Taylor Dooley

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Taylor Dooley
BornTaylor Marie Dooley
(1993-02-26) February 26, 1993 (age 19)
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
OccupationActress
Years active2005–2011
Website
taylordooley.com
 
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Taylor Dooley
BornTaylor Marie Dooley
(1993-02-26) February 26, 1993 (age 19)
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
OccupationActress
Years active2005–2011
Website
taylordooley.com

Taylor Marie Dooley[1] (born February 26, 1993)[1] is an American teen actress. She is best known for her starring role as Lavagirl in the Robert Rodriguez's film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.

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Personal life

Dooley was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She is of Irish, English, German, and Sioux Native American descent on her father's side and of Belgian, German, and English descent on her mother's side.[1] She has a younger brother named Drew (b. 1994). Dooley is a Christian[1] and grew up in Glendale, Arizona, where her family moved when she was six. Dooley, who was home schooled, admires actress Natalie Portman. Dooley is close friends with actress AnnaSophia Robb and Kenya Acosta, to whom she once lost an audition for Drake & Josh.[2]

Career

Dooley began acting and dancing in the Phoenix Theater's Performance Troop, and soon appeared in commercials for Famous Footwear, Disney Superstar Kids, and Mary-Kate and Ashley clothing, among others. Dooley subsequently moved to California and made her film debut in the 2005 fantasy-adventure film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, which was a success among its intended children's audience, grossing $39 million in the United States box office. Dooley played Lava Girl in the film. She has also appeared in the independent films Whitepaddy, Apology and the National Lampoon's Clubhouse film Monster Night (also known as Trick or Treat). She appeared in The Alyson Stoner Project and guest-starred on House.

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-DLavagirl
2006WhitepaddyMary
2006ApologyJudy at 11
2006Monster NightDana Ackerman
2009The Alyson Stoner ProjectVIP Guest
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005U-Pick LiveHerselfEpisode: "MusicWeek: Day 1"
2008House, M.D.RachelleEpisode: "Joy to the World"

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