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Tammy Blanchard Biography

Birth Place:
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Fast Facts

  • Her mother supported the family by opening her own cleaning service
  • Played Dorothy in a high-school production of The Wizard of Oz; went on to give an Emmy-winning performance portraying a young Judy Garland in the ABC miniseries Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
  • Competed in the Miss New Jersey Teen pageant where she was discovered by a talent agent at 13
  • Began acting in 1997 on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2003 playing the title role of Louise in the musical Gypsy


  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner


  • Ava Jean Blanchard -- Daughter
  • Patricia Rettig -- Mother