Tamara Hope

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Tamara Hope
Born (1984-11-02) November 2, 1984 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, musician
Years active 1999–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]

She 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 Deep End, TheThe Deep End Paige Hall
2003 Republic of Love, TheThe Republic of Love Sophie
2004 Different Loyalty, AA Different Loyalty Lucy Cauffield
2004 Saint Ralph Claire Collins
2004 Shall We Dance? Jenna Clark
2005 Nickel Children, TheThe Nickel Children Cat Breakout Performance Award – 2005 Method Fest Independent Film Festival
2007 September Dawn Emily Hudson
2008 Shoot First and Pray You Live Irene Melody
2012 Foxfire


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Winslow Homer: An American Original Fee TV film
2000 Audrey Hepburn Story, TheThe Audrey Hepburn Story Clara TV film
2000 Stepsister from Planet Weird Ariel Cola TV film
2000 Sandy Bottom Orchestra, TheThe Sandy Bottom Orchestra Carol Wyman TV film
2000 Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I, TheThe Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I Elizabeth TV film
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Ruth Harper Episode: "Grandma's Shoes"
2000 Soul Food Callie Episode: "Anything You Can Do"
2001 Soul Food Callie Episode: "Welcome Home"
2001 What Girls Learn Elizabeth TV film
2002 Soul Food Callie Episode: "From Dreams to Nightmares"
2002 Tracker Tina Episode: "Children of the Night"
2002 Guinevere Jones Guinevere Jones Main role (26 episodes)
2003 Piano Man's Daughter, TheThe Piano Man's Daughter Lilly Kilworth (12–14 years) TV film
2003 Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion Beatrix Collins TV miniseries
2004 Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story Carly TV film
2004 Kevin Hill Laura Walker Episode: "Homework"
2005 Selling Innocence Chelsea Burns TV film
2005 Mayday Linda Farley TV film
2006 Augusta, Gone Rain TV film
2006 10.5: Apocalypse First Daughter Amy Hollister TV film
2007 Lies and Crimes Kirsten TV film
2007 ReGenesis Julie Henshaw Episodes: "Dust in the Wind", "A Spontaneous Moment"
2007 Whistler Leah McLure Recurring role (13 episodes)
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Edna Garrison/Brooks Recurring role (9 episodes)
2009 Sand Serpents Jan Henle TV film
2009 Manson Linda Kasabian TV film
2011 Covert Affairs Emerson Episode: "Bang and Blame"
2011 Three Inches Cate TV pilot
2012 Good God Becky Regular role (6 episodes)
2012 Beauty & the Beast Emily Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Transporter The Series Alice Episode: "S02 E11 – Sixteen Hands"


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)


  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.
  10. ^ "The Weather Station Signs to Paradise of Bachelors for 'Loyalty' LP". Exclaim!, January 14, 2015.

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