Tracie Thoms

Actor
Classically trained actress Tracie Thoms appeared in several regional and off-Broadway shows, but was probably best known for her work in film and television. A veteran of such stage productions as "A Raisin in the ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Annie 2014 (Movie)

Annie's "Mom" (Actor)

Raze 2014 (Movie)

Theresa (Actor)

Songbyrd 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Veep 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Emily Owens, M.D. 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Person of Interest 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Looper 2012 (Movie)

Beatrix (Actor)

Meeting Evil 2012 (Movie)

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Safe House 2012 (Movie)

CIA Analyst (Actor)

Harry's Law 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Will Follow 2011 (Movie)

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Suits 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

United Negro College Fund: An Evening of Stars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Cold Case 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Human Target 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Hair 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Peter and Vandy 2009 (Movie)

Marissa (Actor)

Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Descent 2007 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Sex and Breakfast 2007 (Movie)

Female Tenant (Actor)

The 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil Wears Prada 2006 (Movie)

Lilly (Actor)

Law & Order 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rent 2005 (Movie)

Joanne Jefferson (Actor)

Wonderfalls 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shield 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

As If 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Classically trained actress Tracie Thoms appeared in several regional and off-Broadway shows, but was probably best known for her work in film and television. A veteran of such stage productions as "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Oedipus Plays" and "Up Against the Wind," Thoms made her Broadway debut in 2004 opposite Alfre Woodard in "Drowning Crow." Her most notable role, however, was that of Joanne Jefferson in "Rent" (2005) - the filmic adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical by Jonathan Larson. Along with her stage and movie credits, Thoms also maintained a high visibility on the small screen. Following appearances as a semi-regular on CBS's hit crime drama procedural, "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003- ) in 2005, the talented actress joined the cast as regular during the 2006-07 season. But it was on the big screen in Quentin Tarantino's ode to B-movie horror films, "Death Proof" - part of the double bill, "Grindhouse" (2007) - that Thoms more than just stood out - she practically stole the show as the foul-mouthed stunt driver, Kim.

Relationships

Donald Thoms Segment Producer

Father

Mariana Thoms

Mother

Austin Thoms

Brother

EDUCATION

Howard University

Washington , Washington D.C.

Baltimore School For the Arts

Baltimore , Maryland

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis in sci-fi action "Looper"

2011

Appeared on NBC crime drama "Harry's Law," starring Kathy Bates

2008

Joined Broadway cast of the long-running musical "Rent," reprising her role from the film as Joanne

2007

Again acted with Dawson in Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse" contribution "Death Proof"

2007

Collaborated with "Rent" co-stars Rosario Dawson and Wilson Jermaine Heredia in thriller "Descent"

2006

Played Anne Hathaway's best friend in adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel "The Devil Wears Prada"

2005

Breakthrough film role, playing lesbian lawyer Joanne in Chris Columbus' feature adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical "Rent"

2005

Joined the cast of the CBS crime drama "Cold Case" as narcotics detective Kat Miller

2004

Appeared in the indie film "Brother to Brother"

2004

Made Broadway debut opposite Alfre Woodard in Regina Taylor's "Drowning Crow"

2004

Appeared as a series regular on "Wonderfalls" (Fox)

2003

Starrred as Georgia Hayes in the off-Broadway play "The Exonerated"

2003

Delivered memorable guest role as CCH Pounder’s tortured daughter on season finale of FX’s "The Shield"

2002

Featured in the Comedy Central movie "Porn 'N Chicken"

2002

Cast as a series regular on UPN's "As If"

2001

Cast in the off-Broadway "Up Against the Wind" at the New York Theatre Workshop

2001

Cast in Center Stage’s production of "A Raisin in the Sun"

1998

Earned a Helen Hayes nomination for her performance in "Hair" at Studio Theatre Second Stage

Studied acting at The Juilliard School in NYC

Raised in Baltimore, MD

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