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Renée Taylor

 
Date of Birth: March 19, 1933 (89)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 2004
Queen
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Performer
  [Broadway]
1981
Theda Blau
  [Broadway]
1968
Wilma
  [Broadway]
1966
Performer
  [Broadway]
1964
Ellen Manville (Standby)

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2001]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 2004
Queen

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Performer

  [Broadway]
1981
Theda Blau

  [Broadway]
1968
Wilma

  [Broadway]
1966
Performer

  [Broadway]
1964
Ellen Manville (Standby)

Productions

Director

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Renée Taylor Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Renee Taylor, My Life on a Diet

Renée Taylor News

Renee Taylor Brings MY LIFE ON A DIET to Delaware Photo Renee Taylor Brings MY LIFE ON A DIET to Delaware
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

Delaware Theatre Company announces The Nanny star Renée Taylor coming to DTC in My Life On A Diet. This uproarious and touching one-woman show, written by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna, and originally directed by Joseph Bologna, runs April 6–17, 2021.

Renee Taylor Will Star in  TANGO SHALOM at The Bklyn Film Festival This June Photo Renee Taylor Will Star in TANGO SHALOM at The Bklyn Film Festival This June
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2021

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Renée Taylor (“The Nanny”) will be seen in the independent film TANGO SHALOM, directed by Gabriel Bologna, which will make its New York City debut as part of the Brklyn Film Festival.

The National Arts Club Presents A Conversation With Actress and Writer Renée Taylor Photo The National Arts Club Presents A Conversation With Actress and Writer Renée Taylor
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2020

Join The National Arts Club on Monday, January 25 at 5:00 PM (ET) for an online conversation with actress and writer Renée Taylor about her captivating life as an actress and writer for stage, film, and television.

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET to Play Three Performances at The Gateway in Bellpo Photo Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET to Play Three Performances at The Gateway in Bellport
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020

Back by popular demand! Renée Taylor's award-winning autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET will play three performances at The Gateway in Bellport on February 28th at 8pm, and Februaru 29th at 3pm and 8pm.

Eisemann Center Presents Renee Taylor In MY LIFE ON A DIET Photo Eisemann Center Presents Renee Taylor In MY LIFE ON A DIET
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2020

Eisemann Center Presents Renée Taylor in MY LIFE ON A DIET at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm with matinees on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the Bank of America Theatre. In MY LIFE ON A DIET, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renée Taylor looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets. A self-described a?oediet junkiea?? who used to think that if she ate like star, she'd just might look and live like one, Renée dishes out both juicy anecdotes about and weight loss tips from Hollywood legends such as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, and Barbra Streisand. She also shares hilarious and poignant stories about Joseph Bologna, her partner in work and life for 52 years. In telling about her high and lows a?" on and off the scale a?" this comedy legend proves the ability to laugh gets you through it all.

BWW Interview: Renée Taylor on MY LIFE ON A DIET, THE NANNY and Her Long Career as a Photo BWW Interview: Renée Taylor on MY LIFE ON A DIET, THE NANNY and Her Long Career as a Funny Lady of the Stage and Screen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020

Renée Taylor is an Emmy Award winner, Oscar nominee, actress, screenwriter, playwright and comedy legend known for Lovers and Other Strangers, Made for Each Other, and of course, The Nanny, to name only a few of the projects that make up her long and impressive career.

Renee Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET is Coming to Bucks County Playhouse Photo Renee Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET is Coming to Bucks County Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

Renée Taylor's award-winning autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET will play Bucks County Playhouse, January 30 a?" February 2 as part of the Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series.

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Will Conclude Limited Engagement Today Photo Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Will Conclude Limited Engagement Today
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2019

Renée Taylor's comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET will conclude its acclaimed limited run today (Sunday) at George Street Playhouse. Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" opened in MY LIFE ON A DIET November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna.

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET To End Limited Run Sunday Photo Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET To End Limited Run Sunday
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2019

Renée Taylor's comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET will conclude its acclaimed limited run this Sunday, December 15th at George Street Playhouse. Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" opened in MY LIFE ON A DIET November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna.

Renée Taylor Recalls Husband Joseph Bologna Urging Her to Write MY LIFE ON A DIET Photo Renée Taylor Recalls Husband Joseph Bologna Urging Her to Write MY LIFE ON A DIET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" opened November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews in her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. In this brief performance video, Renée recalls how her husband encouraged her to write the play. The clip also features a hilarious anecdote about Jerry Lewis:

Renée Taylor Videos

VIDEO: Renée Taylor Recalls Jack Paar in MY LIFE ON A DIET VideoVIDEO: Renée Taylor Recalls Jack Paar in MY LIFE ON A DIET
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" will bring her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET to George Street Playhouse beginning this Tuesday, November 19th. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. In this brief performance video, Renée shares a priceless anecdote about legendary (pre-Carson) a?oeTonight Showa?? host Jack Paar:


Renée Taylor Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Renée Taylor been in?
Renée Taylor has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Renée Taylor been in?
Renée Taylor has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Renée Taylor been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My Life on a Diet .

How many shows has Renée Taylor written?
Renée Taylor has written 3 shows including Lovers and Other Strangers (Playwright), It Had to Be You (Playwright), If you ever leave me...I'm going with you! (Playwright).