Tenaya Cleveland

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Tenaya Cleveland is an American-born actress and producer. She was born in Hawaii, grew up in California, and has pursued her career from Los Angeles, Atlanta and San Francisco. As a child, she sang in the Malcolm X Jazz Chorus (led by pianist Dick Whittington), alongside greats such as Bobby Hutcherson, Mary Stallings and Richie Cole. At 10, she ... See full bio »

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The Resident Georgetta Chenault / Georgetta Chenault (Paramedic) / Paramedic / Paramedic #2
The Haunting of Hill House Rehab Coordinator
The Vampire Diaries Granola Instructor
Six Feet Under Art Student / Massaging Student


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 2018-2021 The Resident (TV Series)
Georgetta Chenault / Georgetta Chenault (Paramedic) / Paramedic #2 / ...
- First Days, Last Days (2021) ... Georgetta Chenault
- The Accidental Patient (2021) ... Georgetta Chenault (Paramedic)
- The Flea (2020) ... Paramedic #2
- Three Words (2018) ... Paramedic
 2018 The Haunting of Hill House (TV Mini Series)
Rehab Coordinator
- Open Casket (2018) ... Rehab Coordinator
 2018 MacGyver (TV Series)
Trauma Surgeon
- Mac + Jack (2018) ... Trauma Surgeon
 2017 The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle
Rosemary Cross
 2016 The Detour (TV Series)
- The Tank (2016) ... Driver
 2015 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
Granola Instructor
- Cold as Ice (2015) ... Granola Instructor
 2015 Heart Land (Short)
 2015 The Drunks (TV Series)
 2014 The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series)
Professor Cannon's Wife
- Amanda's Revenge (2014) ... Professor Cannon's Wife
- Unanswered Calls (2014) ... Professor Cannon's Wife
- Wyatt's Nightmare (2014) ... Professor Cannon's Wife
 2012 Necessary Roughness (TV Series)
Doctor Osgood
- Spell It Out (2012) ... Doctor Osgood
 2012 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Tracy Surnow
- Crushed (2012) ... Tracy Surnow
 2012/I A Moment in Time (Short)
Jackie Lewis
 2012 Maiden to Monster (Short)
 2011 Switchboard (Short)
Lily the Receptionist
 2009 No Words (Short)
 2009 Champion for Hire (Short)
Alien #1
 2008 Hollywood and Vine
Cristina Rosenberg
 2006 A Matter of Diplomacy (Short)
 2004 Ringtone Blues (Short)
Gallery Gal
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Art Student / Massaging Student
- Making Love Work (2003) ... Massaging Student
- The Trap (2003) ... Art Student (uncredited)
- Nobody Sleeps (2003) ... Art Student (uncredited)
- The Eye Inside (2003) ... Art Student (uncredited)
 2003 Oliver Beene (TV Series)
Happy Class Teacher
- Space Race (2003) ... Happy Class Teacher
 2001 The Caretaker (Short)
Samantha White
 2000 Just One Night
Flower Girl
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Los Angeles Stage: Sacred Fools Theater's Fast & Loose, I Wrote This, Serial Killers, Kookamonga Falls, and Dubya 2004, Acme's Day Players, No Shame Theater (regular appearances), and more.


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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Originally cast in Six Feet Under (2001) as background, she was hand-picked to audition in person for a speaking role. Alan Ball (creator), Kathy Bates (director) and Joey Soloway (writer) cast her on the spot. See more »

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