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Tina Holmes (born 1973 in New York, New York) is an American television and film actress.
Early years and educationEdit
Holmes grew up in New York City and Connecticut. An Ivy Leaguer, she attended Yale University for two years followed by a move to Paris, France studying French Literature at the Sorbonne. After returning to the U.S., Holmes entered Brown University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Comparative Literature. After graduating from Brown, Holmes returned to Paris to serve as a research assistant on a documentary on famed novelist, poet and playwright Jean Genet. She also spent time at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil.
Film and Production Holmes has traveled, studied, and researched foreign language and documentary film. She has studied Brazilian literature and culture and was an intern at the production company, Good Machine. She then worked for the famous photographer Bruce Weber as a production manager on his documentary on actor Robert Mitchum, she assisted documentary filmmaker Dr. Shirley Sun on her film about General Joseph Stilwell traveling to Hong Kong, Beijing, Malaysia and Singapore for research.
Holmes taught video at Sidewalks of New York, an after-school program for children in homeless shelters. Holmes produced and directed the documentary short film, You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You in which women in the 80's and 90's shared their experiences and offered advice on love. After directing and production work, Holmes decided to begin her acting career.
Acting Career Holmes began her film acting career with 1998's Edge of Seventeen, playing the starring role of Maggie. She followed that with the movie 30 Days in 1999, Prince of Central Park in 2000, Seven and a Match in 2003 and Shelter in 2007.
Holmes has also been featured in several television series such as 24, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Invasion, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Third Watch, Cold Case (episode: Dog Day Afternoons), Prison Break and in a recurring role as Maggie Sibley on the HBO original series, Six Feet Under during the fifth and final season.