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

  - Houston Chronicle (2021)

"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 was born in New Orleans, LA. She has two younger brothers and is of English, Italian, and Korean descent.  She was brought up in southwest Florida by her two parents, and graduated from high school in Cape Coral, Florida.  Her education continued at Full Sail University where she received a B.S. in Film and graduated as Valedictorian.  She began acting at age 15, and continues to nurture a life-long love of film and media. Upon graduating from film school, she moved permanently to the Los Angeles area to pursue a career in Film and Television.

Tal Anderson in a black  dress, in front of the official poster, at the S3 Atypical Screening event.
Tal Anderson in an orange floral turtleneck, and jeans, sits crosslegged, eyes closed.

Current

Tal Anderson is a Los Angeles-based Film and Television actor and model, most known for her role as Sid in the  Sony Pictures/Netflix series Atypical, which was created by showrunner Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother).  Introduced as recurring in Season 3 and reprised in an expanded role/storyline for Season 4,  Sid is a no-nonense student at Denton University and friend of Sam, the main character, played by Keir Gilchrist. 

Tal also just completed production on the new Universal/NBC Television series As We See It, for Amazon Prime Video, executive produced by Jason Katims (Parenthood, Roswell) in a recurring costar role as Gia,  for Season 1.  

 

She can be seen in leading roles in several short films including My Sister Harper, and Fresh Start, and was also part of a 2019 national campaign for Delivering jobs in a lead role as well as providing the narration. The campaign included a Time Square takeover and a PSA directed by Jason Zada.  She also provided narration for the 2020 campaign produced by Holly Robinson Peete.  

 

Other recent productions include a pilot presentation with Wanda Sykes, and several commercial shoots including a HP product launch. 

 

Tal is currently taking classes in Los Angeles at the Groundlings school, at the Voicecaster studio in Burbank, and works privately with coaches Daniel Travis with the Nancy Banks Studio (Rachel McAdams, Bryce Dallas, Emma Stone)  in Los Angeles.

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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."   

- Mary Rohlich, Atypical Executive Producer

Press

Tal Anderson as Sid in Season 4 sits on an ottoman in the Denton University disability lounge

Atypical NETFLIX Season 4 Trailer:    

June 14, 2021

Official  Trailer:  All four seasons now streaming on Netflix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsSJ-T-eyGs

As-WE-See-It-key-Art.jpg

As We See It  PRIME VIDEO Season 1 Trailer:

Official Trailer. 8 episodes coming to Prime Video January 21, 2021

https://deadline.com/video/as-we-see-it-jason-katims-autism-comedy-drama-amazon-premiere-date-trailer/

Zoom panel with LA Times. Tal is present with Producers, Keir, Brigette, Dom, and Consultants.

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.

https://youtu.be/fsaR-RQx37Q

Houston Chronicle Article with image of Tal Anderson as Sid in Atypical Season 4

THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE   

July 11, 2021

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

 https://www.pressreader.com/usa/houston-chronicle-sunday/20210711/283059827380584

Cut sheet of AwareNow Magazine of Tal Anderson in black turtleneck, smiling and headline

AWARENOW: Issue 19/ The Source Edition

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

https://issuu.com/awarenessties/docs/awarenow_-_the_source_edition/56?fr=sMDgzODQxODgwMDE

Newsweek Article showing Tal Anderson and Keir Gilchrist in Season 4 of Atypical

NEWSWEEK

July 12, 2021

 

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

 

https://www.newsweek.com/atypical-netflix-sam-actor-keir-gilchrist-actually-autistic-non-autistic-actors-1608904

Cut sheet of Forbes Article. Photo of Tal Anderson sitting on grey background in white dress.

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.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/allisonnorlian/2020/10/15/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/?sh=7b95c8233524

Forbes article showing Coby Bird, Samantha Hyde, Lillian Carrier, Tal Anderson, and Alex Plank

FORBES

Nov 24, 2020

 

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

 

.https://www.forbes.com/sites/allisonnorlian/2020/11/24/sias-trailer-for-music-struck-a-nerve-with-the-disabled-community-her-tweets-only-made-things-worse/?sh=2ab2a4555ad9

Autism Parenting Magazine cover with a small blonde boy in a blue shirt
Tal Anderson stands in front of Denton  logo in Season 3 of Atypical for Autism Parenting article

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.

https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/atypical-actress-tal-anderson/

The Mighty cut sheet showing Tal Anderson in front of her Atypical Trailer with SID on the door sign

THE MIGHTY

December 5, 2019

 

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

https://themighty.com/2019/12/tal-anderson-atypical-actor-autism/

Cover of Times of the Islands Magazine. Cover is cream with a picture of a shell on the front
Cover of Cape Coral Living magazine. Tal Anderson in a hat and bright pink shirt with white dots

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. 

https://www.capecorallivingmagazine.com/2020/04/03/305840/the-story-of-cape-corals-tal-anderson

Radio and Podcasts

Logo for the Lounge Experience Podcast and announcement of Tal Anderson as special guest
Not Your Mama's Autism Podcast logo shows a picture of Host who is a beautiful black woman in white

THE LOUNGE EXPERIENCE: 

Special Guest- Tal Anderson

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

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/123-tal-anderson-thetalanderson/id1456411527?i=1000541485601

NOT YOUR MAMA’S AUTISM:

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

“Atypical.”

 

https://youtu.be/fsaR-RQx37Q

Autism Live Podcast graphic with pictures of Tal Anderson and Domonique Brown with host.
Cat Chat NPR show logo which includes a microphone and a black and white cat

AUTISM LIVE: Your Source for Autism Information

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

 

https://youtu.be/_5gdhvJhNm4

CAT CHAT: 

Special Guest- Tal Anderson

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

 

http://rplnarchive.blob.core.windows.net/podcastarchive/Cat-Chat-09-29-2021-E0061.mp3\