ACTOR & SINGER, NYC
Born and raised in the “Greater Boston Area,” Tessa Drake began acting in 2nd grade when she quickly realized not only that she loved attention (the good kind) but that she wanted to portray characters. It wasn’t until her role as an 80 year old Jewish man, where an audience member said “I think Grandpa is a girl…wait no” that it occurred to her she may be good at this.
After attending Colgate University where she continued creating characters, directing, improv-ing, singing and acting, she moved to NYC where she started working in the “Corporate World” and doing improv and musical improv on the side. When she realized that she’d rather play the role of a Media Planner on TV than in real life, she no longer put her dreams on hold and is now making acting an important part of every day.
In a Nutshell
NYC Web Fest: Best Supporting Actress (Sensitive: A Web Series)