Alan Taylor Bio, Age, Family, The Many Saints of Newark, The Sopranos Kennedy and Heidi

Alan Taylor Biography

Alan Taylor is a TV and film director from the United States. He is famous for his work on TV shows such as The Sopranos, Lost, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones, The West Wing, Deadwood, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, and Six Feet Under.

In August 2022,it was announced that Taylor was hired to direct multiple episodes of second season of House of the Dragon.

He has directed films such as Palookaville, Terminator Genisys, and Thor: The Dark World. He was the winner of the 2007 Prime time Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for The Sopranos episode “Kennedy and Heidi”.

Additionally, in 2008, he was nominated in the same category for the Mad Men episode “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and in 2018 for the Game of Thrones episode “Beyond the Wall”.

Age | How old is Alan?

He was born on January 13 1959. He is 64 years old as of 2023.

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Alan Taylor Family

He was born to James J. Taylor and Mimi Cazort. His father was a videographer while his mother was a curator. He has a sister named Anna Virginia Taylor.

She is best known as Anna Domino, the famous indie rock artist.

He has three children named Ginger, Willa, and Jamieson. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

Alan Taylor Career

He has directed for a number of programs on both network TV and premium cable, most often on HBO. Additionally, he has directed five movies: Palookaville, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Kill the Poor, Thor: The Dark World, and Terminator Genisys.

In 2004, he joined the crew of the HBO western drama, Deadwood in the role of director for the first season. He was the director of the episode “Here Was a Man”.

In 2005, for the second season, he returned as a director and helmed the episode “Requiem for a Gleet”. He was the director of the pilot episodes of Mad Men ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ and ‘Bored to Death’ as well as subsequent episodes of each.

In HBO’s Game of Thrones, he directed two episodes from season 1 of and four episodes of season 2. He directed the 2013 sequel Thor: The Dark World. In 2015, he directed Terminator Genisys.

He worked on a TV adaptation of Roadside Picnic for the WGN America network. The show is based on the Strugatsky brothers’ 1971 science fiction novel. In 2017, he returned to direct for the seventh season of Game of Thrones.

Alan Taylor The Sopranos Kennedy and Heidi

“Kennedy and Heidi” is the 83rd episode of HBO TV series The Sopranos. It is the 18th episode of the show’s sixth season.

The episode was directed by Alan Taylor. It premiered in the U.S. on the 13th of May in 2007.

The episode was nominated for an Emmy Award for writing and won for directing at the 59th annual awards.

The episode was nominated and won in the category of Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

Alan Taylor Filmography

A list of TV shows and episodes he has directed:

That Burning Question (1988)

Homicide: Life on the Street TV series

  • episode “Mercy”
  • episode “Blood Ties”
  • episode “The Wedding”
  • episode “A Dog and Pony Show”
  • episode “Autofocus”
  • episode “The True Test”
  • episode “Forgive Us Our Trespasses”

Oz (1997) TV series

  • episode 1.06 “To Your Health”
  • episode 2.06 “Strange Bedfellows”

Trinity (1998) TV series

  • episode “Breaking In, Breaking Out, Breaking Up, Breaking Down”

Sex and the City (1998) TV series

  • Season 2, episode 09 “Old Dogs, New Dicks”
  • Season 2, episode 14 “The Fuck Buddy”
  • Season 4, episode 15 “Change of a Dress”
  • Season 4, episode 16 “Ring a Ding-Ding”
  • Season 6, episode 07 “The Post-it Always Sticks Twice”
  • Season 6, episode 08 “The Catch”

Now and Again (1999) TV series

  • episode “Over Easy”

The Sopranos (1999) TV series

  • Season 1, episode 06 “Pax Soprana”
  • Season 4, episode 10 “The Strong, Silent Type”
  • Season 5, episode 02 “Rat Pack”
  • Season 6, episode 04 “The Fleshy Part of the Thigh”
  • Season 6, episode 09 “The Ride”
  • Season 6, episode 12 “Kaisha”
  • Season 6,episode 14 “Stage 5”
  • Season 6, episode 18 “Kennedy and Heidi”
  • Season 6, episode 20 “The Blue Comet”

The West Wing (1999) TV series

  • Season 1, episode 08 “Enemies”
  • Season 1, episode 16 “20 Hours in L.A.”

Six Feet Under (2001) TV series

  • Season 2, episode 08 “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Keen Eddie (2003)

  • episode “Sticky Fingers”

Carnivàle (2003) TV series

  • Season 2, episode 07 “Damascus”

Deadwood (2004) TV series

  • Season 1, episode 04 “Here Was a Man”
  • Season 2, episode 04 “Requiem for a Gleet”

Lost (2004) TV series

  • Season 2, episode 04 “Everybody Hates Hugo”

Rome (2005) TV series

  • Season 1, episode 10 “Triumph”
  • Season 1, episode 12 “Kalends of February”

Big Love (2006) TV series

  • Season 1, episode 05 “Affair”

Mad Men (2007) TV series

  • Season 1, episode 01 “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”
  • Season 1, episode 02 “Ladies Room”
  • Season 1, episode 12 “Nixon vs. Kennedy”
  • Season 2, episode 12 “The Mountain King”

Boardwalk Empire (2010) TV series

  • Season 1, episode 05 “Nights in Ballygran”

Game of Thrones (2011) TV series

  • Season 1, episode 09 “Baelor”
  • Season 1, episode 10 “Fire and Blood”
  • Season 2, episode 01 “The North Remembers”
  • Season 2, episode 02 “The Night Lands”
  • Season 2, episode 08 “The Prince of Winterfell”
  • Season 2, episode 10 “Valar Morghulis”
  • Season 7, episode 06 “Beyond the Wall”

A list of films he has directed:

  • Palookaville (1995)
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes (2001)
  • Kill the Poor (2003)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Terminator Genisys (2015)
  • The Many Saints of Newark (2020)