Tara Lynne Barr

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Tara Lynne Barr
Born (1993-10-02) October 2, 1993 (age 20)
Orange County, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Website
www.taralynnebarronline.com

Tara Lynne Barr (born October 2, 1993) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role in the 2011 film God Bless America, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film.[1]

Early life[edit]

Barr was born in Orange County, California. Her parents are long time employees of Southern California Edison Company. They enrolled Barr and her older sister Erin in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley's before- and after-school care program. When the Huntington Valley Boys and Girls Clubs started their Clubhouse Theatre program, Barr's sister auditioned for and performed in several children's theater productions. Barr was inspired to take up acting after seeing her sister on stage.

Career[edit]

After performing in ten productions with the Clubhouse Theatre, Barr turned her attention to film and television. At the age of 11, she starred in the dark comedy short film Road Kill, which won the 2005 Audience Choice Award at the New York City Horror Film Festival.[2] She appeared as the host of Encore's Fear Fest: 31 Nights of Horror. She has appeared in television shows such as Joan of Arcadia, Crossing Jordan, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2011, she starred in the film God Bless America, arguably her best known role to date.

Personal life[edit]

Barr has donated her time over several years to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley as a performer and presenter for a variety of functions, and was a celebrity youth presenter at the 6th annual OMNI Youth Music / Actor Awards.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2011 God Bless America Roxy Bobcat Goldthwait
2014 Dawn Dawn Rose McGowan
2015 6 Miranda Drive Kat Greg McLean
2015 Rebel City Rumble RK "Rox" Keane Stephen Lourdes

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Joan of Arcadia Jump-Roping Girl Episode: "Only Connect"
2005 Crossing Jordan Sally Yates Episode: "Murder in the Rue Morgue"
2006 Drake & Josh Katie Episode: "Megan's New Teacher"
2006 Zoey 101 Sandy Baldwin Episode: "Lola Likes Chase"
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Haley Grille Episode: "Summer of Our Discontent"
2007 Disney Channel's 3 Minute Game Show Herself Episode: "High School Musical 2 Edition"
2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Haley Grille Episode: "Benchwarmers"
2012 The Bold and the Beautiful Christine Johnson
2014 Aquarius[4] Katie Recurring Guest Star

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role
2006 Annie Annie
2006 Wonderland Alice
2007 Little Women Jo March
2008 The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank
2008 Wait Until Dark Gloria
2009 Fifth of July Shirley Talley
2009 Caught in the Net Vicki Smith
2009 Peter Pan Lost Boys Twin

Video games and recordings[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Secret World Carter / Emilia Voice
2012 Prototype 2 Amaya Voice and likeness
2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia L.A. Theatre Works / Audio Theatre Collection
2013 The Liar (Corneille) Clarice L.A. Theatre Works[5]
2013 The Columnist Abigail L.A. Theatre Works[6]
2014 August: Osage County Jean Fordham L.A. Theatre Works

References[edit]

  1. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  2. ^ Marrone, John (5 November 2005). "HoH Exclusive Interview: Mark Mardini". House of Horrors. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "OMNI Youth Music and Actors Awards - Performers". OMNI Youth Music and Actors Awards. May 2008. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Deadline (28 July 2014). "Tara Lynne Barr Joins NBC’s ‘Aquarius’; Kahyun Kim In ‘Mysteries Of Laura’". Deadline. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "James Bridges Theatre with LA Theatre Works to Present THE LIAR, 4/18-21". 2 April 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Imitated Life Stage Blog: Final cast announced for L.A. Theatre Works' "The Columnist"". 6 November 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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