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Tawny Cypress


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Birth Name: Tawny Cypress

Born in Point Pleasant, N.J. on Aug. 8, 1976, Cypress was the second child of an African-American/Native American father and a Hungarian/German mother. As a child, Cypress grew up on a steady diet of "late night monster movies and early morning cartoons," according to her older brother, accomplished comic book artist-creator, Toby Cypress (best known for his 2006 graphic novel, The Tourist). A diligent student, Cypress studied at Boston University and later, at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, before finally winning a spot at Rutgers University's prestigious Mason Gross School of the Arts. There, Cypress met Barbara Marchant, a respected acting teacher and future mentor. Under... Continue Bio >>


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