Born on July 27, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts, American actress Taylor Schilling is the daughter of Patricia Miller and Robert J. Schilling. At a very young age, she already realized her undeniable passion for acting. During her middle school years, she engaged herself in theater plays and productions and even played a role in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Even when she reached college, she still continued to get herself involved in acting. She appeared on screen for the first time when she was cast in the film Dark Matter alongside Meryl Streep and Aidan Quinn. After two years, she experienced her big break and landed a major role in the medical drama TV series Mercy. She also had a share in high-grossing films like the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s novel The Lucky One where she played the role Beth Green and worked with the actor-singer Zac Efron. The said movie earned her a nomination for Teen Choice Award for Choice Romance Actress. Presently, she is highlighted in the comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.
Taylor is known to be an avid fan of fitness. She regularly visits the gym, particularly Equinox Gym, doing her favorite workouts Yoga and Pilates. According to Taylor during her interview with Shape, “I started doing Yoga in college, so that has just become a staple of a self-care routine for my mind and my body. My body craves it at this point so I do it two to three times a week, sometimes more. I practice Vinyasa style Yoga and sometimes mix it up. I also started Pilates on the reformer, which is really fun. I can literally feel my muscles working and being transformed.”
And what about her diet? “I’ve trained myself to stay away from sugar. If I have it in the afternoon, I’ll have a major crash, which isn’t good when you have to shoot late into the evening. I keep it really simple. I know what feels good to eat and what doesn’t. I try to err on the side of choices I know will leave me feeling more energized and ready to go, because it’s always better to feel healthy,” Taylor explained.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 29)
Height: 173 cm | 5 feet, 8 Inches
Weight: 59 kg | 130lbs
Bra/Bust Size: 12B | 34B
Waist Size: 61 cm | 24 in
Hip Size: 86 cm | 34 in