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T A R A B U C K
ACTRESS / PRODUCER
Tara Buck hails from the Wood River Valley and graduated from Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actress. Tara is best known for her role as “Ginger”, on HBO's gritty Southern vampire drama, True Blood. Most recently Tara recurred in the fourth and fifth seasons of the highly acclaimed Showtime series Ray Donovan. She is the lead in the independent feature film Great Plains currently airing on The Lifetime Movie Channel and is often recognized from the Netflix original movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday produced by Judd Apatow and opposite Paul Reubens.
Tara has multiple films in production currently including, Good Joe Bell opposite Academy Award Nominee Mark Wahlberg and Inherit the Viper opposite Josh Hartnett and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern. She is also starring in and executive producing the independent feature Son of Perdition, an 1860’s period film set in the early days of the American Frontier. Buck has starred in numerous live theater productions including Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winner play, How I Learned To Drive and in the West Coast premiere of Ten Cent Night written by Marisa Wegrzyn. Tara was nominated for the prestigious Ovation Award for her tour de force performance in A Gift From Heaven. Tara’s resume also includes a long list of guest star spots on some of the most successful television shows of the last 20 years, from Nip/Tuck, Southland, The Closer, Justified, The Shield, Criminal Minds, Bones, Bloodline and the hit FOX series The X-Files. In 2018 Tara guest starred in the pilot episode for the newest Shonda Rhimes series For The People on ABC.
In 2018 Tara launched She & I Productions. The company is geared toward female content and is committed to empowering women both in front of and behind the camera. She looks forward to continuing to develop and produce projects that elevate women, our stories, our communities and our world. www.tarabuck.com