Jade Tailor is one of the many actors who discovered their talent at an early age and to make something out of it, she got herself trained on the nitty-gritty of the job. Today, we count her among the fast-rising movie stars for a lot of plausible reasons.
Tailor professionally joined the film industry in 2007 and she has taken on some roles that have helped set her name apart among her peers. Some of the TV productions that made her popular are The Magicians, and Murder in the First. Tracing her early start in the industry revealed some interesting details that throw more light on the level of skills she displays onscreen.
Jade Tailor Had An Early Start But Not In Acting
Jade, whose mother was a famous actress in the 1970s and her father an Israeli-born famous businessman, grew up very energetic and with strong artistic traits, however, acting was not her first artistic pursuit. She initially explored other options before settling for the performing arts. At the age of three, she was already a member of a gymnastics class and by age 4, she became a member of a ballet dancing group. Tailor may not be dancing professionally or a professional gymnast but her early exposure to these areas would no doubt prove useful in her acting career.
She probably began honing her acting skills early but recorded notable progress when she entered high school. Jade Tailor did not only perform excellently in her early endeavors but her performance increased significantly after she joined a high school that is performing arts-based. After graduation, she moved to New York City where she improved on her acting skills, as well as got the golden opportunity to launch into the acting business.
Tailor Got Her Start Appearing In Many Short Films
On the professional front, Jade Tailor began acting at the age of twenty-two. Atypical with most actresses just starting out, all Tailor could get at her early stage were roles in short films and this lasted for a while, thus her earnings compared to other actresses at that time were only but a chicken feed.
Her first short film was A Perfect Day, released in 2007. That same year, she starred in two other short films Rex Buster and You’re So Dead. She ended her debut year with a small role in the television series The Getaway where she acted as Angie in the first episode.
In the next couple of years that followed, Jade Tailor’s credits continued to be mostly in short films. They included the role of Angel in The Chronicles of Curtis Tucker: Letting Go which she reprised in The Chronicles of Curtis Tucker: There Was a Girl.
Her first non-short film role came in 2008 horror/thriller film, Dark Reel which starred Tiffany Shepis, Edward Furlong, Mercedes McNab, Alexandra Holden, Tony Todd, and Lance Henriksen. Considering that her role was not a starring role, Tailor must have earned only a little paycheck for her role. Her only credit in 2009 was the short film, It’s a Long Ride Home.
Better Roles And More Visibility
Tailor’s career looked like it took a while before it kicked off, but her years appearing in minor roles in short films later began to pay off. In 2010, she acted in just one short film, The Third Rule, and had the chance to book a role in the popular fantasy horror TV series, True Blood. The role (though being a small one) in such a popular show no doubt made her noticeable by more filmmakers.
Her other credit in 2010 was a suspense thriller film written, directed, and produced by film director Allen Wolf titled In My Sleep. She had a small part in the 2011 romantic comedy film directed by Valerie Weiss titled Losing Control.
Her Role As Kady Orloff-Diaz In The Magicians Became Her Big Break
Jade Tailor finally got her long-awaited break in 2015 when she booked the main role of Kady Orloff-Diaz In The Magicians. This is the year when it can be said that the actress began receiving a considerably big pay for her services.
The show which aired on Syfy from December 16, 2015, to April 1, 2020, proved to be a hit receiving many awards and improving Tailor’s career in the process. For four consecutive years, The Magicians received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Fantasy Television Series while Tailor’s co-star Keegan Connor Tracy received a UBCP/ACTRA Awards Best Actress nomination.
The series also featured top actors like Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Rick Worthy, and Hale Appleman, among many others. While on The Magicians, Tailor received other roles including in the films Higher Power and Juke Box Hero.
Being that Tailor only got her break in 2015 with her role in The Magicians as her only major role, her net worth is yet to enter the league of millions, however with her continued activity in the industry, her earning power will no doubt rise. As of this writing, estimates are that her net worth is in the tune of $100,000 – $300,000.
Her Mother Is Both An Actress and Nutritionist
Jade’s mother Sally Pansing who birthed her as Jessica Lee Kravich in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on 12 August 1985, was a popular actress in the 70s.
Tailor no doubt got her acting talent from her mother. Some of her mother’s film roles could be seen in Jennifer, and Donny and Marie Show. In addition to acting, Jade’s mother was also popular as a holistic nutritionist.
Brother, Shawn Kravich Is A Lawyer
Jade’s brother, Shawn Kravich is one year older than her, being born on March 25, 1984. Currently practicing his law profession and working as an Executive Director of the Snap Foundation, Kravich graduated from the University of Southern California where he earned a degree in International Relations. He also earned his J.D from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. He joined the California State Bar in 2010.