Tanya Haden Black is an American-born singer, cellist, and visual artist, famously known to be the wife of the American actor, Jack Black. She is also famous for being one of the triplet daughters of the legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Tanya Haden was born in New York, USA, under the Libra zodiac sign on 11 October 1971, which makes her 50 years old as of early 2022, as are her two triplet sisters, singer and violinist Petra and guitarist Rachel. Their brother Josh is also a singer, a bassist and founder of the Spain band; their parents are Ellen and her husband Charlie Haden. The Haydens are a musical and creative family – her grandparents (from her paternal side) were folk song musicians – so it was natural for her to develop an interest in the music and general entertainment industry.
Tanya attended a local elementary school, and was very keen on playing instruments, as well as singing and dancing. She then joined Crossroads High, a private school located in Santa Monica, and matriculated to the California Institute of Arts, in which she developed her musical and creative talents. She also boasts of a (fine arts) master’s degree in Experimental Animation.
Facts and Interests
Tanya is good friends with the acclaimed singer, Angelina Jolie – when she was pregnant with her boy, Jolie gave her a maternity dress as a gift. She’s an avid animal lover who has a strange taste in pets – she likes turtles. Tanya likes to listen to music as it calms her down; her favorite performer is the French electronic singer Franck Rivoire, better-known as Danger.
Tanya likes watching comedy movies when she’s free, and her favorite productions are “Runaway Bride,” “Forrest Gump,” and “You’ve Got Mail”, while her favorite entertainers are Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The famed cellist is keen on traveling, and has toured many European and American destinations both for leisure and work.
Career as a Cellist, Musician, and Visual Artist
Tanya grew up very passionate about music, and has been a member of various music bands including the American indie band Let’s Go Sailing, which released their first album in 2006. As of now, she travels across Los Angeles, California, performing with the Silversun Pickups band, and boasts of having played cello in their extended play “Pikul.” She also contributed to Sea Wolf band’s 2005 album “The Warlocks” as the cellist.
Haden told The San Diego Union-Tribune that she has been singing with her sisters since she was a child, saying that, ‘We’ll just start singing a song and we’ll naturally fall into certain harmonies…when we were little, we would spend the night at our grandparents’ house on our mom’s side, which was really fun for us, because we’d share a room and sing in harmony before we went to bed.’ Tanya founded The Haden Triplets together with her two sisters – their first album by the famous record producer and musician Ry Cooder was released by their father’s Third Man Records independent record label, in February 2014. As a visual artist, Hayden has worked on several projects including 2010’s TV show “Las Cienegas Projects.” She was also contracted to hold an exhibition, at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Los Angeles.
Tanya has worked on at least three projects as a voice actress. She boasts of voicing Smitten Bunny in the Oscar-award winning animated film series “Kung Fu Panda” (2008), which was directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne, and stars Angelina Jolie, Jack Black and Ian McShane, and follows the story of an obese clumsy panda, who is mistaken for being The Dragon Warrior. 2011 saw Tanya lending her voice to Muppet in the family movie “The Muppets” – the animated film was critically acclaimed and won many awards. Black’s wife also boasts of contributing to the James Bobin-written and directed animated comedy movie “Muppets Most Wanted,” which stars Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ricky Gervais. Additionally, Tanya featured in several episodes of the reality comedy show “Jablinski Games.”
She was also the assistant-animator of 2001’s film “Lint People”, and also performed a song in an episode of 2009’s comedy show “Yo Gabba Gabba!”, as well as in 2011’s biographical crime film “Bernie.”.
Tanya knew Jack Black, a well-known musician, comedian, and actor, long before she married him – they met while in Crossroads School, Santa Monica, and according to the “Jumanji” star, it was love at first sight; nonetheless, he had to wait for a decade and a half before he asked her out on a date. He previously revealed to The Sun during an interview that, ‘We met at school at 18 and I wasted 15 years waiting for my chance…I used to see her and her sisters perform at clubs around town. I would watch from the shadows, mumble some compliments and shuffle off.
So I would see her only every couple of years.’ Fortunately, Jack met her again in 2005 and finally asked her out; their romance blossomed, and they tied the knot a year later in a private wedding ceremony held in Big Sur, California. Tanya and Black welcomed her first-born, Samuel Jason, in mid-2006, and two years later on 23 May 2008, they were blessed with another son, Thomas David. Her husband is very close with his sons, and enjoys spending time with them, as Tanya once revealed.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Tanya is of the Caucasian ethnicity, and has long light brown hair and a pair of dark brown eyes.
She is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall, weighs approximately 129lbs (59kgs), with vital statistics of around 32B-26-34, shoe and dress size are 8(US ) and 4(US) respectively.
Tanya has been an active member of the art and music industry and worked as a visual artist and a cellist since 2001. As a result, she has made a name for herself, and accumulated a decent net worth of approximately $2 million as sources reveal. On the other hand, her husband has a reputed net worth of around $30 million.
Who Is Tanya Haden’s Husband, Jack Black?
Thomas Jacob Black was born in Santa Monica, under the Virgo zodiac sign on 28 August 1969, which makes him 52 years old as of early 2022. He was born to Judith and her husband Thomas William Black who are of Jewish, Irish, Scottish and German ethnicity.
Jack’s parents divorced when he was a child and he went to live with his father. He went to a local Hebrew elementary school before he attended Culver City High, and then Poseidon School; he also went to Crossroads High School of Arts and Sciences.
Subsequently, he matriculated to The University of Los Angeles, California. Jack made his acting debut in the film “Bib Roberts,” which was directed by Tim Robbins in 1992. Before the mid-‘90s, he appeared in many projects such as “Northern Exposure,” “Mr Show,” “Life Goes On,” and “Pick Fences,” among others. He rose to prominence in 2000 when he appeared in the film “High Fidelity”, and was subsequently selected for several lead roles in films such as “Gulliver’s Travels” and “Shallow Hal.”
He has since assumed many prominent roles, in the series “iCarly,” the film “Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) alongside Kelvin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, and in its 2019 sequel “Jumanji 3”. Black has recorded the song “Book People Unite” (2012) for the Library of Congress and RIF, and also “The Doomstar Requiem” for Dethklok. He also co-founded the Tenacious D rock band together with Kyle Glass – their first album is “Tenacious D”, and they’ve released two more albums, “Rize of the Fenix” and “The Pick of Destiny.”