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2021 Joy Keys chats with Actress Regina Taylor

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Actress/director/playwright & Golden Globe winner Regina 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. Her recent guest starring credits include “The Blacklist,”
“Elementary,” and the upcoming CBS drama “Red Line” while other television roles
include “Dig,” “The Unit,” “The Education of Max Bickford," "Feds,” “Strange Justice,”
Masterpiece Theatre’s "Cora Unashamed," "Children of the Dust," "I'll Fly Away: Then
and Now" and "Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder.”

She most recently recurred in the HBO critically acclaimed series “Lovecraft Country”
and starred in the Netflix feature All Day & A Night opposite Jeffrey Wright and Ashton
Sanders.

In addition to her film and television work, she holds the honor as being the first Black
woman to play William Shakespeare's Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway.

Taylor’s critically acclaimed "Crowns" continues to be one of the most performed
musicals in the country and is the winner of four Washington D.C. Helen Hayes awards
including Taylor’s win for Best Direction and Best Regional Musical

Taylor has received honorary doctorates from Columbia College, DePaul University and
Lake Forest College.

Regina can currently be seen on BET Plus in A Jenkins Family Christmas.

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