Tawny Cypress (born August 8, 1976 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.) is an American actress. Her mother is of Hungarian and German extraction and her father is an African-American with Native American ancestry. She portrayed Simone Deveaux on the TV series Heroes. She has appeared in various television and stage plays. She is currently starring on Fox's new drama K-Ville as Ginger "Love Tap" LeBeau, a police officer that suffers the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Cypress grew up in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and now lives in New York City. Her older brother Toby Cypress is a comic book artist