TONI COLLETTE as Tara Gregson Toni Collette made an indelible impression on Hollywood with her portrayal as ‘Muriel Heslop’ in the 1994 film, “Muriel’s Wedding.” Proving her amazing ability to transform into the characters in which she plays; Collette has since starred in a variety of intriguingly diverse roles. Most recently, she starred in the [...]Read More
“Mom’s just not herself today.” How many times have kids the world over heard that? But, in Tara Gregson’s case, it’s true — literally. You see, Tara, a seemingly ordinary suburban housewife and mother, has dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder). DID, as it has come to be known, is defined by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders as “…a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a condition in which a single person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment.” For Tara, she can appear as anyone from herself to “T,” a provocative teenager who flits around in midriffs and Daisy Dukes; to “Buck,” a beer-swilling, trucker-hat wearing Vietnam vet who is prone to violence when (easily) provoked; to “Alice,” a 1950s Betty Crocker housewife who bakes pies in pumps with nary a meticulously hair-sprayed curl out of place.