'The 100': Eliza Taylor's Rise To Fame

Eliza Taylor The 100 Rise To Fame
October 24, 2020 - 19:02 / Rachel Johnson

Eliza Taylor, The 100's "Clarke Griffin", got her big break starring on Australian soap opera Neighbours. However, after moving to the United States, she almost didn't take the part of "Clarke Griffin"! Here is everything you need to know about Australian and The 100 actress, Eliza Taylor's rise to fame!

Eliza Taylor stars as The 100's "Clarke Griffin", but what was she doing before starring on the hit CW drama? Born October 24, 1989, in Melbourne, Australia, Eliza Taylor had other ambitions before deciding to become an actress. 

Interested in sea animals from an early age, Eliza dreamed of becoming a marine biologist as a little girl. However, after landing a lead role in 2003 on an Australian children's program, Pirate Islands, she would discover her passion for acting. 

Eliza Taylor The 100

Eliza Taylor attends the 2007 TV Week Logie Awards

Before Eliza Taylor became The 100's "Clarke Griffin", she would rise to fame on popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. Taylor would play the part of "Janae Timmins" regularly for two years until 2007 when she decided to leave the series. 

Between Neighbours and The 100, Eliza Taylor took on a number of smaller roles including:

  • The Laundromat (2009)
  • 6 Plots (2012)
  • The November Man (2014)

In 2014, Eliza Taylor had just moved to LA when her credit card and the rest of her wallet were stolen! She was ready to give up and head back to Australia when she got the call that would lead to the second biggest role of her career, The 100.

Eliza Taylor as "Clarke Griffin"

Eliza Taylor as "Clarke Griffin" The 100 2020

After reading the script for the part of "Clarke Griffin", Eliza Taylor fell in love with the character! The 100 has been one of The CW's most loved post-apocalyptic drama series over the years, and just wrapped up its seventh season last month! 

Eliza Taylor's enthusiasm for the part can be seen on-screen and she has been nominated for a number of awards for her performance! The 31-year-old married her The 100 co-star, Bob Morley last year, and we couldn't be happier for the couple! With The 100 having ended this year, it is yet to be seen what Eliza Taylor's next big role will be!