tanna frederick today

March 8, 2011

“I’d Like To Thank The Academy…”

My name is Sally Brooks. The purpose of this blog is to introduce everyone to a wonderful actress named Tanna Frederick. I find Hollywood to be a fascinating place and I’ve met a bunch of actors – some well-known and some not. I’m fascinated by the process of growing a career as an actor.

So on to Tanna Frederick. I think she’s a great actor. I’ve seen her movies and plays and she works well in both arenas. She’s an up-and-comer and Hollywood should pay attention.

Not only is she a good actor, she’s involved in various charities including one she founded – Project Save Our Surf. They are “dedicated to the conservation of our oceans and the delicate marine ecosystems that reside therein.” She also recently established a scholarship in her name to an incoming student at her alma mater, the University of Iowa. How cool is that?

She’s won numerous awards for her acting, including Best Actor awards at the Fargo Film Festival, the Houston International Film Festival, the Wild Rose Film Festival and she received a Maverick Award from the Women’s Theatre Festival. This is the short list of awards this talented woman has garnered.

So she’s got the whole package. She’s beautiful – but not in a boob-job, nose job, butt-lift Hollywood way – she’s natural and real. She’s a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, an avid surfer and she runs marathons so she’s in fabulous shape. She’s got talent galore and she’s a humanitarian. I’ve met her a couple of times, once after the incredible Henry Jaglom play, “Just 45 Minutes From Broadway” that she starred in. and once when she and Jaglom did a talk at Vidiot’s Video. They’re both very nice, gracious and funny people.

I titled this blog entry, “I’d Like To Thank The Academy…” because those are words that I’m sure we’re going to hear from Tanna Frederick in the future.



  1. This blog is spot on. I’ve worked with Tanna Frederick, and she never ceases to amaze me with her range of acting talent. But I learned some things here I didn’t know about her. Thanks for telling us about the awards. She never mentions things like that so I didn’t know.

    Comment by Harriet Schock — March 8, 2011 @ 6:14 am |Reply

  2. I’ve really enjoyed Tanna’s performances. I could so relate to her movie portrayal of a adult woman dealing with the baggage of her relationship with her deceased father. I’m waiting for more. Not only does she have fabulous hair, she has values to match: abundant and vibrantly colorful!

    Comment by Bren Greene — March 10, 2011 @ 9:24 pm |Reply

  3. No two dimensional format will ever do Tanna justice.
    To me, she is Lucille Ball re-incarnated!
    She makes everybody around her happier whenever she’s around.
    I am truly captivated by her presence on screen and in person.
    She’s a treasure!
    -Herbie Katz aka Doctor Fun

    Comment by Herbie Katz — March 11, 2011 @ 12:53 am |Reply

  4. I, too, have enjoyed Tanna’s performances in the play and the movie and look forward to more. She has a real presence on screen and stage. You are drawn to her and not because she tries to be interesting but because she glows. And, she plays well with others! And, she sings. Loved her with Harriet Schock and band.
    Please, let’s have more Tanna. Go big, big time!

    Comment by Cyndie Tobin — March 11, 2011 @ 1:39 am |Reply

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