IMTA alum Tye Olson will guest-star in a recurring role on the Showtime show United States of Tara! The original show is written by Diablo Cody, who also wrote Juno. The Showtime series stars Toni Collette and John Corbett and is about a woman with multiple personalities.
Tye's official bio on IMDB describes his IMTA history,"...Fate stepped in when one day when Tye was on a shopping trip to the Mall of America. It was then that a modeling scout from the prestigious Caryn International School for Film and Television saw him. She immediately asked Olson to represent the school at the annual IMTA New York competition in the Summer of 2005, just weeks before college was to start. He was elated, and committed every weekend to acting and modeling classes in Minneapolis during the months leading up to the event. While in New York, Tye quickly became recognized for his powerful acting performances and flawless abilities as a model. As a result, he packed up his car and drove alone out to Los Angeles just two weeks before college was to begin."
Only four months later he booked the leading role in Watercolors! He also has a supporting role as Emil in the dramatic film, Brother's War. His other projects include the movies South of Pico, Cougar Club, Tru Loved and Out at the Wedding. He has been featured in many music videos including songs by Hellogoodbye, Fall Out Boy and Blue October.