Tammy Blanchard Movies and Career Information
Dec 14, 1976
Tammy Blanchard (born December 14, 1976) is an American actress. She has worked primarily in films and television, getting her professional start in the soap opera Guiding Light. For her first (and thus far only) stage appearance, she played the role of Louise/Gypsy in the musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable, for which she earned both a Tony Award nomination and a Theatre World Award. She received the Emmy Award for her portrayal of a teenage Judy Garland in the television movie Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. She will soon star as Heddy LaRue in the 2011 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Blanchard was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. She made her professional acting debut on the soap opera Guiding Light in 1997, where she played spoiled rich girl Drew Jacobs. Her role on the show increased over the years, and by the time of her departure in 2000 she had become a major player on the series. She was then cast as the younger version of Judy Davis's Judy Garland in the 2001 television docudrama Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. She received glowing reviews for her performance and earned an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries.