- Mary Rohlich, Atypical Executive Producer

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Biography

Tal  Anderson grew ups in SW Florida with her parents, and 2 younger brothers.  She began acting at 15 years old 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 gain technical skills with a B.S. in Film from Full Sail University, graduating valedictorian. After college, she moved to Southern California for an internship in post-production, and began pursuing her career as a filmmaker and professional actor. 

Tal’s favorite part of acting is the process of breaking down a scene and character, and the challenge of analyzing the who, what, where, when, and why of a role. When she’s not acting, she flexes her creative muscles with editing and writing. She’s an avid horror movie fan, lover of rock music, and is a true crime enthusiast. When it comes to her presence in the public eye, she wants people to see her as a real person who’s doing their job authentically and doing their best to advocate for equality and disability. She has permanently relocated to Los Angeles, where she lives with her cat Winifred. 

 

"Anderson, in particular, effectively delivers one-liners."

  - Houston Chronicle (2021)

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"I feel like everyone, not just those of

us who are neurodiverse, deserve to see stories on screen that make them feel

seen. So, authentic representation in

general, is really important."

  - Tal Anderson

"Tal Anderson's Sid is hilarious as she commissions him to draw some of the most ridiculous cat portraits for money."  

             - News 24

Current

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.” 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 has furthered her acting training at the Nancy Banks Studio, the Groundlings for comedy and improv, and Voicecaster. She has also appeared in a variety of short films, but one of the projects she is most proud of is a lead role in a national 

campaign for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Delivering Jobs initiative, in partnership with Best Buddies and Special Olympics promoting jobs for disabled people. The role in the campaign ran from 2019-2020 and included two PSAs (directed by Jason Zada and Holly Robinson Peete), magazine print ads, and a Times Square takeover. Additionally, every year she makes a film for the Disability Film Challenge, which is sponsored by Adobe, Netflix, Prime Video, Sony, and Warner Media, to name a few. 

Furthering the push for inclusivity she has taken on several passion projects. She is an official ambassador for Awareness Ties, whose mission is to tell stories by real people to create real change, and is involved with The Inspire Project,  which focuses on empowering students to become leaders today through innovative mentorship and action, and whose past speakers include Garth Brooks, and head of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Dr. Kathryn Sullivan.   

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"In her audition, which I think was like one line, it was a tiny little thing that we watched, she [Anderson] just popped off the screen,  we were like, 'who is this? And we need to see more of her.' And so Robia just kept thinking about her and came up with a whole new role."   

Press

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

June 23, 2022

 

Upon the Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) 80th anniversary, actress and filmmaker, Tal Anderson, spoke to THR about their Delivering Jobs initiative. Read Here

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VARIETY
April 22, 2022

CBS Studios Announces BIPOC Casting 

Fellowship, Sets Second Cohort for 

Leadership Pipeline   Read Here

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Atypical NETFLIX Season 4 Trailer:    

June 14, 2021

Official  Trailer:  All four seasons now streaming on Netflix.

Watch the Interview Here

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AWARENOW Magazine
April 22, 2022
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Issue 27/The Earth Edition 

My Relationship With Scripts  Read Here

The 3 A's of April     Read Here

Tireless: Less is So Much More   Read Here

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CHERRY PICKS  

April 11, 2022

The Importance of Storytelling::  An Interview with Tal Anderson -- And why representation matters on screen and in real life.

Red the Interview Here

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Good Day L.A.  

April 28, 2022

Actress and Producer, Tal Anderson, on Hollywood and Making Dreams Come True.:

Michaela Pereira talks with Tal about advocacy , and her dream role.

Watch the Interview Here

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Atypical NETFLIX Season 4 Trailer:    

June 14, 2021

Official  Trailer:  All four seasons now streaming on Netflix.  Read Here

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JeJune Magazine:

May 2022

Interview with Tal Anderson

Read Here

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LOS ANGELES TIMES

July 12, 2021

 

Join the cast and creative team of Atypical as they reflect back on the series and the final season. Read/Watch Here

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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE   

July 11, 2021

“Anderson, in particular, effectively delivers one-liners...”

Listen to the Article Here

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AWARENOW: Issue 19/ The Source Edition

Tal it Like it Is : Tal Anderson and her Truth - Exclusive Interview with Tal Anderson   Read Here

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NEWSWEEK

July 12, 2021

 

“Over the course of the show, autistic actors have been welcomed into the cast, such as Tal Anderson.”

Read  Here

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FORBES

October 15, 2020

Growing Up With Autism, She Never Saw Herself On TV. Now On “Atypical,” She Strives To Show Others With Disabilities “Characters They Can Relate To.”

Read Here

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FORBES

Nov 24, 2020

 

Sia’s Trailer For “Music” Struck A Nerve With The Disabled  Community.  Her Tweets Only Made Things Worse

Read the Article Here

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AUTISM PARENTING MAGAZINE

Issue 120  

 

Dive into the story of Tal 

Anderson — an autistic woman who did not let her ASD diagnosis stop her from making her dream of acting a reality.

Read Here

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THE MIGHTY

December 5, 2019

 

Meet Tal Anderson, the Actor Who Plays Sid on ‘Atypical’

Read Here

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TOTI MEDIA

MAGAZINES: 

CAPE CORAL LIVING 

March/April 2020 Issue and 

TIMES OF THE ISLANDS 

March/April 2020 Issue 

In a way, Tal Anderson feels like she’s been acting her entire life.  Read Here

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THE NEWS PRESS

July 8 2021

 (Local Hometown News Coverage) 

Cape Coral's Tal Anderson returns for final season of Netflix series 'Atypical'

Read Here

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Radio and Podcasts

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THE LOUNGE EXPERIENCE: 

Special Guest- Tal Anderson

Tal discusses her film, Serendipity and Me and what she learned while quarantined with her cat.  Listen Now

 

NOT YOUR MAMA’S AUTISM:

A Candid Conversation with Tal Anderson, One of the Stars of the Netflix Series 

“Atypical.”    Listen Now

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AUTISM LIVE: Your Source for Autism Information

Atypical Actors Tal Anderson and Domonique Brown Join us to talk about the Final Season of Atypical!

Listen Now

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CAT CHAT:  NPR

Special Guest- Tal Anderson

Tal discusses her film, Serendipity and Me and what she learned while quarantined with her cat.   Listen Now