With her very bubbly personality and sunny smile, Tessa Netting can win any heart over. However, she has proven far beyond her personality that she is a jack of all trades and master of all. She started her acting career in theatre before transiting to the screen. Apart from stage and TV, she is also a singer, host, and is building an empire on the internet via her YouTube channel, tessaROXX.
Her acting credits include Broadway productions and TV shows such as Disney’s Bunk’d. She draws in a mammoth crowd with her very succinct and funny posts on YouTube, mostly Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Star Wars themed videos. She also specializes in fandom and posts other videos such as hair and makeup tutorials. Netting has amassed over 63 million views and more than 560k subscribers on YouTube.
Tessa Netting: Biography
Tessa Netting was born on the 1st of September in 1990, to David and Leslie Netting in Pennsylvania, the United States. She grew up alongside her sister, Kesley, who is now a dancer and a fitness instructor. There is no much information known about her early years including her educational background.
The actress hails from an artistic family; while her father’s career is not known, her mother owns and runs a dance studio known as Dance One Studios. There, she began to hone her artistic skills by singing show tunes and dancing. By the time she was 17, she was ready to explore the deep waters of show business.
She started her professional acting career on Broadway with the production of Billy Elliot the Musical. With her ship fully on the sail, she has appeared in more than a thousand shows. Moreover, she has performed with StarKid, another theatre company and also with the Tin Can Brothers comedy group in Spies Are Forever as Barbara Larvernor. In 2012, Tessa Netting decided to leave the harbors of Broadway to try her hands at screen work. She thus left for Los Angeles and subsequently joined the mainstream entertainment industry.
Disney Channel’s Bunk’d was the first acting project she undertook, in the role of Hazel. It was followed by a number of other TV shows such as Fox’s Glee, Nickelodeon’s Fred: The Show, Buffering, Chapters of Horror, Inappropriate Parents and 1 Minute Horror. With each body of work, she takes part in, her feet become firmly entrenched in the industry. She has also added several commercials and voice over projects to her repertoire. With time, her elite precedent on TV shows and ads would land her roles on the big screen.
Apart from her amazing résumé in the entertainment industry, Tessa Netting has built an even more impressive body of work online, with enough presence across various platforms. She maintains a very successful career as a YouTuber and Instagram star. Netting launched her geek-inspired channel, tessaROXX on the video sharing platform in December 2010. As previously mentioned, she specializes in fandom and posts mostly Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars themed videos, as well as makeup and hair tutorials. A proud Ravenclaw, she has amassed over 560k subscribers and more than 63 million views on her channel.
Her online prominence is also highly evident on other social media platforms. Netting has garnered over 199k followers on Instagram and more than 46k on Twitter. In addition, the geek queen collaborates with her close friend, fellow YouTuber and voice actress, Anna Brisbin, owner of Brizzy Voices channel, to host the Fantastic Geeks podcast. Besides podcast hosting, Tessa has also done hosting jobs for DreamWorks TV, AwesomenessTV and Eli Roth’s Crypt TV.
Other Facts About The Actress
1. She has an uncredited voice role in Pitch Perfect (2012).
2. She does song parodies at the end of every year.
3. Netting is a lifetime fan of the Harry Potter franchise and a proud Ravenclaw. Besides posting lots of Harry Potter-themed videos on her channel, she also cosplays as various of its characters.
4. Tessa Netting also posts various books she has reviewed on her channel.
5. She also sells bowties.
6. Her boyfriend is a musical artist, Joe Moses.
7. Tessa Netting has toured the country, performing sketch comedies in the JoMoShow alongside Joe Moses and Curt Mega.
8. She has been featured in many magazines like Forbes, CBS, NBC, Playbill, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, and Billboard.