United States of Tara Wiki
Shoshana Schoenbaum
Gender Female
Date of Birth -
First Appearance - You Becoming You
Last Appearance - Bryce Will Play
Occupation Author and Therapist
Number of episodes -

Ted Mayo (Patient) Tara Gregson (patient and "core personality")

Portrayed by Toni Collette

Ted Mayo lends Tara a book written by Shoshana Schoenbaum, his old therapist in New York. Tara develops a new alter of the author. Ted comments with shock that she perfectly resembles the real Shoshana Schoenbaum. She appears as a stereotypical 1970s feminist, and speaks with a New York accent. She is the most psychologically profound alter. After the incident in which her relapses came to light, Tara told others she had found a great shrink, but actually she was seeing herself and didn't even know it. In two scenes Tara and Shoshana converse with each other. When Max tentatively allows himself to be seen by Shoshana, Tara is portrayed as showing up to find her appointment stolen, and waits outside the closed door. The season three episode "The Electrifying & Magnanimous Return of Beaverlamp" marks Shoshana`s final appearence when Tara awakens to the voices of Alice scolding Shoshana for not watching Tara which caused her to cut herself with a knife. Shoshana retorts that it was Buck`s shift to watch Tara but they both realises that Tara is watching them and flee into Kate`s room but when Tara follows, they are nowhere to be found.



Character History[]

"Bryce Will Play" - Shoshana is killed by Bryce. The book that Ted gave to Tara was burned, making Tara unable to "feel" Shoshana.