About Tamara Braun

Tamara Braun is an award winning actress who has portrayed a multitude of roles in TV, film and theatre. She became a household name and fan favorite in 2001 with the popular role of Carly Corinthos on ABC’s longest running daytime drama General Hospital.

For 4 years Tamara played the role of Carly during 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. They wrapped production one week before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and 3 weeks before 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 Day of Our Lives.

The role of Ava Vitale, was a short-term plot point and yet in the 6 months of portraying the character she was nominated and won the Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category. This was the first Emmy win for Days of Our Lives in 25 years.

Shortly after portraying Ava, Tamara was asked to come and make history on ABC’s All My Children where she starred in the first ever same sex wedding on daytime television. This storyline got national media attention and helped open the hearts and minds of the general public about same sex partnerships at a time when the political discussions in America were very heated. After leaving All My Children she appeared on Castle, Necessary Roughness, Three Rivers, Supernatural and has been featured in other various film and theatre projects.

In 2015 NBC’s Days of Our Lives requested Tamara to reprise her Emmy Award winning role of the complex Ava Vitale for their 50th Anniversary year.

Upon leaving Days of Our Lives earlier this year, Tamara worked on a film for Mar Vista and will star in the film adaptation of Dead Trigger, one of the biggest gaming properties worldwide. She recently guest starred on Amazon’s primetime show BOSCH season 3.

Tamara continues to work on various independent projects and had a blast directing her first play with Tiny Rhino Productions.

Tamara 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. She spends as much time in NYC whenever possible.

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”.

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