Taylor Russell McKenzie was born on July 18,1994 and is a Canadian actress.
20 Facts About Taylor Russell
Taylor Russell has starred in the Netflix science fiction series Lost in Space.
For starring as a cannibalistic teenager in the road film Bones and All, Russell won the Marcello Mastroianni Award.
Taylor Russell McKenzie was born on July 18,1994 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was raised in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
Taylor Russell, who was born to a black father and a white mother, grew up mostly with her mother's side of the family.
Taylor Russell recalled that growing up she felt unaccepted by her peers due to the color of her skin.
Taylor Russell's parents struggled financially, and were constantly on the move, uprooting their lives sixteen different times to follow her father's career.
Taylor Russell used her work savings to buy a car, and would drive to Los Angeles, to audition.
Taylor Russell had roles in the teen drama film Before I Fall and the supernatural horror film Down a Dark Hall.
In 2018, Taylor Russell earned recognition for her starring role as Judy Robinson in the science fiction series Lost in Space, a Netflix remake of the original 1965 series, for which she received critical praise and a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Presentation.
In 2019, Taylor Russell had her film breakthrough with the leading role of Zoey Davis in the psychological horror film Escape Room, which was a major commercial success, surpassing initial expectations and grossing $155.7 million.
Also in 2019, Taylor Russell garnered critical acclaim for her starring role in the drama film Waves, which was released by A24 Films on November 15,2019.
Taylor Russell starred in Thor Freudenthal's romantic drama Words on Bathroom Walls, alongside Charlie Plummer, Andy Garcia, and AnnaSophia Robb, which earned positive responses both from critics and audiences.
Taylor Russell co-directed, wrote, and produced the documentary short film The Heart Still Hums, which earned acclaim and numerous awards, including the Palm Springs International ShortFest Award for Best Documentary Short.
In 2021, Taylor Russell starred in the comedy-drama film Dr Bird's Advice for Sad Poets, and reprised the role of Zoey Davis in the Escape Room sequel Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, which grossed $51.8 million.
Taylor Russell directed part of the music video for Alexa Demie's "Leopard Limo ", which feature her voice.
In 2022, Taylor Russell starred alongside Timothee Chalamet in the romance horror film Bones and All, directed by Luca Guadagnino.
Taylor Russell opened the SS23 Loewe collection, wearing a strapless black velvet dress.
Creative director Jonathan Anderson, chose Taylor Russell after meeting her through mutual friend, Luca Guadagnino.
Taylor Russell is a fan of Patti Smith, and has a small lightning bolt tattooed on her inner wrist, emulating the one Smith has on her knee.