Head of Casting, Blumhouse
Over the course of her extensive career in casting, Terri Taylor has worked on over 50 feature films. They’ve ranged from big studio releases to surprise gems from the independent film world. She has worked with acclaimed directors, such as: Steven Spielberg, Jordan Peele, Damien Chazelle and Jon M. Chu, among several others.
In 2015, Taylor began collaborating with Jordan Peele on his directorial debut film, Get Out, which garnered both commercial and critical acclaim including 4 Academy Award nominations. The film has been considerably praised by critics for its inspired and unconventional casting choices and earned Taylor an Artios Award nomination from the Casting Society of America. Taylor also cast Peele’s follow up film Us for Universal.
Taylor also cast the film, Crazy Rich Asians for Jon M. Chu and Warner Bros. The film has been touted as groundbreaking for its diverse storytelling and entirely Asian ensemble cast.
In January of 2014 Taylor became the Head of Casting at Blumhouse productions, casting all Blumhouse films including, The Invisible Man (Leigh Whannell, director), Halloween (David Gorden Green, director), The Gift (Joel Edgerton, director), Benji (Brandon Camp, dir.), Happy Death Day(Christopher Landon, dir.) and This is the Night (James DeMonaco, dir.). In television, Taylor cast the Showtime limited series The Loudest Voice, centered on Roger Ailes. She is presently the EVP of Casting and continues to cast and oversee the company’s extensive film and television slate.
Taylor started her casting career as an assistant and then associate to reputed casting director Debra Zane. As an associate, she helped cast Seabiscuit, Catch Me If You Can, Traffic, Road To Perdition, Galaxy Quest and The Legend of Baggar Vance, to name a few.
Besides her career as an independent casting director, Taylor spent time as a casting consultant for Miramax Films, working on such projects as: Adventureland, The Debt and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. She also worked as a studio executive for Paramount Pictures where she helped oversee No Strings Attached, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Super 8, Footloose and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
Taylor is married to Gregg Taylor, the Head of Kids & Family Films at Netflix. They have two children and live in Los Angeles.