Taylor Schilling (born July 27, 1984) is an American actress.
She is known for her role as Piper Chapman on the Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Television Series Drama.
Orange is the New Black season 5 premiered on Netflix less than a week ago and all everyone can talk about is Piper and Alex’s developing love story and how the couple is now engaged!
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"I was nervous about the first love scene I'd written for Alex and Piper," Morelli wrote. I was married to a man, but I wasn't straight." "I found a mouthpiece for my own desires and a glimmer of what my future could look like," she added. "I'd never played a character as long as I played Poussey.
"I'd loved writing it, loved watching a tenderness emerge in their relationship where passion always seemed to be the ruling principle, but by that time, I was so deep in my own self-doubt that I constantly felt like a fraud. character, Poussey Washington, being killed off at the end of season four. Spending time with her, so much time embodying that character, it was so -- and still is, and always will be -- so special to me and a part of who I am." "There are so many people that are so attached to her in a way that I don't think I understood until this happened," she added.
She then entered the graduate program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts to continue her acting studies but left after her second year to start auditioning.
She made her feature film debut with a supporting role in the independent film Dark Matter (2007).
"[I'm single but] if I was in a relationship I was happy with, I'd love to talk about it," Schilling said. "I've never been in jail but I understand someone who discovers that she's really an outsider and has to figure out her place," she said.