Anne Blaineplayed by Lili Taylor
Having raised her son, Taylor, alone since his birth, Anne Blaine discovered there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for the good of her son. Unfazed by their modest circumstance, Anne has made great personal sacrifices so that she could afford Taylor’s enrollment in the prestigious Leyland School with the belief the school offered the best education possible. So, when Taylor comes to his mother with allegations of assault by fellow students, Anne is stunned that the institution refuses to do more to protect Taylor. It is a “wrong” that she personally sets out to “right.”
On the big screen, Lili Taylor most recently starred in the Fox feature Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials and will next be seen in Marti Noxon's directorial debut, To the Bone, playing Lily Collins' mom, opposite Keanu Reeves. She will also be returning to star in season 3 of the critically acclaimed ABC series American Crime.
Her past film credits include James Wan's The Conjuring, Michael Mann's Public Enemies, The Secret and Brooklyn's Finest. She originally made her screen debut in Donald Petrie's Mystic Pizza, co-starring Julia Roberts, then went on to star in Oliver Stone's Born on the 4th of July, Emir Kusturica's Arizona Dream, and Nancy Savoca's Household Saints, for which she won a Spirit award. She also starred in Alan Rudolph's Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Robert Altman's Short Cuts and Pret-À-Porter, Abel Ferrara's The Addiction, Ransom opposite Mel Gibson, and The Haunting alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones.
On television, Taylor has starred in JJ Abrams' Almost Human on Fox, as well as the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove. She has also appeared in The Good Wife, State of Mind, The X-Files, and the hit TV series Six Feet Under, which earned her two Emmy nominations and a SAG Award. She was most recently nominated for an Emmy for her leading work in American Crime.
On the stage, she most recently appeared in the Steven Soderbergh-directed production of The Library at The Public Theater. She also appeared in The New Group's productions of Mourning Becomes Electra and Aunt Dan & Lemon, Manhattan Theater Club's The Dead Eye Boy and many others. Originally, Taylor made her Broadway stage debut in Chekov's The Three Sisters.