Tanya Boyd

Tanya Boyd


3/20/1951, Detroit, Michigan

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Also Known As

Tan'ya Boyd
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Tanya Boyd portrays the spiritually enlightened Celeste Perrault on Days of Our Lives. While growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Boyd became aware at an early age that if she wanted t succeed, she would have to be her own motivating force. "I knew at seven years old that…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • As at June 2006, Tanya has appeared in the following movies:
      Black Heat (1976) [Stephanie]
      Black Shampoo (1976) [Brenda St. John]
      The Disappearance of Christina (1993) (TV) (uncredited) [Banker]
      Don't Give Me the Finger (2005)
      For da Love of Money (2002) [Ms. Anderson]
      The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980) [Sylvie]
      Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976) [Satin]
      Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) [Alicia]
      Loving Lulu (1993)
      Murder Can Hurt You (1980) (TV) [Stunner]
      Tricks of the Trade (1988/I) (TV) [Beverly]
      Up the Academy (1980) [Rev. Ike's 2nd Wife]
      Walking Through the Fire (1979) (TV) [Nurse Gales]
      Wholly Moses! (1980) [Princess]

    • In 2004, Tanya made her directing debut on the film Hold Up.

    • Tanya married Bobby Lyle on December 17 1994, later divorcing him in 1997.

    • In 1993, Tanya received the Drama-Logue Critics Award for Best Performance in the world premier of Indigo Blues.

    • Tanya had a small role in the original Roots mini-series. She played a slave named Genelva.

    • Tanya Boyd had a guest appearance on the comedy Sparks, which airs on BET.

    • Tanya is terrified of snakes.

    • Tanya is only 7 years older than her on-screen daughter, Renée Jones (Lexie), on Days of Our Lives.

    • Tanya's greatest love is God. She prays first thing in the morning and just before going to bed.

    • Tanya's most treasured possessions are her family photos.

    • Tanya's favourite foods are Thai and Italian as well as fruit. She greatly dislikes oatmeal.

    • Tanya's favourite movie is Days of Wine and Roses while her favourite TV show is I Love Lucy.

    • Tanya's favourite actors are Orson Wells, Sir Laurence Oliver and Bette Davis.

    • Tanya admits that the fad she's recently tried out is purple, blue, yellow, and green nail polish.

    • Tanya first appeared on Days on April 11, 1994.

  • Quotes

    • Tanya: I find the technical aspects and fast pace of directing fascinating.

    • Her epitaph is:
      Tanya: Life is good and always right, so go for it!

    • When Tanya was cast on Days, the producers asked her to create an accent for Celeste. She doesn't classify her accent as European or Cajun, as some might think, but as Cartoon.

      Tanya: I was watching television and Rocky and Bullwinkle came on. There was Boris and Natasha.

    • Tanya: I knew at seven years old that I wanted to be an actor. There was no doubt in my mind