(Nell) is an award-winning actress who is best known for her work
in numerous independent films. In 1995, The Sundance Film Festival
awarded her the first ever Special Grand Jury Prize for Acting
for her body of work in "Girls Town," which she also
co-wrote, "Cold Fever" and "I Shot Andy Warhol."
She also earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting
Actress for her work in "Household Saints," a Best Supporting
Actress Blockbuster Award for Ron Howard's "Ransom,"
and shared in a special Golden Globe Award for the ensemble cast
of Robert Altman's "Short Cuts."
Taylor made her screen debut in the sleeper hit "Mystic Pizza,"
with Julia Roberts. Her subsequent film credits include "Say
Anything," "Kicked In the Head," "Illtown,"
"Bright Angel," "Born on the Fourth of July,"
"Dogfight," "Pret-A-Porter (Ready to Wear),"
"Mrs. Parker and The Vicious Circle," "The Addiction"
and "Arizona Dreams." Most recently, she starred in
John Waters' "Pecker," and Stanley Tucci's "The
Impostors." She will next be seen in "A Slipping Down
Life," in which she stars opposite Guy Pearce.
On television, Taylor earned an Emmy Award nomination for her
guest appearance on "The X-Files," and also had a recurring
role on "Mad About You."
Taylor made her Broadway debut in Chekov's "Three Sisters."
She was a member of the Naked Angels, before forming her own theater
company, Machine Full, for which she made her directorial debut
on a production of Tom Gilroy's "Halcion Days." She
also starred in the American Place Theater's presentation of "Aven
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