|Born||(1975-03-16) March 16, 1975
Hailey, Idaho, United States
|Other names||Tara L. Buck|
|Alma mater||American Academy of Dramatic Arts|
|Spouse(s)||Chris Pierce (2012)|
Buck attended Wood River High School in Hailey Idaho, where she took on her first acting roles in their theater productions. Later, she moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Shortly after graduating, Buck landed her first recurring television role on the series Party of Five.
Buck has starred in numerous live theater productions including Paula Vogel‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned To Drive in 2010 and in the West Coast premiere of Ten Cent Night written by Marisa Wegrzyn in 2009. She was nominated for an Ovation Award for her performance in 2004’s A Gift From Heaven.
On television, Buck is known for her recurring role as Ginger in the HBO series True Blood. She appeared on the show from 2008 to 2014 and was promoted to series regular for the seventh and final season of the show.
In 2008 Tara also completed a motorcycle-themed drama pilot for HBO called 1% directed by Alan Taylor and written by Michael Tolkin. The show never aired on HBO due to creative conflicts from the Hells Angels founder.
Buck was featured in the crime thriller Tomorrow You’re Gone, in 2013, a film based on the book, Boot Tracks. The actress was the lead in the 2016 film Great Plains, from director [Blair Hayes] and starred in the 2016 Netflix comedy film Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.
In 2017, Buck starred in and executive produced the film, Son of Perdition, which was written and directed by Trevor Riley.
|1999||Party of Five||Ricki (as Tara L. Buck)||2 episodes, “Haunted” and “Otherwise Engaged”|
|2000||The X-Files||Blueberry||1 episode, “Orison”|
|2000||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Nancy||1 episode, “House of Pi’s”|
|2002||The Division||Aurora||1 episode, “Welcome Home”|
|2003||Without a Trace||Julie||1 episode, “Underground Railroad”|
|2003||JAG||P.O. Translator||1 episode, “Touchdown”|
|2004||Six Feet Under||Girl with Edie||1 episode, “Parallel Play”|
|2004||NCIS||P.O. Debra Marshall||1 episode, “The Good Wives Club”|
|2005||The Shield||Susan Gary||1 episode, “Hurt”|
|2005||Strong Medicine||Josie Weaver||1 episode, “Dying Inside”|
|2005||Nip/Tuck||Rhea Reynolds||2 episodes, “Rhea Reynolds” and “Granville Trapp”|
|2006||The Closer||Ginnifer Rawley||1 episode, “The Other Woman”|
|2006||Cold Case||Kylie||1 episode, “The Red and the Blue”|
|2009||Bones||Valerie Daniels||1 episode, “The Princess and the Pear”|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Melissa Derrico||1 episode, “Cold Case”|
|2011||Prime Suspect||Kasey Monrad||1 episode, “Bitch”|
|2011||Southland||Denise||1 episode, “Graduation Day”|
|2011||Justified||Sally Peener||2 episodes, “The Spoil” and “Save My Love”|
|2012||True Blood: Jessica’s Blog||Ginger||2 episodes, “What to Do When the Guy You’re Sleepin’ With Shoots You in the Head” and “Retail Theropy”|
|2013||Criminal Minds||Hannah Johnson||1 episode, “Gatekeeper”|
|2014||Longmire||Phoebe Greene||1 episode, “Of Children and Travelers”|
|2008-2014||True Blood||Ginger||24 episodes|
|2015||Backstrom||Arianna Fitch||1 episode, “I Like to Watch”|
|2016-17||Ray Donovan||Maureen Dougherty||9 episodes|
|2017||Bloodline||Lannie||1 episode, “Part 24”|
|2012||Tomorrow You’re Gone||Blonde Mistress|
|2014||At the Devil’s Door||Yolanda|
|2016||Pee-wee’s Big Holiday||Beverly||Netflix|
|2016||A Mother’s Escape||Murel||Lifetime movie|
|2017||Son of Perdition||Kristine Tullamore||Also executive producer|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Ovation Award||Best Supporting Actress||A Gift from Heaven||Nominated|