Taylor Russell

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Taylor Russell
Taylor Russell by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Russell at the WonderCon 2018
Born (1994-07-18) July 18, 1994 (age 26)
NationalityCanadian
Other namesTaylor Russell Canaday
Taylor McKenzie
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present

Taylor Russell (born July 18, 1994) is a Canadian actress. She is known for starring on the show Lost in Space and in the films Escape Room and Waves.

Life and career[edit]

Russell was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was raised in Toronto, Ontario. Her father is black and her mother is white.[1]

She stars as Judy Robinson in Lost in Space, the Netflix remake of the original 1965 TV series.[2][page needed] The second season was released on Netflix on December 24, 2019.[3]

In 2019, Taylor co-starred in the psychological horror film Escape Room. She starred in the film Waves, which was released by A24 Films on November 15, 2019.[4] Taylor was honored with the Virtuoso Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January 2020 for her performance in the film.[5] She is in talks for a leading role in the Luca Guadagnino-directed film titled Bones & All alongside actor Timothée Chalamet.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 If I Had Wings Julie as Taylor Russell McKenzie
2015 Suspension Carrie
2018 Down a Dark Hall Ashley
Hot Air Tess
2019 Escape Room Zoey Davis
Waves Emily Williams
2020 Words on Bathroom Walls Maya Arnez
2021 Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets Sophie
2022 Escape Room 2 Zoey Davis Post-production
TBA Bones & All Maren Yearly Pre-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Emily Owens, M.D. Mean Girl #1 Episode: "Emily and... the Outbreak"; as Taylor McKenzie
2013 Blink Jessica Unsold television pilot[7][8]
2014 The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story Lark Voorhies Television film; as Taylor Russell McKenzie
2014 Pants on Fire Jennifer Television film
2015 Strange Empire Cassie Recurring role; 2 episodes
2015 Falling Skies Evelyn Recurring role; 5 episodes
2016 Dead of Summer Laura Episode: "How to Stay Alive in the Woods"
2017 Sea Change CeCe Television film
2018–present Lost in Space Judy Robinson Main role
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in Streaming Presentation (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wills, Cortney (16 April 2018). "EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Russell on bringing #BlackGirlMagic to 'Lost in Space'". TheGrio.
  2. ^ Carnegie, David; Taylor, Gary, eds. (2012-09-06). The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.001.0001. ISBN 9780199641819.
  3. ^ Andrews, Nellie (9 March 2020). "Lost In Space' Renewed For Third & Final Season By Netflix; Showrunner Zack Estrin Inks Overall Deal With Streamer". Deadline.
  4. ^ Yamato, Jen (18 November 2019). "Let 'Waves' duo Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell break your heart and piece it back together". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Gray, Tim (18 October 2019). "Awkwafina, Taron Egerton Get Santa Barbara Fest Salute". Variety.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin; Kroll, Justin (January 28, 2021). "Hot Package: Luca Guadagnino Eyes New Project 'Bones & All' With Timothée Chalamet And Taylor Russell Circling Lead Roles".
  7. ^ "The Tomorrow People Reboot and Blink Get Pilot Orders at the CW". 2013-01-28.
  8. ^ "Breaking News - Development Update: Friday, May 10 - Odds & Ends | TheFutonCritic.com". www.thefutoncritic.com.

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