Taylor Quinn Cole (born April 29, 1984) is an American actress and former fashion model.


 [hide*1 Early life and modeling

Early life and modeling[edit]Edit

Cole was born in ArlingtonTarrant CountyTexas. Cole attended Mirabeau B. Lamar High School where she traveled with the Junior Olympics volleyball squad. It was also in high school she got her start as a model. Cole later moved to New York to further her modeling career. She has appeared in commercials and advertisements for Crest toothpaste, Old Spice, and Dooney & Bourke handbags.

Though Cole has mainly focused on acting, she is still signed to Los Angeles agency Nous Models Management.[1]


After visiting her mother, Deborah Quinn, and stepfather, actor Shawn Christian (parents of her half-brother Kameron Christian), Cole landed an audition for the now-defunct WB show Summerland. She won the role of Erika Spalding in 2004, relocating to Los Angeles to film the series.

Cole appeared in Ryan Cabrera's True music video and Papa Roach's video for "Scars". She guest-starred in the The WB show Supernatural episode titled "Provenance", where she played Sarah Blake, an art dealer. She is set to reprise her role in Season 8's episode "Clip Show". She has played guest roles in the CBS' show NUMB3RS. Cole has appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Bianca. Taylor stars as Desiree in the horror remake, April Fool's Day. Cole had a part in the film 12 Rounds, produced by WWE films and starring John Cena.

In December 2008, Cole appeared as Private Rachel Mills in the Heroes webisode series, The Recruit, and subsequently joined the main series in a recurring capacity playing the same character as at the start of 2009. She stars alongside Tiffany Shepis in The Violent Kind.[2]

She played the role of "Hot Neighbor" in the short-lived TV show Secret Girlfriend in 2009.

In April 2010, she guest starred in the NCIS episode "Guilty Pleasure" as DC escort Charlotte Cook.

From September 2010 to May 2011, she starred in The Event as Vicky Roberts, an assassin for a covert organization.

In October 2011, she starred in the music video for the The Walk by Mayer Hawthorne.[3]

Starting in November 2011, she has starred in CSI: Miami in the recurring role of Samantha Owens, a new lab technician.


List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Summerland Erika Spalding TV series, 21 episodes
2004 Teen Choice Awards Herself TV
2004 6th Annual Family Television Awards Herself TV
2006 Numb3rs Brandi TV Series, 1 episode, "Double Down"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bianca Desmond TV Series, 1 episode, "Daddy's Little Girl"
2006 That Guy Beautiful Girl Short Film
2006, 2013 Supernatural Sarah Blake TV Series, 2 episodes: "Provenance" and "Clip Show"
2006, 2011, 2012 CSI: Miami Taylor, Samantha Owens TV Series, 8 episodes
2006 All You've Got Kaitlan Film
2006 Family Guy (voice) 1 episode, "Prick Up Your Ears"
2007 Movin G Film
2008 Loaded Alex Film
2008 April Fool's Day Desiree Cartier Direct-to-video
2008 An American in China Jennifer Film
2008 Finish Line Jessie Chase Television film
2008 Do Not Disturb Tasha TV Series, 1 episode, "Work Sex"
2008–2009 Heroes Rachel Mills TV Series, 4 episodes
2008 Heroes: The Recruit Rachel Mills (credit only) Web Series, 2 episodes
2009 Cold Case Nikki Atkins TV Series, 1 episode, "Lotto Fever"
2009 12 Rounds Erica Kessen Film
2009 Melrose Place Trudy Chandler TV Series, 1 episode, "Nightingale"
2009 Surrogates Female Lawyer Film
2009 Secret Girlfriend Martina the Hot Neighbor TV series, 6 episodes
2010 The Violent Kind Shade Film
2010 NCIS Charlotte Cook TV Series, 1 episode, "Guilty Pleasure"
2010 Entourage TV Series, 1 episode, "Dramedy"
2010–2011 The Event Vicky Roberts TV series, 16 episodes
2011 The Green Hornet Limo Girl Film
2011 Two and a Half Men Melanie TV Series, 1 episode, "Thank You For The Intercourse"
2011 Melvin Smarty June Film (post-production)
2011 The Ganzfeld Experiment Beckett Film
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Hillary Chaver TV Series, 1 episode, "Ua Hala"
2012 The Glades Jennifer Starke TV Series, Recurring Role
2013 Castle Regina Cane TV Series, 1 episode, "Under the Influence"
2014 Dumbbells Rachel Corelli
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