Tina Benko

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Tina Benko is an American actress and acting teacher known for her roles in film, theatre, and television.


Early life

Benko was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. [1]


Benko was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in Elfriede Jelinek's solo work Jackie in 2013 at the New York City Center. She won the St. Clair Bayfield Award for playing Titania in Julie Taymor's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Theatre for a New Audience. [2] [3] In 2019 she appeared in the off-Broadway play Eureka Day [4]

Benko teaches at HB Studio [5] and Fordham University. [6] Benko also narrated Peter de Jonge's novel Shadows Still Remain. [7]



1992 Waterland Baby's Mother
1995 Houseguest Waitress
2001 Final Blonde in Bar
2002 Crazy Little Thing Bartender
2004Company KHope
2006 Puccini for Beginners Nell
2007 The Killing Floor Executive #2
2007 The Nanny Diaries Shopaholic Mom
2008Lucky DaysNina
2009 The Hungry Ghosts Abby
2012 The Avengers NASA Scientist
2013 Admission AndreaUncredited
2013 Contest Rhonda
2014 That Awkward Moment Ellie's Mom
2014Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's DreamTitania
2015 Irrational Man TV Announcer
2017The Two Worlds of William MarchHope
2017 The Greatest Showman Mrs. Winthrop
2018 Mapplethorpe Sandy Daley
2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me? Karen
2018 Hot Air Laurie
2019 The Sound of Silence Dr. Elizabeth Brookings
2019 The Kitchen Donna
2020The Scottish PlaySydney
2022Life After YouMary
2023 The Adults Christina


1993 The Fire Next Time Wendy RichterEpisode #1.2
1995 New York Undercover Sarah ChapmanEpisode: "The Highest Bidder"
1995 New York News AmandaEpisode: "The Using Game"
1999 Third Watch VanessaEpisode: "Responsible Parties"
1999, 2012 Law & Order: SVU Grace Avery / Mrs. Panachek2 episodes
2002, 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Mrs. O'Doyle / Susan Rowan
2003 Chappelle's Show Katie JacobsonEpisode: "O'Dweeds & Trading Spouses"
2005, 2009 Law & Order Carrie Sands / Sharon Quaid2 episodes
2006–2008 Brotherhood Kathleen Parry18 episodes
2008 New Amsterdam AmeliaEpisode: "Legacy"
2009 Ugly Betty ColletteEpisode: "Sisters on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"
2012 Royal Pains TitaniaEpisode: "Bottoms Up"
2012 Unforgettable Lois SadlerEpisode: "A Man in the Woods"
2015 The Mysteries of Laura Judith HansenEpisode: "The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie"
2015 Person of Interest CobbEpisode: "Guilty"
2015 Blue Bloods Lauren VickersEpisode: "Occupational Hazards"
2015 The Good Wife Judith DahlEpisode: "Loser Edit"
2015 Flesh and Bone Jessica8 episodes
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Paulina KurtevaEpisode: "Sister City: Part II"
2016 Vinyl GloriaEpisode: "Whispered Secrets"
2017RoyallyHannah Harrowsmith4 episodes
2017 Turn: Washington's Spies Mrs. Barnes7 episodes
2017Rachel UnraveledMaxineEpisode: "Intervention"
2017 Blindspot Yasmine PetrushevEpisode: "This Profound Legacy"
2018 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Dr. FarpotshketEpisode: "Kimmy Meets an Old Friend!"
2020 FBI: Most Wanted Sherry BishopEpisode: "Predators"
2020 Monsterland Marianne WestheartEpisode: "New York, New York"
2021 The Other Two Phoebe McInerny PurmontEpisode: "Chase Becomes Co-Owner of the Nets"
2021 Power Book III: Raising Kanan Dr. Ramona Nichols4 episodes

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  1. Blank, Matthew (October 22, 2014). "CUE & A: Scenes from a Marriage Star Tina Benko on Ingmar Bergman, Cigarette Costumes and Auditioning for a Horror Film". Playbill. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  2. "We Need to Talk About Tina Benko". Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA . October 6, 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. "CUE & A: Scenes from a Marriage Star Tina Benko on Ingmar Bergman, Cigarette Costumes and Auditioning for a Horror Film" by Matthew Blank, Playbill , October 22, 2014
  4. "Tina Benko Stars in Jonathan Spector's Eureka Day Off-Broadway". Playbill. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Tina Benko, HB Studio
  6. Tina Benko, Fordham University
  7. Shadows Still Remain, audio book