Rachael Taylor stars as Jane Van Veen, The Drake's new building manager, on ABC's 666 Park Avenue. Taylor started her international screen career on the global hit Transformers for Paramount/DreamWorks, produced by Steven Spielberg, directed by Michael Bay and opposite Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Jon Turturro and Jon Voight. From there she moved into the lead role in the psychological thriller Shutter for 20th Century Fox and New Regency Studios. The same year she completed filming on the U.S. feature Bottle Shock, with Chris Pine, Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where Taylor was honored as one of 2008's 7 Fresh Faces in Film.
Taylor returned to Australia to star in the critically acclaimed feature film Cedar Boys with Martin Henderson and Les Chantery. Then she moved to New York City for a lead role in the U.S. comedy feature Splinterheads, and on to the United Kingdom to shoot the psychological thriller Ghost Machine, opposite Luke Ford and Sean Faris.
Taylor is probably best known to American television audiences for guest starring in an eight-episode story arc on ABC's Grey's Anatomy in 2011, before joining ABC's reboot of Charlie's Angels, produced by Drew Barrymore. She wrapped up 2011 with the U.S. feature Loft, with James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Karl Urban and directed by Erik Van Looy.
In 2010 Taylor starred in the AFI Best Film Award-winning movie Red Dog, opposite Josh Lucas and directed by Kriv Stenders. The film took in $21million at the Australian box office, making it the 8th highest grossing Australian film of all time. She followed this up with the U.S. film Darkest Hour, directed by Chris Gorak, shot in Moscow for Regency Enterprises and also starring Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella and Olivia Thirlby. Taylor finished the year in Australia filming the lead role, opposite Josh Lawson, in Working Dog's romantic comedy, Something About Ben, directed by Rob Sitch.
In 2009 Taylor had the lead role of the HBO Network's pilot episode of Washingtonienne, produced by Sarah Jessica Parker. She then returned to Australia to shoot Summer Coda, with Alex Dimitriades and directed by Richard Grey.
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