Alanna Masterson

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Alanna Masterson
Alanna Masterson February 2015.jpg
Masterson in February 2015
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 28)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Partner(s) Brick Stowell
Children Marlowe Masterson
Relatives Joe Reaiche (father)[1]
Jordan Masterson (brother)
Danny Masterson (half-brother)
Christopher Masterson (half-brother)

Alanna Masterson (born June 27, 1988) is an American actress who is known for her role as Tara Chambler in the AMC television series The Walking Dead.

Early life[edit]

Masterson was born on Long Island, New York to Carol Masterson (a manager) and Joe Reaiche, an Australian former Rugby League Player with the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. She is the younger sister to her full brother, Jordan Masterson, and three half-brothers, Danny Masterson, Christopher Masterson, and Will Masterson.[2] The family later relocated to Los Angeles, California. She grew up around and was influenced by her older brothers who both starred in popular television shows in the late 1990s to early 2000s. Masterson's passion for acting came from spending a lot of time on set with her brothers and seeing the filming process.[3]


Masterson has recently appeared as Tara Chambler on the AMC series The Walking Dead, having debuted in the show's fourth season.[4][5] Masterson was promoted to a series regular for the fifth season and was added to the main credits in the seventh season.[6] She had a recurring role in the fourth season of the ABC series Mistresses.[7]

Personal life[edit]

On November 4, 2015, Masterson gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Marlowe, with boyfriend Brick Stowell.[8]

Alanna and her brothers are Scientologists and are estranged from their father.[9]



Year Title Role
2011 Peach Plum Pear Dora Bell Hutchinson


Year Title Role Notes
1994-1995 The Young and Restless Colleen Carlton Main role
2001 Definitely Maybe Guest role
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Heidi Guest role
2008 Greek Alanna Guest role
2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Zoe McCarthy Main role
2009 Grey's Anatomy Hillary Boyd Guest role
2010 First Day Abby Main role, 7 episodes
2012 Park It Up Brenda Guest role
2013–present The Walking Dead Tara Chambler Recurring (season 4)
Also starring (season 5–6)
Main cast (season 7–present)
2014 Men at Work Mopey Hipster Girl Main role
2014–2016 Talking Dead Herself Guest, 4 episodes
2016 @midnight Herself Guest
2016 Mistresses Lydia Recurring (Season 4)


  1. ^ a b Miller, Julie (July 29, 2015). "Walking Dead Star's Father Accuses Scientology of 'Brainwashing' Her in Damning New Interview". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ US, HELLO!. "Alanna Masterson talks return of 'Walking Dead' and how motherhood has given 'life a whole new purpose'". Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Alanna Masterson Stays Weird". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  4. ^ DiClaudio, Dennis (27 September 2013). "The Walking Dead also adds Alanna Masterson". AV Club. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "'The Walking Dead' Q&A: Alanna Masterson Talks Tara". Access Hollywood. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Patten, Dominic (March 31, 2014). "AMC’s ‘Walking Dead’ Adds Trio As Season 5 Regulars". Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Is Another Actor Leaving ‘Mistresses’? Rob Mayes Cast In New CW Drama ‘Frequency’". Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Alanna Masterson on Instagram: "Dream as big as you wish. I'll always be right here. Happy Birthday Marlowe!"". 
  9. ^ "Walking Dead Star’s Father Accuses Scientology of “Brainwashing” Her in Damning New Interview". 

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