Georgia Taylor (born 26 February 1980) is an English actress, known for her role as Toyah Battersby in Coronation Street and for playing Ruth Winters on Casualty. She currently plays Junior Crown Prosecutor Kate Barker on Law & Order: UK. She was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Georgia attended Willpower Youth Theatre in Wigan as a teenager and it was through this that she got her first audition for "Coronation St".
In 2001, she won the Best Dramatic Performance British Soap Award for the role. Since leaving Coronation Street, she has appeared in episodes of Where the Heart Is, New Street Law, Lilies, Red Cap, the BBC's The Afternoon Play series and Life on Mars. In 2004 and 2006, Taylor played a recurring role in the Golden Globe award nominated series Blackpool and its follow up Viva Blackpool for BBC1. In 2003, she appeared alongside Duncan Bannatyne in the Tyne Tees Television comedy pilot Girls' Club.
In May 2005, Taylor appeared in a run of The Woman Before at the Royal Court opposite Helen Baxendale. In the same year, she received rave reviews for her role in Christmas is Miles Away at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and the Bush Theatre in London. In 2006, Taylor played Fiona in the film version of the transatlantic stage hit The History Boys. She appeared in an independent short film Soul Shutter in 2008, and also had a small role in the 2008 feature film The Bank Job. Her radio credits include Dakota of the White Flats by Phillip Ridley on BBC Radio 7.
Taylor joined the cast of the long running BBC1 medical drama Casualty as series regular Ruth Winters in September 2007, in which she briefly worked with school friend Lucy Gaskell. She left Casualty in December 2011, along with co-star Ben Turner, who played her main love interest in the show.