The actress currently stars as “Kelly Wainwright” on Nickelodeon’s hit “boy band” series Big Time Rush.
Before hitting the “big time”, Tanya’s gift to tell interesting and compelling stories earned her the recurring role of Nancy Cooper on the CW’s Veronica Mars as well as memorable guest spots on shows like CBS’ Ghost Whisperer, CBS’ Cold Case, and Disney Channel’s Cory in the House.
Tanya also garnered legions of fans when she shared the screen with Zac Ephron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale as the main Sharpette “Jackie” in the monster hit Disney Channel original movie High School Musical 2. Other TV movie roles include playing Marcie in MGM’s Legally Blondes – the third installment of the popular film series, which aired on Disney Channel and ABC Family.
A native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Tanya graduated from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. With brains, beauty and outstanding ability, Tanya received the coveted Regent’s Scholarship for Academic Achievement as well as the esteemed John and Faith Surabian Award for Musical Theater.
Tanya continues to live in Los Angeles. When not working, she enjoys mentoring young people, volunteering, yoga, hiking, ballet and spending time with friends and family.