Regina Taylor

Actress and Playwright

Regina Taylor (Actress/director/playwright/educator/activist) TV credits include : Taylor in her TV role as Lily Harper in “I’ll Fly Away” received a Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actress, 3 NAACP Image Awards and 2 Emmy Award nominations. Taylor was first African American lead in Masterpiece Theatre’s “Cora Unashamed”, starred as Anita Hill in HBO’’s “Strange Justice” (Gracie Award), “A Good Day to Die” (Sidney Poitier) “The Unit”, “CSI Vegas” “Justified”, “First Lady”, “Love Craft Country” and “The Wonder Years”

Film credits include: “The Negotiator,” (Samuel Jackson), “Courage Under Fire,” (Denzel Washington), ”Clockers,” (Spike
Lee), “Losing Isaiah” (Halle Berry) “Lean on Me”, (Morgan Freeman)

Taylor was the first Black woman to play Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” on Broadway.

Playwright credits include: “Crowns” (Helen Hayes award Best Director), “Oo-Bla-Dee” (Jeff Award, Steinberg-ATCA award) and “Drowning Crow,”(Broadway, MTC), “The Trinity River Plays” (Edgerton Award) and “stop.reset” (Signature Theater Residency Five) “Bread” (Edgerton Award).