Alan Taylor

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Birth Name: Alan Jamieson Taylor

Place of Birth: U.S.

Date of Birth: January 13, 1959

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, French, some German and Dutch

Alan Taylor is an American television director, film director, screenwriter, and television producer. He has directed episodes of the shows Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones, and the films Palookaville, Thor: The Dark World, Terminator Genisys, and The Many Saints of Newark.

His mother, Mimi Cazort (born Mary Antoinette Cazort), was a scholar and Curator Emerita for Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Canada. His father, James J. Taylor, was a videographer, who was pivotal in the creation of the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive. His sister is indie rock artist Anna Domino (born Anna Virginia Taylor). He was raised partly in Manor Park, Ottawa, Canada. He has three children with his former wife, German make-up artist Nicki Ledermann.

Alan’s paternal grandfather was named Edgar C. Taylor. Edgar was born in New Hampshire, to a father from Canada and a mother from Scotland.

Alan’s paternal grandmother was named Nora/Norah J. Nora was born in Pennsylvania, to a father from England and a mother from Scotland.

Alan’s maternal grandfather was Alan Garner Cazort (the son of William Alexander Cazort and May Garner). Alan was born in Arkansas. William was the son of Sidney Bumpass Cazort and Martha Harrell Wallace. May was the daughter of William Wakefield Garner and Henrietta Humphry/Humphrey, whose father was from Isle Abbotts, South Somerset District, Somerset, England. Alan Cazort’s patrilineal line can be traced to Anthony Cossart, who was born, c. 1673, in France. Anthony was the son of Jacques Cossart, who was from Rouen, France, and Lea Villeman, who was from Bavaria, Germany. Anthony’s wife, Elizabeth Tymensen Valentine, was born in New Jersey, U.S., to a Dutch father, Jan Tymensen Valentine, and a mother from New York, Catherine Tamamizer.

Alan’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lillian Carpenter (the daughter of Robert Lee Carpenter and Edith Mack). Mary was born in Arkansas. Robert was the son of Julius M. Carpenter and Sarah Reed. Edith was the daughter of Allen Pitt Mack and Mary Ellen Meriwether.

Sources: Obituary of Alan’s father –

Alan’s paternal grandparents, Edgar C. Taylor and Nora/Norah J., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Alan’s mother – http://www.legacy

Genealogies of Alan’s maternal grandparents, Alan Garner Cazort and Mary Lillian (Carpenter) Cazort –

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