Taylor Russell is a talented actress of Canadian origin. She rose to prominence with her sterling performances in television series Falling Skies, Lost in Space, Strange Empire, and Escape Room. Russell has captured the heart of many and continues to maintain her place in the limelight with her outstanding acting skills. Here is a look at her journey so far as well as some facts about her personal life.
Taylor Russell’s Bio
Taylor Russell was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on the 18th of July 1994 where she was raised by her parents. She has a white mother and an African father. Asides this fact which she has mentioned in several interviews, nothing is known about her family and education. She has been careful to keep all that information away from the media. From the tidbits she has mentioned in interviews, she is from a close-knit family and grew up with two brothers.
The actress has shared that growing up wasn’t very easy because her family changed homes and relocated from one place to another fourteen times. This didn’t help her in making new friends especially in a white-dominated environment where she was viewed as not ‘white enough’. The Russell family finally settled in Toronto where she met more mixed people whom she had a lot in common with.
Taylor Russell isn’t the type to shy away from her heritage as she once discussed in an interview after she got cast in a white family in Lost in Space. She believes that it’s important that diversity should be in movies since it is what is obtainable in real life as there are lots of blended families around and people all don’t look the same. Russell is also glad to be one of the actresses that are breaking the stereotype of what a black girl should be in a movie. Like “Shuri” of Black Panther.
In her short but interesting career, Taylor has acted alongside actors like Logan Miller, Zoey Dutch, Skylar Astin, Neve Campbell, Elena Kampouris, Molly Parker, Maxwell Jenkins, Toby Stephens to mention a few. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Movies and TV Shows of The Canadian Actress
Her first acting role was in the television series Emily Owens, M.D. (2012) as ‘Mean Girl #1’. She went ahead to feature in another television series in the following year playing the role of Jessica in Blink (2013). In 2015, she played the role of Cassie in the Strange Empire before landing a recurring role on Falling Skies as Evelyn. She then featured in Dead of Summer the following year (2016). Taylor landed a main role as Judy Robinson in science fiction Lost in Space (2018-19). The series is a remake of an earlier 1965 television series with the same title.
Since her debut in a television series, Taylor Russell has featured in a handful of television films and films. They include If I Had Wings (2013), Pants on Fire (2014), The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014), Suspension (2015), Before I Fall (2016), Sea Change (2017), Down a Dark Hall (2018), Hot Air (2018), Escape Room (2019), and Waves (2019). Taylor is part of the cast for Words on Bathroom Walls which started filming in 2019 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Other Facts About Taylor Russell
The stunning actress has a fantastic body shape. She weighs around 55 kg and is 5 feet 5 inches tall. Her body measurements are is 34-25-34 inches for bust, waist, and hips respectively.
The young actress seems to be concentrating on building her career right now and hasn’t officially declared herself in any relationship. Although there have been speculations here and there especially with her constant outings and ‘PDA’ with her fellow actor – Lucas Hedges which has definitely has sent tongues wagging, however, both have not commented whether or not the relationship is platonic.
Asides acting, Taylor is some sort of a ‘book worm’. All her spare time is spent reading. She admits reading in between scenes and starting a book club on the set of Lost in Space, but soon she realized that others might not be as passionate as she is about reading as she ended up being the only member.
Taylor Russell has featured in some big productions that have become quite successful in the box office. Although her net worth is unknown, Taylor is a talented, fast-rising actress and from all indications, she has the prospects of making it big in the industry.
Taylor has been deliberate and careful in her use of social media. She generally uses her different accounts to update her fans about her current works and share lovely pictures of herself.