Taylor Atelian
Birth Date:
March 27, 1995
Birth Place:
Santa Barbara, California, USA
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Taylor Atelian
Daughter Ruby


American actress Taylor Atelian is perhaps best known for her role as James Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith's daughter Ruby on the popular television sitcom “According to Jim” (ABC, 2001-2009), from which she picked up a total of six Young Artist nominations. The 2002 Wee Miss also has appeared in several television commercials and stage plays as well as in the 2008 TV film “Mother Goose Parade.”  

Atelian's hobbies include dancing, singing, and talking to friends on the phone. She has a big Labrador named Cody.

Trained Dancer

Childhood and Family:

Taylor Marie Atelian was born on March 27, 1995, in Santa Barbara, California. She has two brothers. She went to the Rudenko School of Dance in Santa Barbara, California. She is a trained tap, ballet and jazz dancer.

Mother Goose Parade


Taylor Atelian got her first break on television when she landed the role of Ruby, the elder daughter of James Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith on the ABC hit sitcom “According to Jim,” which ran for eight seasons from October 3, 2001 to June 2, 2009. The role brought Atelian Young Artist nominations in the categories of Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Under twice in 2002 and 2003, Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger three times in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress once in 2008.

During her tenure on the show, Atelian appeared commercials for Betty Crocker (2001), Juicy Juice (2002), Band-Aid Brand (2002) and  Toyota Camry (2004). Along with “According to Jim” co-stars James Belushi, Larry Joe Campbell and Billi Bruno, she appeared in a commercial for ABC
called “ A Better Community” to promote  the V-Chip. She appeared in the music video for Brad Paisley's “Celebrity” (2003), along with Jim Belushi, Jason Alexander and William Shatner.

Taylor was crowned the “Wee Miss” winner at the 2002 Hawaiian Tropic West Coast Pageant. She continued to compete at the West Coast Finals, in which she won the Talent and Hollywood Babe competitions.

In 2008, Atelian was cast as Amanda Addison in “Reaper,” a 26 minute length film directed and written by Brian Diederich and starring Aaron Pont, John Terry and Peter Facinelli. The same year, she made her television movie debut in “Mother Goose Parade” (2008).  The family film was directed by Jillian Hanson-Cox and starred Tori Spelling, KayCee Stroh and Adrian Gonzalez.  

Taylor has appeared in a number of stage productions, including “Alice in Wonderland,” “Babes in Toyland” and “Pinocchio.”  


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Taylor Atelian - Bikini Photoshoot
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Taylor Atelian-on beach shoot.
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