Tami Erin

Tami Erin

Tami Erin
Born Tamara Erin Klicman
(1974-07-08) July 8, 1974
Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actress, Model, Singer, Dancer, Fashion Designer
Years active 1982 - present
Website http://www.tamierin.com

Tamara Erin "Tami" Klicman (born July 8, 1974), is an American actress, model, singer, and fashion designer. She is best known for her role as Pippi Longstocking after signing a two movie deal with "Columbia Pictures" for The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" and "Pippi in the South Seas".

Acting and modeling

Tami Erin began acting and modeling at 8 years old after becoming an Elite Model with Elite Model Management one of the biggest modeling agencies in the world.[1] [2] Tami Erin took method acting, singing, dancing, and gymnastics.[3]

Erin auditioned for the role of Pippi Longstocking when she was 11 and won the part out of nearly 8,000 girls.[4] Casting director Garrison True said that finding someone like her "is an effort that has taken many years and much patience."

The film's director, Ken Annakin Disney Legend, Disney Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, and voting Member of The Academy for Oscars described her personality as a good fit for the role: "Tami radiates sunshine. When she smiles everyone is happy.".[5] In conjunction with the release of the movie Erin signed endorsement deals with Aqua Fresh Toothpaste, Hostess Cupcakes, and Determined Toys the manufacturers of the "Tami Erin Pippi Longstocking Dolls".

The first Royal world premiere was hosted by the Princess of Japan, Princess Nori, in Tokyo. The second Royal premiere was hosted by King Carl, Queen Silvia and author Astrid Lindgren in Stockholm, Sweden. According to some authors, the "awareness" of Sweden as a country was increased by the book and film, "Sweden awareness was raised worldwide in the 1988 by Pippi Longstocking."[6] The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking were re-released by Columbia Pictures on DVD in 2000 and as a double feature with Matilda in 2007.[7]

Most recently, Erin appeared in the Warner Bros. film Tim & Eric's Awesome Christmas Special. Erin also appeared in the Dreamscape Cinema film Disconnect as well as in the Giant Wonder computer animated series AGENTS as LG-22.[8]


Erin served as a United Nations Ambassador for UNICEF. Working with UNICEF, she spoke internationally on behalf of the United Nations and at the United Nations on World Children's Day to the delegates of over 100 countries. In 2011, Erin partnered with Create Now and La Fine Clothing for a fundraising campaign. Tami and La Fine Clothing co-designed a line of T-shirts sold in Europe, Japan and the United States with 100% of the profits benefiting Create Now.

Erin also heads the Pippi clothing line and just became an ambassador for Hearts.com, an eco-fashion line of 2,000 artisans who recycle clothing and accessories for six international charities.

In 2013 Erin became an International Ambassador for Hearts.com to raise funds for the IHeart Change program for 6 international charities including Generosity Water, Pencils of Promise, Eden Projects, International Lifeline Fund, Free The Slaves, and Kili To Chili.[9]

Personal life

In October 2013, Erin sold a sex tape to a pornography company,[10] after she was unable to stop a former boyfriend from releasing and profiting from it.[11]

Legal Issues

In 2013 Tami Erin was arrested for assault after she beat up her room mate.[12] That same year she was charged with DUI and hit and run.[13] When the cops found Tami Erin she failed the sobriety test and was then arrested.[14] In 2014 she was sentenced to enter an alcohol education program and attend 10 weeks of AA meetings.[15]


Year Title Role
1988 The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Pippi Longstocking
1988 Don't Just Sit There[16] Herself
1998 Kill You Twice[17] Angie
2005 The Little Rose[18] Flower Girl
2007 AGENTS[19] LG-22
2010 Disconnect[20] 1960's Operator
2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special[21] Pasta Bear Wife
2012 I Heart San Francisco Herself

Television appearances

Year Title Role Network
19861989 International Network Television Herself Various
19861989 Domestic Network Television Herself Various
1988 Yappari Neko Ga Suki Herself Fuji Television Network
1998 The Grand Prize Herself ARD (Broadcasting)
1998 Good Morning America Herself ABC Television
1988 Today Show Herself NBC
1988 Entertainment Tonight Herself CBS Television
1995 BBC News Herself BBC News
2003 KRON-TV Herself NBC
2010 TMZ on TV Herself Fox Broadcasting Company


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