Tamie Sheffield became known in the early 2000s as Sandy on the now defunct California based Women of Wrestling (WOW) promotion. She was teamed with Bobbi Billard, who used the name Summer, on WOW in the tag team Beach Patrol. The Pennsylvania native began her acting career in 1999. Her film credits include “Wildflower” (1999), “Slammed” (2001), “Confidence” (2003), “Fate” (2003), “Intolerable Cruelty” (2003), “Cry of the Winged Serpent” (2005, TV), “Dating Games People Play” (2006), “Terror on the Bayou” (2008), “Vampire in Vegas” (2009) and “Dinocroc vs. Supergator” (2010, TV). She has also worked on stage in an off-Broadway production of “Pieces of Ass” and produced the TV series “Trailer Court Justice” (2006), in which she starred in, and hosted two “Lingerie Bowls” (2005 and 2006).
Sheffield, who was named one of Maxim Magazine's “Hot 100” in 2004, loves to travel. She enjoys extreme sports like skydiving, bungee jumping, white water rafting and motocross and is a certified scuba diver.
Currently, Sheffield resides in Los Angeles, California.
Childhood and Family:
Tamie Sheffield was born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education. In her junior year, she was an exchange student for a semester at Fresno State University in Fresco, California. She joined the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and was a cheerleader for 12 years, including 4 years at West Chester University.
Vampire in Vegas
Tamie Sheffield made her professional acting debut in the film “Wildflower” (1999), a thriller directed by David Michael Latt that was written by Angel Orona, and starred C.C. Costigan, Kim Little, Chris Hoffman and Dean Stapleton. She went on to appear in an episode of “Action” called “Dead Man Floating” (2000) before joining the professional wrestling promotion Woman of Wrestling (WOW), which was founded by David McLane. From 2000-2001, she wrestled as Sandy and became one of the members of the tag team Beach Patrol.
In 2001, Sheffield landed a small role in the film “Slammed,” which starred Justin Whalin, Zachery Ty Bryan, Sasha Mitchell and Josie Davis. After the WOW left the airwaves, she further concentrated on her acting career. In 2002, she was featured in “Do It for Uncle Manny,” a comedy directed, written by and starring Adam Baratta. The film also starred Kari Wuhrer, Shane Edelman, Danny Nucci, Paul Mazursky, Fredric Lehne and George Wyner. The same year, she was cast as Jennifer Peach in the direct to video “Roommate Wanted,” directed by Emilio Ferrari.
In 2003, Sheffield appeared in two episodes of the NBC television game show “Fear Factor” and served as a co-host on “The Red Carpet.” She then portrayed Desiree North in the made for television “Thunderdome,” opposite Greg Abbott, Derek Allen, Brad Bartram and Sean Michael Beyer, and a nurse in the direct to video horror “Scarecrow Slayer,” starring Tony Todd, Nicole Kingston, David Castro and Jessica Mattson. In addition, she had an unaccredited part in James Foley's “Confidence” (starred Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman and Rachel Weisz), co-starred with Michael Paré, Lee Majors and Philip Michael Thomas in the thriller “Fate,” starred as Ms. Hendricks in the direct to video horror “Cheerleader Massacre” (helmed by Jim Wynorski), and had featured roles in Jon Cope's “Uh Oh” and Steven Boe's “Nudity Required.” In “Intolerable Cruelty,” which was directed by the Coen brothers and starred George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush and Billy Bob Thornton, she appeared as Santa Fe Tart.
Sheffield next appeared with Doug Dezzani, Tamara Curry, Parry Shen, Tiffany Shepis, Adoni Maropis, Angel Boris and Shauna Sand Lamas in the independent film “The Deviants” (2004). Despite receiving mixed reviews, the film, directed by first timer Reid Waterer and co-written by Waterer and star Dezzani, managed to receive a nomination for Best Picture at the 2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival. Also in 2004, she guest starred in the anthology series “Black Tie Nights,” where she played Darcy in the episode “Luck Be a Lady.” In 2005, Sheffield hosted “VIP Access: Adrenaline Rush” with R.J. Williams. The next year, she was cast as the wife of Maxwell Caulfield in the television film “Cry of the Winged Serpent,” which reunited her with director Jim Wynorski, appeared in the TV series “Trailer Court Justice” and returned to the big screen to play Tiffany in “Dating Games People Play,” a comedy written and directed by Stefan Marc. The film starred Austin Peck, Leslie Bega, and Stephanie Brown.
Following a two year break, Sheffield co-starred with Caleb Michaelson, Kimberly Day, Lauren Fain and Clifton Powell in the horror movie “Terror on the Bayou” (2008). She then worked with Tony Todd, Delia Sheppard, Edward Spivak, GiGi Erneta, Sonya Joy Sims, Frankie Cullen, Brandin Rackley, Jonathan Conrad, Ted Monte and Joey Napoli in Jim Wynorski's horror film “Vampire in Vegas” (2009) and appeared in the short film “Ruthless in Love” (2009).
Recently, in 2010, Sheffield portrayed Christal in the short movie “Closet Cyclers” (directed by Amelia Yokel) and Maxine in the made for TV film “Dinocroc vs. Supergator.” She also appeared in the off-Broadway monologue show “Pieces of Ass,” opposite Rachel Hunter.
Apart from acting, the former wrestler tried her hand at producing when she served as an assistant producer on the “47th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration.” She also served as a co-executive producer for the TV series “Trailer Court Justice” (both 2006).