Who is Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling?
Taylor Schilling is an actress who came to most people’s attention when she took the lead role of Piper Chapman in Netflix’s women’s prison comedy-drama Orange is the New Black.
Prior to appearing in that series, the Boston-born actor appeared in films like the Oscar-winning Argo in 2012 and the infamous Atlas Shrugged: Part I in 2011.
After taking the role of Piper, Schilling has appeared in films like romantic comedy The Overnight, Netflix sci-fi thriller The Titan, and upcoming horror The Prodigy.
Who is Taylor Schilling’s girlfriend?
Who Schilling is currently dating is a well-kept secret. The actress has been very quiet in interviews about who she may or may not be dating.
In a 2017 interview with the Evening Standard, Schilling said of her sexuality: “‘I’ve had very serious relationships with lots of people, and I’m a very expansive human.”
She added: “There’s no part of me that can be put under a label.”
In that profile, she described herself as single, saying: “I’m working all the time – I don’t really have anything else going on.
“But I’ve had wonderful relationships. I’ve had a lot of love, and I don’t have any qualms about where it comes from.”
Since then, however, it seems that she may have found love.
In a February 2018 interview with Gotham Magazine, Schilling was asked about rumours that she was dating a male artist living in Gowanus in Brooklyn, New York.
She replied: “I’m not gonna talk about it…but someone special does live in Gowanus. It’s full of special people. It’s a special place.”
Previously, rumours circulated for a number of years that linked Taylor Schilling to Carrie Brownstein.
Brownstein is an actress known for her work on sketch series Portlandia and her recurring role as Syd in Amazon Prime’s Transparent.
She is also a vocalist and lead guitarist with cult rock band Sleater-Kinney.
The two were rumoured to be dating in 2015. However, Schilling has always refused to confirm or deny the rumours.
Another celebrity Schilling has been linked to is her previous co-star Zac Efron.
The pair appeared together in The Lucky One in 2012, an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Dating rumours rose from what many saw as their chemistry on the film, as well as what was read as flirtatious behaviour between them on set, captured in behind-the-scenes clips on the film’s DVD.
However, Schilling denies that she dated The Greatest Showman star.
When asked by a caller on chat show Watch What Happens Live whether the two “were ever an item,” Schilling replied with an emphatic: “Oh, nooooooooooooooo.”
All six seasons of Orange is the New Black are available to stream on Netflix