Birth Date: 2 September 1983
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA , USA
Height: 5' 7 "
Tiffany plays a hottie surfer babe on "Beyond the Break". Her role consists of running around the beach in her bikini.
Miss/Guided (2007) (TV) (pre-production) .... Pretty Student
Tiffany Hines grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She loved to dance, sing, and model. She went to the University of Cincinnati to study marketing. Once she discovered a love for acting, she chased her dreams and moved to LA.
She guest starred on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as Natalie. Currently, she plays Birdie on Beyond the Break. The show films in Hawaii and follows four very different teenage girls chasing their dreams — to be a professional surfers. Birdie is new to surfing, but, similar to Tiffany, she left school to fulfill her love. Birdie has a military boyfriend, Marcus, but he isn't the only one chasing her heart. Bailey (Ross Thomas III), the hot surfer guy next door, has a huge crush on her, which causes some problems. The season finale of Beyond the Break is tomorrow, Friday, at 8:30 ET on The N. Don't worry, that isn't the last you'll see of the show or Tiffany. Beyond the Break has been picked up for a second season, scheduled to premiere in early 2007!
How did you get your big break?
I was living in Cincinnati, Ohio and heard on the radio one day that they were auditioning for a talent contest. I was already singing in a band, teaching dance at a local dance studio, and was signed with Wings modeling agency. So it made sense to compete in singing, dancing, and modeling. At first though, I wasn't going to compete in the acting category because I didn't think I had enough experience. However, in the end, my modeling agent convinced me to enter the acting category as well. It's a good thing too! Because I ended up coming in first place for acting and was scouted by both my agent and my manager at that competition.
After the competition, I saved up all the money I could and moved to LA. I remember how determined I was driving in my car three days across the country chasing after my dreams! All of my family thought I was crazy! I got a job as a server in a restaurant and started to work to pay for my outrageous rent and save up for headshots so my agent could send me out on auditions. It was such a struggle, but after several months I finally had enough saved. After I finally had my pictures I was ready to go on my first audition. It was for the role of Birdie Scott on Beyond the Break. Two months later, I found out I had booked the role! It was like a dream come true! Looking back now, I can't believe it happened that way! I feel really blessed.
Did you have to learn to surf to be on Beyond the Break?
When my agent first told me that the audition was for a surfer, I immediately went out and got lessons. My family always used to vacation in Florida and I have always loved the beach and the water, so I am very comfortable in the ocean...but let's face it, I am from Ohio! Hahaha! We don't get many waves there! So I definitely had to start from scratch and learn. But I had some great teachers. Especially after I booked the role! They had this amazing waterman named Brian Keilauna who worked with us. He was amazing, and I learned a lot from working with him. Now I love surfing, and I still go out whenever I can!
You grew up in Cincinnati, OH. What was it like filming in Hawaii?
I fell in love with Hawaii. My family and I always had our vacations in Barbados, or Nassau or Florida, but I'd never been to Hawaii before filming the show! It was one of the most touching experiences I have ever had. The island of Oahu is so stunningly beautiful, and the energy of the place is so peaceful and spiritual. I loved the weather of course! But the thing that really sticks out in my mind about Hawaii is the people! The Aloha spirit was just so beautiful and evident everywhere I went! I made many great friends that I now consider family.
Are you anything like your character, Birdie?
I feel like I have some things in common with Birdie. Like, she is very determined and focused on her goals like me! And even though her family wasn't happy about her leaving school, kind of like my family wasn't happy about me leaving Cincinnati, we both worked hard to get jobs, make ends meet, and make our dreams a reality. I am new to acting just like Birdie is new to surfing. And we both are determined to work hard to get what we want! But sometimes Birdie can be a little neurotic, and has a hard time relaxing and going with the flow! I on the other hand am pretty chill and laid back. I definitely know how to relax!
If you could be any other character on the show, who would you be and why?
That is so hard to say, because all of the characters are so well-cast. I think we all in a way are so similar to our characters...But I guess if I had to choose, I would say Dawn Preston. Cause I think it would be fun to play a rich party girl! My character is definitely the responsible smart one in the group, but playing the out of control character that makes bad decisions would just be fun! It would just be such a stretch from the characters I normally play! I guess in real life I am a balance between Birdie and Dawn. So it would be fun to play the other extreme!
If you weren't acting for a living, what would you want to do?
I would want to make a living as a singer. I used to sing in a band in Cincinnati, and I really miss performing. Once my acting really started to take off, I had to take a step back from the singing. But once things slow down, I would really like to focus on it again.
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