About

Tema is an LA native, straight outta Toluca Lake. At the age of 7, she found her second home onstage in the spotlight, taking true form as an entertainer. An Indiana University alum, Tema took on stand up comedy her senior year at The Comedy Attic (previously The Funny Bone) in Bloomington, Indiana. Her background in theatre, shakespeare and musical theatre play influence into her stand up comedy act, bringing spectacle to life. Entertaining a crowd of friends and strangers is what she loves and does best.

Tema also plays the ukulele, and named her Yuki Ono.

Credentials

Production

  • Set Production Assistant
    • "Wicked City" Season 1 - ABC
    • "Kevin From Work" Season 1 - ABC Family
    • "The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story" - FX
    • ”CSI” Season 11 - CBS

    • ”The Wedding Band” pilot - TBS

  • Writing Production Assistant
    • "The Crazy Ones" Season 1 - CBS

On-Camera

  • Television
    • "Life In Pieces" - Automated Voice - Directed by Rebecca Asher
  • Film
    • “The Miranda Project” - Deborah Dubbs - Directed by Matt Rosvally

    • “Shortest Science Fiction Love Story” - Diane - Directed by Alexandra Dennis-Renner

  • Web Series
    • “FemVamp.com” - Alex - Directed by Guil Claveria


Education

  • Sue Hamilton Studio
  • The Groundlings: Intro to Basic

  • UCB Improv 101

  • Indiana University B.A.

    • Double Major: Theatre & Drama, Communications & Culture

    • Minor: Spanish

 

Skills

  • Performance: Stand-up and Sketch Comedy, Improv 
  • Singing: Mezzo-Soprano, R&B, Musical Theatre 
  • Dance: Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop 
  • Instruments: Ukulele, Drums, Clarinet
  • Accents: New York, British, Eastern European, Spanish 
  • Languages: English and Spanish 
  • Sports: Volleyball, Skiing, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Softball, Basketball Billiards
  • Computer literate, Social Media Savvy, Works well with children, Dog and Cat Whisperer, Gollum Impressionist