Tara Subkoff
American actor
Tara Subkoff
Tara Lyn Subkoff is an American actress and fashion designer from Westport, Connecticut. She has acted in over a dozen movies, most recently 2006's The Notorious Bettie Page. Subkoff was born in Westport, Connecticut and attended Otis Parsons school for less than a year before dropping out. She appeared in Blondie's 2003 music video for "Good Boys."
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The '#Horror' of Bullying and a Mudd Club Rummage Sale
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Tara Subkoff’s first feature, ‘#Horror,’ has its premiere, plus she explores the ‘priceless trash’ at a Mudd Club Rummage Sale benefiting the Bowery Mission.
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'#Horror' flips rich-girls sleepover into something deadly
LATimes - over 1 year
Generational panic is the real fear at work in "#Horror," in which a rich-girl sleepover turns into a grisly mess and more than feelings get hurt as online bullying becomes bloody murder. The movie is the feature debut as writer and director from Tara Subkoff, previously known as an actress, artist,...
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Arclight Cinemas Shine a Light on Women in Entertainment
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In her 2014 Best Actress Academy Award acceptance speech for Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett thanked the audiences who went to see the film and then said - There are those of us in the industry who are foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences, they are not. Audiences want to see them, and in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people. This was rightly met with thunderous applause. I don't know where Cate will be this Thursday, November 5th, but I believe she would be thrilled about Arclight Cinemas' inaugural Women In Entertainment summit, a full day (8:30am to 5pm) of forward-thinking conversations exploring a variety of topics that greatly impact women: from human rights and women's leadership to storytelling across platforms and empowering the next generation of women to emerge as creative powerhouses. All events will take place in Hollywood's iconic Cineramadome on Sunset Boulevard. Cate Blanchett's 2014 Academ ...
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11 Things You Didn't Know About Anchorman
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" finally arrives in theaters December 18th, but until then you should brush up on your knowledge of the original. Below we've rounded together 11 things from "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" that you probably didn't know. Now you can share them at your next scotch party. 1. The movie could have starred completely different actors. In the original script, director Adam McKay had actor suggestions for all the major newsman roles, none of which (besides Ron) ended up working out exactly as planned. Champ Kind: Original=John C. Reilly / Actual=David Koechner Brick Tamland: Original=Chris Parnell / Actual=Steve Carell Brian Fantana: Original=Ben Stiller / Actual=Paul Rudd Ed Harken: Original=Ed Harris / Actual=Fred Willard Garth Holiday: Original=Dan Aykroyd / Actual=Chris Parnell Frank Vitchard: Original=Alec Baldwin / Actual=Luke Wilson 2. The original plot featured a cannibal Ron Burgundy and ninja monkeys? Apparently the origina ...
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Chloe Sevigny Absolutely HATES LA
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It's a common refrain for East Coast transplants in Los Angeles: there's nowhere to walk, LA residents are shallow and the loneliness is unbearable. But when actress Chloe Sevigny starts tearing into LA in her beautiful, sun-filled canyon home to complain about how there's a marijuana dispensary on every corner and the constant sunshine is giving everyone melanoma, something starts feeling a little... off. Stay tuned to the end for the twist! Warning: this video contains some crotch shots and toilet scenes. The film, called "Magic Hour," was directed by fashion designer Tara Subkoff and written by both Subkoff and filmmaker Tatiana Von Furstenberg for MOCAtv. Thanks to Curbed LA for pointing us to the short send-up of LA-haters.
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The Best, Worst And Wackiest Dressed Stars Of The Week
Radar Online - over 4 years
By Leah Ornstein - Radar Features Editor Not every star got it right on the fashion front this week! From the red carpet of the hottest events and movie premieres to the city streets, Hollywood’s hottest celebrities were dressed to rock and shock in the best, worst and wackiest fashions – and RadarOnline.com has all the wardrobe winners and style sinners in our weekly feature. PHOTOS: The Best, Worst & Wackiest Dressed Stars Of The Week Age ain’t nothing but a number for Gwyneth Paltrow! The Academy Award winning actress, who turned the big four-oh last month, dominated the red carpet of the Golden Heart Gala in New York City on Monday by showing off her sexier-than-ever body in a revealing Michael Kors cutout dress, which she paired with Jimmy Choo heels and a Michael Kors clutch. Other best dressed babes included Rita Ora in Emilio Pucci at Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th Anniversary in New York City, Emma Watson and Sarah Jessica Parker in Calvin Klein at Elle’s 19th Annual Wom ...
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TV-Tipp: The Cell - RGA Online
Google News - over 5 years
Mit: Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Weber, Dylan Baker, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James Gammon, Tara Subkoff, Colton James, Patrick Bauchau, Gareth Williams, Gerry Becker, Catherine Sutherland, Jake Thomas, Pruitt Taylor Vince
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Haute Event Preview: Save the Great American Wildlife Benefit - Haute Living
Google News - over 5 years
... Stefan Bondell, Ricky and Jane Brickell, Jen Brill, Carlton DeWoody, Eric Goode, Sarah Hoover, Julia Nasser, Fernanda Niven, Monique Pean, Suzanne Rae Pelaez, Celine Rattray, Olivier Sarkozy, Lola Schnabel, Stella Schnabel, and Tara Subkoff
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Reno-Tahoe This Week: Artown dance rates a warning for music - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
Fans of Cave will recognize the music, his "Murder Ballads," and the performance will be enhanced by costumes created by fashion designer Tara Subkoff, video from artist Mike Daly and production by Ken Tabachnick. "It's full of good things
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IMITATION's Resort 2012 Alt Film: When It Girls Attack - StyleCaster
Google News - over 5 years
By Susie G Actress-turned-fashion-designer Tara Subkoff's IMITATION label screened their latest short film from the Resort 2012 collection last week at the Jane Hotel in New York. The film, which was directed by Tara herself, features a slew of It
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The 'It' Girl, Now a Woman
NYTimes - over 5 years
SHORTLY before Chloë Sevigny took off for an acting role in Europe (portraying a pre-operative, male-to-female transsexual assassin in a new mini-series called ''Hit and Miss''), a job that would keep her away from her East Village apartment for several months, she visited a neighborhood holistic food store to buy birdseed for her canary. When the
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Tara Subkoff: Νέα collection ρούχων με βίντεο που …καίει! - Patrinorama.com
Google News - over 5 years
H Τάρα είναι μια κάλτ γυναίκα της μόδας με φανατικούς οπαδούς σε Αμερική και Ευρώπη, δημιουργός της φίρμας Immitation of Christ και με διάσημες φίλες που προμοτάρουν τα ρούχα της όπως η Chloe Sevigny, η Courtney Love κτλ. Η τελευταία της resort συλλογή
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Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Resort 2012: High School High - Fashionista
Google News - over 5 years
Friend Tara Subkoff sat front row, in a CS x OC polka dot frock, near the designer's mother and brother (Paul Sevigny). We imagine it was a little bit like Chloë Sevigny's high school graduation, but now the world's her stage
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Toledos Honored by High School of Fashion Industries - Women's Wear Daily
Google News - almost 6 years
At Co-Op's opening night party, Tara Subkoff let slip that she and Tom Hooper are apartment hunting in New York. David Lynch Designs Paris Club... Met to Launch Jewelry Exclusives... David Lynch is attending to every detail of a club opening in Paris
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Sportmax Resort 2012 - Women's Wear Daily (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Tara Subkoff Is Going Gotham... Ted Danson Update... Judith Leiber's Bag... At Co-Op's opening night party, Tara Subkoff let slip that she and Tom Hooper are apartment hunting in New York. Long-sleeve tops with short flared skirts make for very
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Justin Bieber's Essence Now Available In Spritzing Form - Jezebel
Google News - almost 6 years
[The Cut] Tara Subkoff and Tom Hooper are moving in together. [WWD] Pierre Hardy's Gap line — which gave the world some cool, albeit costly, shoes — is said to be ending after this spring's deliveries. [Fashionista] Meanwhile, Gap has slashed its
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tara Subkoff
  • 2014
    Age 41
    Subkoff has been formerly romantically linked to Wes Anderson, and was formerly engaged to director Tom Hooper. In the fall of 2014, Subkoff married artist Urs Fischer.
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    Subkoff made her directorial debut in 2014 with the horror film #Horror (2015), which details a group of wealthy adolescent girls who experience a night of violence and terror after a social media game is tinged with cyberbullying.
    More Details Hide Details The film was screened out of competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and was picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight, slated for a limited release in November 2015. According to Subkoff, she conceived the film after a conversation she'd had with her friend's daughter: "idea started because I asked my friend's daughter, "What is horror, to you?" This girl was cyberbullied very badly... Now, I was bullied badly as a kid, but I could always change schools. I could always go home. Now you can't…when bullying follows you home, and there's no escape and no end, to me, that's horror. And to so many girls, that's just life."
    In 2014, she made her debut as a director with the horror film #Horror (2015), which was picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight.
    More Details Hide Details Subkoff was born in Westport, Connecticut. Her father was an antiques dealer who owned an antique store on 13th Street in Manhattan, and her mother was a schoolteacher in East Harlem. She grew up in what she described as a "bohemian" family, and attended boarding school at the Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts. After graduation, she attended the Parsons School of Design, but dropped out within a year of enrolling.
  • 2013
    Age 40
    In 2013, she collaborated with Milla Jovovich on a filmed installation in Venice, Italy titled "Future/Perfect," which had Jovovich enclosed in a glass house, surrounded by boxes with consumer logos, artwork, and clothing.
    More Details Hide Details Though working predominantly in art, Subkoff also had a minor appearance in the film, including Tanner Hall (2009) and Abandoned (2010), with Brittany Murphy.
  • 2012
    Age 39
    She exhibited a three hour long installation at the Bortolami Gallery in New York City during the 2012 New York Fashion Week titled "This is Not a Fashion Show," which featured a girl's choir in leotards performing “Carol of the Bells” (intimated as a "slight to Yuletide consumerism") and "performers aging from 8 to 70 pruned and posing in front of antique mirrors lining the gallery walls."
    More Details Hide Details In explaining the idea behind the show, Subkoff said: "We are a society that only sells commodities. We do not create anything unless it's to be bought and sold, so the idea of doing something where there isn't a commodity to sell, or what the commodity is to sell is very confusing, is extremely interesting to me."
    In 2012, Subkoff created a ten-day art installation and continuous performance piece at the Carlton Festival of the Arts in São Paulo, Brazil.
    More Details Hide Details She also conceptualized a performance piece in a group show curated by Dimitri Antonitsis in Hydra, Greece.
    In 2012, Subkoff revived the label and began working on more pieces, shortening the brand name to simply "Imitation."
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    In 2007, Subkoff sold the label to Josh Sparks, the former chief executive of the Australian label Sass & Bide, for a reported $2 million.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, in 2008, the label went out of business.
  • 2006
    Age 33
    After Subkoff and Damhave parted ways, she continued to design pieces for the line through 2006.
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  • 2000
    Age 27
    In 2000, Subkoff began working on a project called Imitation of Christ with designer Matt Damhave, enlisting Chloë Sevigny as the project's creative director.
    More Details Hide Details Originally conceived as an art project, it has been described as "DIY art collective misconstrued as a luxury fashion label." Every piece of clothing in the line was sewn by hand and recycled from vintage, thrift and Goodwill shops. Subkoff created pieces of wearable art with her fashion shows which garnered her a cult following. Models who wore the pieces for runway shows included actress Scarlett Johansson. Reflecting on the line, Subkoff said: “We were talking about waste, throwing things away, and taking something that’s old and making it new again, putting the human hand back into a world that wreaks of manufacturing. It felt very appropriate to do that in 2000." Subkoff and Damhave created four collections together, and the shows were described as "guerilla-style, at least as much performance art as they were about Subkoff's refashioned, hand-sewn vintage clothes," with the project's earliest exhibitions taking place in a funeral parlor in the Manhattan's East Village.
  • 1999
    Age 26
    She had minor parts in As Good as It Gets (1997), Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco (1998), and an uncredited appearance in the 1999 teen sex comedy American Pie.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in a supporting role in the sci-fi-horror film The Cell (2000) with Jennifer Lopez and Vincent D'Onofrio.
  • 1996
    Age 23
    In 1996, she had a minor supporting part in the film Freeway, and in the horror film Black Circle Boys (1997).
    More Details Hide Details This was followed with lead roles in the drama All Over Me (1997), and the comedy Lover Girl (1997), co-starring Kristy Swanson.
  • 1994
    Age 21
    Subkoff made her debut as an actress on television, appearing in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman in 1994, followed by her feature film debut, a lead role in the 1994 crime thriller When the Bough Breaks, opposite Martin Sheen and Ron Perlman.
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  • 1991
    Age 18
    She relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1991 to study acting, and took classes alongside Angelina Jolie and Keanu Reeves.
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  • 1972
    Born on December 10, 1972.
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