Emily Tarver

Austin, Texas native Emily Tarver made audiences laugh both on stage and on screen, but her path to being a performer wasn't always so clear. While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Tarver studied psychology ... Read more »
Born: 06/08/1982 in United States

Filmography

Actor (3)

Donny! 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Black-ish 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big C 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Austin, Texas native Emily Tarver made audiences laugh both on stage and on screen, but her path to being a performer wasn't always so clear. While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Tarver studied psychology and Spanish. It wasn't until she took an improv class during her senior year that Tarver decided to devote herself entirely to comedy. Intent on pursuing her new goal full force, she relocated to New York and began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater, where she could learn from greats like Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch. She supported herself by working during the day as a social worker helping kids with developmental delays. Eventually, Traver began performing in sketch shows and as a stand-up comedian herself, appearing at venues like The Comedy Cellar. She also began performing with a comedic musical group called Summer and Eve. In 2013, she began regularly appearing on the humorous news and entertainment series "Best Week Ever" (VH1, 2004-2014). After appearing on the web series "The Residuals" (Youtube, 2014), Tarver landed a role as a series regular on the media satire series "Donny!" (USA, 2015-). That same year, she also produced and appeared in the short film "Kitty" (2015).

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin

Milestones

2015

Became a series regular on the show "Donny!"

2015

Produced and starred in the short film "Kitty."

2014

Began appearing on the web series "The Residuals."

2013

Became a regular contributor on the comedic news and entertainment series "Best Week Ever."

2011

Appeared on an episode of the series "The Big C."

2010

Appeared in a commercial for Yoplait yogurt.

2004

Moved to New York from Texas to study comedy.

Bonus Trivia

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Performed with the comedic band Summer and Eve.

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Studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater.

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Performed stand-up comedy at venues in New York like the Comedy Cellar.

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Was employed as a social worker working with children with developmental delays until her career as a performer took off.

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