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Tanya Michelle Chisholm (born July 1, 1983) is an American actress and dancer. She is mostly known for her role as Kelly Wainwright on the Nickelodeon comedy series, Big Time Rush,[1] and comedy film Big Time Movie.[1] also played Marcie on the Legally Blonde spin off, Legally Blondes (otherwise known as Legally Blonde 3) alongside the film's stars, Camilla and Rebecca Rosso. She has guest-starred in shows including Cory in the House, Ghost Whisperer, and Cold Case. She also had a recurring role on Veronica Mars. Chisholm has also appeared in YouTube group, WongFuProduction's, videos such as Linappropriate, Chester See's sketch production called I Glove You, and David Choi's music video for "Won't Even Start" as an extra.

Early Life[]

She attended and graduated from Westminster Academy in Palmetto Bay, Florida in 2001, at age 17. She also graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2005.


Before hitting the "big time", Tanya Chisholm's gift to tell interesting and compelling stories earned her the recurring role of Nancy Cooper on the CW's Veronica Mars as well as memorable guest spots on shows like CBS' Ghost Whisperer, CBS' Cold Case, and Disney Channel's Cory in the House. She also had a supporting role in the movie Fired Up!.

Chisholm also garnered legions of fans when she shared the screen with Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale as the main Sharpette "Jackie" in the monster hit Disney Channel original movie, High School Musical 2. Other TV movie roles include playing Marcie, one of Izzy and Annie's scholarship-provided friends, in MGM's Legally Blondes (2009)- the third installment of the popular film series, which aired on Disney Channel and ABC Family.

Tanya would get her breakout role in 2009, in the Nickelodeon hit series, Big Time Rush. She would portray Kelly Wainwright, Gustavo Rocque's assistant. In Season 2, she would upgrade from a recurring role to series regular throughout the remainder of the show.

Chisholm appeared in David Choi's music video "Won't Even Start" directed by Wong Fu Productions on YouTube. She also appeared in CeeLo Green"s music video "Cry Baby". She was also featured in 3 shorts from YouTubers Wong Fu Productions called The End of Wong Fu: A Christmas Story, Two Weeks Later: Resolution Fails and Linappropriate. Chisholm has been featured in Chester See's sketch production, I Glove You.

She also appears in Adam Lambert's music video "For Your Entertainment" as a dancer.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 High School Musical 2 Jackie
2009 Fired Up! Denise
2009 Legally Blondes Marcie
2012 Big Time Movie Kelly Wainwright
2013 Saved by the Bell: The Movie Lisa Turtle Short
2015 Confessions of a Prodigal Son Jenny
2016 Diagnosis Delicious Olivia Ross
2017 An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted) Bonnie
2020 The 24th Alice
2021 Lost Angeles Secretary
2021 The Deadliest Lie Kiki
2021 Christmas Déjà Vu Tracy


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Veronica Mars Nancy Cooper 2 episodes
2007 Ghost Whisperer Kimberly Allen Episode: "Mean Ghost"
2007 Cold Case Crystal Stacy – 1984 Episode: "Shuffle, Ball Change"
2007 Cory in the House Nicole Episode: "The Presidential Seal"
2009–2013 Big Time Rush Kelly Wainwright Recurring role (season 1); main roles (season 2–4)
2012–2013 Figure It Out Herself Celebrity panelist
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Rachel Cooper Episode: "In Over Your Head"
2016 Bellman Chronicles: Hollywood Lady Thug Episode: "Keep your Baby Happy"
2017 The Josh Moore Show Sarah 2 episodes
2022 Sistas Jenna 4 episodes


A native of Ft. Lauderdale FL born July 1, 1983, Tanya graduated from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. With brains, beauty and outstanding ability, Tanya received the coveted Regent's Scholarship for Academic Achievement as well as the esteemed John and Faith Surabian Award for Musical Theater.

Tanya continues to live in Los Angeles. When not working she enjoys mentoring young people, volunteering, yoga, hiking, ballet and spending time with friends and family.

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  1. ^ Jump up to:a b Doyle Greene (10 January 2014). Teens, TV and Tunes: The Manufacturing of American Adolescent Culture. McFarland. pp. 178–. ISBN 978-0-7864-8972-5. Retrieved 13 January 2021.

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