Tanya Hijazi Biography
|Date of Birth:||1972|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Tanya Anne Hijazi|
|Profession||Actress, Costume designer|
|Famous for||The Unseen, I'm Rick James|
|Children||daughter Ty James, sons Rick James Jr., and Tazman|
|Movies||The Unseen, I'm Rick James|
Born and raised in America, Tanya Hijazi is an actress cum costume designer. She is best known for her roles in movies and television series like The Unseen, I'm Rick James and Unsung. Besides, among people, she is popular for being the former wife of an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Late Rick James.
Early Life And Career Of Tanya Hijazi
Tanya Hijazi was born Tanya Anne Hijazi in 1972 aged 46 (2019) in the United States. She belongs to multiracial ethnicity and holds an American Nationality.
Hijazi is professionally an American Costume Designer cum Actress. She has designed costume and setups for her ex-husband Rick James. She even worked as an assistant costume designer in 2005 behind the scenes of The Unseen.
After her marriage, she appeared in the movies which include The Unseen(2005), and I'm Rick James(2009) and shared screen with several popular stars such as Carlos Leon, Eric Smith, Gale Harold, Rick James, Charlie Murphy, George Clinton in movies.
She has also appeared in a TV One's hour-long music documentary program, Unsung. The series profiled some of the most talented and influential yet forgotten R&B, Soul and Gospel artists of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s.
Tanya Hijazi's Net Worth
As of early 2019, her net worth is yet to be revealed, but her appearance in the movies and documentaries have surely helped her boost her income. According to payscale, in America, a TV star makes an average of $81,000 dollars as salary per hour.
Tanya Hijazi's Personal Life
Well, sneaking into her personal life Tanya Hijazi is a divorcee. She was previously married to Rick James. The then-couple exchanged the vows on 24 December 1997. The pair got married in front of their parents, relatives and close friends.
With her ex-partner, she has been blessed with three children; daughter Ty James, sons Rick James Jr., and Tazman. As per a verified source, Hijazi and James met each other in 1989 when Hijazi was at a party. They both began dating in 1990.
In late 1993, the then-duo were imprisoned for their involvement in assaulting Mary Sauger and Frances Alley. Hijazi was charged on 14 counts and was sentenced for 4 years but after her plea, she was only sentenced to a concurrent two-year term in prison.
She was also fined $5,000 as compensation. Later James said that, "someone else burned the first woman and that only Hijazi struck the second woman."
Due to certain tension in their relationship, they parted away and divorced in December 2002. Currently, as per some sources, she is single but her exact relationship status is still a mystery.
Sadly, after two years, in 2004 her ex-husband Rick James died on 6 August 2004 at James' Los Angeles home, Oakwood Toluca Hills apartment complex because of pulmonary failure and cardiac failure. He was buried in Buffalo, New York at Forest Lawn Cemetry.