Tanya Haden is a multi-hyphenate whose first love is art. A fruit which didn’t fall far from the tree, the Los Angeles-based artist, cellist, and singer comes from a musically inclined family. In her musical career, Tanya is best recognized as an integral part of the Haden Triplets where she and her sisters have been synchronizing melodious tunes for more than two decades. Take a look at the talented artist’s life, career achievements and marriage to Jack Black, the famous actor, comedian, musician, and songwriter.
Tanya Haden Biography
Tanya Haden is a New York native born on October 11, 1971. Raised in Southern California, there is no information readily available about Tanya’s elementary education. Besides her natural singing talents, Haden loves art and all its various forms of expression. Aware of the importance of education in any venture, Haden first decided to hone her creative skills with a college degree before turning her passion into profit. Tanya’s academic records show she has a master’s degree in Fine Arts with a major in Experimental Animation, from the California Institute of the Arts.
Right after college, Haden began practicing as a visual artist. Among various exhibitions, one of her notable performances is that of the 2010 Las Cienegas projects. Again in 2015, Haden had a single artist exhibition show for her artworks at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery. As an animator, Tanya has a film credit The Visit, which successfully made it to the San Francisco International Animation Festival as well as other film festivals.
Tanya Haden debuted in the music industry as a band singer. She had several stints with different bands including the 90’s famous band Lets Go Sailing. The talented singer further showcased her creative abilities when she created the Imaginary Bear puppet show. One of Haden’s strong musical talents which hardly goes unnoticed is her impressive skill with the cello. After several performances in Los Angeles, she later joined the Silversun Pickups band. Fans of the musical group would perhaps recognize her from their EP Pikul. Haden’s other musical band credits include playing with the indie folk band Sea Wolf as well as the rock band The Warlocks, all based in the Los Angeles area.
As a cellist, Tanya Haden is arguably best recognized as a member of the group Haden Triplets where she performs alongside her two sisters who are also gifted and play different instruments. The siblings’ debut album which was released by Jack White’s record label Third Man Records in February 2014, was a commercial success.
Parents and Siblings of Jack Black’s Wife
Tanya Haden has deep musical roots. Her talents can be traced back to two prior generations. She is the granddaughter of Carl and Virginia Haden and the daughter of Charlie Haden, the world-renowned jazz double bassist, married to Ellen Haden. As earlier hinted, Tanya is not the only one from her mother’s womb who inherited the family talent. Her sister Rachel is a gifted bassist while the other Petra is a gifted violinist and together, all three sisters make up the group Haden Triplets.
For more than two decades, the trio has performed together, supporting each other on both instruments and vocals as a group and also as solo artists. Though not part of the group, Tanya Haden’s brother Josh is not left out of the musical inheritance. He is a singer and bassist and currently performs as an integral member of a Spanish band. Sometime back in 2015, the Haden sisters announced a golden discovery – the original Haden Family songbook, a relic that bears memories from heir grandparents’ radio show and also documents tons of country classics.
Husband and Kids
Tanya Haden is happily married to her long term heartthrob Jack Black. The lovebirds were high school sweethearts at Crossroads School, Santa Monica. But Tanya and Jack’s story is not that of love at first sight. They took things gradually, first kicking off as platonic teenage friends until the year 2005 when they eventually established a romantic bond. After courting for about a year, Tanya and her musician/actor/comedian beau decided to make their relationship official.
They exchanged marital vows on March 14, 2006. The family-oriented couple has since expanded their circle and are proud parents to two sons. The first Samuel Jason Black was welcomed in June 2006, while the second Thomas David Black joined the family two years later in May 2008. The couple has shared an inseparable bond for more than a decade and has apparently found true love in each other’s arms. They continue to wax stronger together with no signs to the contrary.