Tanedra Howard (born August 15, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for winning the reality show Scream Queens and playing Simone in Saw VI and Saw 3D.

Life and career

Howard was born and raised in Inglewood, California. She attended 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 2008 remake of Prom Night. In 2008, Howard's roommate showed her an ad on Craigslist where Lionsgate 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 won the competition earning a role in Saw VI. In the film, she played the part of Simone. She reprises her role in Saw 3D, released on October 29, 2010.


List of films and roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Prom Night Graduate Uncredited
2009 Saw VI Simone Role earned by winning Scream Queens TV series
Nominated–Scream Awards for Most Memorable Mutilation
2010 Saw 3D Simone Bethson
List of television appearances and roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Scream Queens Herself Winner
2009 The Wendy Williams Show Herself/Guest Aired October 20, 2009
2009 Made in Hollywood Herself Episode #5.5
2010 The Mo'Nique Show Herself/Guest Aired October 28, 2010

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