Lili Taylor

Lili Taylor


2/20/1967, Glencoe, Illinois, USA

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Lili Taylor


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Lily Taylor is a recognized American actress specially for her work in Independent movies for which she has been repeatedly awarded. The awards she has won over the years include Best Actress in the Copenhagen International Film Festival, Best Supporting Female in the Independent Spirit Awards, Best Ensemble…more


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    • Lili: (on how she choses her roles) I think what's important to me in taking a part is whether or not the director can get as much creative control as possible.

    • Lili: The weird thing about this business and I'm sure this operates in many other things, but it's very present and acute in this business is that a lot of people don't realize that they have power. Particularly actors.

    • Lili: I tried to do the commercial thing. But I don't want to keep shoving Twinkies down everyone's throat. People are hungry for something of more substance.

    • Lili: It's been very important for me to follow my gut or my heart, or whichever organ you want to go by.

    • Lili: I see my job as an actor to be as good a channel as I can be. Acting is a gift, and I have respect for it.

    • Lili: I do believe there's good in all of us, even if it's layered over so thickly.

    • Lili As a woman, a lot of stories haven't been told and we've got a lot of catching up to do.

    • Lili: I guess the characters I play may be at the more destructive edge of the spectrum, more damaged or whatever, but I find a lot of female roles uninteresting. I would rather play someone who's fucked-up and deep than someone who's one-dimensional and invisible. I would rather drive something and be crazy than be forgotten and nothing.