Tanedra Howard

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Tanedra Howard
Born (1980-08-15) August 15, 1980 (age 36)
Inglewood, California, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Tanedra Howard (born August 15, 1980)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for winning the reality show Scream Queens and playing Simone Bethson in Saw VI and Saw 3D.

Life and career[edit]

Howard was born and raised in Inglewood, California.[2][3] She attended Santa Monica College, where she was a member of the cheer squad, and El Camino College.[4]

In 2006, Howard was one out of 500 actors chosen to try out for the ABC reality show I Wanna Be a Soap Star 3, but did not make it on the show.[4] She had an uncredited role in the 2008 remake of Prom Night.[5] In 2008, Howard's roommate showed her an ad on Craigslist where Lionsgate was holding auditions for the VH1 acting competition reality TV show Scream Queens. She had no acting experience but auditioned and was cast. Howard spent five and half weeks competing in weekly challenges with nine other actors and won the competition earning a role in Saw VI.[2][6] In the film, she played the part of Simone. She reprises her role in Saw 3D, released on October 29, 2010.[7] Howard also appeared in the online Shane Dawson Christmas special.


List of films and roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Grad Night Graduate Uncredited
2008 Prom Night Graduate Uncredited
2009 Saw VI Simone Role earned by winning Scream Queens TV series
Nominated–Scream Awards for Most Memorable Mutilation
2010 Saw 3D Simone
2011 Love... Another Four Letter Word Vanessa
List of television appearances and roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Scream Queens Herself Winner
2009 The Wendy Williams Show Herself/Guest Aired October 20, 2009
2009 Made in Hollywood Herself Episode #5.5
2010 The Mo'Nique Show Herself/Guest Aired October 28, 2010
2010 Shane Dawson TV Gang Customer Episode Santa's Dead: A Love Story
2014 - 2015 Black Boots Tammy 8 episodes


  1. ^ "Celebrity Birthday: August 15". AbsoluteNow.com. UGO Networks. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "First Black Scream Queen: Tanedra Howard". What The Flick. BET.com. October 22, 2009. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ Clay, Zettler (January 15, 2009). "Tanedra Howard: A Dream Deferred No More". Clutch. Sutton New Media. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Rhoshalle, Janice (June 2, 2006). "500 Hopefuls Envision Chance at Soap Career - Winner of Soapnet's Reality Series Will Land 'One Live to Live Role". The Charlotte Observer (from the Associated Press): 5A. I'm doing this for my granny," said Tanedra Howard, a 25-year-old El Camino college student who arrived at the auditions less than 24 hours after burying her grandmother, a devoted "One Life to Live" watcher 
  5. ^ "IMDb Resume for Tanedra Howard". IMDb. Amazon.com. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ Nemiroff, Perri (October 22, 2009). "Interview: Saw VI's Tanedra Howard". Cinema Blend. Retrieved January 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Tanedra Howard Returning For Saw VII 3D". ShockTilYouDrop. CraveOnline. January 29, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2010. (Tanedra) was so good, that she's not only in this (opening) scene, and the anchor and victor of a very intense trap, but also has a nice emotional scene later, and has just been added into the mix for Saw VII. 

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