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Desariee Starr Compton
Long Beach, California, U.S.
February 21, 1989
In 1998, Taylor-Compton began her acting career with an appearance in the film A.W.O.L. with David Morse, and later in the short film Thursday Afternoon. She went on to have small roles in both television and film including Ally McBeal, ER, Frasier, The Guardian and The Division. She appeared in several student films, commercials for Fuji Film and the Disney Cruise Line, and various skits on The Jay Leno Show. November 2000 saw Taylor-Compton make her stage debut as the title character in a production of Annie Warbucks at The Grove Theatre in Upland, California, and a stage production of Footloose at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
In 2007, Taylor-Compton appeared in the film An American Crime which told the true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, whom had kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s. After losing the lead role in the Pang Brothers film The Messengers to Kristen Stewart, Taylor-Compton then returned to the horror genre as Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie’s remake of the classic Halloween. She endured a long audition process, but as director Zombie explains, “Scout was my first choice. There was just something about her; she had a genuine quality. She didn’t seem actor-y.” The film broke box-office records as the highest grossing film on the Labor Day weekend.
In an interview conducted in July 2007, Taylor-Compton reported that after completing April Fool’s Day, she wants to stay away from roles in the horror genre for her next film projects. Although she has received many horror film scripts, she believes that she “needs to move on from horror.
Then, she went on to star in the film Obsessed alongside Beyonce Knowles. Her most recent film to hit theaters was Halloween II, Rob Zombie’s sequel to the 2007 remake. The film opened the same day as The Final Destination, another high profile horror film, and had disappointing box office returns as a result. Taylor-Compton is currently filming The Runaways where she plays Lita Ford, alongside Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, and Stella Maeve.
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