Taylor Cole

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Taylor Cole
Born (1984-04-29) April 29, 1984 (age 35)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2004–present

Taylor Cole (born April 29, 1984[1]) is an American actress and former fashion model.

Early life and modeling[edit]

Cole was born in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas. Cole attended Mirabeau B. Lamar High School,[2] where she traveled with the Junior Olympics volleyball squad and also got her start as a model.[3] Cole later moved to New York to further her modeling career. She has appeared in commercials and advertisements for Crest toothpaste, Old Spice, and Dooney & Bourke handbags.

Though Cole has mainly focused on acting, she is still signed to Los Angeles agency Nous Models Management.


After visiting her mother, Deborah Quinn, and stepfather, actor Shawn Christian (parents of her half-brother Kameron Christian), Cole landed an audition for the now-defunct WB show Summerland.[2] She won the role of Erika Spalding in 2004, relocating to Los Angeles to film the series.

Cole appeared in Ryan Cabrera's "True" music video, Bullet for My Valentine's video for "Tears Don't Fall" and Papa Roach's video for "Scars".[4]

She guest-starred in The WB show Supernatural episode titled "Provenance", where she played Sarah Blake, an art dealer and later reprised the role in Season 8's "Clip Show" episode.[5] She had a guest role in an episode of the CBS show NUMB3RS and appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Bianca.[4] She starred as Desiree in the horror remake, April Fool's Day.[6] Cole had a part in the film 12 Rounds, produced by WWE films and starring John Cena.[6]

In December 2008, Cole appeared as Private Rachel Mills in the Heroes webisode series, The Recruit, and subsequently joined the main series in a recurring capacity playing the same character as at the start of 2009.[7] She starred alongside Tiffany Shepis in The Violent Kind.[8] She played the role of "Hot Neighbor" in the short-lived TV show Secret Girlfriend in 2009.

In April 2010, she guest-starred in the NCIS episode "Guilty Pleasure" as DC escort Charlotte Cook. From September 2010 to May 2011, she starred in The Event as Vicky Roberts, an assassin for a covert group.[9]

In October 2011, she starred in the music video for The Walk by Mayer Hawthorne.[10] In November 2011, she was cast in CSI: Miami in the recurring role of Samantha Owens, a lab technician.[11] In 2012, she had a recurring role in the A&E series The Glades as Jennifer Starke.[11]

Since 2016, Cole has starred in several Hallmark Channel made-for-TV movies including Appetite for Love, My Summer Prince, Christmas In Homestead, The Art of Us, Christmas Festival of Ice, One Winter Weekend, Falling For You, One Winter Proposal, Matching Hearts, Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness and Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 That Guy Beautiful Girl Short film
2006 All You've Got Kaitlan
2008 Loaded Alex
2008 April Fool's Day Desiree Cartier Direct-to-video film
2008 An American in China Jennifer
2009 12 Rounds Erica Kessen
2010 The Violent Kind Shade
2012 Melvin Smarty June
2013 Sins of the Preacher Brianna Daniels
2014 Dumbbells Rachel Corelli
2014 The Ganzfield Haunting Becket
2014 Bad Blood Lauren Malone
2016 Weaponized Angela Walker


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Summerland Erika Spalding Main role, 21 episodes
2006, 2013 Supernatural Sarah Blake Episodes: "Provenance", "Clip Show"
2006 Numb3rs Brandi Episode: "Double Down"
2006 CSI: Miami Taylor Episode: "Dead Air"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bianca Desmond Episode: "Daddy's Little Girl"
2008 Finish Line Jessie Chase Television film
2008 Do Not Disturb Tasha Episode: "Work Sex"
2008 Heroes: The Recruit Rachel Mills Episodes: "It Was Nothing", "Do What We Have to Do"
2008–2009 Heroes Rachel Mills Episodes: "Our Father", "Trust and Blood", "Exposed", "Shades of Gray"
2009 Cold Case Nikki Atkins Episode: "Lotto Fever"
2009 Melrose Place Trudy Chandler Episode: "Nightingale"
2009 Secret Girlfriend Martina Recurring role, 6 episodes
2010 NCIS Charlotte Cook Episode: "Guilty Pleasure"
2010–2011 The Event Vicky Roberts Main role, 16 episodes
2011 Two and a Half Men Melanie Laughlin Episode: "Thank You for the Intercourse"
2011–2012 CSI: Miami Samantha Owens Recurring role (season 10), 10 episodes
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Hillary Chaver Episode: "Ua Hala"
2012 The Glades Jennifer Starke Recurring role (season 3), 8 episodes
2013 Castle Regina Cane Episode: "Under the Influence"
2013 Addicts Anonymous Julie Episode: "Mistakes"
2015 Ballers Stephanie Michaels Episode: Pilot
2016 Second Chance Jilly Episode: "Palimpsest"
2016 Appetite for Love Mina Jones Television film (Hallmark)
2016 Below the Surface Monica Television film (Lifetime)
2016 My Summer Prince Mandy Cooper Television film (Hallmark)
2016 Christmas In Homestead Jessica McEllis Television film (Hallmark)
2016–2017 The Originals Sofya Voronova Recurring role (seasons 3–4)
2017 The Art of Us Dr. Harper Higgins Television film (Hallmark)
2017–2018 Salvation Fiona Lane Recurring role[13]
2017 Christmas Festival of Ice Emma Television film (Hallmark)
2018 One Winter Weekend Cara Television film (Hallmark)
2018 Falling For You Lacey Hathaway Television film (Hallmark)
2019 One Winter Proposal Cara Television film (Hallmark)
2019 Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness Ruby Herring Television film (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
2019 Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath Ruby Herring Television film (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
2020 Matching Hearts Julia Palmer Television film (Hallmark)


  1. ^ Bobbin, Jay (June 17, 2012). "The Glades' Taylor Cole – 'I hope the fans don't hate me too much'". Screener TV. Screener. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Martindale, Martin (February 4, 2016). "In 'Appetite for Love,' Arlington's Taylor Cole sinks her teeth into rom-com". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "Taylor Cole Bio". TV Guide.
  4. ^ a b "'Appetite for Love' Cast Bios: Taylor Cole" (PDF). Crown Media.
  5. ^ "Big Returns For 'Supernatural'". HuffPost. April 15, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Taylor Cole as Mina in Appetite for Love". Hallmark Channel.
  7. ^ West, Kelly (July 2010). "Comic Con: Taylor Cole Talks About Her Mysterious Role On The Event".
  8. ^ "Reviews: The Violent Kind". DreadCentral.
  9. ^ Huver, Scott (June 7, 2011). ""The Event" star Taylor Cole Wants the Show Back, Too". NBC Washington. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  10. ^ The Walk - Music Video, youtube.com (Vevo - Universal), Retrieved October 12, 2011
  11. ^ a b Bobbin, Jay (June 26, 2012). "Taylor Cole set to shake things up as cop on 'Glades'". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "Taylor Cole as Ruby on Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath". Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
  13. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (April 3, 2018). "Salvation Adds Jonathan Silverman for Season 2, Brings Back Taylor Cole". TVLine. Retrieved April 3, 2018.

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