Biography

Tammany is known mostly for her roles in playing emotionally troubled woman- the anti-hero, as well as the average woman who does extraordinary things. (Medea, Nola Thompson, Alison Olivier, Paulina Escobar.)  She has the uncanny ability to transform her physical appearance and physicality to fit a role, bringing him or her to the audience to enjoy authentically. (Her stage performance of transvestite Bernice Hindley in “Sisters Such Devoted sisters.”) There is a certain streak that runs through her that compares to the likes of Nicole Kidman, Julian Moore and of course the mad woman on the edge – Kate Winslet.  She is sexy, but doesn’t know it, which is often followed by a zany and sensibility that charms the audience.  She may not be the perfect Miss World, but she is definitely the perfectly weird and quirky best friend you so badly want to win! Think Kate Hudson and Kristen Wigg’s love child. Her bed side manner is excellent when she is in her scrubs and equally disturbing and eerie with her intense intellectual dinner conversation. ( Jacquie De Severac – Murder on the Nile.) 

Tammany started acting when she was 7 years old and never stopped.  Her debut performance was a school play where she played Mary’s little lamb. That was the moment she knew she wanted to be an actor. Fast forward to high school and Tammany started studying at Stage World Theatre School, where she completed her Trinity of London grades in Performing arts. After School she completed her first higher education diploma for performing arts at Stage World Theatre School, under the formidable Marlene Pieterse. She went on to complete with distinction her Associates and Licentiate in Speech and Drama through Trinity School of London.

She spent a few years in London where she took part in the young people’s theatre company and university music videos and film projects.

On her return to South Africa, she moved to Johannesburg and was immediately represented by an agent. Tammany has accomplished a lot in her 10 years as a professional actor. With over 10 Television commercials, countless radio adverts and voice overs, recurring roles in South African series, such as Dr Allerton in Scandal, Tanya in Generations the legacy and most recently Andrea Owen in Binnerlanders.  

Her theatre repertoire is extensive, including her very own written and produced production “Cupcakes and Commiserations.” The production opened first at the Theatre on the Square, Sandton, South Africa. Following the success of her first produced play, Tammany has published a 10 minute drama which she wrote during her residency with Twist Theatre Productions, showcasing her play “Changing Rooms” at the National Arts Festival in 2020. Tammany’s love for storytelling and writing has set her off on a long time passion for script writing and producing. 

She is currently enrolled in screenwriting at the New York Film Academy in preparation to bring fresh new content, series and feature films to life in South Africa and abroad. 

Tammany writes, producers and hosts the School of Positivity on IBM.TV every Sunday on Super Sundays.

Not only is Tammany a performing artists, radio host and public speaker, but she has a humanitarian side too. Her calling to change the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through the art of storytelling and educational theatre prompted her to start a Non-Profit Organisation called “Doodle Your Future” in 2016.  As the Founder and MD, Tammany believes that we all have the power to change our own stories and in doing so change the world. 

Tammany has dedicated her life to the arts.  With valuable experience in all her endeavours in theatre and performance, it is her lifelong passion to use the Arts as a springboard for positively impacting the world. 

“I believe that the Arts are the only way to heal a nation. I am deeply devoted to my lifelong career and continue to live as an ambassador and a student of the performing arts.”

Tammany is a proud member of the South African Guild of actors Association. (SAGA)

19 Aug 2020