Who is Taylor Atelian?
Taylor Marie Atelian was born on 27 March 1995, in Santa Barbara, California, USA, and is an actress, best known for her work during her childhood up to her teenage years. Her biggest role was in the television sitcom “According to Jim”, in which she portrayed one of the daughters, Ruby.
The Riches of Taylor Atelian
As of mid-2020, Taylor Atelian’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She was active in the profession from 2001 to 2009 though she hasn’t taken any new projects since and she has not confirmed whether or not she has officially retired.
While it is likely, she has likely pursued other career paths that have contributed to her financial status.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
As a child, Taylor showcased a strong inclination towards the performing arts, and was supported by her parents who paid for her to take dance classes at the Rudenko School of Dance which is based in Santa Barbara. The school was established by Barbara Rudenko, and has been operational for over five decades, offering lessons in various dances. During her time there, she trained in jazz, ballet, and tap dancing.
Around the same time, she found opportunities within the local community to perform on stage.
She joined the Lobero Theatre and appeared in productions such as “Babes in Toyland” and “Alice in Wonderland”, a stage adaptation of the Lewis Caroll novel of the same name, considered one of the most lasting stories for adults and children, and which has been adapted numerous times on television, in film, and on stage. She also worked on a production of “Pinocchio” based on the character from “The Adventures of Pinocchio”, popularized by the 1940 Disney film.
According to Jim
Eventually Atelian got her big break in 2001, when she was cast in the sitcom “According to Jim” playing one of the daughters of the titular character played by Jim Belushi – she was one of the original three children before two more were introduced following its seventh season.
The show ran throughout the 2000s, and follows the story of a father living in the suburbs with his family. Jim often has characteristics similar to that of the actor portraying him. Throughout the show, he frequently finds himself in problematic or difficult situations due to his personality, often leading to his activities backfiring on him. Despite his flaws, he is loved by his family. Other stars of the show included Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Joe Campbell, Mitch Rouse, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
The show was filmed at the CBS Studio Center by the in-house production company of ABC. Jim Belushi was known to have directed many episodes and is credited as the show’s executive producer. He has expressed numerous times that the show reflected his real life, and is often based on himself or one of the writers.
“According to Jim” achieved success during its run, and attracted a steady following leading it to air for eight seasons before ending. The series finale was filmed before the cancellation was announced, and the sets were then torn down.
During her time in the show, she won a Young Artist Award for her performance. It also opened other opportunities for her including an appearance in the music video “Celebrity” by Brad Paisley. However, most of her time was dedicated to filming the show and she was also busy completing her education in the meantime.
Nearing the end of “According to Jim”, she had a few independent projects, including the short film “Reaper” and the made-for-television film “Mother Goose Parade”. She did a few commercial projects such as for V-Chip alongside her fellow “According to Jim” stars, and also a few commercials for ABC, promoting the network.
After the show’s end, she took a step back from acting, and for a while pursued music endeavors. She became a part of an all-girl music group Pink-E-Swear, but the group never released any singles or albums. She hasn’t returned to acting since leaving “According to Jim”.
Taylor Atelian Now
Atelian went inactive for some time in the 2010s, with her Instagram accounts and other social media accounts turning silent. Before the inactivity, people witnessed her as she grew up and became an adult. She went on with her education, and put her acting career at least on hold.
After completing high school, it isn’t known if she pursued a college education. She has done various types of work over the years, including as a host for events at a local bar. She also started teaching dance at the Zermeno Dance Academy, and was also a m,ember of the group LA Kiss Girls, the cheerleading squad known for their performances at various American Football games.
In recent years, she’s settled down and focused more on raising a family, though she created new online profiles and reconnected with her fans. She works as a bartender for several clubs and bars within Santa Barbara, including the Matrix Nightclub & Lounge, O’Malley’s Santa Barbara, and Baja Sharkeez Santa Barbara.
To stay away from others while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, she’s been taking trips with friends to isolated areas, hiking, and spending time on private beaches.
Taylor is in a relationship with Jesse Schullstrom-Warren, and they have a child together but haven’t married. Her boyfriend is from Florida and is a professional baseball player. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and reading books. With traveling not being an option due to quarantine, she’s been reading a lot – one of her favorite authors is CS Lewis who is known for his “Narnia” book series.