Regina Taylor's first role to gain attention was that of Mrs. Carter, the drug-addicted mother of a promising young female student, in the 1989 film Lean on Me. She is best known for her role as Lilly Harper on the early 1990s TV series I'll Fly Away. This role won her a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Television Drama and also an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Since then she had some critical success for various supporting roles in films, such as the Spike Lee film Clockers, Losing Isaiah, Courage Under Fire, A Family Thing, The Negotiator, Strange Justice, a Showtime original film in which she portrayed Anita Hill, and as the lead in the PBS telefilm Cora Unashamed, based on a Langston Hughes short story. She is currently working on the CBS drama "The Unit" as Molly Blaine.
Molly Blaine is the tough-minded housewife who holds the women of 'the Unit' together when their men are on covert assignments.