Paula Taylor

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Paula Taylor
Paula Taylor at 6th anniversary of Seventeen Mag.jpg
Paula Taylor at 6th anniversary of Seventeen Magazine
Born Punlapa Margaret Taylor
(1983-01-20) January 20, 1983 (age 31)
Bangkok, Thailand
Residence Bangkok
Years active 2000–present
Known for Jaa in Ruk Jung
Television The Amazing Race Asia 2
Spouse(s) Edward Buttery (m. 2010)
Children 1

Paula Taylor (Thai: พอลล่า เทเลอร์, born as Punlapa Margaret Taylor on January 20, 1983, in Bangkok, Thailand) is an Thai actress, model and presenter.

Personal life[edit]

Taylor was born in Chulalongkorn hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. Two weeks after she was born, the family returned to Australia. Her father is of English descent and her mother is of Thai descent. She grew up in Perth, Western Australia and at the age of 9, after her parents' divorce, moved to Brisbane, Queensland.

Career[edit]

While visiting her family in Thailand, she was asked if she would be interested in doing some modelling. She started her career in several commercials and small Thai movies before becoming a regular VJ for Channel V Thailand. Discovered by television producer Tanawat Wansom, she quickly rose to fame and became a sought-after television hostess and presenter. In 2006, she co-starred in the Thai romance comedy film The Memory.

The Amazing Race Asia 2[edit]

Taylor also participated in The Amazing Race Asia 2 with her childhood friend Natasha Monks. At the 9th leg they came in last but it was a non-elimination leg. In Leg 10, however, which was in Hungary, they came last for the second time, leading them to be the 6th eliminated pair. They finished 5th in the race.

At the Amazing Race Asia 3, the first leg was in Thailand. She was with host Allan Wu as the local greeter.

Present[edit]

Taylor made her Hollywood debut starring opposite William Hurt and Cary Elwes in the 2011 film Hellgate. Due to her exposure in the Amazing Race Asia, her face and name have become familiar in several southeast Asian countries. She currently resides in Thailand while traveling around the region for commercials and television guest appearances. In 2009 she landed the starring role in a film starring Filipino comedian Vic Sotto in Love On Line where she plays a version of herself. She was also a guest host on Eat Bulaga! in which Sotto is a regular. She appears on the Philippine TV Sunday variety show SOP.

Personal Life[edit]

Taylor married Anglo-Chinese businessman Edward Buttery in December 2010. They have a daughter: Lyla Jane Buttery (born on May 18, 2011 in UK).

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role
2002 999-9999 Meena
2003 Sexphone & the Lonely Wave (Sexphone / คลื่นเหงา / สาวข้างบ้าน) Jay
2006 The Memory (รักจัง) Jaa
The Magnificent Five (พระ เด็ก เสือ ไก่ วอก) Raka
2009 Love on Line (LOL) Paula Taylor
2010 The Little Comedian (บ้านฉัน..ตลกไว้ก่อน (พ่อสอนไว้)) Dr. Ice
2011 Hellgate Som
2014 The Pararell (ร่าง) Amy

Television[edit]

Show Network Role
[V] Boutique Channel [V] Thailand VJ
Chef to Go Qtv 11 Guest
SOP GMA 7
Eat Bulaga! GMA 7
The Amazing Race Asia 2 AXN Asia Co-Competitor with Natasha Monks
The Amazing Race Asia 3 Local Greeter at Leg 1
Lady Mahachon
True Love Next Door Season 1&2 (เนื้อคู่ประตูถัดไป) MCOT Kwan Jai
True Love Next Door Season 3 (เนื้อคู่อยากรู้ว่าใคร) Channel 5 (Thailand) Kwan Jai
True Love Next Door Season 4 (เนื้อคู่ The Final Answer) GTH Channel Kwan Jai
SOP GMA 7 Guest host – August 16, 2009
Full House (Philippines TV series) cameo

Music videos[edit]

  • "Yah Lop Tah" by JR-Voy
  • "Sexy" by Paradox
  • "Tell Me Your Name" by Christian Bautista
  • Maak Maai by Bie The Star

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