Tess Masters is an Australian actor who lives in Los Angeles. She works 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 in independent films.
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 a cosmopolitan look 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 over 20 years living in various parts of The United States, Tess is experienced with American, British, Irish, and other dialects.
With an ability to effortless shift between Australian, British, and American dialects, Tess has hosted children’s television shows, infomercials, corporate videos, and live events in the United States and Australia.
When the beloved, long-running 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 collaborates with leading food, culinary, and lifestyle brands. She is the global spokesperson for KitchenAid blenders, ambassador for Massel broths, and has also presented videos for Sprouts Market, Silk, So Delicious, Earthbound Farm, Vega, Driscoll's, KitchenIQ, and others.
With over 20 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 is known for her computer voice; and has voiced characters in Gears Of War 3, Resident Evil, Bioshock Infinite, Final Fantasy, Mad Max, and more.
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 the U.S, Australia, Asia, and Europe, Tess is experienced working with American, British, Australian, and other dialects.
Tess is the author of three cookbooks and an app with Random House:
She is the co-author of The Decadent Detox.
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 book was released on June 30th, 2015.
This book, (based on the app) 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 this last installment, 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 at theblendergirl.com.
Hello, my name is Tess and I'm a blendaholic. 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're 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!
As The Blender Girl, Tess works as a chef, lifestyle personality, spokesperson, and speaker, and shares healthy fast food at theblendergirl.com.
Collaborating with leading food and lifestyle brands, Tess is the global spokesperson for KitchenAid blenders, ambassador for Massel broths, and has presented videos for Sprouts Market, Silk, So Delicious, Earthbound Farm, Vega, Driscoll's, KitchenIQ, and others.
She and her healthy fast food have been featured in the L.A Times, Washington Post, InStyle, Real Simple, Prevention, Family Circle, Vegetarian Times, FootNetwork.com, Shape.com, Glamour.com, Yahoo.com, Parents.com, among other publications around the world.
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.
The Blender Girl Smoothies app for iphone and ipad was one of three finalists for Best Adult Non Fiction App Of The Year in the Digital Book Awards in 2014.
Tess's smoothies have been featured to rave reviews in magazines, newspapers, TV shows around the world, and hailed as "taste sensations". In this comprehensive smoothie-making guide, Tess shows 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 100 gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly smoothies, and each blend contains three optional boosters (like chia seeds, ginger, or wheatgrass) that ramp up the flavor, nutrient value, or both. These boosters can be added separately or together for varied taste combinations.
You can search for recipes by ingredient and title. But, it's more fun to use the unique story feature. 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 with each 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.
For android users: purchase The Blender Girl Smoothies book.
Tess is the global spokesperson for KitchenAid® Blenders.
She helped launch the Pro Line® Series blender in May 2016. This new high-speed machine is now the most powerful, with the world's first dual-wall container that heats soup faster than any other blender, a die-cast metal base, colors to match your stand mixer, and a 10-year warranty.
Tess shot a series of videos with KitchenAid for the campaign.
Follow all of the KitchenAid news using the hashtag #TheBlendedLife.
In May 2013, Tess signed a multi-book deal with Random House.
There are three books and an app in the series:
Tess is also the co-author of The Detox Dynamo Cleanse.
The Blender Girl was featured with top brands and celebrities such as Dr Oz, Katie Couric, 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 campaign.
Tess plays the sassy demolition weapons expert, Marissa Ronson - "Tweed" in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Have fun playing with the Special Ops Echo Six Team as they fight off hordes of zombies!
Tess is the voice of wild-spirited Bernie Mataki in Gears Of War 3.