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Tara has been a performer since 1990.
recent Irish TV roles include Siobhan in Hide & Seek (Accomplice/ RTE 2006),
directed by Dearbhla Walsh, and several lead characters in Grand Pictures' IFTA-winning
sketch comedy series Stew. She played Gayle Ryder on X-it File, and has been a
panellist on The Panel and The Big Bite. Her stand-up featured on The Liffey Laugh.
In 1999 Tara joined the acclaimed Dublin Comedy Improv team, performing at the Melbourne, Adelaide, Kilkenny Cat Laughs and Edinburgh Fringe comedy festivals. She has been a special guest with improvisers from Whose Line Is It Anyway? and London's Comedy Store Players.
As a stand-up, Tara has appeared at the above festivals and all over Ireland.
For RTE radio, in 2002/3 the Improv team devised the hit Comedy Improv Radio Show and Tara played all the female roles in Henderson's History of the World. She played Maria in radio sitcom Here's Johnny (2006) and has appeared in numerous radio plays, including daily soap Riverrun as Jane Larkin. An accomplished singer, she was a founder member of comedy-singing trio, The Nualas. She is one of Ireland's leading voice-over artistes, featuring most famously as the "You have no new messages" voice on the 02 mobile phone network in Ireland. Her own radio play Ma, Pa and Dangerous to Know was part of the 2001 Stand Up Stories season.
2 years, Tara wrote a weekly column for the Evening Herald It's Friday magazine
and is now a guest columnist for the Irish Independent. She co-wrote and performed
'Tis Pity She's Anonymous with Deirdre O'Kane for the Edinburgh Fringe and sell-out
runs at the Olympia and Vicar Street.