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Sarah Maria Taylor: Untold Details On James Taylor’s Daughter



Sarah Maria Taylor is an American singer and philanthropist who is widely recognized as the daughter of the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter James Taylor. Her father is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Similarly, Sarah’s mother Caryl Simon is also a popular musician, singer, songwriter, and author who rose to prominence with her hit singles Anticipation, You Belong to Mr, Coming Around, and many others. So since her parents are prominent names in music, Sarah, without any doubt, grew up in a musical environment and was greatly influenced by them. If so, has Maira Taylor also decided to pursue a career in music?

Besides, what about her personal life? Is Sarah Maria married to her husband? Today, in this article, we are going to explore everything you need to know about James Taylor’s daughter Sarah.

Sarah Maria Taylor Is Originally From Massachusetts: Birth Details and College

Sarah, popularly known as Sally Taylor was born in Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts, US on January 7, 1974. As of 2022, she is 48 years of age. She spent most of her early life in her hometown of Martha’s Vineyard alongside her brother Ben Taylor.

Teenager Sarah Maria Taylor with her mother and brother

When Sally was just 9 years old kid, her parents got divorced. Following the separation of her parents, Sally went to live with her mother and was raised by her.

As for education, she completed her high schooling in 1992 at Tabor Academy located in Massachusetts. Further, she went to Brown University where she majored in Anthropology.

Besides, Sarah Maria Taylor belongs to mixed ethnicity as her father has ancestry of English, Scottish Welsh, and French while her mom has a race of German and Cuban. Likewise, the Massachusetts-born singer is American by nationality.

Sarah’s Brother, Ben Taylor Is Also A Musician

Her only biological brother Ben Taylor (aka Benjamin Simon Taylor) is an American musician, songwriter, and singer. He was born on January 22, 1977, three years after her birth. Like his older sister, Ben also choose music as his career.

So far, the 45 years old musician has recorded many songs in his voice among which Fire And Vain, By Your Side, Wicked Way, Not So Sad, and Poetic Justice are some of his popular music. He is also the Lead singer of The Ben Taylor Band.

In addition, Taylor’s sibling Ben has also tried his hands in acting. He is known for his role in the movies like Stuck on You (2003), American Dreams (2002), and Piglet’s Big Movies (2003).

Taylor Has Two Half-Siblings

From her father’s marriage with his third wife Caroline Smedvig, Sarah has twins half-siblings named Rufus Taylor and Henry Taylor. Both of them were born through surrogacy in April 2001.

Before Caroline, her dad was married to an American theater and TV actress Kathryn Walker.

Sarah Maria Taylor Is An Artist And Musician; Her Career in Detail

Since her childhood days, Sarah Maria Taylor was really interested in music. She started actively involved in music in high school. At the time, the star kid was a leader in the school musicals and also co-founded a band named The Slip which later became a popular band. Further, James Taylor’s daughter Sarah even continued performing in the band at her college too.

After completing her studies, she joined BE Music as a president & Founder. While with BE music, Taylor recorded and produced her own albums Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S & Shotgun. She also toured for 180 days of the year with a 5-piece band and thrived in writing songs, recording, and performing too.

Sarah Maria Taylor is a singer and songwriter
Sarah Maria Taylor playing guitar

Further, Taylor taught music at Berklee College of Music in the Greater Boston Area for more than 4 years. At present, she is the founder of CONSENSES, an art form that helps artists to connect from all around the world, of every medium and genre.

Sarah Is Also Into A Philanthropic Work

Aside from her music career, Sally is also an activist. In January 2003, she co-founded a project named The Tranquility Project alongside her husband. Through the project, she advocated for the victims of land mines, especially in Southeast Asia.

To assist victims to regain their lives, she even hosted a charity concert in collaboration with singer-songwriter Wendy Woo and the band Something Underground. Furthermore, she has also performed in several Charity concerts. The project ended in January 2006.

Sarah Maria Taylor Is Married To Her Husband Dean Bragonier

The philanthropist Sarah is married to her husband Dean Bragonier, the founder of NoticeAbility, a non-profit organization that helps people with dyslexia. The couple got married in September 2004 in Menemsha Pond, Martha’s Vineyard.

Sarah Maria Taylor is married
Sarah Maria Taylor with her husband

Coming up to 2022, the pair are already married for 18 years. They met for the first time at Lucy Vincent Beach. They dated for some time before they exchanged their vows.

Talking more about her hubby Dean, he was previously the managing director of Partners for Youth with Disabilities. From 2008-13, he served as the director of athlete & business development at Bite Tec, Inc.

Both The Husband-Wife Duo Has Dyslexia

Sarah, an artist was diagnosed with Dyslexia, a learning disorder in her very earlier years. But later with the help of her mother, she got over this difficulty and slowly learned the words and sentences through decoding. Just like her, Sally’s husband also suffered from the same learning disability. Dyslexia was a constant struggle for him too. In this regard, he said,

 “I had a fundamental feeling of being the misfit in the traditional education system’  “I did not understand at seven or eight years old that this was a neurological issue.”

But after Sarah Maria Taylor’s husband Dean became an entrepreneur, he realized that being dyslexic is not a real problem. He told,

“The moment I entered the entrepreneurship world I recognized that my dyslexia was a tremendous advantage. Not only had it allowed me to forge a strong work ethic, but it allowed me to find creative solutions to problems that others couldn’t figure out. “I felt like I had tapped into some dormant superpower.”

He later also thought of helping students with this problem and founded an organization named Noticeability in 2015. Through this platform, he as an educator and advocator empowered kids with dyslexia so as to build their self-esteem.

Maria Taylor Has A Son; Her Son Is Also A Dyslexic

With her husband, Taylor gave birth to her son named Bodhi Taylor Bragonier on October 4, 2007. Counting on this, the celebrity kid is already 15 years of age in 2022. Currently, he is a school student.

Sarah Maria Taylor is a mother
Sarah Maria Taylor’s son and husband

However, like Sarah and her hubby, their only child Bodhi is also dyslexic. When he was in 2nd grade, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. Despite having a learning disability, baby Bragonier has established several online businesses.

Sarah’s Net Worth

Sarah has a net worth of $1.5 million as per sources. On the other hand, her father James Taylor has an estimated net worth of $80 million. He mostly has earned his fortune from his music career.


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