Taylor Black/ Aka Taylor Gildersleeve began her career as a child actor when she originated the 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 & Niagra 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 NBC’s Law & Order & 30 Rock, ABC’s All My Children & One Life to Live, CW’s Gossip Girl & Cheerleader Death Squad (pilot), CBS’ Blue Bloods, NYC 22, Person of Interest, & Unforgettable, MTV’s Hey Girl & One Bad Choice, AMC’s Feed the Beast, Hulu’s Deadbeat, & etc.
Her film credits are highlighted by roles in LIFETIME Network’s Movie of the Week, Sugar Daddies (starring opposite Emmy Award Winner, Peter Strauss), The Factory, ADDicted, Affluenza, Douglas Brown, Sleeping with the Fishes, The Tale of Timmy Two Chins, & more to name a few.
Taylor is a dedicated student of her craft, as well as the art and history of moving pictures. She speaks German, loves doing accents, and has a passion for TV hosting, comedy, improv, teaching acting to children, traveling, health & fitness, and most importantly, spending quality time with her loved ones.