Taylor Black (formerly Gildersleeve) began her career originating the series regular role of ‘Sydney Harris’ on ABC’s All My Children. She was Miss New York Teen USA, and recently graduated suma cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Film Studies. Taylor is co-owner of Black Tandem production company. Black Tandem’s short film, Helen of Troy (2016) enjoyed a successful festival run highlighted by its international premiere at the Academy Award Eligible Bermuda International Film Festival (2018) and will screen at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood next month as part of Hollyshorts Film Festival Monthly Screening Series.
Taylor’s television acting credits include roles on CW’s Dynasty, FOX’s Lucifer, NBC’s: Midnight Texas, Law & Order and 30 Rock, CBS’: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Blue Bloods, NYC 22, Person of Interest, and Unforgettable, ABC’s: All My Children and One Life to Live, CW’s: Gossip Girl and Cheerleader Death Squad (pilot), MTV’s: Hey Girl and One Bad Choice, AMC’s: Feed the Beast, Hulu’s: Deadbeat, & etc.
Taylor was recently cast to star opposite Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult in George Nolfi’s 2018 Film Project, The Banker. This follows her role of Dana in Woody Allen’s, A Rainy Day in New York (2018).
Other film credits include Taylor’s lead roles in LIFETIME Network’s Movie of the Week, Sugar Daddies (starring opposite Emmy Award Winner, Peter Strauss) and Ascent to Hell, as well as supporting roles in ADDicted, Affluenza, Douglas Brown, Sleeping with the Fishes, Wingman, and The Tale of Timmy Two Chins.
Taylor has also starred in Lorne Michael’s digital production venture Above Average, appearing in Cool Kids’ Table, Jimmy Fallon’s Sugar Boy (Once Upon a Love), Congressional Hearings, & Pop Sugar’s Seriously Distracted.