Our interview with SOCAL actress Notlim Taylor who will make her prime-time sitcom debut with her newest role in the much anticipated NBC comedy series “Marlon” premiering August 16.
The sitcom, starring Marlon Wayans as the title character, follows his life as a co-parent and father of two, Notlim will star as his daughter ‘Marley Wayne’ alongside Essence Atkins portraying her mom and Marlon’s ex-wife ‘Ashley Wayne,’ and Amir O’Neil as ‘Zachery Wayne.’
Hi Notlim please tell us a little about you?
My name is Notlim Renee Taylor, Notlim spells Milton backwards. I am fifteen years old and my birthday is January twentieth. My favorite color is yellow, I’m a vegetarian and I am the proud owner of my 9 month old frenchie.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Most people have told me that I’m a very humble person, as well as hard working and mature for my age.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My parents and my brother are my biggest supporters, they believe in me even when I don’t. They encourage me to try new things and they strengthen me.
How did you get started in the industry?
My father (Milton “Twain”Taylor) is an actor, my brother and I would watch him act and rehearse all the time. Then we started practicing commercials in the mirror at bath time that we’d seen on television, our dad decided to take a chance and let us audition for our first commercial which ended up being our first job.
What was your first acting role?
My first theatrical role was on Real Husbands of Hollywood, I played Kevin Hart’s adopted daughter on the show.
What is the best and worst part of being an actress?
The best part about being an actress is knowing that you gift is blessing others, your gifts entertain people and make them laugh when they have had a bad day. There is no worst part about being an actor at all.
Best advice ever given?
One of my passions is helping people, I love to see other people happy. My singing coach told me that I could continue to have that passion but I needed to make sure that I was happy too.
How did you find out about “Marlon”? And tell us about your character Marley?
When my dad told me I got the role, I didn’t believe him. Then my agent called to congratulate me, I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked, happy, and confused. I didn’t understand what I did to deserve what God has blessed me with. I was thankful at the same time though. I’m so blessed and so thankful to be apart of such an amazing show with amazing people.
My character Marley is a 14 year old book worm and a 4.0 student in her private school. She is extremely educated, mature, and she juggles a lot of responsibility between dealing with the divorce of her parents while helping to raise her little brother Zack and school work. She respects and loves both of her parents unconditionally. No matter how immature or over protective Marlon might act towards different challenges in her life, she is always going to be daddy’s little girl.
How is working with Marlon Wayans?
I love working with Marlon, Marlon is crazy but professional and he reminds me a little too much of my own dad. He makes the set a comfortable environment for everyone to work in.
What has been your most memorable experience from the set so far?
The most memorable experience for me on the set so far would have to be filming the 4th episode and celebrating my birthday. Marlon surprised me with a cake, my aunts and grandmothers flew in from out of town, and the audience sang happy birthday. I felt so loved and thankful to GOD for blessing me with such a wonderful new family.
What other projects you have been part of?
Other projects you may have seen me on are abc’s Black•ish, 2015 American Girl movie (Grace stirs up Success), Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart, and Instant Mom.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress? And why?
Viola Davis is a strong actress and I admire how hard working and dedicated she is to her craft.
3 things you can’t leave your house without?
I can’t leave my house without my purse, my keys, and my glasses.
What music do you like?
The type of music I like listening to is R&B, Jazz, and everything old school.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is?
My idea of a perfect Sunday would be chilling at home with my family.
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to see myself successful, more mature, using my gifts and voice to make a difference, healthy, and maybe even directing.
Do you support any charities?
Currently I do not support any charities, although I would like to support non profit organizations that protect the rights of animals. Other charities I’m looking into include the following:
Hearts United for Animals
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
Share our Strength
Where we can follow you?
Favorite Music: The type of music I like listening to is R&B, Jazz, and everything old school.
Quote: “GOD doesn’t call the prepared, he prepares the called.”
Holiday Destination: I would love to go to Hawaii for Thanksgiving.
Song: I don’t really have a favorite song, but I do enjoy listening to Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, and India Arie.
Sports Team: In the Taylor house you have to support the Cavs.
Movie: I’m obsessed with the movie A Walk to Remember, everything about the movie is amazing. The writing, the acting, and don’t get me started on Mandy Moore’s singing…just amazing.