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Tanya Roberts

Roberts was born in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of a pen salesman. In New York, she studied acting under Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen. During her early years, she supported herself as an Arthur Murray dance instructor and then modeled professionally. Roberts appeared in several television commercials including Ultra Brite and Clairol.

After moving to Hollywood with her husband, she landed roles in TV pilots such as Ladies in Blue, and Mike Hammer. Roberts got her first real break as sexy private investigator Julie Rogers on the ever-popular crime drama Charlie's Angels. Following the last season of this hit '70s series, Roberts began starring in a wave of films capitalizing on her recent stardom and sex appeal including Beastmaster, A View to a Kill (part of the James Bond film series), Sheena and Pandora's Box. Most recently, she appeared in the comedy Almost Pregnant and Legal Tenders (for which her husband wrote the screenplay).

Roberts has made memorable guest-appearances on several television series including High Tide, Silk Stalkings and Burke's Law. Her theater credits include off-Broadway hits A View From A Bridge, The Hydes of March and Sextette.

She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Barry Roberts, and their dogs.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Tanya Roberts Facts

Birth NameTanya Boum
OccupationActress, Model
BirthdayOctober 15, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Tanya Roberts compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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