Dara Tomanovich - Dara Tomanovich
At the age of 18, Dara Tomanovich traveled from her native Toronto to Paris to visit a friend who modeled for a living. There, German fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld discovered her and she became the new face of Chloé beauty products. Subsequently, Dara Tomanovich secured the L’Oréal Paris campaign with famed French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
After relocating to Paris, she worked for five years, landing on covers of Marie Clare magazine and in British Vogue advertisements. Next, she moved to New York, where she joined Next Model Management and studied the Meisner acting technique at The William Esper Studio.
Her modeling campaigns have included Pond’s, Clairol, Olay Regenerist, and Fiat, and a television campaign shot with George Clooney. As an actress, Dara Tomanovich played a major role in the movie Bio-Dome and appeared in guest roles on Just Shoot Me and The Practice on television, as well as in TV films for Showtime and Home Box Office (HBO). She also voiced Tracy for PlayStation’s “Sled Storm,” and recently completed a cameo role in a movie starring Robert DeNiro.
While living in Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, Dara Tomanovich studied print and broadcast journalism at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also studied at the University of Toronto and Parsons’ New School for Design in New York.
In 2010, Dara Tomanovich became Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Projects, a New York-based design consulting company that places architects and artists with top-tier investors to engage in innovative projects globally. The arrangement has resulted in such projects as the VIK Vineyard Lodge in the wine region near Santiago, Chile.
Also active in charitable endeavors, Dara Tomanovich supports such organizations as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; the Southampton Fresh Air Home; the NYDG Foundation of Dr. David Colbert; and Sentebale, a charity founded by Great Britain’s Prince Harry.
In her leisure time, she enjoys physical activities, including riding motorcycles, surfing, snowboarding, and playing tennis.