Today, Taylor Dooley numbers as one of such actresses who lovers of adventure movies and her fans, in general, would love to see make a comeback on our television screens. But while we wait for that, let’s intimate many others who might not know her on who she is and in addition, let you be in the know of what we have found out about where she is now.
Who Is Taylor Dooley?
Her birth sign is Pisces which translates to her being born in the latter part of February, more precisely on 26th in the year 1993. Taylor’s birth name is Taylor Marie Dooley and she was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in the United State of America as a white American. She grew up being nurtured by her parents John and Debbie Dooley who also had her younger brother named Drew in 1994. From her father’s side, she is all of Irish, German, English, and Sioux Indian while from her mum’s side, she has a touch of Belgian, German, and English ancestry.
Like most privileged American kids whose parents are quick to spot what they are naturally apt for, Taylor’s parents enrolled her in acting courses when she was as young as 9 years old, she would also later attend Phoenix Theater’s performance Troop to study dance and acting and it was here that she honed her acting skills the more with short roles in commercials.
Taylor Dooley caught significant public attention when she appeared on a national commercial for Famous Footwear in addition to being seen in an ad for Mary-Kate and Ashley clothing line, Honda’s Odyssey minivan, and Disney Superstar Kids. With these exposures, the Michigan native became friends with the likes of now celebrated American actress AnnaSophia Robb, Sasha Pieterse, and Ryan Newman in the cradle of her short-lived acting career.
Taylor started off by making an appearance in a small role on the medical drama series House M.D. which also featured Hugh Laurie. With a move to the Golden State (California), Tayboo (nickname) landed the role of Lavagirl in the fantasy family adventure film titled The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl in 2005 alongside television favorites like Taylor Lautner, Cayden Boyd, David Arquette, Kristin Davis, and George Lopez. Subsequently, she garnered such enormous fame that people became agog to see her in more roles, thus, more screen time came her way.
We saw Taylor Dooley again in Apology, the horror/comedy Monster Night, and White Paddy. Next came a guest appearance as Rachelle which she made in the 2008 hit television series House, the sequel to this, the 2009 movie The Alyson Stoner Project had her on set with the cameras rolling on what became the last time (for a long time coming) movie watchers saw Taylor Dooley on screen.
Where Is She Now?
Following the disappearance of the once superhero (Lavagirl character) from the television screens of her fans and general movie watchers alike, questions began to pop up on where Taylor Dooley is and what she’s up to at the moment. Our findings revealed that she took time off to concentrate on her studies, finish high school and gain admission to college.
In college, she studied Psychology and discovered a connection it has to what she loved in acting which is “understanding people and what makes them tick,” according to Taylor Dooley, this is what made her study of Psychology more interesting.
During her hiatus from acting and still on the path of getting educated and gaining more knowledge both in the academic field and in the arts, she attended some acting schools to spice up her perspective of the profession and really figure out who she was as a thespian. In pursuance of this, Tayboo completed her classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute which she has described as “inspiring.” It was also during this time that she met industry greats like Ivana Chubbuck, Leigh Kilton Smith, and Cameron Thor at various times.
Taylor Dooley has made a comeback to acting with a role she played in the 2016 horror movie Hell Mountain.
She is currently a married woman to her longtime boyfriend Justin Cassotta. The couple was first friends, then began a 2-year dating relationship which saw to their May 14, 2016 marriage. Their union has since seen to the birth of their first child, a boy named Jack Alexander Cassotta who was born on November 23, 2016.
In the not-so-distant future, we expect to see Taylor Dooley make a full comeback to acting.