What is your full name and do you have a nickname?

My full name is Taylor Marie Dooley & my nickname is "Tay Boo". My parents started calling me that when I was a baby and it has definitly stuck with me.

When is your birthday?

My birthday is: February 26th.

Do you have any siblings?

Yes, I have one younger brother and his name is Drew.

How tall are you?

I'm 5"5' inches tall.

Do you have any pets?

We have 1 white fluffy Bichon Frise dog and her name is "Bella" and I also have a Tuxedo cat and her name is "Bentley".

What grade are you in?

I graduated high school in 2009 and I'm currently in college working on a degree in Psychology.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Reading, I love to read! If I have the time, I can finish a good book in a couple of days! I also really love English! I love writing! It is fun!

Do you really answer your fan mail and e-mails?

Yes I do. I read and respond to every letter I get in the mail, but becasue I get so many letters and autographed photo requests, it may take a while to get them back to you. I really love hearing from all you guys! So keep those letters and e-mails coming!

Do you post on other web sites like My Space, IMDB, or in Chat Rooms?

YES...I have a My Space! My parents finally agreed to let me get a My Space! So check it out when you get a chance: (www.myspace.com/tay_boo_dooley)! I know that there are a lot of posers pretending to be me on My Space. Please, don't be fooled and whatever you do Do Not give anyone any of your personal information becasue it is not me, and it is Not Safe! FYI - I don't post on IMDB and I've never been in a chat room.

What are your favorite "FAN" web sites?

Wow, that is a hard one! I've seen so many great fan sites out there and I know all you guys have worked so hard & taken a lot of time to make some really cool sites! I appreciate them all and I'm so thankful and blessed to have such awesome fans!! But OK... if I have to pick a couple of my favorites it would defiantly be the fan sites posted below, because they are loaded with some of the coolest stuff I've seen and they have lots of great info on them!





What is your favorite color?

My favorite color....well that seems to change a lot more often lately. Especially because I love fashion so much and colors change with the seasons. Pink was my favorite color for the longest time when I was younger. That is why I was so excited, that I got to dye my hair pink for the part of Lava Girl! That was so awesome! If I had to pick a color right now I think it would be lime green or purple.

Where are your favorite places to shop?

I love fashion & I love to shop! My ultimate favorite clothing line is "Free People"! Some of my favorite stores are: Fred Segals, Bloomingdales, Brandy Melville, Guess, Lucky, Diesel, & Urban Outfitters.

What is your favorite food?

My absolute favorite food in the world is defiantly "Crab Legs"! They are the best! My favorite desert is "Pinkberry" frozen yogurt ice cream! My favorite resturant is "The Melting Pot" ...love it! If you have one near you, you got to check it out, it's awesome! And recently i discovered my new love for sushi!!! hahaha. It sounds crazy but it is so delicious. Its one of my favorite foods nowadays!

What is your favorite music?

I'm pretty much all over the place when it comes to music. So here are some of my favorites: the spill canvas. archie star. a fine frenzy. any hip hop music or music you can dance too. paramore. relient k. old panic! at the disco. any classic rock. any christian rock. boys like girls. me in motion. across the sky. nsync. jacks mannequin. journey. nirvana. queen. snow patrol.

What are your favorite movies?

I love watching movies! I don't think I can narrow it down to one movie, but I'll give you some of my favorites. Starting with "Juno", "Across the Universe", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Little Miss Sunshine", and "The Illusionist". All great movies/amazing acting! I loved the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series! I'm also a sucker for mushy romantic comedies. My mom and I love them! Our favorites are "The Holiday", "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days", "Notting Hill", and "The Notebook". And my newest favorite is "The Ugly Truth".

Who are your favorite actors and actresses?

My favorite actress is easy. I love Natalie Portman! I have seen all her movies and I think she is awesome in everything she does! My second favorite is Kate Winslet. I think she is an amazing actress. I also like Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Ellen Page, Rachel McAdams, and Julia Roberts! I would love to be able to work with Julia Roberts some day! I also like Reese Witherspoon! She was great in "Walk the Line". My favorite actor is Johnny Depp because I think he does an amazing job becoming every character he plays! I also love Robert Downey Jr, Edward Norton, and of course Shia LaBeouf (hottie)!  

What is your favorite TV Show?

I am hooked on "American Idol!" I just love that show and if I can't catch it when it is on, I "TIVO" it and watch it as soon as I get the chance. I also love "Dexter", "Entourage", "Grey's Anatomy", "The Office" (what great comedic timing), "Gossip Girls", and "Heroes".

What are your favorite sports teams?

Well, I'm a major Michigan fan accross the board, probably becasue of my Dad and Uncle Gary. So, U of M is my #1 college football team ~ "Go Blue"! I also love the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons! 

What hobbies or special interests do you have?

I love horseback riding, dance, and swimming! I rollerbalde almost everyday with my family and I'm always on our trampoline in the back yard! One of my favorite ways to spend a day is at the beach body surfing with friends! 

How would you discribe your personality?

My family tells me that I've always been very confident, easy going, somewhat of a people pleaser, and very Type A. My friends say that I'm a lot of fun to hang out with and I'm always happy. I think I would describe myself as very focused like my parents, but also pretty easy going like my dad. I don't really get mad very often and if I get my feelings hurt, I'm usually over it in 5 minutes. I defiantly look at life from the positive side and I think you can do whatever it is you put your heart and mind into, as long as you're willing to give it 100%. I also think it is so important to always be thankful for what you have and the blessings you have been given. One of the feelings that I really don't understand and defiantly feel can be the most self destructive is jealousy. If you look closely at your life, there is always something you can be thankful for!

Do you have a boyfriend?

Yes I do actually.

Are you dating Taylor Lautner (Shark Boy/Eliot Murtaugh)?

No! Taylor is one of my close friends. I know a lot of you ask this question because you have seen us in sooo many photos together. That is because we did so much publicity for "Shark Boy and Lava Girl" together and our families are very close, so we get to hang out a lot. So don't worry girls, he's still available and we are just friends! lol! 

Can I have your phone number or meet you some place?

I know all you guys are super nice, but for safty reasons I'm not allowed to give out my phone number or meet anyone I don't already know. I'm Sorry! 

Where were you born and where do you live now?

I was born in Grosse Point, Michigan. We moved to Glendale, Arizona when I was 5 years old. We lived there for 6 years until we moved to Los Angeles, California when I was 11 year old. I was so lucky my parents were willing and able to move to Cali, to help me pursue my dream! 

How did you get started in acting?

Please see my "About Me" page. I explain how I got into acting, but the road is different for every one. I did find a  couple of really good web sites for those of you who write asking how to get started: "Actingbiz" and "BizPartenz". There are also some good books out there too, with great advice on things to watch our for! Good Luck and remember "Never Give Up On Your Dreams"! 

Bizparentz: http://www.bizparentz.org/

Actingbiz: http://www.actingbiz.com/

Is being an actress what you want to do for your whole life or would you like to try something else?

I absolutely love acting and I can't think of anything else I want to do more! I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love so much! I hope that I can continue acting for a very long time and I pray that I will get the chance to do some more serious roles in the future. My dream is to grow into an amazing actress and someday earn an Academy Award! 

Are you anything like your character "Lava Girl" in "The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl"?

Yes, I feel like Lava Girl and I have a lot of the same personality traits. We both look at life and situations the same way, with a positive attitude and if we are faced with a problem we both try to look at the bright side of things. Lava Girl is also searching to find out more about her inner self and as I'm getting older I'm learning more and more about the person I really am inside and how things that happen, seem to change and shape how I feel. 

What is youe ethnic background?

I'm basically a MUTT, but I'll give you the run down. I'm mostly Belgium, with some German and English on my mom's side and Irish, German, English, and Sioux Indian on my Dad's side. 

What Religion are you?

I'm a Christian! I believe, if it weren't for God I wouldn't be where I am today and I thank him for all his blessings! I look to God for everything! 

What is your favorite thing in the whole world?

My Family =)

Well, I hope I answered a lot of your questions. Check out my Blog when you get a chance. I try to keep it updated, so I can keep you updated on what's new with me! : 0) Thanks for all your support, you guys are the best!!!! Loves, Taylor

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