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Tanedra Howard (born August 15, 1980) is an American actress, best known for winning the first season of the reality show Scream Queens and thereby winning a role in the popular Saw franchise.

She played Simone in Saw VI and Saw 3D.


Tanedra Howard was born and raised in Inglewood, California. She attended Santa Monica College, where she was a member of the cheer squad, and El Camino College. In 2006, Howard was one out of 500 actors chosen to try out for the ABC reality show I Wanna Be a Soap Star 3, but did not make it on the show. She had an uncredited role in the remake of Prom Night, titled Grad Night, in 2006. The same year, Howard's roommate showed her an ad on Craigslist, where Lionsgate Films was holding auditions for the VH1 acting competition reality TV show Scream Queens. She had no acting experience but auditioned and was cast. Howard spent five and half weeks competing in weekly challenges with nine other actors and ultimately won the competition, earning the role of Simone, a predatory lender, in Saw VI in 2009. She reprised her role in Saw 3D, released on October 29, 2010. Besides that, Howard also appeared in the online Shane Dawson Christmas special.



Year Title Role
2006 Grad Night Graduate
2009 Saw VI Simone
2010 Saw 3D Simone
2011 Love... Another Four Letter Word Vanessa
2014 Anita Ho Tanya
2015 Sexy GPS Cyrene
Reggie Gaskins' Urban Love Story Maryanne
2017 Faces of Heartbreak The Hood Lovers' Heart
Filmmakers Anonymous Michelle Grant


Year Title Role
2010 Shane Dawson TV Gangsta Woman
2012 The Black Soap Linda Johnson
2013 Diary of a Champion Howard / Track Runner #7
Laugh Central Kenya
2014-2016 Black Boots Tammy
2014 Tammi Mac's Bag Lady Brelyn
2017 Off the Track Jasmine Hyde


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