Angelina, now using the porn name Cherry, direction in her entry into the San Francisco porn industry. Angelina makes several soft pornography films before deciding to do a hardcore film. After Angelina shoots the film, an angry Francis chastises her before getting them in a car accident. Angelina returns home to find Andrew watching one of her films. After an argument, she decides to leave and meets Margaret at a bar. They make out before returning to Margaret's apartment to have sex. The final scene is of Angelina some time afterwards, having moved in with Margaret and taken on a new job as a porn director.
The Courier, 1h30
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mickey Rourke, Josie Ho, Til Schweiger, Lili Taylor, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Mrs. Capo
Rating45% 2.256832.256832.256832.256832.25683
"The Courier" lives in a derelict flat where he has adopted a mouse as his pet. When he visits his old friend Stitch at his boxing gym, he is contacted by a stranger who tasks him with delivering a suitcase to a man known as "Evil Sivle". The stranger does not know where Sivle is and explains that the finding of this person is the actual task. It is made unequivocally clear that the courier is at no liberty to refuse this mission and shall expect his own death should he fail. After the client threatens their loved ones, Stitch sends his family into hiding. The courier starts by hacking into the FBI database. When he needs a pilot, Stitch assigns him his adopted daughter, Anna. Although skeptical of her skill, the courier comes to respect her.
Brooklyn's Finest, 2h12
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, Vincent D'Onofrio
Roles Angela Procida
Rating66% 3.3472653.3472653.3472653.3472653.347265
Bobby "Carlo" Powers and Detective Salvatore "Sal" Procida are having a conversation in a car when Sal unexpectedly shoots Carlo, grabs a bag of money from Carlo's lap and flees, then confesses to a priest, asking for help with his dire situation; his wife is pregnant with twins, in a house too small for their four children and has wood mold, which jeopardizes his family's health. Desperate to move, Sal has arranged to purchase a larger home through a woman who owes him a favor. The down payment is due the following Tuesday, and Sal is still short. Sal is a highly skilled and accomplished narcotics detective, but has begun to pocket drug money from raids.
Public Enemies, 2h14
Directed by Michael Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Jason Clarke, Channing Tatum, Billy Crudup
Roles Sheriff Lillian Holley
Rating69% 3.497863.497863.497863.497863.49786
After killing Charles Floyd (Channing Tatum), FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Bale) is promoted by J. Edgar Hoover (Crudup) to lead the hunt for bank robber John Dillinger (Depp). Purvis shares Hoover's belief in using scientific methods to battle crime, ranging from cataloging fingerprints to tapping telephone lines.