Taylor Parks

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Taylor Parks aka Tayla Parx
Born (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 22)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter
Years active 2006–present

Taylor Parks aka Tayla Parx musically (born September 16, 1993, Dallas, Texas, United States) 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]

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

Filmography[edit]

Film
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 Video Game/EA Entertainment
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Young Cyborg Victor Stone/DC Comics (Direct to Video)
Television
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 8 Tori and Jade's Playdate

Discography[edit]

Albums appearances
Title Year Others 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
Hairspray
"Run and Tell That" 2007 Elijah Kelley Hairspray

Writing credits[edit]

Title Year Artist Album Notes
"My Everything"[4] Ariana Grande My Everything
"Call Me Crazy"[4] Sevyn Streeter Call Me Crazy, But...
"All In A Day's Work, Bye Baby" Danity Kane DK3
"Boss"[4] Fifth Harmony Reflection
"So Good"[4] Jennifer Lopez A.K.A.
"Glass House" 2014 Luke James Luke James
"Point of No Return"[4] Keyshia Cole Point of No Return Rick James ft. Juicy J
"Infinity" Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity
"Love Me Down" 2015 Jason Derulo Everything is 4
"Just Sayin/I Tried" 2015 The Internet Ego Death
"Anyway" (feat. Tayla Parx) 2015 Chris Brown Royalty
"REF" 2015 Pentatonix Pentatonix_(album)

References[edit]

  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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