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All About Bryan Cranston's Daughter Taylor Dearden Cranston

by Tasha Mayberry


Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden’s daughter, Taylor Dearden Cranston, is following in their acting footsteps. The couple met while filming a TV show and got married on July 8, 1989. Around four years later, Bryan and Robin welcomed Taylor on Feb. 12, 1993. Taylor, who goes professionally as Taylor Dearden, quickly joined the same industry as her parents, landing roles both alongside her dad and in her own right. Bryan has noted that despite his fame and Robin’s experience in the industry, Taylor found success without their help. “She’s very independent and very conscientious of not having any association or hint thereof of nepotism,” he told British GQ in 2023.

Despite their busy acting careers, Bryan shared that the family got to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he had a moment to reflect on his pride for Taylor. “She is far beyond where I was in my 20s as far as ability,” the Argylle star said of his daughter. “She is a super talented young lady.” Here’s everything to know about Bryan Cranston’s daughter, Taylor Dearden Cranston.

She graduated from the University of Southern California

In 2015, Taylor graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in theater. While attending school, she acted in the comedy web series 101 Ways to Get Rejected. When she wasn’t in front of a camera, Taylor was out on campus trying new activities. “My college experience was actually amazing,” she shared with NYLON in 2016. “I was GDI, which in Greek life stands for God Damn Independent, so I didn’t belong to a sorority.” Taylor continued, “All of my friends were in sororities and some of my guy friends were in frats. I did rush, not because I wanted to join but because I wanted to see it and experience that … [it was] nothing but nice.

She’s an actress

After graduating from USC, she appeared on the MTV series Sweet/Vicious, in which she played the character Ophelia. She also starred in American Vandal and For All Mankind. In 2023, she appeared in the Apple TV+ series The Last Thing He Told Me with Jennifer Garner.

She acted alongside her dad in Breaking Bad

In 2010, Taylor appeared in an episode of Breaking Bad with her dad. She portrayed a student at the high school where her dad’s character, Walter White, taught. Although this was the only time she appeared in the series, Taylor also inspired Bryan’s performance during a particular scene on the hit show. In November 2015, he appeared on Inside the Actors Studio and shared that his daughter helped him evoke real emotion in a scene where he watched Krysten Ritter’s character, Jane, die of an overdose. “[White] hears [Jane] start to cough and he goes to her because that’s human instinct,” Bryan said. “Before he gets to her he stops and thinks, ‘Wait a minute — she’s a junkie. She’s got Jesse on heroin; she’ll kill him. It’s better if I don’t do anything. But she’s a little girl — she’s young enough to be my daughter.

She celebrates her dad's accomplishments

One of Taylor’s first red carpets was the Breaking Bad season 2 premiere in 2009 with her mom and dad by her side. In the following years, she attended the Primetime Emmys with her parents in 2010 and the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2012. The following year, Taylor celebrated her dad’s addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame by posing for photos and kissing him on the cheek. Most recently, in December 2023, the pair attended a Los Angeles Rams game together.

She’s a photographer

When she’s not on a set, Taylor works on other creative projects, like photography. She has her own Instagram account to share her art called Taylor Dearden Photography. The actress has captured her photos on 35mm film, including images of her mom Robin, snowy landscapes, beaches, and more.

Bryan Cranston Shares Secret to His 34-Year Marriage: ‘Marry the Right Person’ (Exclusive)

Bryan Cranston is revealing the secret to making his 34-year marriage to wife Robin Dearden work. Speaking exclusively to the London premiere of his latest film Argylle on Wednesday, the actor, 67, opened up about spending more than three decades with his wife, 70, and his desire to have more quality time with her. “Marry the right person,” Cranston tells of the secret to his relationship with actress Dearden, whom he married in 1989. “I think there are five things that you should look for in a mate. Whatever those five things are to you, you need those five things. After that, let it go. We’re never going to be completely alike on everything.