Tamsin Carroll was born Tamsin Georgina Carroll in January 1979, in Sydney Australia to Peter and Patricia Carroll.
Her father, Peter is a successful Australian entertainer, while her mother is a historian archivist for the Sydney Theatre Company.
Tamsin discovered acting at an early age and made her acting debut as an extra at the tender age of 5 in the Disney television show “Five Mile Creek” in which Peter starred. This was followed by appearances at Eisteddfods and also treading the boards in such theatre productions as “Six Characters in Search of an Author” for the Sydney Theatre Company and “Evita” for Stewart McPherson.
After Tamsin finished High School (where she placed high in drama) in 1996, she ventured into more film (Holy Smoke), television (Heartbreak High) and especially theatre roles (Into the Woods), each time playing a different type of character.
Today, she still holds the record as one of the youngest people to join the Melbourne Theatre Company ensemble, doing so at only 19 for her role as Little Red Riding Hood in the acclaimed Sondheim musical “Into the Woods”, in which her father played the Narrator.
Tamsin followed “Woods” with a starring role in the 1999 Sydney production of MTC’s “A Little Night Music” where she understudied three of the lead characters. After this, she took time off to do a sound engineering course, so she could learn the fundamentals of the behind the scenes aspects.
The major turning point in Tamsin’s career so far was in 2000 when she was cast as Marianne in the musical “Shout!”. Her rendition of the song Crazy in particular was one that brought many praises around Australia. Not only did it bring praises but it also resulted in Helpmann and Mo Award nominations.
Tamsin’s career continued to rise, when at only 22, she was cast as Nancy in the Australian production of Oliver! Since the role of Nancy is usually played by someone older in age, the character was actually made younger to accommodate Tamsin in the role.
It was also her performance as Nancy that brought her the clean sweep in Australian theatre, which is winning the Helpmann, Green Room and Mo Awards all in the same year. A feat which has only been accomplished by few Australian performers. She would go on and complete the Helpmann / Green Room double again a few years later with Dusty a role which she played from workshop through to stage.
Tamsin moved to London to reprise the role of Nancy in Oliver on the West End, which was followed with roles in The Magistrate, Ragtime, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Barnum and now Miss Saigon.
She lives in UK with her husband Chris.