Tara Buck

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Tara Buck
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Born (1975-03-16) March 16, 1975 (age 42)
Hailey, Idaho, U.S.
Other names Tara L. Buck
Alma mater American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Chris Pierce (2012)
Website tarabuck.com

Tara Buck, Tara L. Buck, (born in Hailey Idaho) is an American film, stage, and television actress. Tara has built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from tragedy, comedy, farce, to fantasy. Whether appearing in television, film, or theatre productions, Tara brings raw emotion and years of expertise to her roles.

She attended Wood River High School in Hailey Idaho.

To earn her stripes, she attended and excelled at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Shortly after graduating Tara landed her first recurring television role on the popular series Party of Five.

Career[edit]

The stage has always been a home and a source of inspiration for Tara. She has starred in numerous live theater productions including Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winner play, How I Learned To Drive and in the West Coast premiere of Ten Cent Night written by Marisa Wegrzyn. Tara was nominated for the prestigious Ovation Award for her tour de force performance in A Gift From Heaven.

Buck is known for her recurring role as Ginger in the HBO television series True Blood.[1][2] Her other guest appearances include Bones, Cold Case, The Closer, The X-Files and Party of Five. She has also acted in numerous live theater presentations including a lead role in As You Like It.[3] She recurred on the fourth season of the Showtime series Ray Donovan as patrol cop Maureen Dougherty.[4] Buck was the lead in the 2016 film Great Plains, and starred in the 2016 Netflix comedy film Pee-Wee's Big Holiday.[5]

Life[edit]

She married singer/songwriter Chris Pierce in 2012. [6]

Tara lives in Southern California with her husband Chris Pierce who is a professional musician. In addition to the arts, they both share a passion for wine and are co-owners of a boutique wine label called Ledbetter. Ledbetter Wines can be found in some of the best restaurants in California.

Filmography[edit]

  • Party of Five (2 episodes, "Haunted" and "Otherwise Engaged", 1999) .... Ricki (as Tara L. Buck)
  • Thinking Positive (1999) .... Sara
  • The X-Files (1 episode, "Orison", 2000) .... Blueberry
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1 episode, "House of Pi's", 2000) .... Nancy
  • The Division (1 episode, "Welcome Home", 2002) .... Aurora
  • Without a Trace (1 episode, "Underground Railroad", 2003) .... Julie
  • JAG (1 episode, "Touchdown", 2003) .... P.O. Translator
  • Six Feet Under (1 episode, "Parallel Play", 2004) .... Girl with Edie
  • NCIS (1 episode, "The Good Wives Club", 2004) .... P.O. Debra Marshall
  • The Shield (1 episode, "Hurt", 2005) .... Susan Gary
  • Strong Medicine (1 episode, "Dying Inside", 2005) .... Josie Weaver
  • Nip/Tuck (2 episodes, "Rhea Reynolds" and "Granville Trapp", 2005) .... Rhea Reynolds
  • The Closer (1 episode, "The Other Woman", 2006) .... Ginnifer Rawley
  • Cold Case (1 episode, "The Red and the Blue", 2006) .... Kylie
  • 1% (HBO) (2008) (TV) .... Kimmy
  • Bones (1 episode, "The Princess and the Pear", 2009) .... Valerie Daniels
  • The Grind (2010) .... Kris
  • 2nd Take (2010) .... Evelyn
  • The Whole Truth (1 episode, "Cold Case", 2010) .... Melissa Derrico
  • Prime Suspect (2011) .... Kasey Monrad
  • Southland (1 episode, "Graduation Day", 2011) .... Denise
  • Justified (2 episodes, "The Spoil" and "Save My Love", 2011)
  • K-11 (2012)
  • Tomorrow You're Gone (2012) .... Blonde Mistress
  • Medeas (2013) .... Ada
  • Criminal Minds (1 episode, "Gatekeeper", 2013) .... Hannah Johnson
  • Home (2014)
  • Longmire (1 episode, "Of Children and Travelers", 2014) .... Phoebe Greene
  • True Blood (24 episodes, 2008–2014) .... Ginger
  • Backstrom (TV series) (1 episode, "I Like to Watch", 2015) .... Arianna Fitch
  • Great Plains (2016) .... Murel
  • Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) .... Beverly
  • Ray Donovan (4 episodes, 2016) .... Maureen Dougherty
  • A Mother's Escape (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandi Bierly (August 17, 2014). "'True Blood' postmortem: Tara Buck talks Ginger's moment". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-09-07. 
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 7, 2014). ""True Blood" Promotes Tara Buck To Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Official Site". Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  4. ^ Denise Petski (June 30, 2016). "Tara Buck Joins 'Ray Donovan'; 'Younger' Casts India de Beaufort". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-09-07. 
  5. ^ Patrick Hipes (March 11, 2015). "'True Blood's Tara Buck Invited To 'Pee-Wee's Big Holiday' Party". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-09-07. 
  6. ^ Elizabeth Sobueski (June 11, 2014). "Still Screaming After All These Years – True Blood's Tara Buck Becomes a Series Regular". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-09-12. 

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