Tamara co-produced the documentary film How to Draw a Bunny: A Ray Johnson Portrait which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
As part of the Tyrsa Ukrainian Folkloric Ensemble, Tamara sang for the Pope at the 1988 millennial celebration of Ukrainian Christianity. She spent five years traveling with the group as a soprano soloist.
Tamara is a classically trained dancer who studied with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She also attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Jazz, Ballet, Piano and Theory [with examinations]; in Toronto with Bonnie Gross [voice] and Kate Lynch [Classics]; In NYC with Paul Eisemann; in LA with Pablo Pugliese [tango].
Tamara has done voiceover work for several television commercials including; Pepsi, Coke, Gerber, Wrigley's, and CBS.
While in high school, Tamara wrote and directed the one-act play Dada Hamlet of Love as an English assignment. Several years later she staged the play [again] in Toronto, this time with the women's theater group Groundswell.
Tamara is bilingual, speaking English and French. She is also very skilled with accents, listing French, Irish, British (BBC and Cockney), Russian, Scottish, Canadian, and American (New England, New York, Southern) accents as her specialty.
Tamara's Hercules: The Legendary Journeys character, Morrigan, was originally set to appear in only three episodes of the series. Audiences, however, responded so well to the chemistry between Tamara and [series star] Kevin Sorbo, that they brought the character back for five additional episodes.
Tamara narrated the audio book version of Bruce Campbell's "Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way."
In order to improve her action sequences on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Tamara took karate lessons between episodes of the show.
Tamara wrote, directed, and produced the short film Space which appeared on Women's Television Network in Canada. The film was also an Official Selection of the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
Tamara's theater credits include:
- My Fair Lady (Dance Corps)
- Sweet Charity (Loal/Corps)
- Lucky Strike (Lead/Lolly)
- Little Sister (Lead/Katie)
- The Other Side of the Closet (Jack)
- Dada Hamlet (Lead/#3)
- Serpent Kills (Lead/Jenny)
Tamara is represented professionally by Lara Rosenstock Management out of Los Angeles, The Characters Talent Agency in British Columbia and Steve Young and Associates out of Toronto. She's a member of SAG and ACTRA (The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists).
Tamara went to college to become a doctor, but instead turned to acting as a way to explore her "creative side."
Tamara appeared in Suzanne Vega's video for the song "Frank and Ava" in 2007.
Tamara is 5'4" with blue eyes and auburn hair. For her role on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys she dyed her hair a deep red, which took several weeks to wash out.
Tamara: (on her various television roles) I've had the really great good fortune to get these chameleon-like roles - I haven't been stereotyped.
Tamara: Acting has given me the chance to be a ballerina from 1920 or a Dior model from 1957 or the new girl in Kids in the Hall or a half-god, half-human or somebody who has an encounter with a vampire! What could be more fun?
Tamara: I found that being creative is really the only way I can live. I suppose I'm like a car that has to keep moving.