As a voice over artist Tess relishes every new challenge. Her performance experience in film and TV drama, raw improvisational and musical theatre, and presenting has been diverse. This flexibility extends into the sound studio, creating relaxed and inviting commercial reads, to natural street dialogue, and wild and crazy characters.
With over 15 years experience in the booth, Tess has worked on hundreds of commercials for T.V, Radio, Cinema, and Internet - voicing campaigns for many of the world’s leading brands.
Tess gets a kick out of testing the bounds of her vocal ability. She loves working in animation and video games. She is known for her fabulous computer voice; and is the voice of Bernie Mataki in Gears Of War 3, Tweed in Resident Evil: Raccoon City, Bioshock Infinite, and other games yet to be officially announced.
Tess also works in TV and Radio Imaging. She was the official voice of FOX KRBK. She also does a lot of corporate narration, audiobooks, as well providing the voice for numerous websites and on-hold message systems.
Tess particularly enjoys working with dialects. Having lived and worked all over the world - in Asia, Europe, New Zealand; and almost half of her life in the United States, she has developed a good ear; and is very experienced working with General American, Southern, Mid-Western, British, Irish, Spanish, French, New Zealand, Australian and many others. She works every week with her brilliant dialect coaches, Bob Corff and Leith McPherson, and is always expanding her repertoire.
Tess has a wicked sense of humour and naturally irreverent playful nature. Perhaps it’s the Aussie spirit in her. Put her in the booth and you never know what will come out of her mouth!
Tess has a wide variety of experience as a presenter: hosting children’s television shows, infomercials, and corporate events in Australia and in The United States. Her ability to effortless shift between Australian, British, and American dialects makes her extremely versatile.
When the beloved, long-running Australian show Here’s Humphrey needed an American host, Tess was chosen over many young hopefuls as Humphrey B. Bear’s co-host and “constant companion”, singing and dancing her way into the hearts of American pre-school children as part of the Someday School series that aired on PBS.
As The Blender Girl, Tess has worked with many food and lifestyle brands. She is the face of the Vitamix technique and recipe videos and Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk; and has presented videos for Chow.Com, Driscoll’s, and others.
The Blender Girl Smoothies app is now available in the app store!
My delicious smoothies have been featured to rave reviews in magazines, newspapers, and on TV shows all over the world, and hailed as "taste sensations". In this comprehensive smoothie-making guide, I show you how to take your smoothies to the next level and help you blast your way to good health and blended bliss.
The app contains 70 of my best smoothies recipes at launch with a weekly free recipe for 100 total recipes, and each blend contains three optional boosters (like chia seeds, ginger, or wheatgrass) that ramp up the flavor, nutrient value, or both.
My unique search function lets you punch in what you feel (happy, sluggish, wired), need (a detox, to lose weight, to chill out), and crave (light and fruity, clean and green, an exotic ride) to find the right smoothie every day.
Featuring gorgeous photographs of every recipe, an extensive ingredient glossary, shopping lists, blender tips, both Imperial and metric measurements, and other handy tips and tricks, this app makes it fun and easy to find your perfect blend.
Tess is also a regular contributor to the Vegetarian Times, Super Raw Life Magazine, Sophie Uliano, and Go Green America TV, and has been a guest blogger on All Recipes and numerous other websites around the world.
In May 2013, Tess signed a two-book deal with Random House. Her first book, The Blender Girl is the lead title for Ten Speed Press and will be released April 8th, 2014.
Hello, my name is Tess and I am a chocoholic. Well, I am a raw organic cacaoholic. Don't be alarmed. You can enable this addiction without too much collateral damage. But proceed with caution. This recipe is deceptive, and will kick even the most sober cream dreamer, wheat weeper and sugar addict into denial.
We were baking! Not the "put a pie in the oven" kind of baking. Rather, the "it's too hot for humans" kind of baking, where you are sweating in embarrassing places you didn't know could weep for themselves.
In the midst of a culinary wet dream I was ready to "coat-check" my teeth and swear off solids for life. That might just be the moment The Blender Girl was born!
She would take one look at the table every night, and with her hilarious wit, bow her head and say, "Thankyou for my free meal" (AKA "free of meat, free of dairy, free of fat, free of sugar, and free of friggin taste") and would surreptitiously slide the food around from one side of her plate to the other, like an anorexic at a state dinner.
I was plain Jane lost in the condiment kingdom. No, I am not a card-carrying member of the coleslaw fan club. My opinion did not improve when that dreaded acquaintance showed up at every salad bar in college, just as overdressed for a party reminiscent of the overfrilled 80's that I was never interested in attending any way.
Tess Masters is an Australian-born actor who lives in Los Angeles. She works extensively in the U.S and Australia as a voice actor in commercials, videogames, and audiobooks.
On screen, she has guest-starred on some of Australia's leading television dramas such as Blue Heelers and City Homicide; has had co-starring roles on The Secret Life Of Us, Neighbours, Good Guys Bad Guys and Tangle; and continues to work on independent films.
Highlights in theater include working with the critically acclaimed Ranters Theatre Company, working on their successful productions of Features of Blown Youth and St Kilda Tales that toured around Australia and on the international festival circuit in Europe. Tess also toured with the Australian Shakespeare Company playing Beatrice in their musical adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, and played Johnna Monevata in the Melbourne Theatre Company's award-winning production of August: Osage County.
With a cosmopolitan look that’s difficult to pin down and a sharp ear for dialects, Tess gets cast in Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Greek, Anglo-Indian, Middle Eastern, Native American, and Asian roles. Having lived and worked all over the world in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and The Middle East, and after spending almost 20 years living in various parts of The United States, Tess is experienced with General American, Southern, Mid-Western, British, Irish, Spanish, French and many other dialects.
On her wildly popular recipe blog, The Blender Girl, cook, writer, and green maven Tess Masters - aka “The Blender Girl” - shares easy plant-based recipes just about anyone can whip up fast in a blender.
Her healthy, allergy-free whole-food concoctions rely on natural flavors and sweeteners, and are all gluten-free. Many are also allergy-friendly, being dairy-, egg-, nut-, soy- and corn-free.
With blending as her guiding metaphor in life, Tess combines varied ideas and concepts, notes and flavors, and philosophies and cultures in order to find a healthy balance for happiness. So The Blender Girl was born, and asks her audience, “What’s Your Perfect Blend?”
The Blender Girl and her recipes have been featured online in the L.A Times, Glamour, Chow, Epicurious, All Recipes, as well as on and in countless other websites, blogs, and publications around the world. Tess is also a regular contributor to the Vegetarian Times, Super Raw Life Magazine, Sophie Uliano, and Go Green America TV.
Tess has worked as a presenter and recipe developer with various food and lifestyle brands such as Chow.com, Driscoll’s, Crisp Root, Square One Organics, Sprout Living, the Thrive Alive Foundation, and Way Better Snacks, for whom she was also a brand ambassador. In 2012, she partnered with Vitamix as the face of the company’s online technique and recipe videos.
Tess’s magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and down-to-earth approach has made her a go-to personality for mainstream eaters and seasoned vegetarians who share her conviction that natural, healthy food can be easy and fun.
In January 2013, Pinterest acknowledged Tess’s wide appeal when they featured her, along with Katie Couric, Dr Oz, Paula Deen, Today, Starbucks, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Southwest Airlines, Patagonia, Esquire Magazine and 20 other celebrities and brands in a global campaign viewed by millions, 30 Days of Pinspiration.
The publishing industry jumped in next, and in response to widespread interest in The Blender Girl brand, Tess signed a two-book deal with Random House. Her first book, The Blender Girl is the lead title for Ten Speed Press and will be released April 8th, 2014.
I am so excited to share 100 of my favorite whole-food recipes. All of the recipes are gluten free and use plant based ingredients and natural flavorings, seasonings, and sweeteners. Many are also nut-free, soy-free, and corn-free.
Yes. This book contains a full repertoire of smoothies, soups, and spreads. But you don't check your teeth at the door. It's not all pureed food. My book contains appetizers, salads, and main dishes with a blended component, like Fresh Spring Rolls with Orange-Almond Sauce, Twisted Caesar Pleaser, Spicy Chickpea Burgers with Portobello Buns and Greens, and I-Love-Veggies! Bake.
And even though some of my smoothies taste like dessert - Apple Pie in a Glass, Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake, or Tastes-Like-Ice- Cream Kale, anyone?— I also share other sweet treats like Chocolate-Chile Banana Spilly to Flourless Triple-Pecan Mousse Pie and Chai Rice Pudding.
Every recipe can easily be adjusted to your personal taste: add an extra squeeze of this, another handful of that, or leave something out altogether— my recipes are super easy and forgiving, so you can’t mess them up.
Soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating; proper food combining; and eating raw, probiotic-rich, and alkaline ingredients play a huge role in my daily life and inform my recipes, so I share all of my tips for how to incorporate these principles into your diet.
But you don’t have to incorporate these ideas to enjoy the recipes. If you're looking for easy healthy foods to include in your lifestyle (no matter how you eat) there is something for everyone. So dust off your machine and get ready to find your perfect blend.
In May 2013, I signed a two-book deal with Random House. My first book, The Blender Girl is the lead title for Ten Speed Press and will be released April 8th, 2014.
With huge interest from retailers and the media, The Blender Girl has already hit Crown Publishing’s Top 25 Pre-Orders on Amazon.
My first book contains 100 Gluten Free, Vegan Recipes - delicious and nutritious smoothies, drinks, appetizers, snacks, salads, soups, main dishes, desserts, and condiments that you can whip up in a blender.
I embark on a national book tour in April 2014, starting in Los Angeles, and heading to NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, Miami, Kansas City, and other cities to be confirmed.
I hope to see you at one of my book signings!
I was honoured to be featured with top brands and celebrities such as Dr Oz, Katie Couric, Paula Deen & the TODAY show, Starbucks, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Patagonia, Southwest Airlines, Babble, Parent's Magazine, Nina Garcia, Refinery 29, Esquire, and others for Pinterest's 30 DAYS OF PINSPIRATION holiday campaign.
30 Days of inspirational boards covering everything from holiday gift ideas, festive recipes, and favourite Christmas traditions; to Winter fashion finds, exciting sports inspiration, and healthy fitness and detox ideas. These visually stunning boards cover it all.
On January 2nd, my Healthy Holiday Detox Tips board was featured as DAY 28. I pinned and continue to share all kinds of ideas to help you get a great healthy start to the new year. I have pinned Raw Vegan Green Smoothies, Green Juices, The Scoop on Cleanses, Healthy Raw Vegan Recipes to Tone and Revitalize, Nutrition Facts, "Get Into Shape" Workout Tips and Inspiration, Product Suggestions, Favourite Healthy Support Resources, and more.
Please join me on Pinterest, and get inspired for a fabulous year.
"Let's Get Clean and Green in 2013."
I am very proud to announce that I have partnered with Vitamix as the face of their new recipe and technique videos. Those of you who have been following me for a while know I couldn't live without my beloved Vitamix! So, when Vitamix approached me to present the videos for their new website I was thrilled.
As an actor, presenter, and voice over artist, I have worked with many companies on various projects throughout the years. But the Vitamix job was a dream come true for me. I had so much fun working with this fantastic company and the phenomenal crew from Space Junk Media.
When the Vitamix 750 professional series prototype landed on my doorstep in preparation for the shoot, I squealed like a giddy teenager. The UPS delivery man thought I was a little odd. LOL! I felt incredibly privileged knowing I was only the second person in the world to cook with this machine! Just me and Vitamix's WONDERFUL head chef, Bev Shaffer, who helped me enormously with this shoot.
Check out the AMAZING new Vitamix website. Compare product lines before you purchase a machine and find delicious Vitamix recipes in the fabulous new recipe centre. Be inspired by the Vitamix spotlight, where top chefs like Alex Guarnaschelli share their experiences with Vitamix. You might even see someone else you know!
I just LOVE this company. They invited me out to their international headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, and I was BLOWN AWAY by Jodi Berg, her entire staff, and their incredible facility. I watched Vitamix machines being assembled by hand and met so many lovely, happy Vitamix employees. For me, it was like visiting Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory! I was like a kid in a candy store, and they welcomed me into the family with open arms and incredible generosity.
I didn't think I could love this company any more, but I do! The Vitamix production standards and company philosophy are truly inspiring; and their customer service is exceptional.
I was thrilled to voice the sassy demolition weapons expert, Marissa Ronson - codenamed "Tweed" in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
I had a blast working on this game with Liam O'Brien, Sam Riegel, Andrew Kishino, Nika Futterman, Imari Williams, Gwendoline Yeo, David Cooley, Eden Riegel, Courtenay Taylor, Michelle Ruff, Gideon Emery, Gregg Berger, Desmond Askew, and many others!
Tweed has such spunky hilarious lines, and constantly plays off the other members of the Special Ops Echo Six Team with quick wit as they fight off the hordes of zombies!
I was thrilled when Epic Games officially announced the cast of Gears Of War 3. I absolutely LOVED the Gears Of War books and fell in love with the wildly spirited Bernie Mataki. It was a blast bringing her to life!
I had SO much fun immersing myself in the Gears world and working with the amazingly talented Chris Borders, Rod Ferguson, and the rest of the team at Epic Games, Microsoft and Technicolor.
I started working on this game in late 2010, and finished in early 2011. It is such a relief I don't have to keep the secret any more!
I am excited to play Gears 3 now!
Tess Masters is the official voice of FOX KRBK.
Tess will voice all of FOX KRBK's TV and Radio spots, as well as message systems and promotional materials.
The Blender Girl was previously featured as Chow's Member Of The Month in February 2011. Chow's senior food editor, Jill Santopietro, and Tess got along so s'blendedly during their interview that the Chow team invited Tess to create five vegan blender-inspired Chow Tips.
Check out the whole story at Healthy Blender Recipes.
Here are the videos: