American actress Scout Taylor-Compton debuted as an ingenue, appearing on several television series in guest and recurring roles during the 1990s and 2000s, including Charmed, ER, and Gilmore Girls. She then segued into feature roles in the mid-2000s, with memorable contributions to the Jennifer Garner-headlined age-swap fantasy 13 Going on 30, and -- later that same year -- with the all-girl teen comedy Sleepover (2004). Taylor-Compton made her biggest splash, however, by essaying the role of Laurie Strode, perpetually stalked slasher victim (and sister of Michael Myers), in Rob Zombie's much-anticipated horror remake Halloween (2007); the actress inherited the role, of course, from former scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis. Taylor-Compton also made headlines in August 2005 when officially declared "missing" from her family's Apple Valley, CA, home. She was recovered a short time later.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Of Mexican descent.Was a competitive swimmer.Inspired the song "The Mortician's Daughter", written by her ex-boyfriend Andy Biersack from the rock band Black Veil Brides.Studied at the Vocal Power Institute and the Hollywood Pop Academy.In 2007, worked on her debut album with ERA Productions and singer Vitamin C.Participates in charity projects as a celebrity youth member of Kids With a Cause.