Birth Name: Regina Taylor
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
Taylor made her TV debut in tiny roles in "Crisis in Central High" (CBS, 1981) and "Concealed Enemies" (PBS, 1984) and portrayed a lawyer in "Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder" (NBC, 1989) before being cast in the highly-acclaimed (but low-rated) series "I'll Fly Away" (NBC, 1991-93). Her performance as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper and surrogate mother to the three children of a widowed white prosecuting attorney (Sam Waterston) in the 1950s South, won her such accolades as "superb, conveying a mixture of strong intelligence and simmering anger with a complete absence of extraneous fuss" (THE NEW YORK TIMES). Taylor also appeared in the follow-up TV-movie, "I'll Fly Away: Then and ...