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Chelsea Tavares is an American actress. She portrays Patience in a starring role in All American. She was originally cast in a guest starring role for the first two seasons.


Born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, CA, Tavares is of Cape Verdean descent and has been a working actress for most of her life. Tavares first broke out on "Unfabulous" and "Just Jordan". Other previous credits include "SMILF", "Lethal Weapon", "Make It or Break It", "Ringer", "Bones", "The Middle" and the DreamWorks feature film "Fright Night".

Tavares recurs on the new season of "Animal Kingdom". Her recent credits include playing Nora in the long-anticipated video game "The Last of Us Part II" and a six-episode recurring arc on "Queen of the South" as Birdie.

She also starred in the indie feature "Solace", which premiered at the LA Film Festival 2018 and won the Muse Award for Best Ensemble Cast. The film was directed by Tchaiko Omawale and was also a recipient of the Tribeca All-Access Grant toward financing.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The District Angie Dayton Episode: "The Project"
2003 The Practice Virginia Carter Episode: "Baby Love"
2004–07 Unfabulous Cranberry St. Claire Recurring role (season 1)
Regular role (seasons 2–3)
2007 Crush on U Natasia Direct-to-video film
2007–08 Just Jordan Autumn Williams Regular role (season 2)
2010 Zeke and Luther Bonita Episode: "Double Crush"
2010 CSI: Miami Tracy Newsom Episode: "On the Hook"
2011 The Middle Cheerleader Episode: "Valentine's Day II"
2011 Fright Night Clara
2011 Ringer Andrea 3 episodes
2012 Make It or Break It Jordan Randall 8 episodes
2012 Amelia's 25th Actress
2013 Calvin and Freddie's Cosmic Encounters Victoria Episode: "The Invasion"
2014 Platinum the Dance Movie Simone
2015 Bones Sabrina Clevenger Episode: "The Baker in the Bits"
2015 Welcome to the Family Riley
2015 If Not for His Grace Older Jacqueline Randolph
2015 A Royal Family Holiday Kelsey Royal TV movie
2015 Royal Family Christmas Kelsey Royal TV movie
2015 The Sound of Magic Grace
2017 Grown Folks Alisha Latifah Bronson Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
2017 Tycoon Natalie Boyle 9 episodes
2017 Micah and Noel Share an Apartment: An Origin Story Bria
2017 Mystic Cosmic Patrol Emily / Green Patrolman Episode: "Potty Mouth: Part 1"
2017 Chasing the Blues Vanessa
2017 Lethal Weapon Crystal Episode: "Wreck the Halls"
2018–present All American Patience 21 episodes
2018 Jump Kree Short film
2018 Solace Jasmine
2019 SMILF Bebe Episode: "Smile More if Lying Fails"
2019 Queen of the South Birdie Recurring role; 6 episodes
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Fallout 4 Glory Voice
2020 The Last of Us Part II Nora Harris Motion Capture