Tess Middlebrook began acting in New York City in 2007. A chef in her former life, you can see Tess on the Food Network’s Hit Series “CHOPPED”.  While cooking professionally in New York, Tess produced and starred in a web-series about an actress trapped in a cooks body called Cooking with Schizophrenia.  She then wrote and produced her one woman show entitled American Flavored Dumb; the show explored a myriad of American women with inflated egos and low IQ’s, YEAH, AMURICA!
Since moving out to Los Angeles Tess has written a web-series called Hillbrook Gardens. Gardens is Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback meets Parks and Recreation.  In addition to being the lead creative and starring in the project, Tess has entered into several film festivals with a hopeful tour in 2016! Episodes and trailers at
Tess is currently studying at the The Groundlings theater in Los Angeles and earning a special degree in “pretend”.  When she’s not creating projects or slightly offending people Tess is doing improv with her two person team, “We Play Basketball”or putting live sketches at various theaters in LA.

Tess has a BA in Theater from Hunter College.  She’s trained at Stella Adler, The UCB Theater, and through private coaches such as Sybil Lines (Royal Shakespeare Company)  and Rebecca Drysdale (writer, Key & Peele, Baskets).  Tess hopes you are having a wonderful day and wants to share that talking about herself in the third person feels like public speaking, but to herself, it’s a little weird. Ok, Bye!

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