Eliza Taylor, born as Eliza Jane Taylor-Cotter, is an Australian actress best known for her main role as Sarah Redding in the children's television program ‘Pirate Islands’ and as Clarke Griffin in the series ‘The 100’. She is also famous as Janae Timmins on the soap opera ‘Neighbours’. Besides these, she has starred in the drama series ‘The Sleepover Club’, ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘Blue Water High’, ‘Rush’, ‘All Saints’, ‘Winners & Losers’, ‘Mr & Mrs Murder’ and ‘Nikita’. The actress has also acted on stage as well as on big screen, in movies including ‘6 Plots’, ‘Patrick’ and ‘The November Man’. Taylor, who is an acting teacher at The Actors Nest, loves to write songs and play guitar in her leisure time. Talking about her awards and honours, she has been nominated for many prestigious awards in her entertainment career including Inside Soap Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and All About Soap Awards.
In 2003, Eliza Taylor started her acting career by appearing in the lead role of Sarah Redding in ‘Pirate Islands’. She then appeared as Rosie Cartwright in the drama ‘The Sleepover Club’. After this, she played Janae Timmins in the series ‘Neighbours’. In 2006, the actress got featured in an episode of ‘Blue Water High’. Two years later, she appeared in the drama ‘Rush’. Then Taylor was cast in minor roles in the dramas ‘Packed to the Rafters’ and ‘All Saints’ in 2009. During that year, she also acted in the short film ‘The Laundromat’.
Soon after this, the Australian beauty appeared in episodes of ‘City Homicide’ and ‘Winners & Losers’. Then in 2013, Taylor got the opportunity to portray the character of Nurse Panicale in the flick ‘Patrick’. She also appeared in the TV series ‘Mr & Mrs Murder’ and ‘Nikita’ that year. After this, she acted in the movie ‘The November Man’. Around this time, she also joined the cast of ‘The 100’ as Clarke Griffin.
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Eliza Jane Taylor-Cotter was born on 24 October 1989 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She has two siblings, a brother and a sister. Her mother is a graphic designer as well as an author while her father was a cafe owner who owned cafes all across Melbourne. Taylor also had a step-father who served as a stand-up comedian. She graduated from Calder High School and is currently studying at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
She is highly active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The actress feels that being active on the social media gives her the chance to see a lot more of what others think about her and her shows. Personally, she admires Hollywood celebrities Scarlett Johansson and Katherine Heigl. Her favorite shows are ‘House’, ‘Grey's Anatomy’ and ‘Love My Way’.