Taylor Black, formerly 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. Taylor is the current face and brand ambassador for the Swiss Jewelry line, Nana Fink.

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, FOX’s Lucifer, CW’s: Gossip Girl & Cheerleader Death Squad (pilot),  MTV’s:  Hey Girl & One Bad Choice, AMC’s: Feed the Beast,  Hulu’s: Deadbeat, & etc.

Taylor recently was cast in the role of Dana by Woody Allen for his upcoming 2018 film project, A Rainy Day in New York. 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) & Ascent to Hell, as well as supporting roles in ADDicted, AffluenzaDouglas 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.


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