TARA MALLEN - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA

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FILM

GHOSTLIGHT

Sharon

Kelly O'Sullivan/Alex Thompson

THE LAST SHIFT

Supporting

Sony Pictures

CONTAGION

Supporting

Warner Bros.

FOOLS

Supporting

Meyer Prods/Indie Rights

TELEVISION

DARK MATTER

Guest Star

Apple TV

EMPIRE

Guest Star

FOX

CHICAGO PD

Guest Star

Universal Television/NBC

CHICAGO FIRE

Guest Star

Universal Television/NBC

SENSE8

Co-Star

Netflix

BOSS

Co-Star

STARZ

DOUBT (Pilot)

Co-Star

Sony Television/ABC

COMMERCIALS

"New Guy" (Mom)

Featured

Coca Cola

"Heck On Wheels" (Superbowl spot)

Featured

Toyota/Saatchi & Saatchi

THEATRE - representative roles

MOTHERHOUSE

Aunt Lizzie

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

THE LUCKIEST

Cheryl

Raven Theatre

SPAY

Aubrey

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

THE CAKE

**Della (Lauren Shouse, dir.)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

**2018 Jeff Award /Best Actor

HOW LONG WILL I CRY

Joy (Ed Torres dir.)

Steppenwolf Theatre

THE WALLS

Alice (Megan Carney dir.)

Rivendell /Steppenwolf Garage

SELF DEFENSE

*Jo (Ed Sobel dir.)

Rivendell /Steppenwolf Garage

*After Dark Award/Ensemble

SHEAR MADNESS

Barbara (Bruce Jordan, dir.)

The Kennedy Center

SWEAT

Jessie (Kate Whorisky dir.)

Arena Stage

PICASSO AT LAPIN AGILE

Germaine (MPThornton dir.)

Noble Fool

INDULGENCES IN THE LOUISVILLE HAREM

Viola (Kimberly Senior dir.)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

MY SIMPLE CITY

Alfhilde (Karen Kessler dir.)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

Nominee: Jeff Award

Best Actress

WRENS

**Gwyneth (Karen Kessler dir.)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

**1996 Jeff Award / Best Actor

RASHEEDA SPEAKING

*Eileen (Sandy Shinner, dir.)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble

*After Dark Award / Best Ensemble

TWELFTH NIGHT

Maria

Iowa Shakespeare Festival

KING LEAR

Regan

Iowa Shakespeare Festival

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Titania

Iowa Shakespeare Festival

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Beatrice

Iowa Shakespeare Festival

MACBETH

Lady MacDuff

Iowa Shakespeare Festival

RAMONA QUIMBY

Mrs. Quimby

First Stage Milwaukee

THE DEATH & LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

Wiggens

The Open Eye: New Stagings

TAMING OF THE SHREW

Katherine

Queen City Stage Company

TRAINING

The Royal National Theatre, London

Summer Professional Program

Mabou Mines

Intensive Workshop series

Ruth Maleczech & Sharon Fogart

Brooklyn College

BFA Acting

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Tara Mallen is an actor, director, and the Artistic Director at Chicago's acclaimed Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. She is a 2016 3Arts Awardee and won Jeff Awards for "Ensemble“ (Motherhouse 2023) Best Actor” (The Cake 2018), Supporting Actor and Ensemble (WRENS 1996). Screen credits include Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion; The Last Shift; Empire; Boss; Chicago Fire; Doubt; Chicago P.D.; Sense8 and the indie feature FOOLS. She has produced, directed or acted in over 60 professional theatre production

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'3"

Weight: 160 lbs

Eyes: Blue

Hair Color: Auburn

Hair Length: Shoulder Length

 

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