ACTOR. MODEL. ADVOCATE
Tal Anderson is a storyteller and an advocate for change, using her voice and platform as an actor to support inclusion and authentic representation in Hollywood. She is best known for her work in the Netflix series “Atypical” as ‘Sid’, a role specifically developed for her, and as Gia in Amazon Studios’ “As We See It.”
Tal began acting at 15 when she struggled with social interaction prompting her mom to sign her up for acting classes. That and her natural curiosity about film making, set her on a path towards a lifelong career. She attended college to better understand the film industry and gained technical skills with a B.S. in Film from Full Sail University, graduating valedictorian. She has furthered her acting training at the Nancy Banks Studio, the Groundlings for comedy and improv, and Voicecaster.
As an autistic artist, she uses her unique position to advocate for disability rights in the workplace and inclusivity in front and behind the camera in Hollywood. She hopes to see the opportunities for all roles expand to neuro-diverse actors, regardless of the character description. She hopes to see more studios commit to hiring people with disabilities in front of and behind the camera and the day when inclusion and representation isn’t something you have to fight for, but instead something that has become the norm. She is firm in her belief that everyone deserves to turn on the TV and see themselves represented on screen, especially children as they grow into their own.
"Tal Anderson's Sid is hilarious as she commissions him to draw some of the most ridiculous cat portraits for money."
- News 24 on Atypical S4