Birth Name: Tanya Roberts
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA
Born on Oct. 15, 1955 in the Bronx, NY, Roberts lived for a while in Toronto with her mother after her parents divorced when she was a teenager. Roberts began her career when she was 17, paying her way by appearing in commercials while studying under such notable acting tutors as Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg. In the early 1970s, she appeared on stage in productions of "Antigone," "Picnic," "Bus Stop" and "Born Yesterday," before making her onscreen debut in the low-budget horror thriller "Forced Entry" (1975). Following a turn in the comedy "The Yum-Yum Girls" (1976), Roberts moved with husband Barry Roberts from New York so both could pursue careers in Hollywood. She found work in pilots and...
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