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Tanya Boyd was born on March 20, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Black Shampoo (1976) and Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976). She was previously married to Bobby Lyle. See full bio »
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 2005 Don't Give Me the Finger (Short) (as Tan'ya Boyd)
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Rachel's Mother
- Jeaneology (2003) ... Rachel's Mother (as Tãnya Boyd)
 2002 Life with Bonnie (TV Series)
- Don't Act Your Age, Just Act (2002) ... Renee
 1997 The Good News (TV Series)
- There's an Old Flame: Part 2 (1997) ... Joanne
- There's an Old Flame: Part 1 (1997) ... Joanne
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
- Pilot (1995) ... Ava
 1993 The Disappearance of Christina (TV Movie)
Banker (uncredited)
 1993 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Calculus Teacher
- Senior Jerry (1993) ... Calculus Teacher
 1992 Loving Lulu
 1989 A Different World (TV Series)
Col. Taylor's Former Student
- Great Expectations (1989) ... Col. Taylor's Former Student
 1988 Tricks of the Trade (TV Movie)
 1988 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
- The Older Woman (1988) ... Helen
 1987 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Melissa Parker (segment "The Junction")
- The Card/The Junction (1987) ... Melissa Parker (segment "The Junction")
 1980-1981 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Natalie / Secretary
- Goodbye, Murray (1981) ... Natalie
- The Return of Sammy (1980) ... Secretary
 1981 Enos (TV Series)
- Once and Fur All (1981)
 1980 Bizarre (TV Series)
Various (1980)
 1980 Wholly Moses!
 1980 Up the Academy
Rev. Ike's 2nd Wife
 1980 Sanford (TV Series)
The Girl
- Cal's Diet: Part 2 (1980) ... The Girl
 1980 Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Movie)
 1979 Walking Through the Fire (TV Movie)
Nurse Gales
 1978 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
- The Man Who Would Be King (1978) ... June
 1978 The Ted Knight Show (TV Series)
Philadelphia Phil Brown
- The Honeymoon Game (1978) ... Philadelphia Phil Brown
- Sweet Sixteen (1978) ... Philadelphia Phil Brown
- The Wedding (1978) ... Philadelphia Phil Brown
- Hop to It (1978) ... Philadelphia Phil Brown
- My Hero (1978) ... Philadelphia Phil Brown
 1978 Good Times (TV Series)
Valerie Johnson
- J.J. and the Boss' Daughter (1978) ... Valerie Johnson
 1977 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Julie Clark
- What's Wrong with Raj? (1977) ... Julie Clark
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Naomi Woods
- Trial Board (1977) ... Naomi Woods
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
- Part V (1977) ... Genelva
- Part III (1977) ... Genelva
 1976 Black Heat
 1976 Black Shampoo
Brenda St. John
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Cotton, Jelly's Last Jam:. See more »

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1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tan'ya Boyd | Tãnya Boyd

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I find the technical aspects and fast pace of directing fascinating. See more »


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