Tara Lenoir is a young French woman and artist originally from Troyes (1h30 southeast from Paris). Since her earliest years, she used to write, set up, plan and record shows and sketches with her friends and cousins, without ever considering acting as a career until recently. One day in 2011, she decided to audit an acting class in Paris for the first time, a life-changing event that made her realize that is where she belonged all this time.
After having trained for a year at the Actors Studio (association) in Paris in 2012, she decided to move to London in October 2013 to continue and reinforce her acting training and kickstart her career.
Tara Lenoir attended several workshops in London such as the reknowned Actors Centre as well as the London Actors Workshop that ended with a showcase at the Camden People’s Theatre. More recently, she has been attending on-going classes at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop since March 2015.
Fascinated by self realization, the journey and stages of life a human being can possibly go through as well as the human nature by itself, acting is for Tara Lenoir a way to tell a story, to have the potential to affect and change the person watching. Acting is a mean for her to convey messages, to say what she has to say in an indirect way and to express herself. As Ben Whishaw would say : «The thing I love about acting is that you can bring something very personal into the open and at the same time remain hidden because you're always playing a character in a story that someone else has imagined.»
Gifted with a great empathy, a puzzling objectivity and also an unfailing honesty, Tara Lenoir is a good listener and has facilities to put herself in other people’s shoes.
A deep interest in psychology makes her drawn to roles that would involve manipulation and/or psychological conditions such as depression/ schizophrenia/ bipolarity/ personality disorders/ addictive, suicidal or destructive tendencies. She feels a deep connection with these types of character, whom everyone can relate to nowadays. She is also very attracted to characters possessing a ‘gift’ (or enhanced quality or sense) but with a major flaw to outweigh it.
Tara Lenoir is focusing at the moment on creating her own material and collaborating with mainly female artists.
Name: Tara Lenoir
Lives in: London, England