In 2008, Tina celebrated her 25th year on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. Soap Opera Digest honored her in their July 22nd issue.
Tina, and her Guiding Light character "Lillian Raines", has the distinction of being the first woman in daytime television history to have an on-air mammogram. The episode aired in 1991.
Tina says her most prized possession is a list her son gave to her on her 49th birthday entitled, "The 49 Reasons Tina Sloan is The Best Mom Ever".
Tina attended The Ursuline School and Manhattanville College, both are located in New York.
Tina calls her father the world's greatest hero.
Tina is terrified of needles and blood.
Tina's son, F. R. McPherson, is a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corp.
Tina and her husband, Steve McPherson, have been married since 1976. They have one son.
Tina enjoys writing and publishes many of her stories on her personal website.
After the September 11th attacks on New York City, Tina and her husband handed out water, food, and medicine to Police, Firemen, and EMS who were searching for survivors.
Tina's theater credits include:
- The Apple Tree
- Everything in the Garden
- St. Joan
- Blithe Spirit
- The Song of Bernadette
- The Bread Man
- The Art of Falling
Tina, a marathon runner, has competed in races in Paris, London, Hawaii, and Washington, DC. She has also raced in the New York City and Los Angeles Marathons.
Tina has appeared in many commercials including those for Endust, Stove Top, Windex, and Head & Shoulders.
Tina studied acting at the Royals Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Tina has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and the Annapurna Refuge in Nepal.
Tina: What I love most about being a mother is having Renny as a friend. We do things together: ski, play tennis, skate, go to the mvoies, go bicycling in the park, take walks, go out to dinner, attend plays... He's a great sport and such fun to be with.
Tina: I want to grow old gracefully – but oh I love my blonde blonde hair.
Tina: (on her "Guiding Light" audition) They wanted a strong woman to play a weak woman. And Lillian was, as the mother of an incest victim... you know they close their eyes and they're very weak, but they were afraid if she was too weak, it wouldn't have any power. They said I'd just do it for six months and I thought, 'Oh what fun!' - it's a very difficult story.
Tina: My first "acting" job in New York was on a soap opera where I lay in a casket. I rose up, the show ended; unfortunately, it ended for good, so that was that.
Tina: As a child there was never anything more fun for me than plopping down in the snow and making a snow angel.
Tina: (on her eating habits) I don't care about food. All I want to do is eat chocolate pudding, pumpkin pie, lemon meringue pie, drink hot chocolate... oh, maybe a little bread every now and then, but mostly just dessert, dessert, dessert!