Tanya Clarke, born February 2, 1972, is an American actress. She had a guest appearance on Glee as Mary Evans, the mother of Sam Evans.

Personal Life

Clarke was born in Chicago, Illinois[1], raised in Ottawa, Canada and is a resident of Los Angeles.


Clarke was in Broadway in "I'm Not Rappaprort" and Off-Broadway in "The Director". She first made her appearance in an American soap All My Children in 1996 and appeared on two others in 1997, One Life to Live and Guiding Light, and another in 1998, Another World, and 1999 on As the World Turns. She was also in Delivery Method, Tenderness and is a series regular on Canooks.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 All My Children Patricia Latham (Episode #1.6765)
1997 One Life to Live Nurse Betty 1997 - 2001 (8 episodes)
Guiding Light Wendy 1997 - 2006 (8 episodes)
1998 Another World Shelby Johnson 1998 - 1999 (2 episodes)
1999 As the World Turns Shelby Johnson 1999 - 2005 (20 episodes)
2001 A Beautiful Mind Becky
2002 The Getaway Police Radio voice and video games
2004 The Ticking Man Jackie
Delivery Method Jessie
The Best Thief in the World Mary
2007 CSI: Miami Valerie Gaynor (Stand Your Ground)
Day Zero Mara's Mom uncredited
2008 Canooks Angel Jones 2008 (2 episodes); 2014 (5 episodes)
2009 Death Warrior Kira
NCIS: Los Angeles Magda McEllon (Random on Purpose)
Heartland Kate Kennedy (Little Secrets)
Rise of the Gargoyles Carol Beckham as Tanya Clark
Tenderness Jackie Cristofuoro
2010 Repo Men Hooker
Summer Camp Deirdre Matson TV Movie
2011 Glee Mary Evans (Hold on to Sixteen)
American Horror Story Marla McClaine (Spooky Little Girl)
The Defenders Carly Donovan (Morelli v. Kaczmarek)
Dead Space 2 Nicole Brennan voice and video game
The Last Gamble Tanya
2012 Revan Brittany Gonzaga
Emily Owens M.D. Karen Ballard (Emily and... the Tell-Tale Heart)
Blackbird Paula
Hawaii Five-0 Karen Whitfield (Lekio)
2013 Supernatural Nora (Heaven Can't Wait)
Layla & Jen Layla
Born Wild Ricki Locklin
Doubt Susan Brown TV Movie
2014 BFFs Lori
Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink Mary Lou Dillinger post-production
The Haircut Sandy Collins
2015 Banshee Emily Lotus (9 episodes)
Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink 2 Mary Lou Dillinger post-production




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