In the talent portion of Miss Congeniality, Taylor Joree Scorse would arrive in a fierce, little tank armed with sweet mystery and devotion.
Taylor has entranced her audiences through her work onstage and film since she was a young little tot. Taylor recently graduated with a BFA in Acting from Texas State University under the guidance of Lauren Lane, Michael Costello, Kaitlin Hopkins and others. Her stage credits include leading roles in various plays, musicals, and staged readings, most notable starring in A Midsummer Night's Dream as the little, yet fierce Hermia directed by Chuck Ney. She also starred in the original cast of WorldVision's world premiere of Let It Be Christmas where she belted out some Beatles jams in a modern day Christmas story, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as the all too endearing and quirky Olive, and Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Taylor's film credits include starring in an independent short film entitled Layla which centers around a young girl in prostitution dealing with HIV; the film gained favor at numerous film festivals including the Dallas VideoFest where she received a Best Actress win for her performance. She was also seen in Parkland, directed by Peter Landesman, with Zach Efron, and was featured in The Final where she was slammed into a locker multiple times! Taylor has trained with Christopher Durang, Bob Krakower, Rachel Hoffman, Anthony Abeson and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is a seasoned dancer, animal lover, scuba-diving daredevil, funny face aficionado, and dialects nerd. Taylor is represented by The Linda McAlister Talent Agency in Dallas, Texas. Currently, Taylor lives in New York City with her husband, Logan, and her pup, June, where she serves as a coffee connoisseur by day and a dancer-book-worm-actress-Shakespeare student-singer-designer by night.
"Taylor Scorse, Sister Leo, captivates with a sweet smile and youthful charm. Her poise is remarkable for her youthful age. Bright acting with quick improvisational skills, she's got quite an exciting future."
-Cheryl Cory, The Column (Review of Nunsense)
"Taylor is a miracle on stage. She is quiet, subdued, yet with a simple glance is able to convey the despair and hurt in finding herself trapped in a dysfunctional family."
-Mark Brian Sonna, Pegasus News (Review of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds)
Taylor just closed a new show, Basic Bitch of the Resistance, at The PIT Loft!
This show confronted the idea of white privilege and encourages conversation about confronting racism and dismantling structures of oppression in order to make more space for women and people of color. The production team is wanting to keep BBR up and running so check out the information about the production here.
She is always looking for ways to get creative, so if you have something in mind please click here contact her!