Alanna Masterson

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Alanna Masterson
Alanna Masterson by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Masterson at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 30)
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Children1
Parent(s)Joe Reaiche
Carol Masterson
RelativesJordan Masterson (brother)
Danny Masterson (maternal half-brother)
Christopher Masterson (maternal half-brother)
Will Masterson (stepbrother)

Alanna Masterson (born June 27, 1988)[1] 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 in New York City, New York, to Carol Masterson and Joe Reaiche,[1][2] a former Lebanese-Australian professional rugby league footballer with the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. She is the younger sister to her full brother, Jordan Masterson, and two half-brothers, Danny Masterson and Christopher Masterson.[3] 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.[4]

Career[edit]

Masterson portrayed Tara Chambler on the AMC series The Walking Dead, having debuted 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] She had a recurring role in the fourth season of the ABC series Mistresses.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On November 4, 2015, Masterson gave birth to daughter Marlowe, with boyfriend Brick Stowell.[9]

Masterson and her brothers are Scientologists and are estranged from their father, due to Scientology's Disconnection policy, also making him an SP (Suppressive Person) against the church and its members.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Peach Plum Pear Dora Bell Hutchinson
2018 Afraid Alanna Meadows
Television
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 Guest role
2009 Grey's Anatomy Hillary Boyd Guest role
2010 First Day Abby Main role, 7 episodes
2012 Park It Up Brenda Guest role
2013–2019 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, 6 episodes
2016 @midnight Herself Guest
2016 Mistresses Lydia Recurring (Season 4)
2018 Younger Kiara Johnson Recurring (Season 5)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alanna Masterson Biography". TVGuide.com. 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. ^ "Alanna Masterson Stays Weird". Interview. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  5. ^ DiClaudio, Dennis (September 27, 2013). "The Walking Dead also adds Alanna Masterson". The AV 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.com. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  8. ^ "Is Another Actor Leaving 'Mistresses'? Rob Mayes Cast In New CW Drama 'Frequency'". FxTribune. Archived from the original on 2016-10-09. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Murphy, Desiree (November 13, 2015). "'Walking Dead' Star Alanna Masterson Gives Birth to First Child". Entertainment Tonight. CBS Television Distribution. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  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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