Biography

Tara Cox


Tara is a UCLA grad with a BA in Theatre-Acting. She has since studied improv with the Groundlings and UCB, acted in short films and comedic videos for Funny or Die and Buzzfeed, and performs with Alpine Village’s Octoberfest for crowds of up to 4,000 people. She is currently studying with renowned vocal coach Mary Jo Duprey, the only certified West Coast teacher of the Katie Agretsa Vocal Technique.  Some of her favorite stage roles have been Dromio of Syracuse in “Comedy of Errors,” an undocumented activist named Cynthia Felix in East West Player’s “Theatre for Youth” tour, Vanessa in “In the Heights,” and Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls,” for which she received the Goldie award for “Best Lead Actress in a Musical.” She currently stars in an environmental rock show for kids, where she gets to teach through music and movement how they can save the planet! 

 

Actress/Singer based in Los Angeles

 

Theater

"Law and Order: the Musical!"-Lieutenant Fanita Van Furen&Judge Taylor @The Broadwater

"LA’s Next Great Stage Star"-Contestant @El Portal Theatre

"In the Heights"-Vanessa @LAPC Theatre

"In the Heights"-Vanessa @Canyon Theatre Guild

"Tam Tran Goes to Washington"-Cynthia Felix+5 other roles @East West Payers

"Sister Act the Musical"-Michelle, Nun Ensemble @Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

"Don't Hug Me"-Bernice @Canyon Theatre Guild

"Guys and Dolls"-Sarah Brown @Canyon Theatre Guild

"Bye Bye Birdie"-Rosie Alvarez @Fremont Centre Theatre

"Happy Days the Musical"-Pinky Tuscadero @Canyon Theatre Guild

 

"Dining Entertainment"-Chip, Dale, Winnie the Pooh, Jessie @Disneyland

"Jesus Christ Super Star"-Simon Zealots @Reparatory East Playhouse

"Balm in Gilead"-Bonnie @UCLA

"Bat Boy the Musical"-Reverend Billy Hightower @Henry M. Gunn

"Comedy of Errors"-Dromio of Syracuse@Henry M. Gunn

2010 - present
Commercial

Dog Owner-Eric Fisher/Funny or Die, College Computer Programmer-Arturo Perez, Karen Thomas-Reporter-Molly Smith,/Funny or Die, Dinner Guest-Eliza Hooper/Funny or Die, Pool Party Guest-Buzzfeed

2010 - present
Training & Workshops

Improv 101 Betsy Stover UCB

Commercial Classes by Laurie Records On Your Mark Studios

Killian's Adult Commercial Workshop

Acting the Song Mary Jo Duprey Theatricum Botanicum

Groundlings Improv A&B Sean Hogan The Groundlings Theater

 

Voice and Speech Adele Cabot and Paul Wagar UCLA

Stage Combat and Classical Weaponry Ed Monaghan UCLA

Ballet Nick Gunn UCLA

Senior Seminar Craig Slate A.C.T.

Musical Theater Intensive A.C.T.

3 Years Singing Training Jin Hee Kim

Healthy Singing Linda Kerns UCLA

Singing and Performance Mary Jo Duprey UCLA

Music Literacy Jeremy Mann UCLA

Film

"Live by Night"-1920s Salsa Dancer-Ben Afflek

 “Dream"-Shyanne-Simonne Loudd 

“The Fickle Pumpkin”-Della-Sutton Smith

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