Taylor Schilling is an American actress. She is known for her role as Piper Chapman on the Netflix original comedy drama series Orange Is the New Black, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress Television Series Musical or Comedy and Best Actress Television Series Drama. She made her film debut in the 2007 drama Dark Matter.

Birth Name

Taylor Schilling







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Taylor Schilling was born on July 27, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


She is currently 34 years old.

Sun Sign







In 2002, she graduated from Wayland High School. Subsequently, she enrolled herself into Fordham University in New York City and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006. Finally, she attended New York University but dropped out after the second year to focus on her acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – Robert J. “Bob” Schilling (Former prosecutor)
  • Mother – Patricia “Tish” Miller (MIT administrator)
  • Siblings – Sam Schilling (Younger Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Taylor Schilling dated –

  • Carrie Brownstein (2015) – Taylor started dating actress and musician, Carrie Brownstein in March 2015. Taylor and Carrie’s dating news first hit the internet in March 2015, when she was found getting cozy with Carrie in Portland. They split later in the same year.

Physical Statistics


  • Feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • Centimeters – 173 cm
  • Meters – 1.73 m


  • Kilograms – 55 kg
  • Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-25-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip –  34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 3 (US).


She may be Bisexual or Homosexual (Lesbian).

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Piper Chapman in the Netflix’s comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black since 2013. She is also known for playing Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) and Beth Green in The Lucky One (2012).

Film Debut

She debuted with 2007 independent film Dark Matter where she had a supporting role as Jackie.

Television Debut

In 2009, Taylor played the role as Nurse Veronica Flanagan Callahan in the NBC’s medical drama series Mercy. She appeared in a total of 22 episodes.

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in a paint commercial.

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
2012Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: LiplockThe Lucky OneNominated
Choice Movie Actress: RomanceNominated
Hollywood Film FestivalBest CastArgoWon
2013Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyOrange Is the New BlackWon
Best Cast – Television SeriesWon
Webby AwardsBest ActressWon
2014Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2015Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesWon
2016Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesWon
2017People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Premium Series ActressNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesWon

Taylor Schilling Favorites

  • Favorite Romantic Films – Casablanca (1942), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  • Favorite Body Part – Hands
  • Favorite Colors – Blue, Orange, Pink

Taylor Schilling Net worth

Taylor Schilling’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million dollars as of 2019. She is paid around $40 thousand as remuneration per episode of Orange Is the New Black. She lives in New York.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Taylor Schilling

  • Her parents divorced when she was a child and so Taylor used to switch her time between both of the parents.
  • She started acting at a young age.
  • As a child, she is a diehard fan of the NBC medical drama ER.
  • She first experienced acting on stage in middle school when she appeared on the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”.
  • Taylor is a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
  • She is close friends with her Orange Is the New Black co-stars, Laura Prepon and Natasha Lyonne.
  • Schilling took-up a nanny job in Manhattan in order to support herself during her early years of acting.
  • In 2014, she was nominated with “Golden Globe Award for Best Actress” for appearing in the TV series “Orange Is the New Black”.
  • In 2019, she starred in the horror film The Prodigy.


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