Lilli Taylor in ‘The Conjuring’ (2013)
Film Synopsis: (allmovie.com)
A demonic entity lays claim to family living in a secluded farmhouse, prompting them to seek the aid of two renowned paranormal researchers in this tale of possession inspired by actual events. The story gets underway as paranormal researchers Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) evaluate a mysterious doll discovered by a trio of young roommates in 1968. Believing their house to be haunted by the wayward spirit of a deceased young girl, they give the girl permission to inhabit the doll, and soon their lives become a waking nightmare. Informed by Ed and Lorraine that they have fallen victim to an inhuman spirit (aka a demon) seeking a human host, the roommates entrust the doll to the Warrens, who place it in their personal museum for safekeeping. Flash forward three years to Harrisville, RI, where the Perron family have just moved into their country dream home — an 18th century farmhouse that offers plenty of space for parents Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston), as well as their five daughters Andrea (Shanley Caswell), Nancy (Hayley McFarland), Christine (Joey King), Cindy (Mackenzie Foy), and April (Kyla Deaver). It seems like the ideal place to raise a family until a series of unsettling events leave the Perron family convinced they are not alone. Terrified, Carolyn reaches out to the Warrens for help, and learns that a demonic entity has attached itself to her family, and has no intentions of letting them go. Meanwhile, the deeper the Warrens delve into the farmhouse’s history, the clearer it becomes that this spirit has a murderous agenda, and that no one will be safe until it is driven back into darkness.
Short Bio: (wikipedia.org)
Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American actress notable for her appearances in such award-winning indie films as Mystic Pizza (1988), Say Anything… (1989), Short Cuts (1993) and I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), as well as the acclaimed TV show Six Feet Under (2002–2005). She has also appeared in several big-budget films such as Ransom (1996), The Haunting (1999) and The Conjuring (2013).
Taylor, the fifth of six children, was born in Glencoe, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois to Marie (née Lecour) and George Park Taylor, an artist and hardware store operator. She grew up in a “warm family environment” and has described herself as being “a bit of a searcher” during her childhood. She graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in 1985. Thereafter, she attended The Theatre School at DePaul University and the Piven Theatre Workshop. She introduced Louise Post and Nina Gordon, founding members of 1990s alternative band Veruca Salt, at a party in Chicago in 1993. She is married to writer Nick Flynn; the couple has one child.