TaMara Carlson-Woodard is a Los Angeles-based practical creature effects artist and performer, specialty costumer, and puppeteer.
Since 2018, she has worked in a galaxy far, far away as a puppeteer and suit performer on THE MANDALORIAN and THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT where she appeared as everyone’s favorite blue, keyboard-playing Ortolan, Max Rebo.
TaMara is also part of the Emmy Award-winning team from Legacy Effects that brought Grogu (aka “Baby Yoda”) to life via fabrication and puppeteering.
Additionally, she contributed to the creation and performances of Frog Lady, the Gamorrean Guards, and countless background creatures and droids.
Prior to joining the STAR WARS universe, TaMara lent her talents and skills to over 60 feature films including PREY, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, CAPTAIN MARVEL, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, PARANORMAN, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, TRON: LEGACY, AVATAR, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, JURASSIC PARK III, and TANK GIRL.