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Julie Taylor (portrayed by Aimee Teegarden) is the oldest daughter of Eric Taylor and Tami Taylor and the older sister of Gracie Belle Taylor. She is very liberal for her town, and enjoys reading. 

Personality and Traits

Considering her surroundings in Dillon, Julie is a very liberal and free-thinking teenager. She doesn't eat meat, much to her father's dismay. She went to a gay bar to support her friend, Devin. She had a flirty relationship with her high school English teacher and then went on to have a full-fledged affair with her married TA.

Appearance

Relationships

Main article: Julie's Relationships

Tami Taylor (Mother)

Main article: Julie and Tami


Eric Taylor (Father)

Main article: Eric and Julie


Gracie Belle Taylor

Shelley Hayes

Main article: Shelley and Julie


Appearances

Season 1
Pilot Debut
Eyes Wide Open Appears
Wind Sprints Appears
Who's Your Daddy? Appears
Git'er Done Appears
El Accidente Appears
Homecoming Appears
Crossing the Line Appears
Full Hearts Appears
It's Different for Girls Appears
Nevermind Appears
What to Do While You're Waiting Appears
Little Girl I Wanna Marry You Appears
Upping the Ante Appears
Blinders Appears
Black Eyes and Broken Hearts Appears
I Think We Should Have Sex Appears
Extended Families Appears
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes Appears
Mud Bowl Appears
Best Laid Plans Appears
State Appears
Season 2
Last Days of Summer Appears
Bad Ideas Appears
Are You Ready for Friday Night? Appears
Backfire Appears
Let's Get It On Appears
How Did I Get Here? Appears
Pantherama! Appears
Seeing Other People Appears
The Confession Appears
There Goes the Neighborhood Appears
Jumping the Gun Appears
Who Do You Think You Are? Appears
Humble Pie Appears
Leave No One Behind Appears
May the Best Man Win Appears
Season 3
I Knew You When Appears
Tami Knows Best Appears
How the Other Half Lives Appears
Hello, Goodbye Appears
Every Rose Has Its Thorn Appears
It Ain't Easy Being J.D. McCoy Appears
Keeping Up Appearances Appears
New York, New York Appears
Game of the Week Appears
The Giving Tree Appears
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall Absent
Underdogs Appears
Tomorrow Blues Appears
Season 4
East of Dillon Appears
After the Fall Appears
In the Skin of a Lion Appears
A Sort of Homecoming Appears
The Son Appears
Stay Appears
In the Bag Appears
Toilet Bowl Appears
The Lights in Carroll Park Appears
I Can't Appears
Injury List Appears
Laboring Appears
Thanksgiving Appears
Season 5
Expectations Appears
On the Outside Looking In Appears
The Right Hand of the Father Appears
Keep Looking Appears
Kingdom Appears
Swerve Appears
Perfect Record Appears
Fracture Appears
Gut Check Appears
Don't Go Absent
The March Absent
Texas Whatever Appears
Always Final

Quotes

  • She is left handed because her portrayer (Aimee Teegarden) is left handed

Season 1

She shows no interest in the Dillon Panthers or its players. However, that changes when she meets Matt Saracen, with whom she begins a relationship. she contemplates having sex with Matt but he says they do not have to do it if she doesn't want. That night they say I love you to each other. Julie also develops friendships with Landry Clarke and Tyra Collette.  

Season 2

Julie enters a rebellious phase due to Coach Taylor being away in Austin and Tami giving birth to Gracie. She begins to flirt with The Swede, a fellow lifeguard, over the summer before her sophomore year. Because of this, Matt and Julie's relationship ends shortly into the season as she fears they start looking like eric and Tami which terrorizes her. Julie's fling with the Swede ends quickly, but her relationship with Matt does not reignite until the following year.  

She continues rebelling against her parents, especially her mother, who has just given birth to Gracie Belle. With the assistance of Tyra, Julie gets a tattoo, which infuriates Tami. Julie and Tami's relationship remains rocky for quite some time, but they eventually regain their close bond. 

Season 3

Julie and Matt are drawn to each other again at the beginning of the season. Matt asks Julie to go swimming with him at the lake and begin their romantic relationship once again. With this, their sexual relationship also begins. When her parents discover this, they are concerned. They believe she is too young for this, but are not overbearing and trust Julie's judgment. Julie and Matt's relationship develops into an extremely serious one with both having a deep love for each other. Since Matt is a senior, he planned to head off to art school in Chicago. This makes Julie question her relationship with Matt. But when he decides to stay in Dillon for his grandmother, Julie is thrilled.  

Season 4

Julie attends East Dillon High School to prove to the district's other families that it isn't a bad school. The school was formed as a result of Dillon's zoning into East and West Dillon. Some of her friends like Landry are also the driving force of her transfer. She continues to date Matt due to his decision to stay in Dillon, until his father dies in combat and his family receives a veteran's bonus. This means that Matt's grandmother will be taken care of for the rest of her life. Matt takes off for the Art Institute of Chicago without as much as a goodbye. Julie becomes upset and joins many clubs to fill the void. In one club, Habitat for Humanity, Julie meets Ryan Lowry on a local project. They have a brief fling until Ryan leaves for another project in Arizona. Soon Julie receives a call from Matt, asking how she's been, but Julie says she can't talk to him. When Matt returns to Dillon for Thanksgiving, he and Julie discuss their relationship and love for one another, ending it amicably. 

Season 5

Julie heads off to Burleson College, a fictional university in Texas. But once she arrives, she feels like a social outcast. She sees her Derek Bishop T.A. watching "36 Throwback" and the two begin to bond. Julie discovers that Derek is married, but he claims that he is separating from his wife. The two begin a short-lived affair. When Derek's wife, Allison, discovers their affair, she finds Julie in her dorm and slaps her across the face, exclaiming, "Julie slept with Derek Bishop, head T.A. of the History department, and my husband." She then repeatedly screams, "Julie Taylor is a slut!"  

After this humiliation, Julie returns home to Dillon for the weekend, surprises her family, and acts as if nothing is wrong. When she "goes back to college," she intentionally crashes her car to avoid returning to Burleson. Julie is still hesitant to tell her parents about the affair, but as usual, Tami suspects something is wrong. Julie confesses to her Mom that the whole affair, and Eric says that she has to go back. She refuses, as she sulks around the house, refusing to do anything. Then, Derek shows up in Dillon at the Taylors' house, which leads to a confrontation between Derek and Eric, and at Tami's office. Julie finally agrees to go out to dinner with Derek, and he says to go back to college, that he resigned, and his door was always open. Julie finally decides to go back to college, but on her way, she calls Derek and he admits he just wants her back. She heads up to Chicago instead to see Matt.  

She feels she no longer fits into Matt's life, and Matt kisses her right after she says that, saying, "I've been waiting to do that since you showed up." The two rekindle their relationship, but Julie tells Matt about the affair, and is at first unaffected by the news, but then realizes that he's just Julie's "safety net" and tells her she should go back to college. As she's driving away, Matt runs up to her car, kisses her, and says that they'll find a way to make it work out. In the Finale, Matt shows up for Christmas and proposes to Julie, and Julie accepts. They attempt to convince Eric and Tami that they're making the right choice and convince them near the end of the episode. Eight months later, Julie is happily living with Matt in Chicago.  

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