Tamara Hope

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Tamara Hope
Tamara Lindeman at Hillside Festival 2015.jpg
Lindeman performing at the 2015 Hillside Festival as part of The Weather Station
Tamara Lindeman

(1984-11-02) November 2, 1984 (age 34)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress, musician
Years active1999–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Hope 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.[1]

She enjoyed snowboarding, and as a teenager was a licensed snowboarding teacher.[1] She moved to Toronto in 2002.[2]

Acting career[edit]

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.[1][3] 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.[1]

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.[1] She had the title role in the Canadian-Australian co-production of Guinevere Jones.[4] In the 2003 TV movie The Piano Man's Daughter, she portrayed a younger version of Stockard Channing's character.[1] 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.[5] 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).[6]

In 2009, Hope was featured in the Modernista! ad campaign promoting the Palm Pre phone.[7]

Music career[edit]

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.[8] She was a nominee for the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for "Mule in the Flowers", a song she cowrote with Steve Lambke.[9]

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 was released on May 5, 2015 on Paradise of Bachelors (worldwide) and Outside Music (Canada).[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Deep End Paige Hall
2003 The Republic of Love Sophie
2004 A Different Loyalty Lucy Cauffield
2004 Saint Ralph Claire Collins
2004 Shall We Dance Jenna Clark
2005 The Nickel Children Cat
2007 September Dawn Emily Hudson
2008 Shoot First and Pray You Live Irene Melody
2009 Manson Linda Kasabian
2012 Foxfire
2015 Crimson Peak Society Girl #2


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Winslow Homer: An American Original Fee TV film
2000 The Audrey Hepburn Story Clara TV film
2000 Stepsister from Planet Weird Ariel Cola TV film
2000 The Sandy Bottom Orchestra Carol Wyman TV film
2000 The Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I Elizabeth TV film
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Ruth Harper "Grandma's Shoes"
2000-2002 Soul Food Callie Recurring role
2001 What Girls Learn Elizabeth TV film
2002 Guinevere Jones Gwen Jones/Guinevere Lead role
2002 Tracker Tina "Children of the Night"
2003 The Piano Man's Daughter Lilly Kilworth (12–14 years) TV film
2003 Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion Beatrix Collins TV film
2004 Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story Carly TV film
2004 Kevin Hill Laura Walker "Homework"
2005 Selling Innocence Chelsea Burns TV film
2005 Mayday Linda Farley TV film
2006 Augusta, Gone Rain TV film
2006 10.5: Apocalypse Amy Hollister TV miniseries
2007 Lies and Crimes Kirsten TV film
2007 ReGenesis Julie Henshaw "A Spontaneous Moment", "Dust in the Wind"
2007 Whistler Leah Hutton Recurring role
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Edna Garrison "Power"
2009 Sand Serpents Jan Henle TV film
2009 Manson Linda Kasabian TV film
2011 Covert Affairs Emerson "Bang and Blame"
2011 Three Inches Cate TV film
2012 Good God Becky Recurring role
2012 Beauty and the Beast Emily "Pilot"
2014 Transporter: The Series Alice "Sixteen Hands"
2014-2015 Murdoch Mysteries Edna Brooks Recurring role


Albums with Bruce Peninsula[edit]

Albums with The Weather Station[edit]

  • 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)
  • The Weather Station (2017)


Year Association Category Work Result
2001 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV movie (Drama) - Supporting Young Actress The Sandy Bottom Orchestra Won
2002 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV movie or Special - Supporting Young Actress What Girls Learn Nominated
2005 Method Fest Breakout Acting Award The Nickel Children Won
2007 Prism Awards Performance in a TV movie Augusta, Gone Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d e f Zekas, Rita (June 9, 2001). "Hip hooray for Smallywood: Tamara Hope prefers no-cable Shelburne, Ont. to Los Angeles", Toronto Star, p. J3.
  2. ^ Khanna, Vish (April 19, 2012). "5 for 20: Tamara Lindeman of the Weather Station", CBC Music. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ (May 4, 2001). "LA award for local actress", The Midweek Banner, p. 3.
  4. ^ (August 10, 2003). "Camelot legend gets modern makeover", New Straits Times, p. 8.
  5. ^ Kuklenski, Valerie (April 9, 2005). "Method Fest prizes salute indies' best", Los Angeles Daily News, p. N2.
  6. ^ Bawden, Jim (October 6, 2007). "New faces add spunk to Whistler", Toronto Star, p. E8.
  7. ^ Parpis, Eleftheria (August 17–24, 2009). "The Girl With Far Away Eyes", Mediaweek 19 (30): AM5.
  8. ^ "The Weather Station returns". Orangeville Banner, August 10, 2011.
  9. ^ "Mo Kenney claims SOCAN songwriting prize". CBC News, July 10, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Weather Station Signs to Paradise of Bachelors for 'Loyalty' LP". Exclaim!, January 14, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2017.

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