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Taylor Coffman

2003, Theater, BA

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Taylor Coffman moved to Los Angeles after graduating. She quickly landed a job in late night comedy on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. She pulled found comedy content for the opening monologue (including clips for iconic bits like Unnecessary Censorship) and often appeared on the show in comedy bits.

Taylor was a founding company member with the Mutineer Theatre Company where she appeared as a lead in their premiere production "Lie With Me," directed by DC’s Joe Banno. Backstage wrote: “Hamilton and Coffman as wounded-bird siblings, masterfully merge rage and vulnerability” and LA Weekly said: “The performances are truer than true, particularly the women’s ferocity, like wounded animals”. The company also produced Taylor's full length play DITCH.

Currently she is a company member of The Rogue Artist Ensemble. She received an LA Weekly nomination for originating the role of Jane in "D is for Dog," which was performed throughout Southern California, including Southcoast Repertory. "Taylor Coffman as Jane, the girl twin, manages to steal the show with her well-played, well-timed delusional fits of madness and occasional sensibility. (Someone would be wise to cast her as Cynthia Nixon’s daughter.)" CULTURE SPOT LA. “Coffman steals the show, however, as the guileless Jane, very funny in moments where she adds her own chorus of “Jane!” to any situation, but most memorable in the scene where she discerns the horror right below the surface” LAIST. Also with the Rogues, she appeared in Songs of Bilitis at the Getty Villa as well as HYPERBOLE:bard which performed last Summer at Oregon Shakespeare Fest's Green Show.

Taylor also was cast in some fun web projects including Soulpancake's The Flipside and with Bob Odenkirk's SuperDeluxe sketches. Most recently she’s produced, wrote and acts in the series Ruby & Martin (finalist in the NYTVF Comedy Central Pilot competition).

Taylor is has scored some fun TV credits including recurring on season 2 of HBO's "Silicon Valley," directed by Mike Judge, appearing on both season's of "Life in Pieces," on CBS, and appearing in FX’s "FEUD," directed by Ryan Murphy.

Additionally, she works at one of the nation’s most listened to NPR affiliates 89.3 KPCC in Los Angeles. More details on Taylor can be found at taylorcoffman.com.

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