Taylor Russell – Bio, Wiki, Career, Age, Height, Family, Relationships, Social media accounts, Controversies, Net Worth, Awards, Facts, And More 

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Taylor Russell

Taylor Russell is a Canadian actress who is known for her powerful role in the Netflix sci-fi series Lost in Space (2018–2021). Growing up in Canada she was always drawn towards arts and creativity and her passion was later depicted in her work. Russell began her acting career in 2012 and has risen to prominence in the film and television industry since then. She had a lead role in the psychological thriller Waves (2019) and had distinct roles in TV productions like Pants on Fire (2014) and Falling Skies (2015).

Taylor Russell introduction


Taylor Russell McKenzie was born on July 18, 1994, in the small community of Deep Cove, North Vancouver, Canada. Russell belongs to mixed races as her mother is a white European and her dad was an Afro-Jamaican. She wasn’t accepted by her peers in school due to her dark complexion and often faced discrimination. Taylor began her dance training and was passionate about ballet. At the age of 18, she began acting professionally after taking classes and getting hooked. She didn’t know what she was doing in her first theatrical job and worried about making a fool of herself.

“But that’s also the fun of it. You don’t know if it’s going to be any good or if you’re going to fail,” she says. “I don’t want to be the most knowledgeable or experienced person in the the room. I’d rather be the person who doesn’t know anything about what they’re doing and can find their way.”

Taylor Russell biography


The Canadian Actress is mostly active on her Instagram account where she shares glimpses of her life, and her magazine cover shoots, as well as interacts with her fans. Taylor isn’t very active on other social media platforms. Here is the list of her official accounts:

Instagram 932k Followers
Twitter Updated Soon
Facebook 10k Followers
TikTokNot Available
Taylor Russell social media accounts


Taylor Russell is a Canadian woman who has roots in Jamaica and Canada as well. She is known for her role as a strong woman at the same time her personality has an aura of soft feminism which captures the attention of the audience. She is 5’5” feet in height with a blend of White and Black facial features. Russell loves short hair. Her dimples and beautiful smile are a distinct feature of her face. The Canadian beauty has a slim and well-sculpted figure.

Real NameTaylor Russell McKenzie
Stage NameTaylor Russell
Birthday July 18, 1994
Age 29 years
Birthplace Vancouver, Canada
Present ResidenceLondon
Gender Female
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality Canadian
Mother TongueEnglish
EthnicityWhite Canadian
Black Jamaican
School Local School in Vancouver, Canada
College/University Studio 58 – Theatre and School (Langara College)
Qualification Acting
Occupation Acting
Net WorthUSD 5-10 million approximately
Relationship Status Dating
Children None
Height 5′ 5”
Weight 55kg
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Body Shape Chest: 32 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: 34 inches
HobbiesBook Reading
Harp Playing
Taylor Russell wiki


Her sun sign is Cancer. Cancer is a water sign, known for its sensitive and creative nature. They are selfless, devoted, and nurturing. Cancerians are dedicated to the important things in life and often gain popularity. Popular figures like Pamela Reif, Ariana Grande, and Elon Musk also have the same star sign as her.

Taylor Russell zodiac sign


The Canadian beauty has a White mother and a Black Afro-Jamaican father. The couple met in Canada and got married but their financial situation wasn’t good. Russ’s father was an actor and they relocated over 16 times due to her father’s job during their childhood. Taylor Russell spent most of her time on the maternal side. She has two brothers, one is older and the second one is younger than her. In an interview with Elle, she said:

“I moved a lot of my life, I was always in new environments. Things changed a lot, so there was always an opportunity for reinvention, to create something new.”

Taylor Russell family and siblings


Taylor Russell started acting when she was 18 after enrolling herself in acting classes. Before that, she was passionate about learning ballet and being a professional dancer. She attended Studio 58 – Theatre and School (Langara College) which helped her polish her skills. She worked in a restaurant, butcher shop, and jewelry shop to save money and go to Los Angeles for auditions. Russell continued her struggle for four years before finally getting a role in a TV series. Russell’s parents were financially unstable and they kept on moving for work in different cities and places for over 16 years. Russ said she spent her early life being like a mom and a very responsible and serious person. 

Taylor Russell early life and education


Although Taylor remained very private about her dating life. However, Russ hit the limelight after being spotted with British singer and actor Harry Styles, on multiple occasions on the streets of London. The couple started dating in June 2023 and now both are in a relationship. The entertainment magazines filled their pages with spicy stories about the couple and their time together. The rumors also spread about Taylor being pregnant with the child of Harry Styles. However, it is yet to be confirmed. In an interview about her relationship with Harry, she said,

“I mean, love, a lot of the time, feels like a drug, you feel so insane. Being with the person all the time, you’d do anything for them. You’re like, ​I wanna have all of this stuff with you and I wanna do everything with you. That feels like, especially when you’re not in love all the time. I have my distinct loves of my life and so I can remember the feelings of them pretty specifically and intensely. When I think about them, and being in love, it definitely feels like a drug. But honestly, I didn’t experiment with drugs much when I was a teenager and in my twenties.”

Taylor Russell relationship and dating


She made her acting debut on Television in 2012 by playing a minor role in Emily Owens, M.D. Russell made her Hollywood debut in an American Netflix science fiction series Lost in Space (2018-2021) which was a remake of the original 1965 series. She gained worldwide recognition after that and also won multiple awards for her extraordinary performance. In 2019, she made a breakthrough with her lead character in the psychological thriller Escape Room. Russell starred alongside Timothée Chalamet in the romantic horror road film Bones and All (2021), directed by Luca Guadagnino. Taylor is now working on a Korean film Hope and its release date is yet to be announced. 

Taylor Russell career


Her roles are mostly Astonishing and Serious with a hint of traditional feminism. Taylor speaks with her face and eyes when she acts. She gets along with every character and has unique transitional abilities that captivate audiences with her exceptional talent. Let’s take a look at the films she worked in. 

If I Had Wings2013
UNIT Bryan2016
Before I Fall2017
Down a Dark Hall
Hot Air
Escape Room
Words on Bathroom Walls
The Heart Still Hums
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets Escape Room:
Tournament of Champions
Bones and All2022
Mother, Couch2023
Hope (Korean Film)To Be Announced 
Taylor Russell films


Russell also makes remarkable appearances on Television. Some of her work is as follows:

Emily Owens, M.D.2012
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
Pants On Fire
Strange Empire
Falling Skies
Dead of Summer2016
Sea Change2017
Lost In Space2018-2021
Taylor Russell television


The Canadian enchantress has a net worth of USD 5-10 million approximately. She is a successful Canadian actress who is rising to prominence with his exceptional acting and has fans from different countries.

Source of Income

Her main source of income is several successful roles in Films and Television. Moreover, she endorsed various Canadian and English brands and worked as a model for numerous fashion magazines. In 2022, Taylor also hit the catwalk in the opening of the show for Loewe, a Spanish luxury brand. The actress has also appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Prada, and collaborations with Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen. 

Taylor Russell source of income


A List of some of  Taylor McKenzie’s favorite things is as follows:

Favorite ColorsYellow
Favorite ActorPaapa Essiedu
Favorite ActressMichele Austin
Sissy Spacek
Favorite DirectorLuca Guadagnno
Favorite Fashion BrandPrada
Favorite MovieBadlands
Favorite FoodPlant-based Diet
Favorite DrinkCoffee
Favorite MusicPop and Classical 
Favorite SongCreep by Radiohead
Favorite Music BandRadiohead
Favorite InstrumentPianoHarp
Favorite GenreJapanese Anime
Favorite Japanese Anime DirectorsMamoru Hosoda
Makoto Shinkai
Favorite WriterPatti Smith
Favorite BooksWoolgathering
Man and His Symbols
The Name of the Wind
Favorite DestinationNew York
Taylor Russell favorites


Bones and All actress got critical acclamation for her roles and also is the recipient of several prominent awards. The winning list of her awards is as follows: 

African-American Film Critics Association
Gotham Independent Film Award
2019/ Won
Hollywood Critics Association
BlackStar Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Palm Springs International ShortFest
2020/ Won
Venice Film Festival2022/ Won
Taylor Russell awards


  • She is a voracious reader and a huge fan of author Patti Smith.
  • Taylor loves photography and painting.
  • Russell has a small lightning bolt tattooed on her inner wrist and another tattoo is on her knee.
  • Russ is learning to play the harp as it gives a soothing sensation.
  • The Canadian actress is best friends with Alexa Demie, an American singer and actress.
  • She released a documentary “The Heart Still Hums” in 2020 about homeless children and also did charity work.
  • Tay has a skin condition called Vitiligo.
  • Taylor Russell is a fashion freak and has an expensive styling habit. 
  • She modeled for famous Spanish, French, and Italian brands as well as fashion magazines. 
Taylor Russell interesting facts

What is Taylor Russell famous for?

She is known for her roles in the drama film Waves (2019), and the horror film Escape Room (2019).

Is Harry Style dating Taylor Russell?

Both have been dating since June 2023.

Which country Taylor Russell belongs to?

She is Canadian. Her mother is White and her father is Afro-Jamaican.

Who is Taylor Russell bestfriend?

Alexa Demie is her best friend.

As a voracious reader of celeb magazines and working experience in theatre, I developed a versatile writing approach about a glamour world which is sprinkled with red carpets and artificer coffee. I'm Samia, your gaze behind the curtain of superstars, where authenticity shines brighter than glitters.

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