Taylor Atelian – Biography, Age and Net Worth

Taylor Atelian is a 29-year-old former actress, musician, dance instructor, and bartender best known for playing the role of Ruby on the set of the popular situational comedy, According to Jim. Taylor Atelian’s net worth is $500k.

Summary of Taylor Atelian’s Biography

  • Full Name: Taylor Maria Atelian
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 27th of March 1995
  • Taylor Atelian’s Age: 29 years old
  • Ethnicity: White Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Taylor Atelian s Parents: Ken Atelian (father) and Suzy Atelian (mother
  • Siblings: Brandon and Justin Atelian
  • Taylor Atelian’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Taylor Atelian’s Height in Centimetres: 165 cm
  • Taylor Atelian’s Weight: 58 kg
  • Body measurements in Inches: 34-29-36
  • Body measurements in Centimetres: 86-73-91
  • Taylor Atelian’s Net Worth: $500k
  • Famous For: For being an actress
  • Taylor Atelian’s Instagram: @taybaeallday
  • Twitter: @Tay_Atelian
  • Facebook: @TaylorMarieAtelian

How Old is Taylor Atelian?

Taylor Atelian is 29 years old. She was born Taylor Marie Atelian on the 27th of March 1995 in Santa Barbara, California in the US. However, she prefers to go with only her first and last names. Obviously, an American by nationality, Taylor is of White ethnic background.

She was brought up in a Christian household by her parents, Ken Atelian and and Suzy Atelian, and has followed the faith to date. While the names of her parents are known, their respective career endeavors are not.

Meanwhile, Taylor did not grow up as an only child. She shared childhood memories with two brothers who go by the names Brandon and Justin Atelian. Nothing has been said about the Atelian boys except that they are older than Taylor by a few years. Her Instagram posts revealed she also has a sister.

Taylor Attended a Dance School

Growing up in her place of birth, Santa Barbara California, Taylor Atelian attended an elementary school in the locality. However, many have argued that she didn’t go through the formal school setting but was educated on the set of the series According to Jim. This conclusion was drawn based on the fact that she started acting in TV series at a very tender age and wouldn’t have had the time to go to a proper school.

At a point in her life, the youngster joined the Santa Barbara-based Rudenko School of Dance after it became obvious that she was a talented dancer. The Barbara Rudenko-founded school has been in existence for over five decades, offering dance lessons in diverse genres.

During her time at the school, Taylor majored in ballet, jazz, tap dancing, and modern dance. Her parents, Ken and Suzy Atelian, gave her their full support by paying her tuition through the dance academy.

It is not known whether Taylor Atelian proceeded to college after graduating from high school.

How Much Is Taylor Atelian’s Net Worth?

We have seen different amounts of net worth reported for Taylor but a majority of the sources pegged her fortune at $500k. According to reports, the former actress earned a lion’s share of her wealth from depicting the character of Ruby in According to Jim for eight seasons. However, her other acting gigs and music endeavors would account for a digit or two.

Talking about her salary, there are online sources speculating that she earns around $35,000 on an annual basis, but this is yet to be verified.

Sources of Taylor Atelian’s Net Worth

The Santa Barbara native is credited as a former actress, dancer, musician, dance instructor, and more.

Taylor Atelian Commenced her Acting Career on Stage 

Taylor was still very young when she debuted on stage. She joined Lobero Theatre which is listed as one of California’s oldest theatres. Through Lobero, she landed stage roles in productions such as Babes in Toyland.

After her Babes in Toyland role was successfully executed, she scored a second role in Alice in Wonderland; this is a stage adaptation of a novel of the same name written by Lewis Caroll. The book is rated among the best children’s stories and has been severally adapted in the movies, on stage, and in TV shows.

Taylor Atelian also joined the stage production crew of “Pinocchio”; this particular character was culled from “The Adventures of Pinocchio” which was popularized by the 1940 film on Disney.

While her stage career was thriving, the Santa Barbara native leveraged the opportunity to score other stage performances in her locality.

Taylor’s Onscreen Roles

Taylor was barely six years old when she scored her debut onscreen roles which also marked her big break in the acting industry. In 2001, she emerged successful in an audition to play the role of Ruby in the situational comedy, According to Jim which was aired on NBC.

While her role in the Sitcom was still running, Taylor joined the cast of a few other productions, though she also recorded cameo appearances. Some of the productions she graced include Reaper, a 2008 movie in whish she played the role of Amanda Addison Reaper.

Before the end of 2008, the up-and-coming actress appeared in the television special entitled “Mother Goose Parade”

Taylor Atelian’s Role in According to Jim

On the set of the ABC sitcom, Taylor Atelian breathed life into the character of Ruby, the first daughter of the series’ titular character depicted by Jim Orenthal; Cheryl Mabel played the role of Jim’s wife.

Taylor was featured as an original cast member and later, her two onscreen siblings, Grace (depicted by Billi Bruno) and Kyle (played by Conner Rayburn), joined as Cheryl and Jim’s onscreen children.

The in-house production firm of ABC takes the credit for filming the show at the CBS Studio Center. Jim Belushi who is credited as the show’s executive producer says the storyline is a reflection of his life. It featured other actors like Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Joe Campbell, Mitch Rouse, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and more.

As the oldest child in the family, Atelian’s character, Ruby, was viewed in the light of a leader, constantly teaming up with Grace (her younger sister) to play funny pranks on the other members of the family, including their brother and uncle.

Taylor’s role in According to Jim lasted the entire eight seasons of the show and she recorded appearances in a total of 182 episodes. As the series became more popular, Taylor’s popularity grew with it and thanks to her hard work and commitment, she became a nominee for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – a nomination that came five times in a row from 2002 to 2006. However, she never emerged the winner in any of them.

She has been Featured in Some TV Shows

By the time According to Jim stopped airing, Taylor Atelian was already grown up and she wasted no time in finding work in other productions. She went on to record an appearance in the reality TV show known as Toddlers and Tiaras in 2013. Appearing as herself, she functioned as a pageant judge.

The TLC show was centered on child beauty pageant entrants, their families, and more. However, she was only able to grace the show for eight episodes.

Toddlers and Tiaras marked Taylor’s last onscreen appearance and to date, she has never gotten involved in any other projects on TV. Fans have speculated that she may have put her acting career on hold to accomplish her academic pursuit and may make a comeback in the nearest future. However, this doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon, but there may be hope since Taylor never announced her retirement from acting.

Below is a list of Taylor Atelian’s Movies and TV Shows

  • 2001–2009: According To Jim as Ruby
  • 2008: Reaper as Amanda Addison
  • 2013: Toddlers and Tiaras as Pageant Judge

Taylor Atelian Also Dabbled into Music

While she was still depicting the character of Ruby on the set of According to Jim, Taylor Atelian was also building her career in the music industry. She starred in Brad Paisley’s music video for his song entitled ‘Celebrity.’

Her talent as a musician came to play in 2011 when she formed the music group called Pink E Swear. The group is an all-girl music band made up of young artists like Sydney Wiklund, Natasha Sheridan. T, Saige Campbell, and of course Taylor.

The same year the music group was formed, they dropped their debut track, LA Song, and two years later, they released their second track, Out of Control. Pink E Swear was rumored to be working on the release of their debut album but obviously, it never came to fruition.

The music group and its members became dormant after their 2013 release and to date, nothing has been heard about them.

Meanwhile, Taylor Atelian also belongs to another group called LA Kiss Girls which is a popular cheerleading squad that performs at football games in the United States.

Taylor is a Dance Instructor

In addition to acting and music, the Taylor also works as a dance instructor. She obviously qualified for this post after the experience she gathered during her time as a student of the Rudenko School of Dance.

She has worked at Zermeno Dance Academy as one of the prestigious institution’s dance instructors and has also taught dance at San Marcos Senior High School. In recent times, it’s been revealed that she is now at the Denver Colorado-based ViewHouse Ballpark.

She is a Bartender

Taylor Atelian’s Facebook profile revealed that she is into a lot of things and working as a bartender is one of them. The Baja Sharkeez-owned Matrix Nightclub and Lounger in Santa Barbara currently enjoy Taylor’s services as a bartender. Other places she has worked as a bartender include O’Malley’s Santa Barbara and M8Rx.

The Californian native is also associated with Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach where she puts in some time as an event host.

Taylor Atelian has Recorded some TV Commercials

Taylor Atelian’s onscreen roles extend to include appearing in several television commercials. Notable among the TV ads is the one she did for the V-Chip for ABC in collaboration with some of her co-stars in the series, According to Jim. In the James Belushi-directed spot titled, A Better Community, Taylor shared the screen with the likes of James Belushi, Larry Joe Campbell, and Billi Bruno.

She has been spotted in other commercials on television including Betty Crocker, Band-Aid Band, Toyota Camry, and Juicy Juice.

Taylor Atelian’s Love Life

There was a time that Taylor Atelian was rumored to be bisexual and can comfortably date both men and women. The speculations even mentioned the name of her same-sex partner as Britney Marie Jimenez. Even Taylor herself insinuated this when she updated her Facebook profile on 18th April 2021; she changed it from single to dating declaring that she is enjoying an open relationship with Britney.

Taylor Atelian
Taylor and her girlfriend, Britney image source

However, she did not effect the same change on her other social media handles. She only stated that Britney is her best friend and has been so supportive that she moved with her to Denver. We must also acknowledge the fact that Taylor Atelian later debunked this claim, dismissing it as a joke; she said that Britney is just her best friend.

Baseball player and coach, Jesse Schullstrom-Warren is one of the men that have dated Taylor in the past and there was a time it was rumored that they had a baby and were raising him or her in private. However, this has never been confirmed by either party. There are also rumors that the duo is still dating, but is obviously avoiding public scrutiny.

Another man that has been lined to Taylor is Santa Barbara native, Daniel Bennett. The duo was first seen in public in 2017 and Taylor took to Instagram on the 10th of May 2017 to share a picture they snapped together. However, since 2019, nothing has been heard about them and no one knows whether they were really a couple.

Meanwhile, neither Taylor nor Daniel has deemed it necessary to remove each other’s pictures from their socials. Besides, they still continue to follow each other on Instagram.

Where is Taylor Atelian Today

After she left the acting scene, fans of the According to Jim alum have been seeking to know her whereabouts and recent reports have it that she is now a resident of Denver, Colorado, though she still keeps in touch with her place of birth, Santa Barbara.

Her current preoccupation includes working as a dance instructor, bartender, and cheerleader as earlier mentioned. The former actress is active on several social media platforms where she shares stuff about her personal and professional life.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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