Taylor, Myra Lucretia 1960–

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TAYLOR, Myra Lucretia 1960


Born July 9, 1960, in Fort Motte, SC. Education: Graduated from Yale University.

Addresses: Contact Harden Curtis Associates, 850 Seventh Ave., Suite 405, New York, NY 10019.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Audelco nomination, best supporting actress, 1993, for Come Down Burning.


Stage Appearances:

Ceres, The Tempest, New York Shakespeare Festival, Riverside Shakespeare Company, New York City, 1984.

OB, Dennis, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1985.

The Colored Museum, Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, NJ, 19851986.

Norma Faye, Black Girl, The Second Stage, New York City, 1986.

(Broadway debut) Negro Woman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Circle in the Square Theatre Uptown, 1988.

American Clock, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 19881989.

Lorraine/Maid/Mrs. Johnson/Dr. Croyers/Mom, Phantasie, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Maya Deboats, Walking The Dead, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1991.

Mattie Clark and understudy for the roles of Zora/Teets/Mambo/Lindsay, Mule Bone, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1991.

Maya Deboats, Walking the Dead, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Come Down Burning (workshop), Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 19921993.

Dr. Oleander, Fugue, The Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, 19921993.

Tee, Come Down Burning, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Nancy, The Women, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT, 19931994.

Ruby Savage, Marathon Dancing, Soho Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Ms. Pike, July 7, 1994, 19941995.

Suddenly Last Summer, Hartford Stage, 19941995.

The Poet, Hartford Stage, 19941995.

Victoria, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1995.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 19951996.

Once upon This Island, Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, VA, 19951996.

Quilly McGrath, The Old Settler, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1997.

American Clock, Signature Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, 1997.

Electra, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1998.

Witch, Macbeth, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Paulina, The Winter's Tale, Royal Shakespeare Company, London and StratforduponAvon, England, 2002.

Dionyza, Pericles, Royal Shakespeare Company, London and StratforduponAvon, England, 2002.

Saraghina, Nine, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Also appeared in Greensboro (A Requiem), McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ; Byrd's Boy, Primary Stages, New York City; Force Continuum, Atlantic Theater Co., New York City; OoBlaDee, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA; Scent of the Roses, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center; Splash Hatch on the E Going Down, New York Stage and Film; appeared in productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT; and in a special performance of Conrack at the White House for President George Bush.

Stage Work:

Stage Manager, Success Story, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Film Appearances:

Hospital dancer, Everyone Says I Love You, Miramax, 1996.

Beverly Wilson, Music of the Heart, Miramax, 1999.

Waitress, Better Living, Goldheart, 2000.

Judge Frances Abarbanel, Changing Lanes, Paramount, 2002.

Gloria, Unfaithful (also known as Untreu ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2002.

Confection, Life of Riley, 2003.

Also appeared in Wes Craven's Fifty Violins.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jocelyn Weston, " Wager, " Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Suzanne Waters, " A Question of Truth, " New York News, CBS, 1995.

Jane Monroe, " Good Girl, " Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Leslie Yulkowski, " Breaking In, Breaking Out, Breaking Up, Breaking Down, " Trinity, NBC, 1999.

Donna, " Collision, " Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Nurse, " Young Men and Fire ... , " Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

Metro editor, " Lovers and Madmen, " Deadline, NBC, 2000.

INS officer, " Dearly Deported, " Madigan Men, ABC, 2000.

Myra, " The Old Ball Game, " Deadline, NBC, 2001.

Myra, " Somebody's Fool, " Deadline, NBC, 2001.

Amanda Juno, " Poison, " Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2001.

Principal, " Popular, " Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U. ), NBC and USA Network, 2002.

Also appeared in episodes of One Life to Live, ABC; All My Children, ABC; Wonderland, ABC; Sesame Street, PBS.



Variety, February 17, 1997, p. 80.

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