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Barbara Tirrell most recently appeared in Alex Rollins Berg's film RUTH, a two hander, with the late, great Lynn Cohen. She.spent the summer of 2019 workshopping the new musical THE FAR BEYOND for producer David Nederlander, directed by Marc Acito. In June 2019 her episode in season 3 of Marvel's JESSICA JONES dropped on NETFLIX. In 2018, she filmed episodes of CBS-TV's FBI and Comedy Central's BROAD CITY. She appeared in the musical THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO, at TWO RIVER THEATRE in Red Bank NJ, she had the recurring role of Sonya Yellin on the POPTV series NIGHTCAP and she can be seen in the role of Olga in Michael Mayer's star-studded film adaptation of THE SEAGULL with Annette Benning as Irina and Saoirse Ronan as Nina. She was seen in the recurring roles of Edith Mauer in season one of the hit HBO series BOARDWALK EMPIRE and Gert in HBO's VINYL. Broadway/National Tour performances: WICKED (Madame Morrible), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Yente), ANNIE (Sophie/Mrs. Pugh, u/s Hannigan). Off-Broadway: A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Mitzi Newhouse Theatre), NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Vineyard Theatre Workshop), NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY (Atlantic Theatre Workshop), THE GRASS HARP (York Theatre-Mufti). Regional: MUSIC MAN (Arena Stage and The Cape Playhouse), SURVIVING GRACE (The Kennedy Center), THE SEAGULL, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (The Guthrie Theatre), CAN-CAN (The Goodspeed Opera House), FANNY HILL, HEARTLAND, MIRETTE, DORIAN (Goodspeed at Chester), OKLAHOMA! (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), JAKE'S WOMEN (Walnut Street Theatre and The Coconut Grove Playhouse), A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Pioneer Theatre Company), COMPANY (Caldwell Theatre Company), A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS' DREAM (Playmakers Repertory Co.), ROMEO AND JULIET, KING JOHN, HAY FEVER, A FLEA IN HER EAR, THE SEAHORSE (North Carolina Shakespeare Co.).TV: LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER, SVU. She has had the pleasure of working with directors Gabriel Barre, Tom Caruso, Martin Charnin, Olympia Dukakis, David Leveaux, Joe Mantello, Michael Mayer, B.T. McNicholl, Jeremy Podeswa, Lonny Price, Bartlett Sher, Molly Smith, Tim Van Patten and Jen Waldman. She holds a BA in Theatre from Temple University and a Post Graduate Degree from The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. She is member of The Actors Center and The National Alliance of Acting Teachers. She has been a member of the Acting Faculty at NYU Tisch's New Studio on Broadway since 2011.