Taylor-Young, Leigh 1945(?)- (Leigh Taylor Young)

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Taylor-Young, Leigh 1945(?)- (Leigh Taylor Young)


Born January 25, 1945 (some sources say 1944), in Washington, DC; daughter of Carol Taylor (a diplomat) and Pauline Young; step-daughter of Donald Young (an executive); married Ryan O'Neal (an actor), February, 1967 (divorced, 1973); married Guy McElwaine (an agent and director), 1978 (divorced, c. 1985); married Mark Holmes (a doctor of oriental medicine), c. 1987 (divorced, February, 1992); children: (first marriage) Patrick (an actor and sportscaster). Education: Studied economics and theater at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1963-64; entered the master's program at the Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy, Los Angeles, 1993; studied acting with Sanford Meisner, Alvina Krause, and Stella Adler at the Neighborhood Playhouse.


Agent—House of Representatives, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 101, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Daniel Sladek Entertainment Corp., 8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Actress. Eagles Mere Summer Repertory Theatre, Eagles Mere, PA, apprentice actress; hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon; provided voice for the "Search for Serenity" series of audio meditations from "The Course in Miracles" training. Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, ordained minister; United Nations Environment Program, special advisor in arts and media; Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations for ICEBRIDGE: First Arctic Environmental Forum, 1995; spoke on behalf of the Institute for Individual and World Peace; worked with Better World Society, Hands Across America, Heartfelt Foundation, American Cancer Society.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, most promising newcomer-female, 1969, for I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!; Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1994, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, 1995, both for Picket Fences.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Assistant, Catastrophe, Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Dead End Kids: A History of Nuclear Power, New Theatre for Now, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1984.

Made in America, New Theatre for Now, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1984.

Pass/Fail, New Theatre for Now, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1984.

Cakewalk, New Theatre for Now, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1984.

Beckett! Beckett! Beckett!, New Theatre for Now, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1984.

Sally, Sleeping Dogs, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1985.

Also appeared as the lawyer, Knives; Jeanette, Three Bags Full.

Film Appearances:

Nancy, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (also known as Kiss My Butterfly), Warner Bros., 1968.

Nancy Barker, The Big Bounce, Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1969.

Amparo, The Adventurers, Paramount, 1970.

(Uncredited) College co-ed, The Games, 1970.

Manny, Buttercup Chain, Columbia, 1971.

Angela Palumbo, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.

Zereh, The Horsemen, Columbia, 1971.

Shirl, Soylent Green, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973.

Herself, A Look at the World of "Soylent Green" (documentary), 1973.

Herself, Aliens from Spaceship Earth, 1977.

Claudie Walters, Can't Stop the Music, Associated, 1980.

Jennifer Long, Looker, Warner Bros., 1981.

Elizabeth Frimple, Secret Admirer (also known as The Letter), Orion, 1985.

Virginia Howell, The Jagged Edge, Columbia, 1985.

Beryl Chambers, Accidents, 1988.

Doris, Honeymoon Academy (also known as For Better or for Worse), 1990.

Dr. Sharon Kawai, Dreamrider, 1993.

Redhead, Bliss, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Patrice, Addams Family Reunion, Warner Bros. Home Video, 1998.

Valerie Patton, Slackers (also known as Les complices), Screen Gems, 2002.

Teresa, Klepto, Showcase Entertainment, 2003.

(As Leigh Taylor Young) Mom, A-List, 2006.

The psychiatrist, Spiritual Warriors, 2006.

Mrs. James, Dirty Laundry, Codeblack Entertainment, 2006.

Klepto, 2006.

Diana, Coffee Date, TLA Releasing, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Rachael Welles, Peyton Place, ABC, 1966-67.

Lauren Dane, The Devlin Connection, NBC, 1982.

Lee Chadway, The Hamptons, ABC, 1983.

Kimberly Cryder, Dallas, CBS, 1987-89.

Mayor Rachel Harris, Picket Fences, CBS, 1993-95.

Elaine Stevens, Sunset Beach, NBC, 1997.

Katherine Barrett Crane, a recurring role, Passions (also known as Harmony's Passions), NBC, 2004-2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Madame de Stael, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story, ABC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jennifer, Under the Yum Yum Tree, 1969.

Barrie Johnson, Marathon, CBS, 1980.

Maura McGuire, Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit, NBC, 1987.

Aggie Harden, Who Gets the Friends?, CBS, 1988.

Eve's mother, Clowning Around 2, PBS, 1993.

Dr. Sharon Kawai, Dreamrider, Showtime, 1993.

Barbara Hansen, Murder or Memory? A Moment of Truth Movie (also known as Murder or Memory? and Moment of Truth: Murder or Memory?), NBC, 1994.

Cynthia Connor, An Unfinished Affair, ABC, 1996.

Margot, Stranger in My Home, CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars XIII, CBS, 1982.

Hollywood Women, syndicated, 1988.

An All Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998.

The O'Neals: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Police Sergeant, Houston Knights, CBS, 1987.

Elizabeth Strack, Ghost Writer, Fox, 1990.

Nita Davenport, Silverfox, ABC, 1991.

Meredith, JAG, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dateline: Hollywood, 1967.

(As Leigh Taylor Young) Bonnie Foster, "Bonnie and McCloud," McCloud, 1976.

Leslie Tarleton, "I Want to Get Married/The Jewel Thief," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

Ann, "Folks from Home/The Captain's Cup/Legal Eagle," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978.

Victoria Wilder, "Deep in the Hart of Dixieland," Hart to Hart, 1982.

Carole, "Secrets," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1983.

Stephanie McMullen, "Identities," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1985.

Sharon Lockwood, "Pressure Points," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1986.

Alicia Carlisle, "Angel of Desolation," Spenser: For Hire, 1986.

"Tintype," Outlaws, 1987.

Lieutenant Sherina McLaren, "Mirrors," Houston Knights, CBS, 1987.

Adalaide Walker, "Murder Party," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1988.

Beck Kincaid, "Wood's Thirtieth Reunion," Evening Shade, CBS, 1991.

Polly, "Lessons Learned," The Young Riders, 1992.

"Denise and De Nuptials," Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.

"A Liver Runs Through It," Civil Wars, ABC, 1993.

Gwen Langley, "Grandma, What Big Eyes You Have," Empty Nest, NBC, 1995.

Laney Sherman Boswell, "A Quaking in Aspen," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Mrs. Green, "The Competitive Edge," Malibu Shores, NBC, 1996.

Naomi Sandburg, "Spare Parts," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.

Naomi Sandburg, "Private Eyes," The Sentinel, UPN, 1997.

Nora Chambers, "Don't Take My Love Away," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven), The WB, 1997.

Michelle Lucca Stamatis, "Bulletproof," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Blythe Hunter, "The Morning After," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1998.

Blythe Hunter, "Dealer's Choice," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1998.

Blythe Hunter, "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1998.

Michelle Lucca Stamatis, "Parole," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Michelle Lucca Stamatis, "Flesh & Blood," The Pretender, NBC, 1999.

Yanas Tigan, "Prodigal Daughter," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as DS9, Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: DS9), 1999.

Naomi Sandburg, "The Sentinel by Blair Sandburg," The Sentinel, UPN, 1999.

(As Leigh Taylor Young) Catherine Beecher-Douglas, "Maternal Mirrors," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2003.



Leigh Taylor-Young Website,http://www.lty.com, August 20, 2007.

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