Taylor Dooley is the pink-headed girl in “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D”. The film was released in 2005. One and a half decades later, we are gathered here to open the fact boxes of the star. How long, how far and other boxes.
Who is Taylor Dooley?
Taylor Dooley was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA. Taylor’s beauty was obvious in the early years, so much that she participated in and won so many children pageants. These winnings brought her attention, including from companies which signed her up and she became a model.
Taylor’s parents later moved to Arizona from where she enrolled in Phoenix Theatre and learned acting and dancing skills while touring with the group. Her dream to become a star continually deepened. She got more modeling jobs and did TV commercials.
Her screen dream got a bigger boost when her parents moved to Los Angeles. In this city, Ms. Dooney attended a lot of auditions and finally landed her first role as Lavagirl. On this experience, Taylor said, “I was hooked and in love with every aspect of creating characters.” She never glanced back again.
Or she did look away in order to earn in degree in Psychology.
Taylor Dooley has Belgian, German and English blood from her mom’s side, and Irish, German, English, and Sioux Indian heritage from her father’s side. She has one sibling, a brother named Dew, born in 1994.
Dooley describes herself as a “Lover of life. Mama. Health nut. Oil obsessor. 100% organic, in food and in life.”
What else do you desire to know about Ms. Dooley? She does horse riding, swimming and hiking at her past time and they call her Tayboo.
Where does she live?
Taylor Dooley lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son. If however, you are asking about Taylor Dayne the singer who was blazing hot when Dooley was born and whom Dooley was named after, she lives in Los Angeles but still considers New York as her home.
How old is Taylor Dooley?
Taylor Dooley was born on February 26, 1993, to John and Debbie Dooley. She was just 12 years old in 2005 when she acted the Lavagirl in the film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Dooney is now twenty-six and the fact that we still look back to her performance in “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” points at two things. One, it was such a great performance. Two, it is the right time for another legendary act.
Dooley’s age has not always matched her body. According to her, “I hit a big growth spurt and at age 13, I looked like an 18-year-old.” And this affected her career because she was getting turned down and getting told your “age and essence played too old” for the character.
At 26, Taylor Dooley is still considered an actress with great potentials and promise. She was part of the cast of House M.D, the Fox medical drama that aired between 2004 and 2012. Taylor has acted in quite a few other films including “Monster Night” (2006), “The Apology” (2006) etc. The actress who looks up to Angelina Jolie and stands at 5 feet 5 is yet to attain the prominence her performance and promise from Sharkboy and Lavagirl deserve.
Is Taylor Dooley in a relationship?
No, actually she is married. Taylor Dooley got married in 2016 to Justin Cassota. The two are parents. Their son, Jack Cassota, was born to them in the same year they got married. The two met in 2010 when Taylor was just seventeen. They dated non-stop till they got engaged in 2014. At this time Taylor was just 21. Too young and too early for her career, many will say. And a lot did say that this would affect her career.
Many will even go as far as to blame her lack of strong repute in the industry on her marriage. This is rather far-fetched. Dooley got her break in 2005 and got married eleven years later. She became a star as a child actor and if the stars had aligned in her favor, she would have made stronger claims to major career-uplifting roles.
And there is nothing to suggest that her career has plateaued. The fact that she made it in the world of advertisement working for brands such as Famous Footwear, Disney Superstar Kids, Honda’s Odyssey Minivan, etc. is an assurance in itself.
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