Tammy Blanchard co-stars with Kimberly Williams-Paisley, & Matt Letscher in Amish Grace, Lifetime Movie Network’s tele-movie which explores the aftermath of the 2006 schoolhouse shooting in a Pennsylvania Amish community. The movie has begun production December 2009 in Los Angeles.
Ms. Blanchard’s role is that of Marie Roberts; widow of Charles Carl Roberts the shooter of the Pennsylvania schoolhouse.
The Nickle Mine, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shootings received world wide attention not only for the depth of the tragedy but because of the reaction of the Amish leaders’ who forgave the shooter and his widow wife.
Ms. Blanchards acting roles include: In 2009 co- starred in “Rabbit Hole” about a happy couple who’s life is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Co-starring with Nicole Kidman as Ms. Kidman’s sister in David Lindsay-Abaire Pulitizer Prize winning play brought to the big screen. Also appearng in the film is Aaron Echhart, Diane Wiest and Giancarlo Esposito. A 2010 release of the film is in the works.
Ms. Blanchard co-starred as Laura a young hearing and speach impaired girl who becomes Matt Damon’s love interest in Robert De Niro’s 2006 CIA movie blockbuster The Good Shepherd.”
In 2006 she also starred in “Sybil” with Jessica Lange in the television remake about Sybil Dorsett who suffered from multiple personality disorder for CBS which aired in June of 2009.
In the 2006 she also co – starred in “Bella” playing Nina” a waitress , struggling to make it in New York City, who discovers something about herself that she’s unprepared for. Bella went on to win the 2007 People Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.
In 2004 she played Gypsy Rose Lee in Sam Mendes adaption of Gypsy Rose Lee on Broadway co-starring with Bernadette Peters.
The talented Ms. Blanchard won an Emmy in 2001 for her performance as a young Judy Garland in CBS’s movie Me and My Shadows “Life With Judy Garland” based on the book by Judy Garland’s daughter Lorna Luft.