As an actor, writer, and director, I always love working in the narrow space between comedy and drama. Projects that can create laughter in vulnerable, human moments or bring weight and truth to the silly and absurd are my absolute joy.

My parents are both jazz musicians. As a child, I actually cried when my father was deemed “King of the Vibraphone” because I wanted to be a normal kid, not a princess. And like most non-royal, normal kids, my interests changed a lot growing up. First, I aspired to be a NASA mission control specialist after seeing Apollo 13. Then, I wanted to be a meteorologist after watching Twister. And of course, I wanted to be a rich Beverly Hills teen after viewing Clueless.

Eventually, I realized that my true passion was great storytelling through film and television. So, I studied filmmaking at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (including a summer abroad at FAMU in Prague), acting at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Acting School, and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

I’m proud that I’ve had the opportunity to write, direct, and act in several short films that have screened in festivals across the country and online. I’ve performed in a broad assortment of commercial work for everything from hip clothing companies, to life insurance, to hazardous material removal instructional videos. (Why yes, I did rock a hard hat and safety vest. Thanks for asking.)

A feature film screenplay of mine, which lives in the comedy-drama space I love, Scattering Jake, was named a quarterfinalist in the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.

When I’m not doing the whole “being creative” thing, you can probably find me running (my favorite routes include the bridges of New York City, especially the Williamsburg Bridge), taking Bar Method classes, or cooking with ingredients from my CSA. (Let’s talk about sustainable agriculture!)

Watch out this winter for my web series, Life, After, which I’ve created with my incredibly funny writing partner, Corinne Caputo.

Let’s collaborate! (Or discuss sustainable agriculture. Seriously, I’m down. That was a real offer.)

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Erica Tachoir Acting Resume
Hair: Brown / Eyes: Hazel / Height: 5'4" / Weight: 115 lbs / SAG-AFTRA
Be the Change (short) Lead Erica Tachoir (Self-Directed)
Chaos Theory (short) Lead Jason Harper, Lonelyleap
Thanks (short) Principal Tom Patterson
Lullaby (short) Lead Dana Brawer, NYU
Missed Connections: The Musical (short) Lead Amanda Lorber, NYU
Stan the Dinosaur (short) Principal Eugene Lok, NYU
The Haircutter (short) Principal Cody Kussoy, SVA
You Can't Delete Yourself (short) Supporting Ross Hockrow, Cinestories
#YouGotNoGame (short) Supporting Jonathan Friedman
The Cross She Bears (short) Principal Nora Unkel, NYU
New York Theater
Oooo! An Homage to Mae West and the Golden Age of Hollywood Hildie Lou Parsons Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Regional Theater
Hello, Dolly! Minnie Faye Steeple Players
Cinderella's Glass Slippers Cinderella Main Street Playhouse
No, No, Nanette! Lucille Early Ann & Monroe Carroll Theater
State Fair Emily Arden Ann & Monroe Carroll Theater
You Can't Take It With You Alice Ann & Monroe Carroll Theater
The Night of January 16 Attorney Stevens Ann & Monroe Carroll Theater
Hanging by a Fred Amanda Hendersonville Arts Council
Dear Lottie Brenda Hendersonville Arts Council
Rejected Sketches (sketch) Various Roles Under St. Marks Theater
The Genre (improv) Ensemble Upright Citizens Brigade
Florence (improv) Ensemble Various NYC Venues
Conflicts available upon request


  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
    • BFA, Film & Television Production
  • Atlantic Acting School (Atlantic Theater Company, NYC)
    • Scene Study: Jordan Lage, Michael P, Heather Oakley
    • Repetition: Mason Rosenthal, Jennifer Rau
    • On-Camera Technique: Lorielle Mallue, Todd Thaler
  • Upright Citizens Brigade, NYC
    • Currently in Advanced Study Program
    • Teachers: Anthony Atamanuik, Chelsea Clarke, Nate Dern, Brian Faas, Brandon Gardner, Will Hines, Kevin Mullaney, Shannon O'Neill, Ben Rameaka, Erik Tanouye

Special Skills & Experience

Very Tech Savvy, Strong with Teleprompter, Conversational French, 2005 Tennessee’s Junior Miss, Writer (Screenwriting), Accents: Southern (American) & British, Running, Fitness, Yoga, 12 Years Jazz, Ballet, & Tap Dance Training, Alto-Mezzo Soprano Vocal Range, Swimming Ability, Valid Passport & Driver’s License