November 2, 1984 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tamara Lindeman (born November 2, 1984), also known by the name Tamara Hope, is a Canadian actress and musician. Her starring roles include Guinevere Jones and The Nickel Children, as well as a recurring role on CTV's Whistler as Leah McLure. In her music career, in which she is credited as Tamara Lindeman, she has worked with the band Bruce Peninsula and has her own music project, The Weather Station.
She grew up in Ontario, Canada, in a family that has no other actors. Many of her relatives, including her father, are pilots. She lived in Dufferin County, and she sang in the Orangeville Choir from age 11. At age 12, she was part of the children's choir in the Donny Osmond–led production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Toronto's Elgin Theatre. She acted in the play Spring Planting at Theatre Orangeville at age 16.
Her professional acting began in 1999 with a role in The Audrey Hepburn Story, a made-for-television movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt which was filmed in Montreal. For her work in The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000), she won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama) in the category Supporting Young Actress. She had a lead role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Stepsister from Planet Weird. She then played Tilda Swinton's character's daughter in the film The Deep End.
She portrayed Elizabeth I in the HBO production The Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I. In an episode of Twice in a Lifetime in 2000, she played the younger version of Cloris Leachman's character. She had the title role in the Canadian-Australian co-production of Guinevere Jones. In the 2003 TV movie The Piano Man's Daughter, she portayed a younger version of Stockard Channing's character. For her work in The Nickel Children, a film about teenage prostitution, she was awarded the Breakout Performance Award at the 2005 Method Fest Independent Film Festival. She was a regular cast member of Whistler in 2007, playing snowboarding champion Leah McLure (although she was not permitted to do her own stunts).
In addition to her acting career, Lindeman is active in the Toronto music scene, performing in Bruce Peninsula and leading her own band, The Weather Station. She was a nominee for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for "Mule in the Flowers", a song she cowrote with Steve Lambke.
She recorded Loyalty, her third full-length album as The Weather Station, at La Frette studios in Paris, France with Afie Jurvanen of Bahamas and Robbie Lackritz, who has worked on albums with Bahamas, Feist, Zeus and Jason Collett. Loyalty will be released on May 5, 2015 on Paradise of Bachelors (worldwide) and Outside Music (Canada).
|2001||Deep End, TheThe Deep End||Paige Hall|
|2003||Republic of Love, TheThe Republic of Love||Sophie|
|2004||Different Loyalty, AA Different Loyalty||Lucy Cauffield|
|2004||Saint Ralph||Claire Collins|
|2004||Shall We Dance?||Jenna Clark|
|2005||Nickel Children, TheThe Nickel Children||Cat||Breakout Performance Award – 2005 Method Fest Independent Film Festival|
|2007||September Dawn||Emily Hudson|
|2008||Shoot First and Pray You Live||Irene Melody|
|1999||Winslow Homer: An American Original||Fee||TV film|
|2000||Audrey Hepburn Story, TheThe Audrey Hepburn Story||Clara||TV film|
|2000||Stepsister from Planet Weird||Ariel Cola||TV film|
|2000||Sandy Bottom Orchestra, TheThe Sandy Bottom Orchestra||Carol Wyman||TV film|
|2000||Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I, TheThe Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I||Elizabeth||TV film|
|2000||Twice in a Lifetime||Young Ruth Harper||Episode: "Grandma's Shoes"|
|2000||Soul Food||Callie||Episode: "Anything You Can Do"|
|2001||Soul Food||Callie||Episode: "Welcome Home"|
|2001||What Girls Learn||Elizabeth||TV film|
|2002||Soul Food||Callie||Episode: "From Dreams to Nightmares"|
|2002||Tracker||Tina||Episode: "Children of the Night"|
|2002||Guinevere Jones||Guinevere Jones||Main role (26 episodes)|
|2003||Piano Man's Daughter, TheThe Piano Man's Daughter||Lilly Kilworth (12–14 years)||TV film|
|2003||Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion||Beatrix Collins||TV miniseries|
|2004||Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story||Carly||TV film|
|2004||Kevin Hill||Laura Walker||Episode: "Homework"|
|2005||Selling Innocence||Chelsea Burns||TV film|
|2005||Mayday||Linda Farley||TV film|
|2006||Augusta, Gone||Rain||TV film|
|2006||10.5: Apocalypse||First Daughter Amy Hollister||TV film|
|2007||Lies and Crimes||Kirsten||TV film|
|2007||ReGenesis||Julie Henshaw||Episodes: "Dust in the Wind", "A Spontaneous Moment"|
|2007||Whistler||Leah McLure||Recurring role (13 episodes)|
|2008||Murdoch Mysteries||Edna Garrison||Episode: "Power"|
|2009||Sand Serpents||Jan Henle||TV film|
|2009||Manson||Linda Kasabian||TV film|
|2011||Covert Affairs||Emerson||Episode: "Bang and Blame"|
|2011||Three Inches||Cate||TV pilot|
|2012||Good God||Becky||Regular role (6 episodes)|
|2012||Beauty & the Beast||Emily||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2014||Transporter The Series||Alice||Episode: "S02 E11 – Sixteen Hands"|
Albums with Bruce Peninsula
- Debut 7" EP (2008)
- A Mountain is a Mouth (2009)
- Open Flames (2011)
Albums with The Weather Station
- East EP (2008)
- The Line (2009)
- All of It Was Mine (2011)
- Duets #1-3 (2013)
- What Am I Going to Do with Everything I Know EP (2014)
- Loyalty (2015)
- Zekas, Rita (June 9, 2001). "Hip hooray for Smallywood: Tamara Hope prefers no-cable Shelburne, Ont. to Los Angeles", Toronto Star, p. J3.
- Khanna, Vish (April 19, 2012). "5 for 20: Tamara Lindeman of the Weather Station", CBC Music. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
- (May 4, 2001). "LA award for local actress", The Midweek Banner, p. 3.
- (August 10, 2003). "Camelot legend gets modern makeover", New Straits Times, p. 8.
- Kuklenski, Valerie (April 9, 2005). "Method Fest prizes salute indies' best", Los Angeles Daily News, p. N2.
- Bawden, Jim (October 6, 2007). "New faces add spunk to Whistler", Toronto Star, p. E8.
- Parpis, Eleftheria (August 17–24, 2009). "The Girl With Far Away Eyes", Mediaweek 19 (30): AM5.
- "The Weather Station returns". Orangeville Banner, August 10, 2011.
- "Mo Kenney claims SOCAN songwriting prize". CBC News, July 10, 2013.
- "The Weather Station Signs to Paradise of Bachelors for 'Loyalty' LP". Exclaim!, January 14, 2015.