You know him from his breakout role as Hank Kingsley from «The Larry Sanders Show,» his outrageous turn as George Bluth on «Arrested Development,» and his Emmy Award-winning performance as Maura Pfefferman on «Transparent.» A Broadway star, a television legend, an accomplished screen actor whose singular wit and heartrending performances have been entertaining audiences for more than four decades, but the question remains: who is Jeffrey Tambor?
Tambor endeavors to answer this question, and many more, in his new book «Are You Anybody?: A Memoir.»
Tickets include a copy of the book. There will be no pre-reception or book signing for this event.
Melanie McFarland will moderate the discussion. Between 2008 and 2015, McFarland served as IMDb's first TV Editor, where she curated television content, served as the approved spokesperson on all things TV-related for the site, and hosted the TV-centric episodes of the site's first original web series «What to Watch.»
Prior to working at IMDb, McFarland spent five years as the TV critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. During her time at the P-I, McFarland forged a reputation as one of the country's keenest commentators on television and other media, serving on the 2004 and 2005 juries that selected the American Film Institute's 10 Most Outstanding TV Programs of the Year. McFarland also served on the Board of the George Foster Peabody Awards between 2006 and 2012. She has also lent her expert commentary to a variety of media outlets, including NPR, American Public Media, and the BBC. She has been a member of the Television Critics Association since 2003.
Additionally, McFarland's work has appeared in the Seattle Times, where she was a pop culture writer and columnist, as well as The Oregonian, the Chicago Tribune, Salon and Variety.