Taromi Lourdes Joseph as Jennifer Renner
Hailing from Belmont, Taromi began her acting career at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW), with the Theatre In Education (TIE) Programme in 2005. She appeared onstage as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and as Rosalie in Green Days by the River, both with director Louris Martin Lee Sing.
In 2006, she traveled to Hollywood, California to represent Trinidad & Tobago in the acting and petite modeling categories at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), where she won the Gold Medal for the Petite Modeling Swimsuit Category. Her creative and well delivered monologue enabled her to receive call backs and go sees from MTV and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts School of Film and Television (NYCDA) for the opportunity to audition for a scholarship.
Multi-talented, eager to learn and outgoing, Taromi has also applied herself to off stage duties. In 2008 she was the camera operator for a play “What is It?” staged at the TTW with South African Director Marida Louw.
In 2009, Taromi made the bold move to attend the intensive Summer Programme at NYCDA, where she was privileged and humbled by being under the tutelage of actresses Judith Searcy and Becky London, who both have reoccurring roles on NBC’s hit TV drama “Law and Order”.
On returning to Trinidad in 2009, she became a part of history as one of the supporting cast members in the first production of its kind in Trinidad “Dance Me, Lover”, written by Ronald John and directed by Louis McWilliams at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA). Later on that year, Taromi got a speaking role in the feature film Limbo, with Norwegian Director Maria Sodahl, which was released in Norway in October 2010, Trinidad in 2011 and shown in other international film festivals in Sweden, Greece and Poland among others.
In 2012, Taromi returned to her theatre roots in another Ronald John production at the TTW, The Silly People Play Mas, then to Central Bank Auditorium stage for the acclaimed An Echo in the Bone directed by Yale University’s Timmia Hearn Feldman, alongside theatre stalwarts Glenn Davis, Michael Cherrie and Winston Duke (who attends Yale School of Drama). Shortly after that production, Taromi shared the stage with veteran actors Raymond Choo Kong, Clifford Learmond, Mark Nottingham and Arnold Goindhan in ‘Why am I Married?’ at the Naparima Bowl. Also to be released in 2012, is Between Friends, with her first female leading role in a movie directed by Omari Jackson. This film is an official selection for the Bahamas International Film Festival in December 2012, The African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York, November 2012 and the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles in February 2013.
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