Leigh Taylor-Young (born January 25, 1945) is an American actress who has appeared on stage, screen, and television.
"Someone once told me that success is when preparation meets with opportunity. So obviously the most important thing is to be prepared when the opportunity comes."
Leigh Taylor-Young was born on January 25, 1945 in Washington, DC. Her last name is an amalgamation of the last names of her father, a diplomat, and her stepfather, a successful Detroit executive. She was raised in Oakland County, Michigan, and graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mi. Before attending Northwestern University as an economics major, she spent a summer shifting scenery and sweeping up at a Detroit little theater. However, she left before graduating to pursue a full-time acting career, making her professional debut on Broadway in Three Bags Full. About dropping out of college, the actress explained: