Actress Taylor Fangmann Dishes on Her Journey From Small-Town Girl to Big-City Actress

When we say Taylor Fangmann came from a small town, we're not exaggerating. The young actress comes from a tiny Ohio town of fewer than 1,200 people, but that's never gotten in the way of her big aspirations.

In fact, her dream of becoming an actress is what brought her and her family to Los Angeles, where she's going after it with everything she's got. And when she's not auditioning or getting snapped on the red carpet, she's acting as an advocate for Down Syndrome awareness, showing the world that people with Down Syndrome, like her little sister, are people like the rest of us, and should be treated with inclusivity and kindness. We don't think it's long before Taylor gets her big break, and we got the chance to chat with Taylor about what the journey means to her.

Sweety High: When did you first discover your love for acting? What is it about the job that you're most passionate about?

Taylor Fangmann: I first discovered acting in 2018 by going as a VIP to the Radio Disney Music Awards and realizing what an impact those actresses had. I started as a way to bring awareness to Down Syndrome, but quickly realized how much I enjoyed the creative outlet it gave me. I'm passionate about the fact that I get to be a storyteller and promote inclusivity while doing something I genuinely love.

Taylor Fangmann press shot

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SH: What is it like to have more Instagram followers than you had neighbors in your entire hometown?

TF: Wow, I've never thought of this! I grew up in a town of fewer than 1,000 people. It's incredible to think that I get to have a positive impact on so many people from so many countries. I started as just a small-town girl with big-city dreams.

Taylor Fangmann in the city

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SH: Do you think coming from a military family taught you skills that are useful in acting? If so, which ones?

TF: Absolutely! You have to be really ready and able to adapt to just about any situation as a military kid. This makes it really helpful when trying to fit into different roles and change as needed. It has also taught me to be grateful for everything and not take anything for granted.


SH: What's been your most memorable role to date? Why?

TF: My most memorable role to date was a small music video shoot I did in 2018. It was my first time on set and really what pushed me to want to work hard and move to L.A. to pursue my dreams.


SH: What is the toughest thing about your line of work? What's the most rewarding?

TF: The toughest thing about my career is having to juggle everything. Trying to maintain good grades, a good work ethic, my social media and still trying to just get to be a teenager can be overwhelming. But it's all worth it because I realize I have the ability to change people's perspectives in a positive light.


SH: Where are all of the places we can catch your work at the moment?

TF: At the moment, I'm really focused on charity work and raising awareness for Down Syndrome with my little sister. We are working to show people that individuals with special needs are different, not less.

Taylor Fangmann with little sister eating ice cream

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SH: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

TF: Please just remember to always be kind, include others and never stop chasing your wildest dreams!


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