Filmography Taylor Schilling

Date of birth: 27/07/84 (34 years)
 Nationality: United States

Taylor Schilling (born July 27, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her lead role in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) and most recently The Lucky One (2012), a romantic drama film, opposite Zac Efron. 
 
Schilling was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Tish, an MIT administrator, and Robert J. Schilling, a former prosecutor. She grew up in West Roxbury and Wayland, splitting time between her parents, who are divorced. 
 
A devotee of the NBC medical drama ER during her youth, Taylor began acting at a young age. She became active in Read his whole biography n her middle school's theater program when she appeared in a stage production of Fiddler on the Roof. After graduating from Wayland High School in 2002, she wound up at Fordham University's New York City campus at Lincoln Center, where she continued to take part in stage productions before earning her related Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006. Schilling then entered the prestigious graduate program at New York University to continue her acting studies, but left after her second year to start auditioning. While she attempted to break into the real world of acting, Schilling supported herself by working as a nanny for a Manhattan-based family. Eventually, her relentless auditioning paid off when she landed a supporting role in the 2007 indie film Dark Matter. The gig had a starstruck Taylor working alongside an actress whom she greatly admired--the talented Meryl Streep. 
 
Schilling really got her chance to shine when she was picked to headline the 2009 NBC medical drama Mercy. In the lead as Nurse Veronica Callahan, Schilling's character is a tough-as-nails Iraq War veteran and former military nurse-turned-medical practitioner. Though she read for the part via video tape from New York City, show creator & executive producer Liz Heldens and her husband were so impressed by Taylor's reading that they flew her out to Los Angeles to audition for the role. In Heldens' words, "she just blew the doors off the audition". Prior to this experience, Schilling had only one screen credit to her name. 
 
Taylor won the Emerson College Playwright's Festival Outstanding Performance Award. 
 
She portrayed Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged, the 2011 film adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel of the same name. Schilling also played the female lead, opposite Zac Efron, in The Lucky One. The film was based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name

Filmography Taylor Schilling