Tara Lynne Barr

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Tara Lynne Barr
Tara Lynne Barr 2012.jpg
Tara Lynne Barr at Festival de deauville 2012
Born (1993-10-02) October 2, 1993 (age 25)
Orange County, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Website www.taralynnebarronline.com

Tara Lynne Barr (born October 2, 1993) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role in the 2011 film God Bless America, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film, and for her work in the Hulu original series Casual.[1]

Early life[edit]

Barr was born in Orange County, California. Her parents are long-time employees of Southern California Edison Company. They enrolled Barr and her older sister Erin in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley's before- and after-school care program. When the Huntington Valley Boys and Girls Clubs started their Clubhouse Theatre program, Barr's sister auditioned for and performed in several children's theater productions. Barr was inspired to take up acting after seeing her sister on stage.

Career[edit]

After performing in ten productions with the Clubhouse Theatre, Barr turned her attention to film and television. At the age of 11, she starred in the dark comedy short film Road Kill, which won the 2005 Audience Choice Award at the New York City Horror Film Festival.[2] She appeared as the host of Encore's Fear Fest: 31 Nights of Horror. She has appeared in television shows such as Joan of Arcadia, Crossing Jordan, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Bold and the Beautiful and Casual. In 2011, she co-starred in the Bobcat Goldthwait film God Bless America.

Personal life[edit]

Barr has donated her time over several years to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley as a performer and presenter for a variety of functions, and was a celebrity youth presenter at the 6th annual OMNI Youth Music and Actor Awards.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 God Bless America Roxy
2014 Dawn Dawn
2016 The Darkness Kat

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Joan of Arcadia Jumping-Rope Girl Episode: "Only Connect"
2005 Crossing Jordan Sally Yates Episode: "Murder in the Rue Morgue"
2006 Drake & Josh Katie Episode: "Megan's New Teacher"
2006 Zoey 101 Sandy Baldwin Episode: "Lola Likes Chase"
2007–2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Haley Grille 2 episodes
2007 Disney Channel's 3 Minute Game Show Herself Episode: "High School Musical 2 Edition"
2012 The Bold and the Beautiful Christine Johnson
2015 Aquarius Katie[4] 10 episodes
2015–2018 Casual Laura Meyers[5] Series regular (44 episodes)
2018 Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters Regina Bailey Episode: "Face In The Car Lot"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Secret World Carter / Emilia Voice
2012 Prototype 2 Amaya Heller Voice

Audio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia L.A. Theatre Works / Audio Theatre Collection
2013 The Liar (Corneille) Clarice L.A. Theatre Works[6]
2013 The Columnist Abigail L.A. Theatre Works[7]
2014 August: Osage County Jean Fordham L.A. Theatre Works
2018 Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves Emerald Stoker BBC Radio[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  2. ^ Marrone, John (November 5, 2005). "HoH Exclusive Interview: Mark Mardini". House of Horrors. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "OMNI Youth Music and Actors Awards - Performers". OMNI Youth Music and Actors Awards. May 2008. Archived from the original on July 16, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Deadline (July 28, 2014). "Tara Lynne Barr Joins NBC's 'Aquarius'; Kahyun Kim In 'Mysteries Of Laura'". Deadline. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 3, 2015). "Michaela Watkins To Star In 'Casual' Hulu Series, Tara Lynne Barr Co-Stars, Liz Tigelaar Joins As Executive Producer". Deadline. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "James Bridges Theatre with LA Theatre Works to Present THE LIAR, 4/18-21". April 2, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  7. ^ "The Imitated Life Stage Blog: Final cast announced for L.A. Theatre Works' "The Columnist"". November 6, 2013. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  8. ^ "Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves". BBC. Retrieved September 5, 2018.

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