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Tamara Braun is 2-time Emmy Winning actress who has portrayed a multitude of roles in TV, film and theatre. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in nearby Evanston. She studied Shakespeare at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) before moving to Los Angeles where she now resides, but she spends as much time in NYC whenever possible.
Tamara became a household name in 2001 with her popular portrayal of Carly Corinthos on ABC’s longest running daytime drama GENERAL HOSPITAL, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Best Actress category, won a Soap Opera Digest Award and was frequently voted as the number one fan favorite actress in ABC Soaps in Depth magazine.
After exiting GENERAL HOSPITAL she went on to work in primetime shows doing recurring and guest work on such shows as: CSI, FREDDIE, SAVING GRACE, COLD CASE, WITHOUT A TRACE, HOUSE M.D and GHOST WHISPERER to name a few. She also starred in the award winning film LITTLE CHENIER which was shot in the bayous of Louisiana only weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and Hurricane Rita decimated Lake Charles. The film is now a living document to that area.
Her return to daytime television came when she was offered the role of Ava Vitale, a mob princess with a desire for revenge, on NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, for which she was nominated and won the Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category; the first Emmy win for Days of Our Lives in 25 years. She would reprise the role in 2015 for the show’s 50th Anniversary.
Shortly after, Tamara was invited to make history on ABC’s ALL MY CHILDREN, where she starred in the first ever same sex wedding on daytime television. She would go on to appear on CASTLE, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, THREE RIVERS, SUPERNATURAL and in various film and theatre projects.
When Tamara left DAYS OF OUR LIVES, she worked on a film for Mar Vista and starred in the film adaptation of DEAD TRIGGER, one of the biggest gaming properties worldwide. She also guest starred on Amazon’s primetime show BOSCH in season 3 before returning GENERAL HOSPITAL where she reprised her role in 2018-2019. Her performance earned her her 2nd Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Supporting Actress. When she’s not in front of the camera Tamara is active with various charities and is in the process of launching her own activation platform for change called “per-mission”.