Jeri Taylor's diverse talents and skills as a writer, director and producer all contributed to her role as co-creator/executive producer of Star Trek: Voyager. Taylor also served as an executive producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation for the 1993-94 season. Prior to that, and since 1992, she served as co-executive producer of the series.

An Emmy Award-nominated writer, Taylor joined Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1990 as supervising producer and held that position through the fifth season.

Taylor's credits as a producer include the series Quincy, M.E., for which she also directed episodes, Blue Thunder, Magnum, P.I., In the Heat of the Night, and Jake and the Fatman. In addition, she co-wrote and produced the CBS primetime movie, "A Place to Call Home" starring Linda Lavin.

Additionally, she has written two ABC afterschool specials, "But It Wasn't My Fault," and "Please Don't Hit Me, Mom," for which she earned Writer's Guild and Emmy Award nominations. Taylor has also written for the television series Little House on the Prairie, The Incredible Hulk and Cliffhangers.

Taylor received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University, and her Master's degree in English from California State University at Northridge. She now resides in Northern California.