Tiffany is a CODA actor/producer/director determined to amplify the voices and the hands of the Deaf and CODA existence, which the Hearing world mutes every day.
Tiffany is currently producing, directing and acting in the short film Fitting Descriptions by Dave Reidy, which is gaining significant attention in IMDb film festivals. It won Silver for Best Short Script in Hollywood’s Independent Shorts Awards for October and Best 1st Time Screenwriter (Short) in the New York International Film Awards. It was also nominated for Best Script (Toronto Indie Shorts), Best Short Script (New York International Film Awards; Oniros Film Awards New York), Best Unproduced Screenplay (New York Independent Cinema Awards), and Best Unproduced Script (Toronto Film and Script Awards).
Fitting Descriptions is the inception for other forthcoming stories about the underrepresented Deaf and CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) citizens in the US. Beyond the newly mainstreamed heroes from the films Sound of Metal and CODA, there exists a dark underbelly of Deaf antiheroes and villains waiting to emerge.
Tiffany plays one of the leads (Tessa Greenwood) in Good Guy with a Gun, world-premiering at Dances With Films NY in winter 2022 and headed to Seattle, Edinburgh and Buenos Aires thereafter. She also plays a recurring role opposite Courtney B. Vance in the upcoming season 2 of 61st Street, as well as a supporting role in Mr. Vance’s upcoming film Heist 88.
Tiffany is theatre-trained and Chicago-based. She was nominated for a Jeff Award for her performance in Yen at Raven Theatre (which the New York Times cited in its 2019 “Picks For the Year’s Best.”) She studied acting in Moscow, Athens, and the United States, and has performed on stages including Goodman, Writers, Victory Gardens, Raven, Trap Door, and Meadow Brook, among others. Other favorite stage roles include May in Fool For Love and Phèdre in Trap Door Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Phèdre. Tiffany is a Trap Door Theatre artist caesura and toured Romania and Poland with their production of A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians.
Her favorite kind of film and television role is the kind that can approximate the gritty, dark and terrifying characters haunting the Chicago Storefront experimental stages like Trap Door.