American actor and director, Robin Lord Taylor is currently portraying the character of Oswald Cobblepot in American crime drama television series, Gotham. He is also known for his appearances in Accepted (2006), Another Earth (2011) and Would You Rather (2012).
Taylor’s performances in Gotham highly praised by Esquire magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. He is openly gay and is married to Production designer Richard Dibella in 2011.
Early Life and Education of Robin Lord Taylor
Robin Lord Taylor was born on 4th June 1978 in Shueyville, Iowa, the U.S. He belongs to white-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality.
Taylor was born to Robert Harmon Taylor and Mary Susan (née Stamy) Taylor. He has an older sister named Susan Taylor Chehak, who is an author.
Taylor did his schooling at the Solon High School. He then joined the Northwestern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in theatre in 2000. Taylor also went to architecture camp at the Washington University in St. Louis as a kid.
Robin Lord Taylor’s Career
Robin Lord Taylor has played iconic roles in the number of movies as well as television series. He made his television debuted through the 2005 American police procedural and legal drama television series, Law & Order. The same year, he also was also cast in a Short film, Jesus Children of America as Mike.
In 2006, Taylor worked in three movies, Pitch, The House is Burning and Accepted. He also co-created and co-starred with Billy Eichner in Creative Nation, a live talk show, at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Taylor then made his appearances in several movies, Step Up 3D, Another Earth, The Melancholy Fantastic, Cold Comes the Night, Full Dress whereas his TV credits Person of Interest, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Walking Dead, and among others.
Moreover, Taylor also worked in 2016 action-adventure stealth video game, Dishonored 2. Billy Lush was replaced by Robin Lord Taylor in the video game. The next year, he also was also featured in Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.
The Long Home is Taylor’s upcoming indie drama film. In the movie, he is cast along with Josh Hutcherson, Zoe Levin, Tim Blake Nelson and many others. He also currently starring in American crime drama television series, Gotham as Oswald Cobblepot or Penguin.
Robin Lord Taylor’s Net worth
Robin Lord Taylor has an estimated net worth of $6 million as per some sources. As per some online sources, he earned the salary of $17,500 per episode from the American crime drama television series, Gotham.
Moreover, the average income of American director is $92,220 per year. So, might be he earned the same amount. Taylor has been a part of a number of box office movies some of them are listed below
- Accepted (2006)
Budget- $23 million
Box office-collection- $38.5 million
IMDB rating- 6.5
- Step Up 3D (2010)
Budget- $30 million
Box office-collection- $159.3 million
IMDB rating- 6.2
- Another Earth (2011)
Box office-collection- $1.8 million
IMDB rating- 7
Starring- Brit Marling, William Mapother, Rupert Reid, and Richard Berendzen
Robin Lord Taylor’s Personal life
Robin Lord Taylor is in a marital relationship with Production designer Richard Dibella since 2011. It has been more than seven years, the pair is married and has been together since 2004.
Taylor is quite secretive about his personal life. He didn’t even reveal his wedding date until 2016 when he tweeted,
“Five years ago today, I married the greatest man I’ve ever met. We are proud and unafraid. #LoveIsLove,”
Taylor has lived in Manhattan, New York since 2000. He is close friends with comedian Billy Eichner, who is known for his performances in Hulu’s Difficult People and Parks & Recreation.
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