Taylor is best known to television audiences for her role as Lily Harper in I'll Fly Away. She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, 3 NAACP Image Awards and two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role. Taylor is also an accomplished playwright and director. In 2015, she directed her play stop.reset. at the Goodman Theatre. Her other credits as playwright include Oo-Bla-Dee, for which she won the American Critics' Association new play award, Drowning Crow, (her adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, which was produced on Broadway and starred Alfre Woodard), The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, A Night in Tunisia, Escape from Paradise, Watermelon Rinds, and Inside the Belly of the Beast.
Regina Taylor photo by Gregory Costanzo.