Acclaimed Canadian actress Tammy Gillis has been busy working on television and film projects across Canada in Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg with a number of exciting appearances on both the big and small screen. First up this spring, Tammy is thrilled to guest star on the next episode, entitled Detour, of the new hit CTV series “MOTIVE” starring Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny, Roger Cross and Lauren Holly. “MOTIVE” will be airing on ABC this summer.
On the next episode of “MOTIVE”, entitled Detour (Thursday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Detectives Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Vega (Louis Ferreira) investigate the death of a mortgage broker who was found strangled in his office parking lot. Their initial examination of evidence leads them to a disgruntled ex-wife as well as a petty thief, but neither lead pans out. A composite police sketch and a stubborn refusal to follow orders leads Flynn to a man whose desire to make amends with his family, coupled with a lapse in sobriety, has led to tragic results. Guest stars include Aidan Devine (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE), Tammy Gillis (LESS THAN KIND), and Gemini Award-winner David Julian Hirsh (WEEDS).
An encore presentation of Thursday night’s episode will air Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, and on Monday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, with both episodes in simulcast on CTV Mobile. MOTIVE is also currently available on demand across CTV’s digital platforms: CTV.ca, the CTV App, and through video on demand partners.
Tammy will be returning in her hilarious recurring role for the fourth and last season in the critically acclaimed and multiple Canadian Screen Award winning television series “LESS THAN KIND”, the original comedy series from Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) airing on DirectTV and The Movie Network. The role has Tammy starring as Barbara, the new mother and trophy wife of Jack, Clara’s ex-husband. Barbara is young, pretty and full of life, maybe a little too full of life, with her Jekyll and Hyde personality.
One of the roles that Tammy is most proud of is her leading role in the independent feature film “UNDER THE APPLE BOX”. It recently screened at the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2013 and won an Honorable Mention. It will be screening at the Women’s International Film Festival in Miami in March 2013.
“Under the Apple Box” written, produced and directed by Ellie Fox, is a compelling and beautifully-filmed feature about an Iranian woman played by Tammy, who is forever tormented by her past. “Under the Apple Box” opens in l983, when Leila, still a child, agrees to take forbidden photos of other Iranian women. She learns, from an early age, that her own body must be covered up at all times, but is also the object of continual and obsessive observation. When her stepbrother attempts to rape her, the crime devastates her life and she is forced to flee to Canada. Leila becomes a successful photographer and writer but her life in Iran continues to haunt her.
Last year, Tammy co-starred in a steamy episode of Showcase’s original and extremely popular series “LOST GIRL”. Tammy’s other television roles include appearances on the CW’s “SUPERNATURAL” and the SpikeTV comedy “BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE”. She has been seen on GlobalTV series “ENDGAME” and “SHATTERED”. Tammy also appeared playing Rachael Leigh Cook’s best friend, in the thriller ‘STEALING PARADISE’, which aired on The Movie Network, Movie Central and Super Écran.
This talented actress has amassed a number of impressive credits throughout her career, including roles in feature films such as “SHOOTER”, and “WHITE NOISE 2: THE LIGHT”. Her television appearances include the critically acclaimed CBC series “jPOD”, “REAPER”, “THE L WORD”, and the final season of “BATTLESTAR GALACTICA”. Tammy has worked on a number of MOW’s as well, one opposite Linda Hamilton in “HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”, and another with Kim Basinger in “THE MERMAID CHAIR”.
This gorgeous performer was named one of Femme Fatale’s ‘Fresh Faces of the Year’ and has been featured in UMM and Sharp for Men. Her successful career began as a model, and led to her being one of the main spokesmodels for underwear company Ginch Gonch. This role had her representing the line around the world, from Canada, to France, to El Salvador. Since then she has moved on to film and television, not only in front of the camera, but behind it as well. Gillis has acted as a producer on a couple of short films, including “DEALING WITH JERKS” and “DIN”. She currently has a number of projects in development that she has written, including two feature films and a webisode series titled “GOODNIGHT TAMMY”.
Since the move from her Manitoba farming roots to pursue her dream of acting, Tammy has become a successful and respected member of the entertainment industry in Canada. Tammy currently splits her time between Vancouver and Toronto and travels to LA and around the world for projects. When she isn’t busy on set, the multifaceted performer loves to stay active—she loves skiing and is currently beginning to learn ballet!
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