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Tanna Frederick - Film and Stage Star, Activist, Athlete

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Star of screen and stage, activist and advocate, athlete, Tanna Frederick can currently be seen co-starring opposite Judd Nelson in Henry Jaglom’s highly acclaimed JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY, about the complex emotional lives of theater folk, the stage version of which she starred in for over a year.

She has wrapped two films to be released in 2013, her fifth film collaboration with Jaglom, THE M WORDS, co-starring Michael Imperioli and Corey Feldman; and  THE FARM, in which she stars as a single mother who returns to Iowa (Frederick’s home state) to deal with her past.

In 2012, she made her directorial debut and starred in a theater production of WHY WE HAVE A BODY at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.

Frederick starred opposite Noah Wyle in Henry Jaglom’s 2010 romantic comedy QUEEN OF THE LOT as an actress desperate to claw her way off the B-list of action films into major movie stardom.

Frederick's performance in her first feature with Jaglom, HOLLYWOOD DREAMS, earned her Best Actress at WorldFest Houston, Montana International Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival, and Wild Rose Film Festival.

Off-screen, Frederick finished 52nd out of 1,321 women in her division in the LA Marathon in 2010. She is a second-degree Tae Kwon Do blackbelt, and a passionate surfer.  She founded Project Save Our Surf, an annual surfing event that benefits oceans and clean water initiatives.

She founded the Iowa Film Festival, and Project Cornlight, which aims to develop Iowa-based films and other projects showcasing Iowa talent. She was named the recipient of the University of Iowa’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2012.