Alanna Masterson

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Alanna Masterson
Alanna Masterson by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Masterson at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 33)
Years active2001–present
Parent(s)Joe Reaiche
Carol Masterson
RelativesJordan Masterson (brother)
Danny Masterson (maternal half-brother)
Christopher Masterson (maternal half-brother)

Alanna Masterson (born June 27, 1988)[1] is an American actress, known for her role as Tara Chambler in the AMC television series The Walking Dead.

Early life[edit]

Masterson was born in New York City, to Carol Masterson and Joe Reaiche,[1][2] a Lebanese-Australian former professional rugby league footballer with the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. She is the younger sister to her brother, Jordan Masterson, and two half-brothers, Danny Masterson and Christopher Masterson.[3] After some time on Long Island,[4] the family later relocated to Los Angeles. She grew up around and was influenced by her older brothers who both starred in popular television shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Masterson's passion for acting came from spending a lot of time on set with her brothers and seeing the filming process.[4]


Masterson has portrayed Tara Chambler on the AMC TV series The Walking Dead, beginning in the show's fourth season.[5][6] Masterson was promoted to a series regular for the fifth season and was added to the main credits in the seventh season.[7] Additionally, she had a recurring role in the fourth season of the ABC series Mistresses.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On November 4, 2015, Masterson and ex-boyfriend Brick Stowell had a daughter, Marlowe.[9]

Masterson and her brothers are Scientologists and are estranged from her father, due to Scientology's practice of declaring critics as Suppressive Persons.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Peach Plum Pear Dora Bell Hutchinson
2018 Afraid Alanna Meadows
Year Title Role Notes
1994–1995 The Young and Restless Colleen Carlton 2 Episodes
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 Episode: "Desert Cantos"
Grey's Anatomy Hillary Boyd Guest role
2010 First Day Abby Main role, 7 episodes
2012 Park It Up Brenda Guest role
2013–2019 The Walking Dead Tara Chambler Recurring (season 4)
Also starring (seasons 5–6)
Starring (seasons 7–9)
56 episodes
2014 Men at Work Mopey Hipster Girl Main role
2014–2019 Talking Dead Herself Guest, 11 episodes
2016 @midnight Herself Guest
Mistresses Lydia Recurring (Season 4)
2018 Younger Kiara Johnson Recurring (Season 5)


  1. ^ a b "Alanna Masterson Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on July 6, 2015.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Hurtado, Alexandra. "Alanna Masterson talks return of 'Walking Dead' and how motherhood has given 'life a whole new purpose'". Hello!. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Alanna Masterson Stays Weird". Interview. Archived from the original on April 5, 2019. Retrieved October 7, 2016. My mom was so big on music and had so many records, we would do musical theater in the house and we always would sing. We would drive from Long Island into New York City every day for modeling jobs...
  5. ^ DiClaudio, Dennis (September 27, 2013). "The Walking Dead also adds Alanna Masterson". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "'The Walking Dead' Q&A: Alanna Masterson Talks Tara". Access Hollywood. February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  7. ^ Patten, Dominic (March 31, 2014). "AMC's 'Walking Dead' Adds Trio As Season 5 Regulars". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  8. ^ "Alanna Masterson Credits". TV Guide. Archived from the original on July 27, 2020. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  9. ^ Rayne, Naja (November 13, 2015). "Alanna Masterson Welcomes Daughter Marlowe". People. Archived from the original on August 3, 2020. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
  10. ^ Miller, Julie (July 29, 2015). "Walking Dead Star's Father Accuses Scientology of 'Brainwashing' Her in Damning New Interview". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Retrieved May 24, 2019.

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