Tess Masters is an Australian actress. She grew up in Melbourne, went to high school in Singapore, and graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. After living in the United States for over 20 years, she returned to Melbourne in 2021. She has worked in Australia and the U.S in theater, film, television, commercials, and video games.
With a cosmopolitan look and a sharp ear for dialects, Tess gets cast in Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Anglo-Indian, Middle Eastern, Native American, and Eurasian roles, and is experienced with American, British, Irish, and other dialects.
On screen, she has appeared on some of Australia's most popular TV shows such as Blue Heelers, City Homicide, The Secret Life Of Us, Neighbours, Good Guys Bad Guys, and Tangle.
Highlights in theater include playing Johnna Monevata in the Melbourne Theatre Company's award-winning production of August: Osage County; touring with Ranters Theatre Company in their critically acclaimed productions of Features of Blown Youth and St Kilda Tales; and starring as Beatrice in Australian Shakespeare Company's musical adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.
With an ability to effortless shift between Australian, British, and American dialects, Tess has hosted children’s television shows, infomercials, corporate videos, online productions, and live events in Australia, the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
When the beloved Australian TV show Here’s Humphrey needed an American host, Tess was cast 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 on PBS.
As The Blender Girl, Tess has collaborated with leading food, culinary, and lifestyle brands such as KitchenAid, Vitamix, Williams-Sonoma, Four Seasons, Westin Hotels, Wholefoods, Sprouts Market, Califia, Silk, So Delicious, Driscoll's, Omega Juicers, Massel, and many others, hosting promotional videos, online productions, and live events all over the world.
With over 25 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.
She has voiced characters in Gears Of War, Resident Evil, League Of Legends, Final Fantasy, Mad Max, BioShock Infinite, and other video games.
Tess also does promos, corporate narration, audiobooks, as well as providing the voice for numerous websites and on-hold message systems.
Having lived and worked all over the world in Australia, the United States, Asia, and Europe, Tess is experienced with Australian, American, British, Irish, and other dialects.
Tess is the author of three cookbooks with Penguin Random House in the United States:
Her cookbooks have sold over 200,00 copies, and have been issued in American, Australian, and UK versions, and been translated into German, French, Italian, Czech, Portugese, and Chinese editions.
Her debut cookbook, The Blender Girl was released on April 8th, 2014.
Containing 100 gluten-free, vegan recipes that can all be made in a blender, this book has a full repertoire of smoothies, cocktails, appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, condiments, and desserts. Some of the most popular recipes include the Tastes-Like-Ice Cream Kale shake, Fresh Spring Rolls with Orange-Almond Sauce, Creamy and Crunchy Potato Salad, Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Spicy Chickpea Burgers, Mushroom Stroganoff, Chocolate Orange Torte, Chai Rice Pudding, and Pineapple Vanilla Sangria.
In addition to the recipes, there is a comprehensive narrative section that includes information for selecting the best blenders, creating incredible smoothies, soaking and sprouting, and making homemade nut milks. There is also practical health information about the benefits of raw foods, probiotic-rich foods, food combining, and alkalinity.
The Blender Girl Smoothies was released on June 30th, 2015.
This book takes smoothies to the next level helping you blast your way to good health and blended bliss.
There are 100 smoothies designed to fit your every need, whether you want to detox, lose a few pounds, get energized, or guard against seasonal colds. All of the recipes are gluten-free and vegan (egg-free and dairy-free), and many are also soy-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly. You can search for smoothies to fit your dietary preferences in the index.
There is a stunning photo and double-page spread for each smoothie with recipe summaries listing the health benefits, and special icons to flag specific needs - weight loss, immunity, detox, energy, inflammation, protein, alkalinity, unsweetened, and nuts (for allergies). Ingredient lists include both imperial and metric measurements, and there is also a full nutritional analysis providing calories, fat, sodium, carbs, fiber, sugar, protein, calcium, and iron levels per serving.
Each smoothie has three optional boosters (like chia seeds, ginger, coconut oil, wheat grass, superfood powders) that allow you to ramp up flavor, nutrient value, or both. Use one, two, or all three options together according to your taste or sense of adventure.
There is also a comprehensive pantry with smoothie secrets for layering flavors and textures, using protein and probiotic powders, soaking ingredients, storing shakes, juicing vs blending, and more.
Star recipes include: Antioxidant Avenger, Happy Hydration, Honeydewy Skin, Morning Sunshine, Liver Lover, Green Mojito, Brownie Batter, Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake, and Sleep Spell.
The Perfect Blend was released on December 27th, 2016.
In the third installment in the series, Tess serves up 100 smoothies, tonics, soups, salads, appetizers, snacks, main dishes, desserts, and condiments to help you lead a vibrant, healthy life, and have fun.
Anchored to a master list of nutrient-dense ingredients, each of the twelve chapters addresses specific health goals, such as gaining energy, optimizing protein intake, boosting immunity, losing weight, and reducing inflammation.
Tess list the foods that help her stay in optimal health, and shares a few top-line takeaways for each of them—practical information on their health benefits, and how to prepare, blend, and cook them for amazing textures and tastes.
There are three optional boosters listed for each recipe that enhance flavor and/or nutrition. They have been designed to work separately or together, so you can supplement any base recipe with one, two, or all three.
There are mind-blowing dishes and drinks, like Red Basil Balsamic Blast, Sexy Celeriac Slaw, Shiitake & Asparagus Lettuce Cups, Artichoke Ace, Lick-Your-Plate Lasagna, and Blueberry & Lemon Cashew Cream Crepes.
The food is functional and geared toward flexibility, so you can tailor the recipes to your own taste and requirements to find your perfect blend.
Tess shares her enthusiasm for health living on The Blender Girl website.
In the midst of a culinary wet dream, I was ready to "coat-check" my teeth, and swear off solids for life. And, The Blender Girl was born!
This recipe is righteous, and will kick even the most devout cream dreamer, wheat weeper, and sugar addict into denial.
We were baking! Not the "put a pie in the oven" kind. Rather, the "it's too hot for humans" variety, where you're sweating in embarrassing places you didn't know could weep for themselves.
The Blender Girl launched in 2010, and the community now includes over 2 million people. Tess works as a cook, spokesperson, speaker, and writer. She has published three cookbooks with Penguin Random House in the United States: The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies, and The Perfect Blend. And, is the creator of The Decadent Detox® and Skinny60® health programs.
Tess and her recipes have been featured in publications around the world, including the LA Times, Washington Post, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, Shape, Glamour, Real Simple, the Today Show, Hallmark Channel, FOX, Yoga Journal, Vegetarian Times, VegNews, FoodNetwork.com, Yahoo Health, and Well + Good.
Tess’s magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and down-to-earth approach have made her a go-to personality for mainstream eaters and seasoned vegetarians alike, sharing her conviction that healthy food can be easy and fun.
In 2013, Pinterest acknowledged Tess's wide appeal when they featured her, along with Katie Couric, Dr Oz, Today, Starbucks, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Southwest Airlines, Patagonia, Esquire Magazine and 20 other celebrities and top 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 multi-book deal with Penguin Random House in the United States. Ten Speed Press launched the first title, The Blender Girl, in Spring 2014. Williams-Sonoma made it their featured book for May and Mother’s Day, with 111 stores across the U.S blending and cooking their way through the book.
In Fall 2014, Penguin Random House launched The Blender Girl Smoothies app for iPhone and iPad. The app was one of 3 finalists for the year’s best adult non-fiction app. The Blender Girl Smoothies book (based on the app) followed in Spring 2015. The Perfect Blend, the third book in The Blender Girl series, was released in Fall 2016. Since the US publication of the series, the books have been released in Australian and UK editions, and have been translated into multiple languages, including German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, and Chinese. The books have sold over 200,000 copies.
In 2016, Tess became a partner in Enjoy Pure Food + Drink. The restaurant features smoothies and juices by The Blender Girl. And, in 2017, The Four Seasons Georgetown announced its healthy living menu, featuring recipes created by Tess.
Today, over 30,000 people have used Tess's programs to achieve better health.
In high demand as a spokesperson, presenter, speaker, and recipe developer, Tess has collaborated with KitchenAid, Vitamix, Williams-Sonoma, Four Seasons, Westin Hotels, Wholefoods, Sprouts Market, Vegetarian Times, Driscoll’s, Omega Juicers, Califia, Silk, So Delicious, Massel, and many other brands.