Taylor Black/ Aka Taylor Gildersleeve began her career when she originated the series regular role of ‘Sydney Harris’ on ABC’s All My Children. She was Miss New York Teen USA 2009, and is a recent honors graduate from Columbia University with a degree in Film Studies. Taylor is co-owner of the new moving pictures and plastic arts production venture, Black Tandem; she recently executive produced & starred in two short films: “Helen of Troy”, shot in Paris, France, & “Les Falaises”, shot in Normandy, France & Niagara Falls, Ontario. Black Tandem is also underway with production on a third film titled “Innocenza” to be shot in Italy in the summer of 2016.
Taylor’s television acting credits include roles on CBS’: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Blue Bloods, NYC 22, Person of Interest, & Unforgettable, NBC’s: Law & Order & 30 Rock, & Midnight Texas, ABC’s: All My Children & One Life to Live, CW’s: Gossip Girl & Cheerleader Death Squad (pilot), MTV’s: Hey Girl & One Bad Choice, AMC’s: Feed the Beast, Hulu’s: Deadbeat, & etc.
Her film credits are highlighted by lead roles in LIFETIME Network’s Movie of the Week, Sugar Daddies (starring opposite Emmy Award Winner, Peter Strauss) & The Factory, as well as films such as ADDicted, Affluenza, Douglas Brown, Sleeping with the Fishes, Wingman, & The Tale of Timmy Two Chins.
Taylor has also worked with Lorne Michael’s digital production venture Above Average: starring in Cool Kids’ Table hosting various celebrity guests, as well as other digital series such as Sugar Boy (Once Upon a Love), Congressional Hearings, & Pop Sugar’s Seriously Distracted.