Tracy Dawson

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Tracy Dawson is the author of Let Me Be Frank: A Book About Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren’t Supposed to Do, which BuzzFeed called “An entertaining, astonishing collection…wholly inspiring,” and Amber Tamblyn called “F*cking hilarious.” Frank came out in Summer 2022 after it was sold in a pre-emptive deal to HarperCollins in March 2020, a month when not much else was happening in the world.

Tracy is also an award-winning actress and a busy screenwriter who began her career on the alt-comedy stages of Toronto. She is an alum of the renowned Second City in Toronto and the Shaw Festival, the second largest repertory theatre in North America.

In 2009, Tracy won an emerging TV writer award at the Banff World Television Festival and was soon staffed as a writer (and later cast as a lead actor) on the Canadian comedy series, Call Me Fitz. Tracy went on to win the Gemini Award and the Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work opposite Jason Priestley on Fitz.

Tracy’s play, them & us, was produced in 2009 by the renowned Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. That same year, Tracy starred in the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Ben Elton musical The Boys in the Photograph at both the Manitoba Theatre Centre and Toronto’s historic Royal Alexandra Theatre.

Fans of Disney Channel Halloween movies know Tracy as the evil Deimata from Girl vs Monster (2012.) In 2014, Tracy worked as a writer on the TBS sitcom Your Family Or Mine. She got to write jokes for Richard Dreyfuss and Ed Begley Jr. on that show. Ed called her a genius once. Tracy has acted in numerous projects on stage and screen and has sold television projects in both the United States and Canada. She is currently working on her second book whilst developing multiple projects for film and TV, including a screen adaptation of Let Me Be Frank.

Tracy was born in Ottawa, Canada, and is currently based in Los Angeles where she lives with her life partner Isaac, who is a dog.

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