Tanya Allen

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Tanya Allen
Born1975 (age 42–43)
Toronto, Ontario
Years active1993-present

Tanya Allen (born 1975) is a Canadian actress, best known as the harried assistant Audrey on the acclaimed CBC sitcom The Newsroom. At age 15, she began training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. In addition to her film and television work, Allen has also performed on stage with Second City in Los Angeles.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Regeneration Sarah AKA, Behind the Lines
1998 Clutch Theresa
1999 Tail Lights Fade Angie
2001 Wish You Were Dead Tanya Rider
2002 Liberty Stands Still May
2002 Lone Hero Sharon
2002 Fancy Dancing Karen
2004 Chicks with Sticks Kate Willings
2005 Happy Is Not Hard to Be Ruth
2006 Silent Hill Anna
2009 The Grind Courtney
2010 Magic Tammi
2011 Deadline: Medium Rare Mother Short
2013 Dose of Reality Alana / Wife
2013 Meltdown on the Ice Planet Narrator


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Spenser: Ceremony April Kyle TV film
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Jennifer Newley "Only the Strong Survive"
1994 Ultimate Betrayal Beth (age 17) TV film
1994 Side Effects Claire Edwards "Superman"
1994 Lives of Girls and Women Del Jordan TV film
1995 The Great Defender Mary Ann McDonald "Pilot"
1996 TekWar Tina "The Gate"
1996 Lyddie Lyddie Worthen TV film
1996 The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story Kimberly Granger TV film
1996–97 The Newsroom Audrey Supporting role
1997 Platinum Astrid Kirsh TV film
1998 White Lies Erina Baxter TV film
1998 The Outer Limits Lisa "Fear Itself"
1998 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes "The Case of the Ten Dollar Thief"
2000 Nature Boy Anna Jacobson TV short
2000–2004 Starhunter Percy Montana Main role
2001 The Outer Limits Amy Barrett "Patient Zero"
2006 Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone Annie Calgrove TV film
2015 The Strain Sarah "BK, NY"
2017 Starhunter Transformation Percy Montana TV miniseries, pre-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Production Result
1997 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program Lives of Girls and Women Nominated
1998 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program Platinum Nominated
1998 Gemini Award Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble) The Newsroom (for episode #1.13: "The Campaign")[1] Won


  1. ^ Shared with cast

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