Taylor Dayne - Updated Feb 2024

Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne is a singer, actress, and songwriter from the United States. She is popular for her debut single “Tell It to My Heart” in 1987. Taylor Dayne also received two Grammy Award nominations and won an American Music Award.

Early Life

Taylor Dayne was born on March 7, 1962, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the United States. According to the astrological chart, her zodiac sign is Pisces and she is currently 61 years old as of 2023. Moreover, her real birth name is Leslie Wunderman.

Her father’s name is Jack Wunderman and her mother’s name is Laura Charlotte. She lived in The Bronx for some time but her family moved to Long Island when she was two years old. Moreover, she is of American nationality and belongs to the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background.

Caption: Taylor Dayne with her parents (Source: Facebook)

Taylor Dayne – Education

Taylor Dayne joined and graduated from high school in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York. Besides that, there are no further records about her other academic qualifications and which college she went to for her higher studies.

Professional Career

Taylor Dayne started singing in little-known rock bands such as Next and Felony after graduating from high school. After finishing college, she began singing solo under the name Les Lee and recorded two dance singles “I’m The One You Want” in 1985 and “Tell Me Can You Love Me” in 1986.

In late 1987, her song “Tell It to My Heart” cracked the top ten hits with the recording studio Arista Record. After that, she released six more top-ten hits like “Prove Your Love”, “Don’t Rush Me”, “I’ll Always Love You”, “Love Will Lead You Back”, “With Every Beat of My Heart”, and “I’ll Be Your Shelter”. Moreover, she followed up with another No. 12 hit song “Heart of Stone”.

Caption: Taylor Dayne performing at the concert (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, she achieved three gold singles in the United States for her song success. She got a breakout hit on the Adult Contemporary charts during her earlier releases in 1988.

Her composition “Love Will Lead You Back” peaked at the number one spot on both the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Additionally, her first two albums “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” and “Tell It to My Heart” became the most successful albums of her career.

Her 1993 cover of Barry White’s hit “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” reached No. 2 in the ARIA Charts. Later, she recorded and released the song herself for her album Naked Without You in 1998. However, the album failed and she continued to have hits on the dance charts into the 2000s.

Acting Career and Later Singing

She made her debut in acting as Carla Day in the sci-fi television series Nightman in 1997. After that, she also appeared in films like Stag, Fool’s Paradise, and Jesus the Driver. Moreover, she also appeared in the Warren Beatty-produced remake of Love Affair in 1994. Additionally, she also had a recurring role on the Showtime series Rude Awakening.

In 2001, she performed on Broadway in Elton John’s Aida. Besides that, she was featured in the VH1 series Remaking which featured her close friends Leah Remini and Michelle Reid. During the series, she premiered her new song “Right Now” in a collaboration with Rodney Jerkins. She released the first single “Beautiful” from her studio album Satisfied on December 11, 2007.

Moreover, her newest single went to No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Additionally, she appeared on The Today Show, Wake Up With Whoopi, VH1, and Chelsea Lately. In February 2008, she released her fifth album Satisfied her first recording studio album in nearly a decade. She performed at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China in 2008.

After that, she lobbied congressional leaders on Capitol Hill on behalf of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in May 2010. She released the official theme song “Facing a Miracle” for the 2010 Gay Games in July 2010. On June 22, 2011, she released a new song “Floor on Fire” which broke the Billboard Dance/Club Top 10 Charts.

She reached the semifinal round in episode 6 of Rachel vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2011-2012. Later, she released a new single “Dreaming” in September 2014. Moreover, she competed in season 4 of The Masked Singer as “Popcorn” in late 2020. She competed in season 2 of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race under the drag name Electra Owl in August 2022.

Awards

Taylor Dayne received an American Music Award nomination for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist in 1989. Moreover, she also received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammy Award in the same year. She also received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance in that same year.

Moreover, she also won an American Music Award and multiple New York Music Awards for her songs. Additionally, she received New York Hall of Fame honours and ranked number 18 on Rolling Stone’s list of the best female dance artists of all time.

Net Worth 2023

This American singer has earned a significant amount of money as a singer, songwriter, and actress. According to online sources, the singer has an estimated net worth of around $4 million as of 2023. However, the singer’s salary for her singing, songwriting, and acting is not available on online sources.

Relationship Status

Taylor Dayne is not married and she might be single. However, she has two children twins Astaria and Levi born via a surrogate in 2003.

Previously, she was in a relationship with American Actor John Enos III in 1999. Moreover, she supports same-sex marriage and stated that she considers the LGBT community as her most loyal fanbase in 2014.

The popular singer was in controversy after the rumours that she had plastic surgery. Later, she admitted regrets about the plastic surgery and the rumours turned out to be true.

Body Measurements

Caption: Taylor Dayne attending a program (Source: Facebook)

This beautiful singer has blonde hair and blue eyes. The singer stands at 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs around 54 Kg. Moreover, she has a body measurement of 36-28-34 inches and she has a dress size of 7 (US) and a shoe size of 10 (US).

Taylor Dayne – Social Media

Taylor Dayne is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Her official Instagram account ‘@therealtaylordayne’ has over 133k followers.

On Twitter, she has over 37.5k followers on ‘@taylordayne.’ Her official Facebook page Taylor Dayne has over 464k followers. She has over 40.2 thousand followers and 205k likes on her TikTok account ‘@therealtaylordayne.’ Moreover, she has over 285k subscribers on her YouTube channel @taylordayne.