Taylor Parks also known by stage name Tayla Parx
September 16, 1993 |
Dallas, Texas, United States
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|"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|
(Chris Brown featuring Tayla Parx)
(The Knocks featuring Tayla Parx)
|"My Everything"||2014||Ariana Grande||My Everything|
|"Call Me Crazy"||2014||Sevyn Streeter||Call Me Crazy, But...|
|"All In A Day's Work, Bye Baby"||2014||Danity Kane||DK3|
|"So Good"||2014||Jennifer Lopez||A.K.A.|
|"Glass House"||2014||Luke James||Luke James|
|"Point of No Return"||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|
|"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|
- "The Hairspray Diaries Taylor Parks shares secrets from the set". Scholastic.com. July 18, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- Bonds, Randy C. (May 27, 2011). "AWP Interviews Keke Palmer & Taylor Parks (Video Inside)". And We Present. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- 7 Secrets episode with Keke Palmer, dat Nickelodeon
- "Taylor Parks | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
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