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Taylor Mowry
Taylor Michelle Mowry

(1991-06-29) June 29, 1991 (age 27)
Years active2004–present

Taylor Michelle Mowry (born June 29, 1991) is an American actress known for her portrayal on the HBO original series The Wire as well as a lead role for the new season of the Beverly Hills, 90210 spin off 90210.


Mowry attended Michael J. Petrides School in Staten Island, New York.[citation needed] She is of African American, Dominican descent.[1][2]

Mowry started acting at age seven. Her first professional role was in the 2005 Miracle's Boys on The N alongside future Wire co-star Julito McCullum.

After The Wire ended, she completed a workshop of Wool for The Roundabout Theatre Company, where she worked with Phylicia Rashad, and played the role of Brice in a workshop of Stockholm Brooklyn for the Cherry Lane Theatre.

She is currently in the works with the CW Network's for Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff. 90210.[3]

Mowry also appeared in Lil Flip's music video "Ghetto Mindstate" and the video for Alicia Keys' "Teenage Love Affair" as an extra. She has also appeared in a clip encouraging people to register to vote, called "The Muzzler" alongside Jessica Alba and Hayden Panettiere.[4]

Her film work includes roles in the movies Half Nelson and The Secret Life of Bees, a film adaptation of the book by Sue Monk Kidd.[5] In 2009, Tristan Wilds is slated to star in Red Tails with Taylor, director George Lucas' new film about the Tuskegee Airmen.


Year Films Characters Category
2009 Red Tails Tara Film
2009 Indelible Adrian Film
2010–Present 90210 Lina Television
2008 The Secret Life of Bees (film) Extra Film
2008 The Wire Kita Wilson Television
2008 Law & Order-Driven (TV Episode) Cara Manning Television
2007 Cold Case-8.03 (TV Episode) Rae Television
2006 Half Nelson (film) Nila Film
2005 Miracle's Boys Lisa Mini-series


  1. ^ Pastorizo, Dennis. "EXCLUSIVE: '90210' Stars Talk To Terra". Terra Networks. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  2. ^ Hernandez, Lee (2008-09-04). "Taylor Mowry: a Beverly Hills Dominican". Daily News. Retrieved 2009-03-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ Taylor Mowry makes move to "90210", Reuters, May 4, 2010.
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  5. ^ Hooley, Danny. Interview: Actor Taylor Mowry of HBO's 'The Wire', TV Eye, March 5, 2008.
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