Blond-haired blue-eyed actress Taylor Schilling has won the hearts of millions of fans all over the world for her role in Orange is the New Black but she may yet turn out to be one of those gays in the closet. The celebrated actress’ sexuality has raised a lot of debate recently and from all indications, the whispers and speculations that have been sneaking around about her sexual preferences may become a stark reality in the nearest future.
In 2013, Taylor’s role as Piper Chapman in Orange is the New Black – a Netflix series earned her a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Television Series. She was also nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. Taylor was also a nominee for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Early Life and Background Info
The American actress belongs to white ethnicity, she was born in Boston, Massachusetts on the 27th day of July 1984 to father, Robert J. Schilling who worked as a prosecutor and mother Patricia Schilling (née Miller), an MIT administrator. Taylor has one sibling, a younger brother named Sam Schilling, her parents divorced when she was still very young, so, she had to split her time moving from one parent to the other – from Roxbury to Wayland during her formative years. The young star is a diehard fan of the NBC medical drama ER and started acting at a very young age.
A closer look at her educational background revealed that she attended Wayland High School, graduating in 2002. After high school, she proceeded to Fordham University where she graduated from with a bachelor’s degree in Arts in 2006. During her years in both schools, she was active in theater productions and in order to hone her acting skills, she enrolled in a graduate program with New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was there until her 2nd year when she left to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Taylor Schilling took-up a job as a nanny with a family based in Manhattan in order to support herself while waiting for her big break to come.
Is Taylor Schilling Gay?
Taylor’s sexuality has always been a source of constant debate for critics and fans, but up to the present date, it is yet to be clarified. According to some sources, she was in a few active romantic relationships with the opposite sex during her years in college, but Taylor has declined to either refute or confirm this claim.
On the other hand, whispers have been sneaking around that she is either bisexual or homosexual because she has a girlfriend named Carrie Brownstein, an American-born musician, and actress whom she is very close to, but the details of that particular relationship have remained a mystery to the public. Nonetheless, it is believed that Taylor’s relationship with Carrie has been going strong for more than a couple of years. Some sources even said that they started since March 2015 and went public in August 2015, but no confirmation or rebuttal has come from either parties involved.
Is She Married or Dating Anyone, Who is The Girlfriend or Wife?
On her own part, the popular actress is a private person and holds her personal affairs close to her heart. So far, she has not shown any particular interest in settling down with a man in marriage and having kids seems to be very far from her immediate plans. Though she has confirmed in an interview that she loves children, she is not just ready to have them yet. Taylor actually believes that there will be ample time to have kids when she is ready.
On the ambiguity of her sexual preferences, Taylor Schilling herself further complicated the situation when she said in an interview that she is an expansive person by nature and has experienced very serious relationships with several people. She went further to say that no part of her can be placed under a label and she cannot be reduced to fit into a box. Her closing comment that she has had lots of love and does not care where it comes from set the tongues wagging on her vague sexuality.
Another fact about Taylor Schilling is that she is into the practice of Transcendental Meditation which further goes to confuse fans about who she really is. On some occasions, she would show signs of being with Carrie but when questioned, her reply would be that she does not like dating, stating her usual quote that it takes a lot to be into somebody. Recently, she revealed that she is single and that when she finds the right partner, she would not hesitate to let fans and the public in on it. She claims to be a monogamist looking for a partner in crime.