|Occupation||Musician, actress, comedian, podcaster|
Tawny Newsome (born February 24, 1983) is an American musician, comedian, and actress best known for playing Chelsea Leight-Leigh on Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, co-starring in Space Force and the third season of Brockmire, and co-hosting the podcast Yo, Is This Racist?. She is also a singer in the band Four Lost Souls. Currently, she voices one of the main characters, Beckett Mariner, on Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Originally from Vacaville, California, Newsome attended theater school in Chicago, where she started her comedy career with Second City.
Newsome was a backup singer in a touring Talking Heads tribute band. This later led to her being cast in Documentary Now! in the same role.
Newsome's first major television roles were as Chelsea Leight-Leigh on Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and Nina on The Comedy Get Down.
Newsome has been a co-host of the podcast Yo, Is This Racist? alongside Andrew Ti since 2018. She also appears as a frequent guest on podcasts such as Comedy Bang! Bang! and Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins.
Newsome is also a musician and is a member of the band Four Lost Souls alongside Jon Langford, Bethany Thomas, and John Szymanski. The group released a debut self-titled album in 2017.
Newsome was in the main cast of Brockmire in its third season. She was also cast in the 2019 ABC pilot Woman Up. She was cast as a lead voice in the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Lower Decks and appeared in a lead role in the Netflix series Space Force in 2020.
|2015||Uncle John||Cute Hipster Girl|
|2016||Einstein's God Model||Marcel Gutierrez|
|2019||Spies in Disguise||Agency Employee #1||Voice|
|2021||How It Ends|
|2013||Chicago Fire||Jen||Episode: "A Problem House"|
|2014||Crisis||EMT||Episode: "Best Laid Plans"|
|2016||2 Broke Girls||Chrissy||Episode: "And the Basketball Jones"|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Worried Mom||Episode: "Zach Galifianakis Wears Rolled Khakis and Shoes with Brown Laces"|
|Take My Wife||Pam||Episode: "Punchline"|
|Documentary Now!||Backup Singer||Episode: "Final Transmission"|
|2016–2019||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Chelsea Leight-Leigh||34 episodes|
|The Carmichael Show||Jessica||Episode: "Three Year Anniversary"|
|Do You Want to See a Dead Body?||Marion||Episode: "A Body and a High School Reunion (with Joe Lo Truglio)"|
|The Comedy Get Down||Nina||10 episodes|
|2019||Brockmire||Gabby Taylor||6 episodes|
|The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle||Performer||Episode: "Money"|
|Sherman's Showcase||Various||4 episodes|
|HarmonQuest||Donna (voice) / Herself||Episode: "Ivory Quay"|
|Big Mouth||Voice; Episode: "Duke"|
|Perfect Harmony||Georgia||3 episodes|
|Craig of the Creek||Jasmine||Voice; Episode: "Craig and the Kid's Table"|
|2020||Superstore||Isabel||Episode: "Zephra Cares"|
|The Twilight Zone||Zara Delancey||Episode: "Ovation"|
|Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun||The Queen||Episode: "Dinner Party"|
|2020–present||Space Force||Angela Ali||Main role|
|Star Trek: Lower Decks||Ensign Beckett Mariner||Main voice role; 10 episodes|
Nominated—Critics' Choice Super Award for Best Voice Actress in an Animated Series (2021)