Tanya Haden Wiki Bio
Tanya Haden was born in New York City USA on 11 October 1971 – her zodiac sign is Libra and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, cellist, singer and artist, but who is perhaps known best for being the wife of famous American actor, musician and comedian Jack Black.
Early life and education
Tanya was raised in New York City by her father Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Haden who was a double bass jazz player, educator and a composer, and her mother Ruth who was a housewife. Tanya is one of the triplets, the two other girls being Petra and Rachel Haden both of whom are also singers and instrument players.
She became interested in learning to play instruments while still attending elementary school, and then during her time spent at high school, she practiced acting, dancing and singing. Upon matriculating in 1989, she enrolled at California Institute of the Arts from which she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in 1993, then continued her education at the same college, obtaining her Master of Fine Arts degree in experimental animation two years later.
She grew up being a member of various bands, including the American indie band Let’s Go Sailing, who released their debut album in 2006.
Tanya is nowadays performing around Los Angeles, California as a member of the alternative rock band Silversun Pickups. She can be heard playing the cello in their 2005 extended play (EP) “Pikul”, and as she has also played it for the indie band Sea Wolf, her cello can also be heard in their 2005 album “The Warlocks”.
Tanya and her two sisters founded the band The Haden Triplets, and their debut album was released on 4 February 2014, produced by famous American musician and record producer Ry Cooder, and released by Jack White’s independent record label Third Man Records.
She is also a visual artist whose work could have been seen in various TV shows including the 2010 “Las Cienegas Projects”. In 2015, she was invited to hold an exhibition at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery.
Tanya has three voice acting credits. In 2008, she voiced Smitten Bunny in the critically acclaimed animated action adventure movie “Kung Fu Panda” directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, and which starred Jack Black, Ian McShane and Angelina Jolie; it follows an obese panda who has been mistaken for The Dragon Warrior. The movie won 14 awards and was nominated for 39 others, including an Oscar. In 2011, Tanya voiced a Muppet in the adventure family comedy film “The Muppets” which was also a hit, winning 17 awards including an Oscar out of the 60 awards it was nominated for. Her third credit has been voicing a Muppet in the 2014 adventure crime comedy film “Muppets Most Wanted”, written and directed by James Bobin, and which starred Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey.
She has also appeared in 11 episodes of the reality comedy series “Jablinski Games”.
Tanya worked as an assistant animator on the 2001 short film “Lint People”, performed the song “In a Safe Land” in the 2009 episode “New Friends” of the family comedy series “Yo Gabba Gabba!”, while she also sang in the 2011 biographical crime comedy movie “Bernie”.
Love life and relationships
Tanya met her future other half Jack Black while they were both studying at the private Crossroads School, however, they didn’t start dating until April 2005. On 14 March 2006, the two married in a private ceremony attended by their wide circle of friends and family members. On 10 June 2006, Tanya gave birth to their son Samuel Jason Black, and on 23 May 2008, the couple welcomed their second son Thomas David Black.
Tanya hasn’t spoken about any other men she has perhaps dated, but it’s known that Jack was in two relationships before meeting her. He started dating Laura Kightlinger in 1997, an American actress, writer and producer, perhaps known best for having written and helped produce the comedy series “Will & Grace”. They dated for eight years before splitting ways in early 2005, possibly because Jack fell in love with Tanya. He was also in a relationship with Kathy Griffin, an American comedian and actress known best for having starred in the reality series “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”, but the relationship lasted for only a couple of months.
As of February 2021, Tanya is married to Jack Black and they have two sons together.
Hobbies and other interests
Tanya is a big lover of animals and has had various pet animals over the years, but with her favorites being turtles.
She loves to draw and paint, and many photos of her work can be found uploaded onto her Instagram account.
Tanya loves to listen to music of any genres; her favorite performer is Franck Rivoire, a French electronic musician known better as Danger. She usually listen to music on her gramophone and has a record of Danger.
Tanya likes to travel and has been to various US states as well as a couple of European countries.
In her spare time which is usually late at night, she enjoys watching comedy movies – her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite movies are “You’ve Got Mail”, “Forrest Gump” and “Runaway Bride”.
Age, height and net worth
Tanya’s age is 49. She has brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs around 130lbs (59kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-26-34. As of February 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, while Jack’s net worth is reputedly over $50 million.
Who is Jack Black?
Thomas Jacob ‘Jack’ Black was born in Santa Monica, California USA, on 28 August 1969 – his zodiac sign is Virgo and he holds American nationality. He is perhaps known best for his portrayal of Bethany, one of the lead characters in the 2017 action adventure comedy movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, which also starred Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart; it follows four teenagers thrown into a video game, who now have to save the world of Jumanji. It won six awards out of the 25 it was nominated for.
Jack was raised in Hermosa Beach in California, alongside his brothers Neil Siegel and Howard Black, and sister Rachel by their father Thomas William Black and mother Judith Love Cohen, both of whom were satellite engineers. He also has three half-siblings from his mother’s second marriage. Jack’s parents divorced in 1979, and he lived with his father in Culver City. He launched his career aged 13, when he appeared in an advertisement for the video game “Pitfall!” Jack attended Poseidon School before switching to Crossroads School, at which he became interested in acting, appearing in many plays performed there. Upon matriculating in 1987, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, but dropped out during his second year to pursue a career as an actor.
Jack became a member of the Actors’ Gang, and appeared in many plays, while his career on TV began with his supporting roles in various series such as “Life Goes On”, “Mr. Show”, and “The Golden Palace”. Jack then started appearing in movies such as the 1993 comedy “Airborne”, the 1996 sports psychological thriller “The Fan”, and the 1997 political action thriller “The Jackal”. He gained recognition in 2000 when cast to star alongside John Cusack and Iben Hjejle in the hit romantic comedy movie “High Fidelity”, and some of his following lead roles in movies were in the 2001 romantic fantasy comedy “Shallow Hal”, the 2006 musical fantasy comedy “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny” and the 2010 fantasy adventure comedy “Gulliver’s Travels”.
— Jack Black (@jackblack) November 3, 2020
For his performance in the musical comedy “School of Rock”, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy. For his portrayal of the lead character in the 2011 comedy “Bernie”, Jack was nominated for his second Golden Globe Award.
He received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 18 September 2018.
He is also a musician, and the frontman of the rock band Tenacious D with which he has released four albums. Jack has also provided backing vocals for the punk rock band The Vandals, featured on Dave Grohl’s album “Probot”. and in the Queens of the Stone Age’s song “Burn the Witch”.
He is also a YouTuber, having launched his channel “JablinskiGames” on 21 December 2018. It is currently subscribed to by close to five million people, and numbers over 170 million views of all his videos combined. Jack is mostly focused on uploading comedy content.
He is also a businessman, as he launched his own production company in August 2006 called Electric Dynamite Productions, Inc.
Jack was once addicted to cocaine. He was 14 when he started using, and there was a kid at school to whom he owed money and who thus wanted to kill him. This is one of the reasons why Jack decided to stop using cocaine.