Born and raised in a small rustic town of Jayess, Mississippi, this mompreneur is no stranger to being in the spotlight. Tara Wallace knew early in her life that acting was her destiny. At the tender age of 5, Tara found herself reenacting scenes from Soap Operas. “I knew I wanted to do what I saw on T.V., so I would go to school and practice with my friends.”
After graduating from Jackson State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts, Tara moved to New York to continue following her dream of becoming an actress. She enrolled into the Actor’s Studio Drama program at The New School– the #1 ranked art and design school in the U.S., where she received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. From there, Tara began to take her place as a professional actress.
Tara became greatly involved in theatre after graduating from The New School, but it wasn’t until 2013, when Tara’s breakout role on VH1’s hit show Love & Hip Hop, the name Tara Wallace, became a household name.
While Tara is most known for her reality star character and her guest appearance on WE TV’s Marriage Bootcamp, Tara is extremely passionate about women’s empowerment and giving back to the community. This dedication lead Tara to co-authoring the self-empowerment book, The Goddess Potential: A Guide to Developing A Relationship With Your Inner Self.
Aside from acting, writing, and philanthropy Tara’s most prized accomplishment is being mother to her three boys: Jamison, Kaz, and Gunner Pankey. Tara strongly believes that motherhood is the source of inspiration to her many talents.