…earned her BFA in theatrical stage direction and acting at New York University and Playwrights Horizons Theater School before pursuing a career as an actor. Her first professional job out of college was playing a twelve-year old boy looking at porn in Tompkins Square park in Hal Hartley’s Amateur which premiered in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes. She works regularly in television and film and is most known for her recurring roles on AMC’s Mad Men as well as in Michel Hazanavicius’ Academy Award winning film, The Artist. Dissatisfied by the quantity and quality of roles she was able to garner from auditioning, Tennor began writing stand up early in her career to give herself more opportunities to perform. She then spun her comedy into a rave-reviewed one-woman show, StripSearch, about finding love and happiness with the help of a 12 foot pole. Another monologue she wrote and performed, Pie in the Sky, was published in the anthology about lust gone wrong Worst Laid Plans: When Bad Sex Happens to Good People alongside works by Whitney Cummings, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Allison Brie and Laraine Newman. Tennor made her producing debut on John Schneider’s horror spoof, Smothered, shot on location in Baton Rouge. Her directorial debut, a self-penned short film drama, Cracked, starring Talyan Wright & Marguerite Moreau, garnered awards and laurels around the country including Best Direction of a Short Film at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase and Best Young Actor and Best Young Actress at the Woods Hole Film Festival on Cape Cod. Her feature script, Never Been Born, was a winner of the 2016 CineStory Fellowship and a finalist in several screenplay competitions including the Nantucket Film Festival Tony Cox Screenplay Contest. Judi Levine (The Sessions) is attached to Executive Produce the project. Tennor also owns and operates three restaurants in Los Angeles with her restaurateur husband and partner, Claudio Blotta: All’Acqua, an Italian spot in Atwater Village, Market Provisions in West Hollywood and barbrix in Silver Lake which was named Best Wine Bar in Los Angeles by LA Magazine. Her ambition is to create more stories for and about women and to foster opportunities for a diverse point of view in theater, film and television.

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