Rachael Taylor


Rachael Taylor Biography

Rachael May Taylor (born 11 July 1984) is an Australian actress and model. Her first leading role was in the Australian series headLand (2005"2006). She then made the transition to Hollywood, appearing in films including Man-Thing (2005), See No Evil (2006), Transformers (2007), Bottle Shock (2008), Cedar Boys (2009), Shutter (2008), Red Dog (2011) and Any Questions for Ben? (2012). She has also starred as Dr. Lucy Fields on Grey's Anatomy (2011), as one of the Angels on the short-lived reboot Charlie's Angels (2011) and as the main character on the ABC show 666 Park Avenue (2012"2013). She will star in the upcoming NBC action/thriller series Crisis.

Early life

Taylor was born in Launceston, Tasmania, the daughter of Christine and Nigel Taylor. She attended Riverside High School. Taylor had wanted to be an actress since she was a child, performing in many school plays.

Career

Taylor modelled for Skye-Jilly International and competed successfully in the State finals of Miss Teen Tasmania. She has appeared in a number of American productions " such as television movies about Natalie Wood and the making of Dynasty (where she played Catherine Oxenberg), and the horror movies Man-thing and See No Evil. Taylor played Sasha Forbes on the short-lived Australian drama series headLand. On 3 April 2006, she was nominated for a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent for her role on headLand.

Her most prominent role to date was as "Maggie", a signals analyst, in the 2007 Transformers, where she appeared alongside Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf. Taylor confirmed that she would not be returning for the Transformers sequel. In 2008, Taylor scored a starring role in the US horror-thriller Shutter, a remake of the 2004 Thai film of the same name. Despite mixed reviews, the film was a box-office success.

In 2009, she completed the Australian feature Cedar Boys and starred in the comedy Splinterheads. In 2010, she starred alongside Alex Dimitriades in the Australian romantic drama Summer Coda. She has also signed to the HBO comedy series Washingtonienne and Melt, an Australian production. Taylor began a recurring role on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Lucy Fields, an obstetrician and maternal-fetal fellow.

In 2011, Taylor joined the cast of the short-lived remake of the television series Charlie's Angels. Also in 2011, she had a major role in the film Red Dog and starred in the Russian science-fiction thriller film The Darkest Hour, directed by filmmaker Chris Gorak.

Taylor had key supporting role in the 2012 Australian comedy Any Questions for Ben?, created by Working Dog Productions. Although the film performed disappointingly at the box-office and received lukewarm reviews, Taylor was praised for her role. Leigh Paatsch in the Herald-Sun wrote 'Taylor exudes a warmth and assurance (in her performance). It is a shame she is missing in action for lengthy spells in the picture.

Taylor starred in the new drama 666 Park Avenue. Rachael Taylor and Gillian Anderson of The X-Files fame have landed roles in an upcoming thriller pilot from producer Rand Ravich.

Personal life

In August 2010, following two domestic violence incidents involving then-boyfriend, actor Matthew Newton, at a hotel in Rome, Taylor took out an Apprehended Violence Order against him.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Mystery of Natalie Wood Maryann Marinkovich TV film
2005 Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure Catherine Oxenberg TV film
2005 Man-Thing Teri Elizabeth Richards
2006 See No Evil Zoe
2007 Transformers Maggie Madsen
2008 Bottle Shock Sam Fulton
2008 Shutter Jane Shaw
2008 The Legend of Bloody Mary Gwen
2008 Deception Woman in Hallway
2009 Ghost Machine Jess
2009 Cedar Boys Amie
2009 Splinterheads Galaxy
2010 Summer Coda Heidi
2010 Providence Park Bicycle Girl Short film
2011 Red Dog Nancy
2011 The Darkest Hour Anne
2012 Any Questions for Ben? Alexis (Alex)
2013 The Loft Ann
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 McLeod's Daughters Natalie Louise Brown "Old Flames" (season 5: episode 8)
2005 Hercules Woman/Sphinx Mini-series
2005"2006 headLand Sasha Forbes Main role; 58 episodes
2009 Washingtonienne Jackie "Pilot" (season 1: episode 1)
2011 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Lucy Fields Recurring role; 8 episodes
2011 Charlie's Angels Abigail "Abby" Sampson Main role; 8 episodes
2012"2013 666 Park Avenue Jane Van Veen Main role
2014 Crisis Susie Dunn Main role



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