Tina Benko

Tina Benko

Highest Rated: 100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Hungry Ghosts (2009)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

A highly regarded performer on the New York and national stages, Tina Benko also enjoyed regular work in films and on television, most notably in a starring role on "Flesh and Bone" (Starz, 2015).The Pittsburgh, PA native received her training at Carnegie Mellon and made her screen debut in Stephen Gyllenhaal's drama "Waterland" in 1992. Benko logged minor roles in features and on television throughout the 1990s while also appearing regularly on stage, both as an understudy in Broadway productions like "The Real Thing" (2000) and "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (2003) and in more substantive roles Off Broadway and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. In 2006, she enjoyed a recurring role as Kath Parry, a former flame of Irish gangster Michael Caffee (Jason Isaacs) on "Brotherhood" (Showtime, 2006-2008), which led to supporting and guest appearances on episodic dramas like "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and roles in major features like "The Avengers" (2012). Her stage roles, too, grew in stature, and by 2011, she was starring in an international touring production of Toni Morrison's "Desdemona" (2011) directed by Peter Sellars and earning critical praise as Titania in Julie Taylor's 2013 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which was filmed for a 2014 theatrical release. In 2013, Benko also earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for playing Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in Elfriede Jellinek's solo play "Jackie," and by the following year, had transitioned into a busy character actress, with two or three film or television credits to her name each year. Chief among these was a minor role in Woody Allen's "Irrational Man" (2015) and a turn as a series regular on "Flesh and Bone," Starz's drama set in the ballet world. Benko played Jessica, a former dancer who returns to her former ballet company to serve as its manager.

Highest rated movies

A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Sound of Silence
Puccini for Beginners
Final
Mapplethorpe, The Director's Cut
Mapplethorpe
That Awkward Moment
The Hungry Ghosts

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life After You Mary (Character) - 2022
40% 83% Mapplethorpe, The Director's Cut Sandy Daley (Character) - 2021
64% No Score Yet The Sound of Silence Dr. Elizabeth Brookings (Character) $17.0K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scottish Play Sydney (Character) - 2019
31% 45% Mapplethorpe Sandy Daley (Character) $91.0K 2018
100% 67% A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania (Character) - 2014
22% 46% That Awkward Moment Ellie's Mom (Character) $26.0M 2014
No Score Yet 54% Contest Rhonda (Character) - 2013
14% 56% The Hungry Ghosts Abby (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Days Nina (Character) - 2008
50% 45% Puccini for Beginners Nell (Character) $89.4K 2006
44% 35% Final Blonde in Bar (Character) $10.8K 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 43% FBI: Most Wanted Sherry Bishop (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 72% Blindspot Yasmine Petrushev (Guest Star) 2017
81% 91% TURN: Washington's Spies Mrs. Barnes (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 63% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
93% 91% The Good Wife Judith Dahl (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Lauren Vickers (Guest Star) 2015
92% 76% Person of Interest Cobb (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 61% Unforgettable Lois (Guest Star) 2012
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Grace Avery (Guest Star) 1999 2012
94% 76% Royal Pains Titania (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2010
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2009
97% 78% Ugly Betty Collette (Guest Star) 2009
79% No Score Yet Brotherhood Kath Parry (Guest Star) 2006-2008
62% 40% New Amsterdam Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995