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, LateRick James.
Early Life And Family Of Tanya Hijazi
Tanya Hijazi was born Tanya Anne Hijazi in 1972 aged 47 (2019) in the United States. She belongs to multiracial ethnicity and holds an American Nationality. The information about his family and educational background is not revealed.
Hijazi is professionally an American Costume Designer cum Actress. She has designed costumes 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.
Hijazi has also appeared in 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.
Net Worth And Salary
As of 2021, her net worth is assumed to be $5 million, 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.
On the other hand, her former spouse, Rick has total riches of $35 million at the time of his demise,
Personal Life: Husband, Marriage, Divorce, & Death
Well, sneaking into her personal life Tanya Hijazi is a divorcee. She was previously married to the late 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. Together, the couple also worked on many hit projects.
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 to 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.
As of now, Tanya Hijazi is not dating anyone. She is totally away from the mainstream after her divorce from Rick. As Tanya is not much active on social media it becomes much hard to find out further about her personal life.
Death Of Rick James
Sadly in 2004, Rick James died on 6 August 2004 at James' Los Angeles home, Oakwood Toluca Hills apartment complex. He died of pulmonary failure and cardiac failure which was the result of his several health conditions- diabetes, pacemaker, a stroke, and heart attack.
He was buried in Buffalo, New York at Forest Lawn Cemetry.