RESUME

 

"Hough has this natural look about her that says "I could be normal, but I'm probably not."Old Mrs. Jenkins Review, The Independent Critic

 

"Old Mrs. Jenkins is a good ole' time, retro scares brought vividly to life and likely made better because of the film's modest budget and the ensemble cast's awareness of just how to bring this story to life."Old Mrs. Jenkins, The Independent Critic

 

"It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and it actually brought me back to a better time in horror, somewhere between the release of Sleepaway Camp and Are You Afraid of The Dark.” Old Mrs. Jenkins, Horror Society

"The way Taryn brought her character to life in terms of personality and wit closely matches the type of player you’d find in a more classic title. Kind of comical, kind of dry humor mixed with camp."Old Mrs. Jenkins, Horror Society

 

"Taryn and Bill Rogers played off each other well, but my attention was always on Taryn."Old Mrs. Jenkins, Horror Society

 

"The Last Doll Lady feels like a special little film and one can almost feel Hough's affection for the subject matter in every frame" The Last Doll Lady review, The Independent Critic

 

"With intelligence and sensitivity, Hough has crafted her best film yet with The Last Doll Lady, a wonderful little doc short that will leave you smiling and grateful and, yes, even a little more aware" The Last Doll lady review, The Independent Critic

 

"Combining animation, live action...Electro-Cute! (is) enjoyed with a smile. (Electro-Cute!) is a crazy and fun short film that pleasantly surprises with its original treatment." Electro-Cute! review, Fantastic movies

 

"I’m telling you something. I’ve seen a lot of short films, but when you watch this film, it just makes you feel cartoonish...Well shot, well acted, a very interesting cool story line….Brillant film."-Electro-Cute! review, Grusome Hertzogg

 

"ELECTRO-CUTE! is an experience into a mind unfettered by normal conventions. It is a tale of experimentation, scientifically-induced hallucinations, and tasers." -Electro-Cute! Matchflick review, Mike Thomas

"Taryn delivers another sounded well-crafted creative short film; everyone looks to more from this director, writer and actress."-Electro-Cute! at the Terror Film Festival, Baron Craze

 

“As cute and funny as it gets!” - Princess Horror from the Terror Film Festival

 

"Electro-Cute benefits greatly from the presence of Hough in the lead role, whose normalcy and befuddlement are a delight to watch unfold as the world around her becomes increasingly chaotic and weird. Hough projects a sort of "girl next door" screen presence, no small task when the attention she starts getting becomes increasingly strange" -The Independent Critic (review of Electro-Cute!)

 

"Unit 30 is a delightful blend of campy horror, character-driven hijinks and tongue-in-cheek thrills that will keep you laughing courtesy of a rock solid performance from Hough" -The Independent Critic (Review of Unit 30)

 

"I must say, Taryn cracked me up with her facial expression" -Horrophilia (Review of Unit 30)

 

Featured quote from a review:

"While Hough, whom I've never met, always seem to radiate personality in her short films, The Last Doll Lady feels like a special little film and one can almost feel Hough's affection for the subject matter in every frame. Hough wonderfully captures Bukstein's passion, while also not turning the film into nothing but an "up with people" session. Instead, The Last Doll Lady is simply a poignant tribute to a wonderful woman who has spent the vast majority of her adult life trying to make life better for others. The Last Doll Lady radiates that power of film to change the world and the power of one person to improve the lives of others..... With intelligence and sensitivity, Hough has crafted her best film yet with The Last Doll Lady, a wonderful little doc short that will leave you smiling and grateful and, yes, even a little more aware".

The Independent Critic, review of The Last Doll lady

SAG/AFTRA

Hair: Brown   Height: 5’10”             

Eyes: Green    Weight: 125    

Awards 

(The Last Doll Lady is a short documentary that Taryn, Wrote/Directed/Edited/Produced)

The Last Doll Lady, Runner Up for Best Documentary Short, Action on Film Festival (2017)

The Last Doll Lady, Audience Choice Documentary, Culver City Film Festival (2017)

The Last Doll Lady, Best Short Documentary, Bare Bones Film Festival (2018)

The Last Doll Lady, Best Inspirational Short Doc, Silicon Beach Film Festival (2018)

The Last Doll Lady, 2nd place Best Short Documentary, The Indie Gathering (2018)

The Last Doll Lady, Best Documentary Short, Lionshead Film Festival (2018)

The Last Doll Lady, Taryn Hough-Best Director of a Documentary AND The Adler Award for a Documentary, The Low to No film Festival (2018)

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(Electro-Cute! is a short film Taryn wrote, directed and acted in)

Electro-Cute!, Best Comedy short film at the Indie Gathering (2012)

Electro-Cute! Runner up, Best Experimental Project at AOF (2012)

Electro-Cute! Best SFX at The Terror Film Festival (2012)

Electro-Cute! Jury Award for Best Experimental at Riverside Saginaw (2012)

Electro-Cute! Runner up, Audience Favorite at Media Film Festival (2013)

Electro-Cute! Best Fantasy short film, Audience Favorite and Best Overall short film at Miscon (2013, 3 awards)

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(Unit 30 is a short film Taryn wrote, directed and acted in)

Best actress at the Hollywood Asylum 13 film festival (2011)

Unit 30, Best thriller short film at the Terror Film Festival (2010)

Unit 30, Best horror comedy short film at the Indie Gathering (2010)

Unit 30, Best overall short film at the Indie Gathering (2010)

Television

 

 

Trapped in TV Guide

Guest Star

TV Guide Channel

Jesus of Suburbia

Recurring

IFC/Dir. Dan Appel

Days of Our Lives

Recurring

Corday Prod.

Thieves (Liver or Let Die)

Principle

Warner Bros.

Film

(*indicates award winning film)

   

Old Mrs. Jenkins

Christmas Barrel

Kidnapping*

Electro-Cute!*

The Shift*

Unit 30*

Dead Creek*

Let Some Air In*

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Dir. Thomas Norman

Dir.Mike Hammari

Dir. Jay Pulk

Dir. Taryn Hough

Dir. Jim Haigney

CSM Prod.

Dir. Mike Turner

Dir. CSM Prod.

Life Between Interviews*

Supporting

Dir. Russell Whaley

Bill *

Passion of the Reefer

Supporting

Lead

Dir. John Salcido

Gone Hollywood Pic.

Generation Y

Lead

VSDA

Finally putting it on the table

Lead

Lowgren Prod.

Why Suicide

Supporting

Dir. Tansel Yilmaz Carimando

Britney 2032

Supporting

Warner Bros.

Kid Dynamo

Principle

KD Prod.

 

Commercials

 

 

 

CDW

Promo for Deal or No Deal

Sony Mylo (3 spots)

T-Mobile (Brisket)

Promo for 'The Complete Savages'

Microsoft (Rockin')

Thrasher (Blood Bath)

IFC Greenday (5 spots)

 

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

Lead

 

 

Dir. Craig Gillespie

Dir. Jeff Drake

Dir. Brent Harris

Dir. Rocky Morton

Prod. NBC

Dir. Rick LeMoine

Dir. Adriano

IFC/Dir. Dan Appel

 

Training

 

 

Groundlings

Level 1 (passed)

Beth Burns

Groundlings

Level 2 (passed)

Roy Jenkins

Improv Olympic West

 

Various Teachers

Sitcom Intensive

 

Janice Kent

Soap Opera Intensive

 

Janice Kent

Cold Reading Intensive

 

Kimberly Jentzen

Private Lessons

 

Janice Kent