Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms


8/19/1975, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Birth Name

Tracie Nicole Thoms


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Tracie Nicole Thoms is a Baltimore, Maryland, native who has studied acting since she was 9. As a child, she dreamed of being on Junior Star Search. She received a BFA from Howard University and her graduate degree from The Juilliard School. She grew up in a very…more


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    • Tracie Thoms: I love doing ensemble work, which is one of the reasons why I always gravitated toward Rent-it's such an ensemble show, and everybody had their moment, and everybody got to support each other. And again, here I am, I keep repeating--I have this pattern in my life of being the new girl all the time.

    • Tracie Thoms: (About telling Jesse L. Martin that she was going to play Joanne while filming Law and Order with him) I'm like, "Hey Jesse, it looks like we're gonna be spending a lot of time together." And he's like, "We are?" I'm like, "Yeah. I'm Joanne." [imitates Jesse gasping] "ACTION!

    • Tracie Thoms: It's like, I'm like a RENThead, and somebody called me up and said, "Hey RENThead, why don't you be in the movie? Would you like that? Would that be fun for you?" I'm like, b-,b-, but before I was, you know, standing outside trying to get in to see the Rent, you know, and now you want me to be in the Rent. I don't understand, what happened? Who owed me a favor?

    • Tracie Thoms: Hi, my name is Tracie Thoms. I'm playing Joanne. Jefferson. Not of the Jeffersons on TV, but the Jeffersons of Rent. And, um, Im a lesbian lawyer, whose in love with Maureen.

    • Tracie Thoms: Acting is something that I just love to do. I trained for it 17 years. Every time I tried to walk away from it, I was miserable. It's like I have to do it. I try not to mystify the whole thing, but it really is a magical experience for me. It's hard to explain the joy I get from essentially dressing up and pretending I'm other people. Some days it seems rather silly to me. But then I remember what fuctions I serve as an actor. First and foremost, I am a storyteller. Without stories to tell and to listen to, life would be a boring, mundane place. I help people learn about things and experiences they might not know otherwise. I make people laugh, and sometimes make them cry. It's a very important responsibility.

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    and there's Tracie singing her face, that's on the commentary of RENT. It's true though. She has a phenomenal voice and acting talents!
  • All i have to say is Tracie Thoms is the GREATEST!!!!

    If you dont no Tracie Thoms hold on to your seats because in a few year she is going to be a huge star and everyone will know her name! She is amazingly talented in not only acting but singing as well...and boy can she sing!! If you havent seen the movie RENT go buy it now!! it is amazing and Tracie is one of the main characters. it's a musical and you will hear some great singers but Tracie is definately the best! She's also in the Devil Wears Prada! im telling you shes going to be a star!moreless