Tia had a small part in the movie From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) as a Bar Dancer. This movie starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino.
Miss Texada has co-starred in the movie Shadow of Doubt (1998) as Conchita Perez
aka Reasonable Doubt
Tia Texada has played the part as Ruby/Voice of Lupe in Paulie (1998)
Tia has co-starred in the movie The Thirteenth Floor (1999) as Natasha's Roomate
Tia Texada has co-starred in The Unknown Cyclist (1998) as Lola
Tia Texada has co-starred in the movie Coming in Out of the Rain (1993) as Chrissy (Tia Nicole Tucker)
Co-starred in Nurse Betty (2000) as Rosa Hernandez
aka Nurse Betty - Gefährliche Träume (Germany)
She co-starred in the movie Bait (2000) as Tika aka Piégé (Canada: French title).
She appeared in Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001) as Dorrie.
aka 13 Conversations (USA: short title).
She co-starred in the movie Crazy as Hell (2002) as Lupa. This movie also starred Micheal Beach of Third Watch fame.
Co-starred in the movie Phone Booth (2002) as Asia
She starred in the movie Welcome to the Neighborhood (2003) as Stephanie.
She has starred in the movie Spartan (2004) as Jackie Black.
She has co-starred in 5up 2down (2005) as Maria.
Her voice is in the video game True Crime: New York City (2005) (voice) as Street Racing Promoter.
She co-starred in BgFATLdy (2008) as Darla Rosepetal.
Tia Texada did a TV commercial for Mint Skittles (voice)
Voice of Maybelline New York
Voice of Lipton Tea
As a talented Latin dancer, Tia has appeared in music videos for Brazillian artist Alexandre and South America's Iviano.
Tia Texada was in the movie Glitter as Roxanne. It starred Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Terrence Howard, Da Bratt and Eric Benét. It was Released September 21, 2001 (USA).
She performed in the California leg of the Lilith Fair tour in 1995.
Her Birth Name Tia Nicole Tucker
Height: 5' 4"
Her father is an insurance agent. He is an avid amateur golfer. In the 1970's he was a baseball coach at Centenary College in Shreveport, LA. Her mother works as a reflexologist.
Tia Texada: My parents knew, from the time I was little, that acting is what I wanted to do. I became really creative, and then I knew, and my whole family knew that I'd be very creative. When I was about to give up, they were always there to say, 'don't give up. You gotta do what you've gotta do.' I was so fortunate because my parents were so supportive. I think they wanted me to go to college. I tried.
Tia Texada: Things are starting to change. I'm seeing the changes in the scripts that are coming to me. It (all adds up to) long hours, but it's worth it. When people come up to you and say, 'Oh my God, I love that show,' then you know you're doing something interesting.
(Referring to the few roles that are available for Latinas)
Tia Texada: Usually go to Jennifer, Salma or Penelope. Box office is huge. If a role comes up, they're going to want Jennifer because she has great box office appeal. These are things that I'm learning.
Tia Texada: I pick what comes to me. It's very difficult, and I'm not afraid to say that. I went in for a role, and I really wanted to play it, but they said I was too ethnic looking for it. I have to accept that.
(Referring to her character's personality on Third Watch)
Tia Texada: People tell me: That doesn't even look like you! That's the way it should be. Most of the parts I play don't even look like me. I love it. That means I'm doing my job.
(Referring about her character on Third Watch)
Tia Texada: My character is quite intense. She's layered. And that's how we are as Latin women. We're layered and we have so much complexity. That's what makes us beautiful.
(Answer to when asked what she wanted to be when she was young)
Tia Texada: I either wanted to be a nun, or a hula dancer. Those are the extremes I'd go to. So, I'd practice my hula, and say my prayers.