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Tammin Pamela Sursok (born 19 August 1983) is an Australian actress and musician of South African origin. She portrayed the role of Jenna Marshall on the Freeform series, Pretty Little Liars.

She also launched a singing career (under the name Tammin), with her debut single, "Pointless Relationship," released on 14 November 2004 and debuting in the top 10 of the Australian singles chart the following week.


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In 2000, Sursok began her role as Dani Sutherland on Home and Away. In 2001, she was nominated for, and won the Logie Award for Best New Female Talent category. During 2002, Sursok was selected as Junior Youth Ambassador for New South Wales, and in 2003 received the Australian Centenary Medal for her "Service to Australian Society and Acting". While Sursok was working on Home and Away, she also began taking steps towards starting a music career, by writing her own songs and practicing the guitar. In 2004, the same year she was nominated for Australian of the Year, Sursok left Home and Away to concentrate fully on her budding musical career. She also played minor roles in short films in London. In early 2004, Sursok began recording material for her debut album Whatever Will Be. She worked with producers who have worked with names as Britney Spears, Dido and Christina Aguilera. Sursok's debut single, "Pointless Relationship", became the number one most added single to Australian radio in late October 2004. It went on to peak at number five on the ARIA charts, also earning Platinum accreditation (70,000+ copies shipped).

Sursok's second single "Whatever Will Be" was the number one most added track to Australian Radio in early March, and debuted and reached thirteenth on the ARIA singles chart, becoming a moderate success. Soon after, Sursok's debut album, Whatever Will Be was released, peaking at thirteenth on the ARIA album chart. The third single from the album, "It's a Beautiful Thing", debuted at #30 in the ARIA singles chart.

In August 2005, Sursok temporarily relocated to the UK and made preparations for "Pointless Relationship", to be released as her international debut. However, the release was cancelled due to the lack of support for the song.

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In early 2006 Sursok officially moved into an apartment in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, where she began concentrating on her acting career. She filmed a brief guest role on CBS' Rules of Engagement, spent a month in Missouri filming a lead role in the independent film Albino Farm, and has completed a supporting role in the movie Crossing Over, which stars Harrison Ford]. Sursok has also taken on the role of Colleen Carlton on the long running US soap The Young and the Restless. In 2009, she departed from the series.

In late 2010, Tammin Sursok played the role of 'Carrie' in Flicka 2 Friends Forever. Tammin made her musical comeback recording songs for the Nickelodeon musical, made-for-television movie Spectacular! released via Nick Records. She appeared on the tracks "Dance with Me", "For the First Time", "Something to Believe In" and "Eye of the Tiger". The album was released on 3 February 2009 and had moderate success, charting at 44 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Sursok was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series at the 35th Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008 for her performance as Colleen in The Young and the Restless.

She was set to release her second studio album sometime in 2010 and says her new direction in music will surprise her fans. Sursok stars in the After Dark Originals produced thriller film Husk.

She plays the role of Jenna Marshall, the blind girl who wanted to get revenge on the girls, on Pretty Little Liars, but had originally auditioned for Spencer Hastings.

In 2013, Sursok starred in her first ever adult film role called Driving by Braille, playing the character Sarah Corso. She then went on to play in the movie Ten Rules For Sleeping Around playing Kate Oliver and, for this role, she was nominated for best actress in a leading role at the New York Film Festival.


Year Title Role Notes
2000–04 Home and Away Dani Sutherland 273 episodes
2002 Home and Away: Secrets and the City Host/Dani Sutherland
2003 Home and Away: Hearts Divided Dani Sutherland/Herself
2004 Rove Live Herself
2005 Home and Away: Romances Dani Sutherland Archive footage; uncredited
Home and Away Dani Sutherland Episode 1.4; Uncredited
Home and Away: Weddings Dani Sutherland Archive footage; uncredited
2006 Aquamarine Marjorie
2007–09 The Young and the Restless Colleen Carlton 273 episodes
2007 Mary Sunshine Nicole Appeared in 1 episode
Rules of Engagement Woman Appeared in 1 Episode
Today Tonight Herself
2008 In Plain Sight Nicole Pilot episode
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Herself
2009 The Unknown Chance
Neighbors Are Friends Madeline James
Spectacular! Courtney Made-for-TV movie/Main role
Crossing Over Rosalyn
Albino Farm Stacey
2010 Flicka 2 Carrie McLaughlin Direct to DVD released
Husk Natalie post-production
Hannah Montana Forever Siena 8 episodes
Driving by Braille Sarah Corso Post-production
Sleepaway Camp Reunion Yazmine Reyes
Pretty Little Liars Jenna Marshall Recurring: Season 1 - Season 3; Season 7
Guest: Season 4 - Season 5
2012 Airship Dracula Amelia TV Mini-Series



  • Has enjoyed dancing as a hobby since age 6.
  • Has 2 siblings, one brother and one sister.
  • Studied drama at the Trinity Speech and Drama College of England.
  • Lives part-time in Sydney, Australia.
  • Both Tammin Sursok and her castmate Sasha Pieterse (Alison DiLaurentis) were born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Sursok married Sean McEwan, a writer and director, on 24 August 2011.
  • Her daughter, Phoenix Emmanuel, was born on October 8, 2013.
  • Dyed her hair blonde, on the 7th of November, 2016
  • Tammin has a podcast with PLL co-star Lindsey Shaw (Paige McCullers) titled Pretty Little Liars: True Crime, in which they explore the series with a true crime specialist, as well as, cast, and crew from the series. They also discuss true crimes.
    • Interestingly enough, Lindsey and Tammin's characters never shared a scene, so they never spoke on set.
    • The podcast was originally titled Pretty Little Podcast but was changed after issues arose with a pre-existing podcast of the same name.