Tammy Gillis is an award-winning actress and indisputable powerhouse whose talent and creativity has lead to over 60 roles across a variety of acclaimed film and television projects around the world. She won four BEST ACTRESS awards for her incredible starring lead performance in the internationally acclaimed feature film MENORCA.
Growing up in rural Manitoba, Tammy showed an early interest in her craft and began acting in school plays. She was discovered by a modeling scout while attending the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and was cast in a series of commercials for Greenkids. Her passion for performing reignited, she began taking theatre classes at the University of Winnipeg and shortly after found herself on the set of Canadian legend Guy Maddin in his inspired award-winning short film, HEART OF THE WORLD.
Since then, Tammy's acting career has continued to grow with great success. Tammy is currently starring and executive producing a romantic comedy movie set to premiere in Spring 2021!
Tammy can be seen starring with James Tupper ("Big Little Lies") in season 3 of the hit CBC's true crime series "The Detectives" in the first ever special two-part episode. The show was recently nominated for a 2020 Canadian Screen Actors Award. She can also be seen in all three seasons as the determined Deputy Marissa Staub in her recurring role on FreeForm's "Siren", which was nominated in 2018 by the Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Show.
A chameleon of a performer, Tammy's talent covers all genres, including drama, comedy, sci-fi, thrillers, romance and more. Her appearances include guest starring and recurring roles on "Van Helsing", "Motive", "Supernatural", "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce", "Once Upon A Time", the award-winning HBO comedy series "Less Than Kind", "The Arrangement","Ghost Wars" and many more. She is a Hallmark Channel favourite appearing in leading roles in many of their movies including the fan favourites "Unleashing Mr. Darcy", and the sequel "Marrying Mr. Darcy".
Tammy has also been a dynamic and exciting presence on the big screen, celebrating her internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning performance in the indie feature film MENORCA. Tammy's portrayal of Claire, a hedonistic soccer mom that goes on a journey of self-discovery to win back her son has won her four BEST ACTRESS awards: The UBCP/ACTRA Award, the Black Sea Film Festival in Romania, the Noida International Film Festival in India and the Solaris Film Festival in Nice, France. In addition, Tammy earned a Leo Award nomination for "Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture" for her staggering performance. This nomination is her second, as she was previously nominated for a Leo Award for "Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series" for her work on UPTV's "Ties That Bind".
Tammy can be seen as Detective Omari in the gritty and raw multi-award winning independent feature film "Torn - Dark Bullets" which continues to win awards and be screened in festivals around the world, including the Virtual Cannes Film Festival. She has shone in additional feature film roles, including titles such as NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT, WHITE NOISE 2, VIOLENTIA and A DOG'S WAY HOME.
Tammy brings her industry expertise and passion to her numerous projects and causes. She serves as a jury member for the Canadian Screen Awards and also volunteers as a mentor in the Women in Film and Television actor-mentorship program. She is currently developing a number of projects. When not working, she loves to watch movies, stay active, travel, and spend time with family and friends. Stay tuned for more...