Surprising Facts About Sweet Magnolias Star Bianca Berry Tarantino

By Sagar ChandPublished on: June 18, 2024 Updated on: June 19, 2024
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Bianca Berry Tarantino is a rising star in the acting world. Born on September 14, 2011, Tarantino has been a familiar face in show business from a tender age. Her early experiences range from professional photoshoots to roles in some of the biggest television shows. Noteworthy among her works are her roles in Sweet Magnolias (2020-2022) and the much-anticipated Lady in the Lake (2024).

Keep on reading to discover more fascinating insights into her life behind the scenes.

She Is Following in Her Mother’s Footsteps

Bianca’s ambition to pursue acting was sparked by her mother, Erin Berry, who has appeared on the screen as both an actress and a voice-over artist.

Erin’s initial entry into acting was through the short project Sucker (2009), where she lent her voice. In 2015, she portrayed a Cocktail Waitress in Gone Girls, an episode from the second season of the TV series Cry Wolfe. She also shared her experience on her Facebook page, writing, “It was a wonderful experience working with wonderful people, and they did such a great job on the film. A heartwarming tale you won’t forget.”

Bianca Berry and her mother Erin.
With her mom Erin.

Her Parents Seem to Be No Longer Together

Both of Bianca’s parents actively share updates about their daughter on social media. Her dad, Richard Tarantino, in particular, has only three posts on Facebook, all featuring pictures with his daughter. Despite the shared focus on their little girl, there are no latest signs of interaction between Erin and Richard. They do not tag each other or appear as friends on Facebook.

Bianca Tarantino and her dad Richard.
Her father Richard.

Although some sources still refer to them as husband and wife, it seems they may have separated around the mid-2010s.

She Has Italian Roots

Tarantino is of Italian descent, a heritage that traces back to her father’s side of the family. Her dad, Richard, hails from San Francisco and has forged a steady career in software quality assurance. He currently serves as a Software Quality at OpenText and AppRiver.

His career in the tech industry includes previous positions such as a lead QA engineer at Entertainment Partners and senior software QA engineer at Yahoo. He also worked as a software QA sngineer at Overture Services, Inc.

She Did Her First Photoshoot at 3

The promising talent made her debut in show business with a photo shoot for the renowned clothing company Gap in August 2015.

Her proud mother celebrated this early success on her Facebook page, writing, “Just wanted to share my little darlin’s success – from photo shoot with Gap.com.”

She Appeared in Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Bianca made a charming appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! in a segment called The Baby Bachelorette, which aired on May 24, 2016. At just 4 years old, she captivated audiences with her portrayal of a young bachelorette looking for love among a group of humorous toddler suitors. Key participants included Arthur, a 45-month-old who posed as a barista, and Ethan, a 23-month-old who was a hedge fund manager.

As the segment progressed to its much-anticipated finale, Bianca chose Alex, a 39-month-old who stood out from the rest, to receive the First Impression Unicorn.

Bianca Left Sweet Magnolias To Work in Lady in the Lake

Many fans noticed the absence of Bianca Berry Tarantino from the third season of Sweet Magnolias, which premiered on July 20, 2023. According to Deadline, she was unable to return to her role as Katie Townsend, the daughter of Bill (played by Chris Klein) and Maddie (played by JoAnna Garcia Swisher), due to a scheduling conflict with her new project, the Apple TV+ original miniseries Lady in the Lake. Bianca had become a beloved figure in the series, appearing in 12 episodes across the first two seasons from 2020 to 2022.

Her character, Katie, was poised for significant development and depth in future seasons, making her departure particularly impactful. To ensure continuity, the producers chose Ella Grace Helton to take over the role. Helton, a young actress with credits in the sitcom United We Fall and the Adam Sandler comedy Hubie Halloween, was selected to bring a fresh perspective to the character of Katie.

Bianca with her on-screen dad Chris Klein on Sweet Magnolias.
Bianca and Sweet Magnolias on Sweet Magnolias.

Shifting to her new commitments, Bianca’s latest project, Lady in the Lake, based on Laura Lippman’s New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, is set to premiere globally on July 19, 2024. She appears in all seven episodes alongside cast members such as David Corenswet, Y’lan Noel, and Byron Bowers.

In addition to these two major projects, Berry has also appeared in television shows like The Gifted (2018), NCIS (2019), and Swamp Thing (2019), among others.

Furthermore, she has another upcoming project, Sketch, where she is set to play the role of Amber.

About Author: Sagar Chand

Sagar Chand is a seasoned content writer since 2016, who has crafted a diverse array of articles spanning entertainment, sports, and beyond. With a rich background in creating engaging content, Sagar excels in bringing unique perspectives to a wide audience. His expertise not only enriches his writings but also keeps his readers coming back for more insightful and dynamic narratives.