Tamara Bernier Evans
Tamara Bernier Evans (born Tamara Michele Bernier; June 6, 1974) is a Canadian composer, actress, director, singer, writer and producer.
Tamara Bernier Evans
Tamara Michele Bernier
June 6, 1968
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, writer, composer, singer, producer, director|
She was raised in North Bay, Ontario, by actress Joanne Scott and physicist Raymond Bernier. Her sister, Trista Bernier Grant, is a professional athlete who won a bronze medal for pole-vaulting at The Commonwealth Games in 1998. She obtained a BFA in acting at York University in Toronto, Ontario.
Evans began her career by earning a coveted spot in The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Young Company where she spent four years playing such roles as Celia and Audrey in As You Like It, Sylvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard.
In Toronto, she worked with the Necessary Angel, Canadian Stage Company, Tarragon Theatre and Nightwood Theatre companies developing and premiering new plays including Seven Lears by Howard Barker, It's All True by Jason Sherman, Outrageous! by Brad Fraser and Anything That Moves by Ann-Marie MacDonald. In Ottawa, she performed at The National Arts Centre in the world premiere of Allen Cole's jazz opera The Wrong Son.
In 2000 she won the role of Tanya in the Toronto stage production of Mamma Mia!. After performing the role for two years at The Royal Alexandra Theatre, she was asked to join the Broadway company at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. She also performed the same role at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Television and filmEdit
Her television credits include Republic of Doyle (CBC), Flashpoint (CTV), The Border (CBC), Kung Fu The Legend Continues (Warner Bros) as well as many recurring voice roles on animated series including Mystique on Wolverine and the X-Men, Helen Spitz on Braceface and Lady Illusion on Ace Lightning.
Writing and directingEdit
As a playwright, her musical Beholden was produced at Theatre Calgary's Fuse series in 2009.
Evans became the assistant artistic director at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto in August 2015.
Evans produced her first album of original music entitled Brand New Remedy in 2000.
In 2003, Tamara married composer and pianist Richard Evans in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. On October 27, 2005, Tamara gave birth to a daughter, Meredith Raine Evans. Their son, Owain Macaulay Evans, was born on January 7, 2011.
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