Tammy Blanchard Biography
Tammy Blanchard born in 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. She played Marianne Mulvaney in the Lifetime television movie We Were the Mulvaneys (2002), and was noted for her "fragile strength" by The New York Times reviewer.In 2004, she played Sally Reid in the CBS made-for-television movie, When Angels Come to Town with Peter Falk.
Blanchard earned a Tony Award nomination and a Theatre World Award for her work in her Broadway debut in the 2003 revival of Gypsy: A Musical Fable, in which she played the title role opposite Bernadette Peters.
Blanchard's film roles include The Good Shepherd (2006), starring as the deaf lover of Matt Damon's character;Bella (2006), which took the top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival;The Ramen Girl (2007); and Deadline (2009). She co-starred with Jessica Lange in the CBS television remake of the 1976 television film Sybil, in which she portrays a woman with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). She appeared in the multi-star cast of the television docudrama Living Proof (2008) as the first woman to have been treated with the breast cancer drug Herceptin.
She plays Amy Roberts, the widow of a murderer, in the made-for-television movie Amish Grace, which first aired on the Lifetime Movie Network in March 2010. The movie is based on the Amish school shooting. The Huffington Post noted that "This is an amazing young actress and she deserves to get better and better roles." The Hollywood Reporter noted that Blanchard gives "a moving turn".
She also appears in the 2010 film Rabbit Hole alongside Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, and in Nancy Savoca's Union Square, co-starring Patti Lupone and Mira Sorvino. Union Square is scheduled for an early 2011 release.
Blanchard is expected to play the role of "office bombshell Hedy La Rue" in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, expected to officially open on March 27, 2011