Taylor Sele is one of the stars of Survival of the Thickest. After career a rookie career in NFL, Taylor has been pursuing a career as an actor. Who is he? What’s his net worth? Did he actually play in NFL?
Here is what we’ve discovered about Taylor.
Taylor Sele On Survival Of The Thickest
Taylor Sele is taking on the role of Jacque on Netflix’s upcoming show Survival of the Thickest. Created by comedian Michelle Buteau, and writer-producer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (New Girl), the show is based on Buteau’s book of the same name.
The show’s synopsis reads, “Mavis, an assistant fashion stylist in Manhattan, aspires to become a lead stylist — and her hot photographer boyfriend, Jacque, is supporting her every step of the way. He even helps her secure an interview at Essence. Despite all his professions of love and devotion, though, Mavis later finds him in bed with another woman.”
It continues further, “So she moves out of their luxury apartment in Manhattan and into cramped quarters in Brooklyn with an oddball roommate. It’s pretty rough — and being a single thirtysomething can be awkward — but Mavis is committed to enjoying her life and making waves in the fashion industry — even without the leg up from Jacque. Luckily, her best friends Khalil and Marley are there every step of the way to encourage her to be her best self… or to let her know when she’s being completely unhinged.”
The show comes from A24. On Jan. 24, Deadline reported that Netflix had given Survival of the Thickest a series order with Buteau playing the leading character. The show will premiere on 13 July 2023.
Did Taylor Sele Play In The NFL?
Yes, a former Boston College wide receiver and standout special teams player signed a rookie free-agent contract yesterday with the Washington Redskins. Taylor had 11 receptions for 133 yards last season for the Eagles. He had 27 receptions for 296 yards during his BC career.
Taylor settled on the Washington Redskins, who offered him a three-year contract with a small signing bonus. “I’m very, very excited,” the Richmond Hill native and former Queens Falcon said. “It seems to be a great opportunity and it’s a situation where I can go in and compete – utilize my skills.”
There is clearly room for him to make the opening-day roster because the Redskins only made five draft picks and signed 10 rookie free agents, with Sele being the only wide receiver among all of their college players.
“All the teams I spoke with, you look for a situation you can go in and compete for a spot on the roster, contribute on special teams,” Taylor said. “All I’m asking for is a look. … I feel like it was my best chance to showcase my skills.”
Taylor Sele Net Worth
Taylor Sele has an estimated net worth of over $500 thousand.
As an actor, Taylor is compelled by the nuanced choices characters make and the inherent drama of that decision-making process. A grounded yet versatile talent, he has starred opposite Claire Danes in “Homeland” (Showtime) and Forest Whitaker in “Godfather of Harlem” (Epix). Sele is honored to star alongside the four female forces of “Queens.”
His additional credits include “The Deuce” (HBO), Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” (Netflix), “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix), “P Valley” (Starz), “Blue Bloods” (CBS) and “FBI” (CBS).
Who Are Taylor Sele Parents?
Estella and Edwin Sele are the parents of Taylor Sele.
His father, Edwin was Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Arab Republic of Egypt. As a Cadet in the Liberian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977, Ambassador Sele started his career in public service. In 1981, he started working formally as a research analyst.
Then, he joined the Liberian Foreign Service in 1987 as Second Secretary in the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations in New York after excelling in his role as Senior Analyst.
From there, Edwin progressed through the ranks to Minister Counselor. President Sirleaf appointed him as Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Liberian Embassy in Washington, DC in 2008 due to his diligence and patriotism.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was pleased to commission him as Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Morocco on September 6, 2013, following a distinguished career in the country’s foreign service. With an impeccable record and rights in his accomplishments towards duty, country, and both the Moroccan and Liberian communities, Ambassador Sele finished his assignment (or assignments) to Morocco, completing all tasks above and beyond.
Under the newly elected President, George Manned Weah, Ambassador Edwin Sele was appointed in June 2018 to serve as the ambassador to the Cairo, Egypt mission, where he remained until his death on 18 August 2020.
The siblings of Taylor Sele are: his brothers (Edwin Sele, Jr., Selma Sele, and Jesse Payne) and his sisters (Cynthia Jowo Sele, Korpo Sele, Kou Paris, Kula Marie Thompson, and Yah Payne.)
Taylor also lost his brother Josiah Salley on 16 July 2002 on a South Jamaica street on road rage. He was fatally shot and killed at the age of 27. Taylor was only 21 years old at the time and denounced the killer Oliver Berry for committing murder over “what should have been a minor traffic incident.”
Their father Edwin missed the sentencing because he was running for president of Liberia.
How Old Is Taylor Sele?
Taylor Sele was born on 28 July 1983. In May 2023, he is 39 years old.
Taylor Sele Wife
From glancing at his socials, we can tell that Taylor Sele is not married yet. He is awfully quiet about his romantic life too and hasn’t revealed anything in any interviews that he gave in the past. However, on the show Queens, his character Eric Jones had a romantic history with Naomi aka “Xplicit Lyrics” (played by singer Brandy).
In the show, he appeared alongside the other three actors/singers Naturi Naughton, Eve, and Nadine Velazquez who he admired to be able to share the screen with. Taylor shared with Vibe magazine that he “leans on them for guidance with their experience in music, dealing with managers, and how things run in an actual studio.”
Taylor Sele Height
About his height, Taylor Sele stands tall at 6 feet.
When Is Taylor Sele Birthday?
Taylor Sele celebrates his birthday on 28 July.
Where Is Taylor Sele From?
Taylor Sele is a native of Monrovia, Liberia. He immigrated to Queens, New York at an early age.
Is Taylor Sele On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes, Taylor Sele is available on Instagram (@taylorsele).