Taylor Phillips has always been dramatic. When she was in preschool she did what she called “A Pizza Play” where she was mouthing everyone else’s lines! Then at seven years old she took her first adventure into acting, an after school drama class at Theatre of the Imagination. She was immediately hooked, and she quickly found that drama was her calling!

After many, many after school drama classes and Theatre of the Imagination Summer Camps, Taylor honed her skills and was landing parts in community theaters around town, as well as school plays at Barstow. She starred in her high school shows then was off to Harvard to study drama.

After Harvard, Taylor moved to Chicago, taking classes at the famous Second City Improv Theatre, home to comedy legends such as Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Farley, and John Candy. It wasn’t long before New York City came calling and she moved to the Big Apple to fulfill her dream of become a comedy writer and performer.

That dream did not come true overnight. She struggled, working odd jobs, but never lost her focus to improve her craft. She took classes in writing, kept getting on stage any place she could, and did not give up hope. Seven years later she landed her dream gig: a comedy writer on the Emmy award winning series “Last Week with John Oliver” on HBO.

Now Taylor is crafting funny and informative pieces on subjects varying from an in depth look at Alaska’s at-large congressional district special election to Kermit the Frog’s favorite bog-related snacks.

Her talents won her a 2022 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series!

Throughout her career, Taylor has maintained a positive attitude. “No matter what happens, I know I am always right where I am supposed to be.”

We congratulate Taylor on her amazing accomplishments, and we look forward to more great writing and performing from this undeniable talent!

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