Childhood & Early Life
She was born on October 23, 1993, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, US, to Kira Spreitler and Daniel Spreitler. She was initially raised in Wiggins, Mississippi, before the family relocated to Amory, Mississippi.
At age six, she won a state-wide talent and beauty contest. She has always acknowledged the support of her parents and family in her life.
Taylor is a graduate. Recollecting on the subject, she once mentioned, “I flew home and surprised my best friend at his graduation, and I remember turning to my mom and saying, 'My graduation was so much cooler than this.' I had Melissa Joan Hart give my commencement speech.” The latter was her co-star from the series ‘Melissa & Joey.’
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Taylor initially commenced her entertainment career as a model. Her first feature in a commercial happened to be in a national campaign for ‘Motrin’. She then featured in a number of commercials for various brands, such as the peanut-butter brand ‘JIF,’ the chain of restaurants ‘Chuck E. Cheese's,’ and the global independent energy brand ‘Hess Corporation.’
In 2005, she made acting debut with the popular American crime drama series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ She played ‘Chloe Sellers’ in a single episode of the series, titled ‘Pure..
In 2007, she essayed the part of ‘Alice’ in the short film ‘All Souls Day.’
Her name featured on list of the ‘Hottest Newcomers’ of the magazine ‘Soap Opera Digest’ in July 2009.
She went on to portray the character of ‘Mia McCormick,’ a short, yet notable role in ‘Days of Our Lives,’ the popular American daytime soap opera, which airs on ‘NBC.’ The series has evolved as one of the longest-running scripted TV programs across the globe. Taylor garnered immense exposure through this series, appearing in a total of 139 episodes from January 6, 2009, to June 23, 2010.
Following her stint in ‘Days of Our Lives,’ she landed up among the main cast of the American TV sitcom ‘Melissa & Joey.’ The sitcom starred Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence in titular roles. Taylor essayed the part of ‘Lennox Elizabeth Scanlon,’ the free-spirited teenage niece of ‘Melanie Alison,’ played by Joan. The show aired on ‘ABC Family’ for four seasons, encompassing 104 episodes, from August 17, 2010, to August 5, 2015.
Her initial big-screen pursuits include the role of ‘Lu Taylor’ in the 2012 film ‘3 Day Test.’ The film was directed and written by Corbin Bernsen and starred George Newbern, Bernsen, and Megyn Price.
In 2012, she featured as ‘Trish Cavanaugh’ in four episodes of the TV series ‘Never Fade Away’; as ‘Taylor Culphers’ in an episode of the TV series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ titled ‘Friending Emily’; and as ‘Angela Curson,’ a high-school student, in the American teen drama ‘Stalked at 17,’ which was released on ‘Lifetime TV.’
Her next flick was the 2013 American direct-to-video action thriller ‘The Contractor.’ She featured as ‘McKenzie Chase’ in the film, which had ‘Danny Trejo’ in the titular role. The following year, she played ‘Young Victoria’ in the TV film ‘Category 5.’
The 2015 film ‘Girl on the Edge’ saw her portraying the starring role of ‘Hannah Green.’ This performance won her the ‘Best Actress’ award at the ‘Independent Filmmakers Showcase’ (IFS) Film Festival.
The same year, she also featured in an episode of the American crime procedural TV drama ‘Bones,’ titled ‘The Woman in the Whirlpool’; in an episode of the American police procedural drama ‘Criminal Minds,’ titled ‘Pariahville’; and in six episodes of the American comedy-drama series ‘Casual.’
She is part of the main cast of the Kevin James-starrer American sitcom ‘Kevin Can Wait.’ Taylor essays the role of ‘Kendra Gable-Witt,’ the 21-year-old eldest daughter of ‘Kevin Gable,’ played by James. The series premiered on ‘CBS’ on September 19, 2016.
The 2017 American supernatural horror ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ saw her playing the character of ‘Marissa.’ The film, which is the tenth instalment of the main Amityville film series, had Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan, Kurtwood Smith, Bella Thorne, and Thomas Mann in starring roles.
She also displayed her singing talent at the pre-game festivities for the ‘Liberty Bowl’ on ‘ESPN.’
She had to face an unfortunate incident when her father took his own life on July 7, 2016, due to depression.
Although not much is known about the private life of Taylor, according to some sources, she is said to have dated TV actor and former model Dylan Patton.
She looks up to the famous award-winning American actor, comedian, producer, and writer Tina Fey.