Taylor Anne Mountz (born April 27, 1982) is an American actress and former model. She played the first Kay Bennett on the soap opera, Passions from its debut in July 1999 until August 1, 2000. She left the show to attend college and was subsequently recast. Mountz was born and grew up in Dallas, Texas. She began performing in Highland Park high school in Dallas, where she starred in plays like Fiddler on the Roof and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Taylor worked as a model with the Campbell Agency in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from UCLA in 2005, and doesn`t seem to have any further acting aspirations.