With passion and conviction, young actress Tamara Woods has had the opportunity to be on set with A-list actors such as Sigourney Weaver, Clifton Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Bill Duke, Aunjanue Ellis, Tyrese Gibson, James Franco, to name a few. She has worked with Emmy Award Winner History Making Productions in two Documentary Episodes "Philadelphia The Great Experiment". She had a cameo appearance in "Sure Looks Good". Woods has also had her share of appearances in commercials for leading brands such as Nike, Carnival, and Forman Mills. When Tamara is not on set she is a Leading Lady on stage. Performances includes God’s Trombones, and Death of a Salesman. Other theatre credits includes To Kill A Mockingbird, A New Shade of Blue playing "Lady Day", and Broadway Dreams Take It To The Limit: Porgy and Bess, Sister Act, and AIDA.
Though a native of Philadelphia, Woods, took to performing at age four, upon her arrival in Honolulu, Hawaii. She would stand in front of a mirror with a brush in hand, acting out every TV commercial and acceptance speeches of Award Winners. Woods' Aunt watched how talented she was, she taught her how to pop-lock, and from there Woods would dance in the style of popping and break dancing at family functions. She also performed in plays at her church.
Following High School Woods enlisted in the United States Air Force. She is proud to have sacrificed her daily life to serve her country. Her last assignment was Operation Enduring Iraqi Freedom. During her deployment, her constant drive to remain connected to the arts lead Woods to be involved in mime performance, liturgical dance, choir, and a stage play which ignited her passion for performing all over again. While in Ali Al Salem she assisted in the choreography of mime performances and praise dances.
Over the past 10+years Woods has had the opportunity to train with Actor/Director/Screenwriter Ted Lange from The Love Boat; Actor/Producer John Canada Terrell from The Five Heartbeats; Award Winning Actress Veronica Redd from The Young and the Restless; Artistic Directors Jesse Cline, and Ozzie Jones; Broadway Dreams; at the Walnut Street Theatre under Sharon Geller; and at Temple University under Donna Snow to name a few. Woods continues to strive towards excellence as she expands her knowledge and skills through acting classes, modeling, while she builds a steady portfolio of professional acting gigs in preparation for any role.
Woods recently finished her role as the lead actress in the movie, “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives.” She portrays Sgt. Diane Torres, an Army Medic, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after she was raped by her commanding officer on base one evening. Also Woods portrayal of American voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and philanthropist, Fannie Lou Hamer in “Freedom Smitty has been nominated for BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY with the 2016 Broadway World Awards for "Best of Delaware Theatre"!
As a woman of faith,Woods believes that God has blessed her with this talent and the gift to serve to use as a platform to do ministry. She serves on the Drama Ministry and Choir at her church, and Woods also makes appearances at other venues delivering inspirational presentations bringing the Bible to life. She quotes, " I'm passionate about ministering positive messages that will encourage and enlighten individuals for the purpose of empowering to bring about change.
Name: Tamara Woods
Lives in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Actor, Crew, Model Maker, Production Assistant, Stage Manager, Acting Teacher, Casting Assistant, Clerk and Voice Actor
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