Tamsen McDonough was born in Vancouver, BC and began her formal acting training at SFU. However, her acting addiction started much earlier in a small part in her Grade Three production of Oliver Twist. From there, her acting bug fed on short films and indies. Parts on Murdoch Mysteries/The Artful Detective (CBC/Ovation), and The Jon Dore Show (The Comedy Network) fattened up that greedy bug and has continued to grow on projects such as Grey Gardens (HBO), Chloe (Sony), Motive (CTV), and a recurring part on The Bridge (CBS/CTV).
Tamsen loves the incredible Sci Fi world, and is thrilled to be working in this genre. She began with parts in The Incredible Hulk (Universal) and Lost Girl (Showcase), and is currently a series regular, “the fourth Killjoy”, as Lucy the AI spaceship on Syfy and Space Channel’s hit series Killjoys.
At the urging of passionate fans, she was asked to also guest-star in Killjoys as the physical embodiment of the beloved Lucy. Killjoys is currently heading in to shoot its fourth and fifth seasons.
On a personal note, Tamsen enjoys activity dates with friends, hanging out with dogs, watching stand-up comedy, and finding the perfect mockumentary. She likes Funko Pops!, anything starring Nathan Fillion or Ryan Reynolds, and eating lots of treats. She is passionate about screenwriting, especially projects she can star in.