Torres in January 2013
|Born||(1969-04-25) April 25, 1969
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Laurence Fishburne (m. 2002; separated 2017)|
Gina Torres (born April 25, 1969) is an American television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (as Nebula), Xena: Warrior Princess (as Cleopatra), the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, Alias (as Anna Espinosa), Firefly (as Zoe Washburne), Angel (as Jasmine), 24 (as Julia Miliken), Suits (as Jessica Pearson), The Shield (as Sadie Kavanaugh), and Westworld (as Lauren).
She starred opposite Chris Rock in the feature film I Think I Love My Wife, as Carla in the independent film South of Pico, and she reprised her Firefly role in its feature film sequel Serenity. Since 2011, she has had a main role on the USA Network series Suits as Jessica Pearson. She and her husband Laurence Fishburne played a married couple on the NBC television series Hannibal.
Torres was born at the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in Manhattan, the youngest of three children. Her family lived briefly in Washington Heights before moving to The Bronx. Her parents, Richard and Rebecca, were both of multiracial Cuban descent, and her father worked as a typesetter for La Prensa and The New York Daily News. Torres speaks Spanish.
Torres, a mezzo-soprano, began singing at an early age and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. She also trained in opera and jazz and performed in a gospel choir. Torres applied and was accepted to several colleges but could not afford to attend. She chose instead to pursue her dream of being a performer.
In 2001, she won the ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series for her role in Cleopatra 2525. In 2004, she was nominated for the International Press Academy‘s Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Drama, for her role as Jasmine in Angel. Her film appearances include The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
In 2004, Torres appeared in seven episodes of the third season on 24 as Julia Milliken, a woman who has an affair with the White House Chief of Staff and becomes involved in a Presidential scandal. In 2005, she was tapped for the pilot episode of Soccer Moms. Also in 2005, she voiced the character of Vixen in numerous episodes of the animated series Justice League Unlimited and replaced the voice-over of Jada Pinkett Smith‘s character Niobe in The Matrix Online.
She is also known for her role in Fox’s short-lived Firefly series, which lasted only one season. She reprised her Firefly role as Zoe in the film Serenity (2005). In 2006, Torres began her role as Cheryl Carrera in the short-lived drama series Standoff on the FOX network. Her character is the Supervisory Special Agent in Charge for Crisis Negotiation Unit, FBI Los Angeles. Torres appeared in the film I Think I Love My Wife, playing the spouse of Chris Rock‘s character.
She was cast in Washington Field, a 2009 CBS television pilot from executive Producer Edward Allen Bernero, about the National Capital Response Squad, a unit of the FBI made up of elite experts in different areas who travel around the world, responding to events that affect American interests.
In 2011, Torres was cast as main character Jessica Pearson on the USA Network legal drama Suits. In 2016, it was announced that Torres would be leaving the cast of Suits following the summer segment of season six. In addition to her contract being up, Torres stated she had grown tired of traveling between Toronto, where Suits is filmed, and her home in Los Angeles. She joined the season two cast of ABC‘s The Catch, which was filmed in L.A. Torres returned to Suits for the season six finale, which aired on March 1, 2017. Following ABC’s cancellation of The Catch in May 2017, Torres has returned to Suits as a recurring cast member in season seven.
In March 2018. it was announced Torres would executive produce and star in a Suits spin-off centered around her character, Jessica Pearson.
Torres and Laurence Fishburne were engaged in February, 2001, and married on September 22, 2002, at The Cloisters museum in New York City. They have one child, a daughter Delilah born in 2007. Torres is also the stepmother to Fishburne’s two children, from his previous marriage to actress Hajna O. Moss: a son, Langston, born in 1987, and a daughter, Montana, born in 1991. They played a married couple on the show Hannibal.
In September 2017 Torres announced her separation from Fishburne.
|1996||Bed of Roses||Francine|
|1996||Substance of Fire, TheThe Substance of Fire||Maitre d’|
|2003||Matrix Reloaded, TheThe Matrix Reloaded||Cas|
|2003||Matrix Revolutions, TheThe Matrix Revolutions||Cas|
|2007||I Think I Love My Wife||Brenda Cooper|
|2007||South of Pico||Carla Silva|
|2009||Don’t Let Me Drown||Diana|
|2010||Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths||Superwoman (voice)|
|2013||Mr. Sophistication||Janice Waters|
|1992||Unnatural Pursuits||Silken||Episode: “I Don’t Do Cuddles”|
|1992||Law & Order||Laura Elkin||Episode: “Skin Deep”|
|1994||M.A.N.T.I.S.||Dr. Amy Ellis||Television movie (series pilot)|
|1995||Law & Order||Charlene||Episode: “Purple Heart”|
|1995||NYPD Blue||Dominican Woman||Episode: “E.R.”|
|1995||One Life to Live||Magdalena||12 episodes|
|1996||One Life to Live||Nell||5 episodes|
|1996||Dark Angel||LaMayne||Television movie|
|1997||Profiler||Michelle Brubaker||Episode: “FTX: Field Training Exercise”|
|1997||Gregory Hines Show, TheThe Gregory Hines Show||Jeanette||Episode: “Flirting with Disaster”|
|1997||Xena: Warrior Princess||Cleopatra||Episode: “The King of Assassins”|
|1997||Underworld, TheThe Underworld||Unknown||Television movie|
|1997–1999||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Nebula||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|1998||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Beth Hymson, Casting Director||Episode: “Yes, Virginia, There is a Hercules”|
|1998||La Femme Nikita||Jenna Vogler||Episode: “Open Heart”|
|1998||Encore! Encore!||Opera Patron #3||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2000–2001||Cleopatra 2525||Helen ‘Hel’ Carter||Main role, 28 episodes
ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
|2001–2002||Any Day Now||Stacy Trenton||3 episodes|
|2001–2006||Alias||Anna Espinosa||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2002–2003||Firefly||Zoe Washburne||Main role, 14 episodes|
|2003||Agency, TheThe Agency||Dacia Banga||Episode: “Absolute Bastard”|
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|2003||Guardian, TheThe Guardian||Sadie Harper||2 episodes|
|2003||Law and Mr. Lee, TheThe Law and Mr. Lee||Vicki Lee||Television movie|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Warden Hutton||Episode: “XX”|
|2004||24||Julia Milliken||Recurring role, 7 episodes|
|2004–2006||Justice League Unlimited||Vixen/Mari McCabe (voice)||5 episodes|
|2004||Gramercy Park||Mrs. Hammond||Television movie|
|2005||Soccer Moms||Jamie Cane||Television movie|
|2006||Shield, TheThe Shield||Sadie Kavanaugh||2 episodes|
|2006||Without a Trace||Tyra Hughes||Episode: “More Than This”|
|2006–2007||Standoff||Cheryl Carrera||Main role, 18 episodes|
|2007||Dirty Sexy Money||Princess Ama||Episode: “The Nutcracker”|
|2008||Boston Legal||A.D.A. Mary Franklin||Episode: “The Gods Must Be Crazy”|
|2008||Bones||Dr. Toni Ezralow||Episode: “The Bone That Blew”|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Det. Thea Salinas||Episode: “Normal”|
|2008–2009||Eli Stone||Attorney Miller||2 episodes|
|2009||Dirty Sexy Money||Princess Ama||Episode: “The Facts”|
|2009||Pushing Daisies||Lila Robinson||Episode: “Water & Power”|
|2009||Unit, TheThe Unit||Sgt. Natasha Andrews||Episode: “Best Laid Plans”|
|2009||Drop Dead Diva||Diana Hall||Episode: “Make Me a Match”|
|2009||FlashForward||Felicia Wedeck||2 episodes|
|2009||Gossip Girl||Gabriela Abrams||2 episodes|
|2009||Applause for Miss E||Maggie||Television movie|
|2009||Washington Field||SA Jackie Palmer||Television movie|
|2010||Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries||Bree||Episode: “Bloodlines“|
|2010||Boondocks, TheThe Boondocks||Ebony Brown (voice)||Episode: “Lovely Ebony Brown”|
|2010||Huge||Dr. Dorothy Rand||Main role, 10 episodes|
|2011–2013||Transformers: Prime||Airachnid (voice)||12 episodes|
|2011–2018||Suits||Jessica Pearson||Main role (Season 1-6) Recurring (Season 7), 91 episodes
Nominated—ALMA Award for Favorite Supporting Actress on Television
|2013||Castle||Penelope Foster||Episode: “Reality Star Struck”|
|2013–2015||Hannibal||Phyllis “Bella” Crawford||Recurring role, 5 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
|2015||Revenge||Natalie Waters||3 episodes|
|2015–2016||Star Wars Rebels||Ketsu Onyo (voice)||2 episodes|
|2017||The Catch||Agent Justine Diaz||Season 2, 10 Episodes|
|2017||Claws||Sally Bates||Episode: “Fallout”|
|2017||Star Wars: Forces of Destiny||Ketsu Onyo (voice)||2 episodes|
|2018||Final Space||Additional voices|
|TBA||Untitled Suits Spin-off||Jessica Pearson||Main role|
|2015||Con Man||Grace||Episode: “Voiced Over”|
|2005||Matrix Online, TheThe Matrix Online||Niobe (voice)|
|2011||DC Universe Online||Wonder Woman (voice)|
|2012||Transformers: Prime – The Game||Airachnid (voice)|
|2014||Destiny||Ikora Rey<ref>Destiny – End Credits – IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04.|
|2017||Destiny 2||Ikora Rey|
|1993||Face Value||Marci Williams|
|1994||Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, TheThe Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public||Terri Clark|
Platt at the 2013 Phoenix Comicon
|Born||(1978-06-18) June 18, 1978 
Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Voice actress, producer, actress|
|Home town||Chelsea, Michigan, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Yuri Lowenthal (m. 2002)|
Tara Platt (born June 18, 1978) is an American actress and producer who has provided voices for dozens of English-language versions of Japanese anime films, television series, and video games. Her notable roles in anime include Temari in Naruto and Reina in Rave Master. In video games, she has voiced Noir in Tales of the Abyss and Mitsuru Kirijo in Persona 3, as well as characters in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Saints Row: The Third, Soulcalibur IV, and League of Legends. On screen she has appeared in television shows like Scandal, Hawaii Five-0, Castle and Revenge, as well as the feature film The Call. She has a production company Monkey Kingdom Productions with her husband, Yuri Lowenthal, where they have produced several films that have made the film festival rounds, and a live-action web series called Shelf Life. They authored the book Voice-Over Voice Actor which gives career tips.
Platt moved around a lot when she was young, and her family settled in Chelsea, Michigan when she was 14. She studied at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she received a BFA in theatre arts. She also studied at the London Academy of Theatre for a summer. She lived in New York and worked off-Broadway, and later moved to Los Angeles.
Platt and husband Yuri Lowenthal founded in 2004, Monkey Kingdom Productions, an independent film production company which has produced two feature films including Lowenthal’s Tumbling After, and mockumentary Con Artists. They also created a live-action web-series Shelf Life about a group of superhero figurines; the series ran for four seasons on YouTube. They co-authored a book called Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic, which gives tips and information for aspiring voice actors. Their first child, Sagan Carter Lowenthal, was born on June 9, 2016.
|000000002003-05-20-00002003||Ultra Maniac||Tama, Voodoo Doll|||
|000000002004-04-27-00002004||Marmalade Boy||Jinny Golding||as Zoe Oliver|||
|000000002005-01-11-00002005||Rumiko Takahashi Anthology||Kenta Hirooka|||
|000000002005-08-23-00002005||Ghost Talker’s Daydream||Girl Student A||Ep. “Ghost Talker”|||
|000000002006-02-28-00002006||Boys Be…||Mizuki Takano||Ep. 2|||
|000000002006-05-23-00002006||Gun Sword||Marie, Marianne||Ep. 17|||
|000000002007-01-16-00002007||Tales of Phantasia||Meryl, Sylph|||
|000000002007-10-23-00002007||Rozen Miaden Träumend||Barasuishou|||
|000000002008-04-29-00002008||Buso Renkin||Tokiko Tsumura|||
|000000002008-06-03-00002008||AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission||Risako Nagase|||
|000000002008-10-07-00002008||Strait Jacket||Filisis Moog|||
|000000002009-01-27-00002009||Ah My Buddha||Yuko Atoda|||
|000000002009-06-06-00002009–13||Bleach||Lisa Yadōmaru, Sode no Shirayuki|||
|Naruto Shippuden||Temari||Character was absent in series for 2011–12.|||
|000000002010-02-20-00002010–14||Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn||Marida Cruz|||
|000000002011-12-06-00002011||Rozen Maiden Ouvertüre||Barasuishou|||
|000000002012-10-02-00002012–13||Tiger & Bunny||Agnes Joubert|||
|000000002014-11-11-00002014–present||Sailor Moon||Ikuko Tsukino, Kaolinite, others||Viz dub|||
|000000002015-06-09-00002015||Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation||Vert||First anime role recorded at OkraTron 5000/Funimation|||
|000000002015-11-20-00002015–16||Sailor Moon Crystal||Ikuko Tsukino|||
|000000002003-03-07-00002003||The Proud Family||Deorgeous Woman||Ep. “Crouching Trudy, Hidden Penny”|||
|000000002007-05-05-00002007–08||Legion of Super Heroes||Dream Girl|||
|000000002010-06-18-00002010–12||Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||Jennifer Nocturne||Ep. “Hero Time”; “Catch a Falling Star”|||
|000000002011-10-11-00002011||Regular Show||Mom||Ep. “Terror Tales of the Park”|||
|000000002012-11-03-00002012–14||Ben 10: Omniverse||Ester, Subdora, Jennifer Nocturne, others|||
|000000002015-10-04-00002015||X-Ray and Vav||Woman||Ep. “Divide & Conquer”|||
|000000002005-10-23-00002005||Digimon: Island of the Lost Digimon||D’Arcmon|
|000000002008-03-14-00002008||Kite Liberator||Manatsu Mukai|||
|000000002010-08-13-00002010||Tales from Earthsea||Additional voices|
|000000002011-11-22-00002011||Tekken: Blood Vengeance||Anna Williams|||
|000000002012-08-14-00002012||Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror||Vikki|||
|000000002013-04-16-00002013||Iron Man: Rise of Technovore||Sasha Hammer|||
|000000002015-02-24-00002015||Tiger & Bunny: The Rising||Agnes Joubert|||
|000000002004-11-09-00002004||Halo 2||Genie, Isabel, Cassie|
|000000002005-03-08-00002005||Rave Master||Reina||Also Special Attack Force|
|000000002006-09-26-00002006||Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria||Hrist, Leone|||
|000000002006-10-10-00002006||Tales of the Abyss||Noir, Gelda Nebilim||Uncredited[a]|
|000000002007-07-17-00002007||Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology||Raine Sage||Uncredited[a]|
|000000002007-08-17-00002007||Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3||Mitsuru Kirijo, Elizabeth||Uncredited[b]
|000000002007-09-18-00002007||Warriors Orochi||Mori Ranmaru, Oichi||Uncredited[a]|
|000000002007-09-25-00002007||Soul Nomad & the World Eaters||Juno|
|000000002007-11-13-00002007||Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles||Red Queen||Uncredited[a]|
|000000002007-01-01-00002007–present||Naruto video games||Temari|||
|000000002008-09-23-00002008||Warriors Orochi 2||Mori Ranmaru, Oichi||Uncredited[a]|
|000000002008-11-11-00002008||Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World||Raine Sage||Uncredited[a]|
|000000002008-11-16-00002008||Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe||Wonder Woman|||
|000000002008-10-21-00002008||Star Ocean: First Departure||Mavelle Froesson|||
|000000002009-10-27-00002009||League of Legends||Katarina du Couteau|||
|000000002010-03-09-00002010||Final Fantasy XIII||Cocoon Inhabitants|||
|000000002011-02-15-00002011||Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds||Tron Bonne|||
|000000002011-03-15-00002011||God Eater Burst||Gina Dickinson||Grouped under English Voice Cast|||
|000000002011-03-29-00002011||Dynasty Warriors 7||Wang Yuanji|
|000000002011-11-15-00002011||Saints Row: The Third||Female Voice 2, Production and Character Voices|||
|000000002012-01-31-00002012||Final Fantasy XIII-2||Additional voices|||
|000000002012-03-20-00002012||Warriors Orochi 2||Mori Ranmaru, Oichi||Uncredited[a]|
|000000002012-05-29-00002012||Resistance: Burning Skies||Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Martinez|||
|000000002012-06-26-00002012||The Amazing Spider-Man||Additional voices|||
|000000002012-10-23-00002012||Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward||Alice||Uncredited[a]|||
|000000002013-11-14-00002013||God Eater 2||Gina Dickinson|
|000000002013-02-04-00002013||Fire Emblem: Awakening||Flavia, Miriel|||
|000000002013-05-29-00002013||Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta||English Voiceover Cast|||
|000000002013-08-27-00002013||Killer Is Dead||Vivienne Squall|||
|000000002013-09-17-00002013||Grand Theft Auto V||The Local Population|||
|000000002013-10-13-00002013||Skylanders: Swap Force||Punk Shock||Grouped under Voice Talent|||
|000000002014-02-11-00002014||Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||Additional voices|||
|000000002014-03-25-00002014||Diablo III: Reaper of Souls||Additional voices|||
|000000002014-04-11-00002014||Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft||Valeera Sanguinar|||
|000000002014-10-05-00002014||Skylanders: Trap Team||Dreamcatcher, Punk Shock||Grouped under Voice Actors|||
|000000002014-10-24-00002014||Bayonetta 2||Glamor, Alraune, additional voices|||
|000000002014-11-13-00002014||World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor||Additional voices|||
|000000002015-03-15-00002015||Final Fantasy Type-0 HD||Additional voices|||
|000000002015-09-25-00002015||Skylanders: SuperChargers||Punk Shock||Grouped under Voice Actors|||
|000000002015-12-04-00002015||Xenoblade Chronicles X||Female Avatar (Heroic)|||
|000000002016-11-29-00002016||Final Fantasy XV||Additional voices|||
|000000002001-09-25-00002001||One Life to Live||Stewardess||Episode #1.7260|
|000000002004-04-27-00002004||Gilmore Girls||Shelly||Ep. “Afterboom”|||
|000000002004-12-09-00002004||Passions||Nurse #1||Episode #1.1375|
|000000002005-12-03-00002005||The Playbook||DLiteLA, Profile Girl||Ep. “Gaming and Taming Technology”|
|000000002006-05-03-00002006||Days of Our Lives||Cheryl, Manuela|
|000000002011-04-11-00002011||The Young and the Restless||Jade|
|000000002012-01-16-00002012||Castle||Janelle||Ep. “Dial M for Mayor”|||
|000000002013-03-25-00002013||Hawaii Five-0||Allie||Ep. “Hoa Pili”|||
|000000002013-10-03-00002013||Scandal||Navy Servicewoman||Ep. “It’s Handled”|
|000000002015-11-12-00002015||The Player||Surgeon||Ep. “Downtown Odds”|
|000000002004-06-15-00002004||Scarecrow Gone Wild||Lynn|
|000000002013-03-15-00002013||The Call||Female Trainee|||
|000000002014-07-15-00002014||Topsy McGee vs. the Sky Pirates||Topsy McGee||Producer, Writer, short film|||
|000000002007-08-14-00002007||Galacticast||Bride of RoboJew, Son|
|000000002011-10-24-00002011–13||Shelf Life||Hero Lass||Creator, producer|||
|Tabletop||Guest||Eps. “Castle Panic”, “Kingdom Build”|||
Tara Subkoff interviewed by Behind the Velvet Rope TV at 2015 special screening of #Horror
|Born||Tara Lyn Subkoff
(1972-12-10) December 10, 1972
Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Urs Fischer (m. 2014–2016)|
Tara Lyn Subkoff (born December 10, 1972) is an American actress, conceptual artist, director, and fashion designer. Touted as an “it girl” of the late 1990s, Subkoff made her film debut in the thriller When the Bough Breaks (1994) opposite Martin Sheen, and has had supporting roles in As Good as It Gets (1997), The Last Days of Disco (1998), The Cell (2000), and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005).
In 2001, she co-founded an art collective-turned-fashion line, Imitation of Christ, which featured pieces hand-sewn solely from recycled vintage and thrift store clothing, and has since worked primarily as a conceptual artist. In 2015, she made her debut as a director with the horror film #Horror (2015), which was picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight.
Subkoff was born in Westport, Connecticut. Her father was an antiques dealer who owned an antique store on 13th Street in Manhattan, and her mother was a schoolteacher in East Harlem. She grew up in what she described as a “bohemian” family, and attended boarding school at the Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts. After graduation, she attended the Parsons School of Design, but dropped out within a year of enrolling. She relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1991 to study acting, and took classes alongside Angelina Jolie and Keanu Reeves.
Early acting: 1994–2000
Subkoff made her debut as an actress on television, appearing in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman in 1994, followed by her feature film debut, a lead role in the 1994 crime thriller When the Bough Breaks, opposite Martin Sheen and Ron Perlman. In 1996, she had a minor supporting part in the film Freeway, and in the horror film Black Circle Boys (1997).
This was followed with lead roles in the drama All Over Me (1997), and the comedy Lover Girl (1997), co-starring Kristy Swanson. She had minor parts in As Good as It Gets (1997), Whit Stillman‘s The Last Days of Disco (1998), and an uncredited appearance in the 1999 teen sex comedy American Pie. She also appeared in a supporting role in the sci-fi–horror film The Cell (2000) with Jennifer Lopez and Vincent D’Onofrio.
In 2017, Subkoff joined the group of women making the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations, saying that the producer had sexually harassed her in the 1990s when she applied for a role in one of his films, and then had her blacklisted when she resisted. “It became impossible for me to get work as an actress after this, so I then had to start a new career path and started Imitation of Christ”, she said.
Imitation of Christ: 2001–2011
In 2000, Subkoff began working on a project called Imitation of Christ with designer Matt Damhave, enlisting Chloë Sevigny as the project’s creative director. Originally conceived as an art project, it has been described as “DIY art collective misconstrued as a luxury fashion label.” Every piece of clothing in the line was sewn by hand and recycled from vintage, thrift and Goodwill shops. Subkoff created pieces of wearable art with her fashion shows which garnered her a cult following. Models who wore the pieces for runway shows included actress Scarlett Johansson.
Reflecting on the line, Subkoff said: “We were talking about waste, throwing things away, and taking something that’s old and making it new again, putting the human hand back into a world that reeks of manufacturing. It felt very appropriate to do that in 2000.”
Subkoff and Damhave created four collections together, and the shows were described as “guerilla-style, at least as much performance art as they were about [Subkoff’s] refashioned, hand-sewn vintage clothes,” with the project’s earliest exhibitions taking place in a funeral parlor in the Manhattan‘s East Village. In 2003, she also collaborated with Bernhard Willhelm on a fashion collection inspired and authorized by Roberto Capucci.
After Subkoff and Damhave parted ways, she continued to design pieces for the line through 2006. In 2007, Subkoff sold the label to Josh Sparks, the former chief executive of the Australian label Sass & Bide, for a reported $2 million. The following year, in 2008, the label went out of business. In 2012, Subkoff revived the label and began working on more pieces, shortening the brand name to simply “Imitation.”
Directing, other projects: 2012–present
In 2012, Subkoff created a ten-day art installation and continuous performance piece at the Carlton Festival of the Arts in São Paulo, Brazil. She also conceptualized a performance piece in a group show curated by Dimitri Antonitsis in Hydra, Greece.
She exhibited a three hour long installation at the Bortolami Gallery in New York City during the 2012 New York Fashion Week titled “This is Not a Fashion Show,” which featured a girl’s choir in leotards performing “Carol of the Bells” (intimated as a “slight to Yuletide consumerism”) and “performers aging from 8 to 70 pruned and posing in front of antique mirrors lining the gallery walls.” In explaining the idea behind the show, Subkoff said: “We are a society that only sells commodities. We do not create anything unless it’s to be bought and sold, so the idea of doing something where there isn’t a commodity to sell, or what the commodity is to sell is very confusing, is extremely interesting to me.”
In 2013, she collaborated with Milla Jovovich on a filmed installation in Venice, Italy titled “Future/Perfect,” which had Jovovich enclosed in a glass house, surrounded by boxes with consumer logos, artwork, and clothing.
Though working predominantly in art, Subkoff also had a minor appearance in the film, including Tanner Hall (2009) and Abandoned (2010), with Brittany Murphy. Subkoff made her directorial debut in 2014 with the horror film #Horror (2015), which details a group of wealthy adolescent girls who experience a night of violence and terror after a social media game is tinged with cyberbullying. The film was screened out of competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and was picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight, slated for a limited release in November 2015. According to Subkoff, she conceived the film after a conversation she’d had with her friend’s daughter: “[The idea] started because I asked my friend’s daughter, “What is horror, to you?” This girl was cyberbullied very badly… Now, I was bullied badly as a kid, but I could always change schools. I could always go home. Now you can’t…when bullying follows you home, and there’s no escape and no end, to me, that’s horror. And to so many girls, that’s just life.”
Subkoff has been formerly romantically linked to Wes Anderson, and was formerly engaged to director Tom Hooper. In the fall of 2014, Subkoff married artist Urs Fischer. Subkoff gave birth to a daughter, Grace, in May 2016. In June 2016, it was reported that Subkoff and Fischer had filed for divorce. Subkoff resides in Los Angeles, California.
In 2009, Subkoff was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor that required her to undergo a craniotomy in September 2009. Her symptoms had originally been diagnosed as TMJ by her doctor in 2003.
|1994||When the Bough Breaks||Jordan Thomas/Jennifer Lynn Eben|
|1996||True Crime||Liz McConnell||Television film|
|1997||Black Circle Boys||Chloe|
|1997||All Over Me||Ellen|
|1997||Lover Girl||Jake Ferrari / “Candy”|
|1997||As Good as It Gets||Cafe 24 Waitress|
|1998||The Last Days of Disco||Holly|
|1999||American Pie||College girl||Uncredited|
|2000||The Cell||Julia Hickson|
|2002||Looking for Jimmy|
|2004||Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie||Mouse|
|2004||Good Boys||Short film|
|2005||The Notorious Bettie Page||June|
|2010||How Do You Know||Subpoena Girl|
|2010||Tyrolean Riviera||Brigitta||Short film|
|2011||For Lovers Only||Yves’ Wife|
|2013||Sugar||Woman at accident|
|1994||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Jennifer||Episode: “Orphan Train”|
|1994||Northern Exposure||Mary-Margaret||Episode: “The Letter”|
|1996||Kindred: The Embraced||Cash’s Girl||Episode: “The Original Saga”|
|2013||Kroll Show||Two episodes|
As director or producer
|2010||The Killer Inside Me||Associate producer|
|2012||Magic Hour||Director||Short film|
|2015||#Horror||Director, writer, producer|
A self-described “hillbilly from East Tennessee,” Tara Thompson was raised in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, surrounded by the familiar sights of small-town life — bars, mobile homes, lawns dotted with pink flamingos — that would eventually fill the songs on her debut album for The Valory Music Co. Thompson, the young cousin of Loretta Lynn, left home as a teenager and moved to Nashville, becoming a regular performer at several popular honky-tonks downtown. She sang there for six years straight, performing classic Country songs by Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline during her daily and nightly shows.