Who is Tammy Blanchard?
Tammy Blanchard was born on 14 December 1976 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Bayonne, New Jersey USA. She is a 44-year-old actress, probably best recognized for landing the role of Drew Jacobs in the NBC/ CBS soap opera “Guiding Light” (1998-2000), playing Judy Garland in the ABC biographical miniseries “Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows” (2001), and featuring as Lana Cassidy in the USA Network teen drama series “Dare Me” (2019-2020).
How rich is she, as of now? Tammy Blanchard Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Tammy Blanchard’s net worth is estimated at well over $1 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress, who has garnered over 50 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the late 1990s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Tammy Blanchard spent her early years in her hometown of Bayonne, where she was raised with her brother named T J Blanchard by their father, William A. Blanchard, and mother Patricia L. (née Rettig) – the professions of her parents haven’t been disclosed.
She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is of part-German and French ancestry. Tammy hasn’t shared anything regarding her education.
Rise to Fame
Tammy Blanchard started her acting career when she made her debut appearance in the hit NBC/ CBS soap opera “Guiding Light”, in which she starred in the main role of spoiled rich girl Drew Jacobs from 1998 to 2000; it was her big break that led her to pursue more serious opportunities in film and TV.
Soon after leaving the series, she gained enormous popularity and critical acclaim for her performance of the young Judy Garland in the ABC two-part biographical miniseries “Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows” (2001), directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie; she was also nominated for Golden Globe Award and Satellite Award, both in the same category of Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. It was followed by her portrayals of Marianne Mulvaney in the Lifetime drama film “We Were The Mulvaneys”, after which she made her big-screen debut as Noreen Plummer in the crime comedy film “Stealing Harvard”, alongside Jason Lee, Leslie Mann, and Tom Green, both in 2002.
In 2003, Tammy made her Broadway debut when she performed in the title role of Louise/Gypsy in the revival of the musical “Gypsy”, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She then featured as Sally Reid in the 2004 CBS fantasy drama film “When Angles Come To Town”, next to Peter Falk, which was followed by her appearances as Nina in the drama film “Bella” and Laura in Robert De Niro’s spy film “The Good Shepherd”, alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, both in 2006.
In the next year, she starred in the title role in the CBS drama film “Sybil”, about a woman diagnosed with multiple personality disorder.
Tammy then landed the roles of Isabelle Allen in the 2008 biographical drama film “Cadillac Records”, next to Adrien Brody and Willie Dixon, and Amy Roberts in the 2010 Lifetime biographical drama film “Amish Grace”, for which she was widely praised. Later that year, she shared the screen with Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart in the drama film “Rabbit Hole”, directed by John Cameron Mitchell.
Tammy Blanchard earned her second Tony Award nomination in 2011, for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Hedy LaRue in the Broadway revival of the musical “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”.
During the same year, she was cast as Jenny in the comedy film “Union Square”, and Elizabeth Hatteberg in the biographical film “Moneyball”, next to Brad Pitt and Johan Hill. The film was both a critical and commercial success and received six Academy Award nominations in such categories as Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
She then featured as Elizabeth ‘Baby’ Davis in the 2012 Lifetime drama film “Of Two Minds”, written by Richard Friedenberg and directed by Jim O’Hanlon. It was followed by her appearances as Jasmine’s friend Jane in Woody Allen’s 2013 comedy-drama film “Blue Jasmine”, sharing the screen with Alec Baldwin and Cate Blanchett, which attracted critical acclaim and became a box office hit.
Her next significant role came two years later with the role of Florinda in Rob Marshall’s musical fantasy film “Into The Woods”, which was another huge commercial success, which grossed over $212 million on a $50 million budget.
Recent and Upcoming Projects
In 2015, Tammy Blanchard had the supporting part of Eden in the horror film “The Invitation”, along with Logan Marshall-Green, and then played Carolyn in the comedy-drama film “Tallulah” in 2016. She then took her next major role as Sheree Ainsley in the VH1 satirical comedy-drama series “Daytime Divas” in 2017; however, the series was canceled after one season. It was followed by her portrayals of Audrey in the thriller film “Warning Shot”, and Becca in the neo-noir thriller film “American Dreamer”, both in 2018.
Later that year, she performed as Cora in the Broadway production of the play “The Iceman Cometh”.
In 2019, Tammy featured as Lorraine Vogel in the biographical drama film “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”, next to Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys, and joined the cast of the USA Network teen drama series “Dare Me”, in which she played Lana Cassidy through 2020. Concurrently, she appeared as Audrey in the Off-Broadway production of the musical “Little Shop Of Horrors”.
Most recently, Tammy took the role of Doris in the 2020 comedy film “Rifkin’s Festival”, directed by Woody Allen. Speaking about her upcoming projects, she will play Laurel in the comedy film “Defining Moments”, which is completed and set to be released in late 2021.
Theatre World Award winner Tammy Blanchard ("Gypsy").
It is also announced that she will appear as Nancy in the thriller film “Bibi”, and as Lucia in the comedy-drama film “Joyful”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Tammy Blanchard has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), her weight is around 115lbs (52kgs), while her vital statistics are 32-26-32, bra size 34B, dress size 7 (US), and shoe size 8 (US).
Tammy Blanchard manages to keep her private life far away from the eye of the public. Her marital status is a mystery; however, it’s known that she has a child, giving birth to her daughter Ava Jean Blanchard in 2007, and named her after star actress Ava Gardner; the actress has never revealed the identity of Ava’s father. Her residence is still in her hometown.