Taylor Parks

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Taylor Parks
Taylor Parks also known by stage name Tayla Parx
Born (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 23)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter
Years active 2006–present

Taylor Parks (born September 16, 1993, Dallas, Texas, United States), also known by the stage name Tayla Parx, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Little Inez in the 2007 film Hairspray.[1]

She has also appeared in the television series Gilmore Girls, Everybody Hates Chris, Carpoolers, Bones, Victorious, and had a recurring role in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP starring Keke Palmer. Parks is also a personal friend of Palmer's.[2][3]

Parks now lives in Los Angeles, and has had a career that has taken the music industry by storm, landing cuts on albums by Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Ariana Grande, Pentatonix, Mariah Carey, The Internet, Fifth Harmony, and Chris Brown (featured on the track "Anyway" from his Royalty album). She has written with various artists/producers including Demi Lovato, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Leanne Rimes, DJ Mustard, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Meghan Trainor. Parks has also written hits for K-pop artists Red Velvet, f(x) and Tao. As a voiceover actor, she also voices one of the characters for the SIMS OLYMPUS game (Electronic Arts). Parks was signed as a songwriter by Jon Platt at Warner Chappell Publishing at age 19.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Hairspray Little Inez Stubbs Won Critic's Choice Movie Awards for Best Acting Ensemble
2007 Beyond the Pretty Door Angel Turner
2007 Love... & Other 4 Letter Words Young Stormy
2012–present SIMS OLYMPUS Various Roles (voice) Video Game/EA Games
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Victor Stone (voice) Direct to Video
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Gilmore Girls Singing Kid #3 Season 6, Episode 18 The Real Paul Anka
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Girl #2 Season 2, Episode 1 Everybody Hates Rejection
2007 Carpoolers Aubrey's daughter Season 1, Pilot Episode The Toaster
2009–2010 True Jackson, VP Shelley (3 episodes)
2010 Bones Jill MacIntosh Season 6, Episode 8 The Twisted Bones in the Melted Truck
2012 Victorious Kara Season 3, Episode 6 Tori & Jade's Playdate



Albums appearances
Title Year Other artists Album
"You Can't Stop the Beat" 2007 Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, John Travolta, Queen Latifah
Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, James Marsden, Amanda Bynes and Brittany Snow
"Run and Tell That" Elijah Kelley

Featured appearances[edit]

Title Year Album Extra Credits
(Chris Brown featuring Tayla Parx)
2015 Royalty Co-writer
"Your Eyes"
(The Knocks featuring Tayla Parx)
2017 Testify EP

Writing credits[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"My Everything"[4] 2014 Ariana Grande My Everything
"Call Me Crazy"[4] 2014 Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But...
"All In A Day's Work, Bye Baby" 2014 Danity Kane DK3
"Boss"[4] 2014 Fifth Harmony Reflection
"So Good"[4] 2014 Jennifer Lopez A.K.A.
"Glass House" 2014 Luke James Luke James
"Point of No Return"[4] 2014 Keyshia Cole Point of No Return
"Infinity" 2015 Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity
"Love Me Down" 2015 Jason Derulo Everything is 4
"Just Sayin/I Tried" 2015 The Internet Ego Death
"Special Affair" 2015 The Internet Ego Death
"Anyway" (feat. Tayla Parx) 2015 Chris Brown Royalty
"REF" 2015 Pentatonix Pentatonix
"Na Na Na" 2015 Pentatonix Pentatonix
"Fuck Apologies" 2016 JoJo Mad Love
"In Common" 2016 Alicia Keys Here
"Better" 2016 Meghan Trainor Thank You
"Woman Up" 2016 Meghan Trainor Thank You
"Solo Yo" (feat. Prince Royce) 2016 Sofia Reyes Louder


  1. ^ "The Hairspray Diaries Taylor Parks shares secrets from the set". Scholastic.com. July 18, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bonds, Randy C. (May 27, 2011). "AWP Interviews Keke Palmer & Taylor Parks (Video Inside)". And We Present. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ 7 Secrets episode with Keke Palmer, dat Nickelodeon
  4. ^ a b c d e "Taylor Parks | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-03. 

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