Also Featured in Bill Duke’s New Book “DARK GIRLS”
and Appearing in Season Two of TLC’s “SEX SENT ME TO THE E.R.”
LOS ANGELES (October 30, 2014) – Actress TANJAREEN THOMAS (formerly Martin) isn’t afraid to get sassy about Season Two of Bounce TV’s popular urban sitcom, FAMILY TIME. Returning as ‘Rachel’ on the show, Tanjareen is bold enough to admit, “Fans have told us our new season is better than “Black-ish!”
Currently airing fresh episodes every Tuesday night on the 1st ever African-American broadcast network, FAMILY TIME chronicles the lives of the newly relocated suburbanite Stallworth family, led by Tony and Lisa (Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell). Last season, Tanjareen proved a fan-favorite, gossiping with siblings and bickering with her brother-in-law as Lisa’s feisty lipstick lesbian sister, Rachel. The series can be viewed on Bounce TV via most cable packages, or for free with a digital antenna, or on BounceTV.com/video.
Created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Love That Girl), FAMILY TIME also stars Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr., Jayla Calhoun, Chris Williams, Erica Shaffer, Paula Jai Parker, Judyann Elder, and Richard Gant. Season Two introduces guest stars Lynn Whitfield, Miguel Nuñez, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Jackee, plus comedians Rodney Perry, Al “Hitz” Shearer, and Clayton Thomas.
Tanjareen is thrilled to be part of the successful sitcom, adding; “I can’t believe my mom is Lynn Whitfield! And I’m so excited to be a part of the history on this new network. We’re making a good quality TV series that shows a family of color in a fun relatable way, without being stereotypical…And being a diverse actress is great. After starring in an erotica series, it’s nice to be on a family show that I can tell my parents and my pastor to watch.”
Previously, this smart and sexy actress gained legions of fans starring alongside Amin Joseph in the highly ‘Addictive’ original Cinemax series, “Zane’s The Jump Off.” Tanjareen also drew admirers from her award-winning comedy web series, “The Celibate Nympho Chronicles”, which follows the dating life Tweets of a sex-crazed model as she tries to hold-out for Mr. Right. Her credits also include the feature films “Miss March,” “Love For Sale,” “Johnson Family Vacation,” and National Lampoon’s “Cattle Call”; and television shows “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Without A Trace,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Girlfriends,” “According to Jim,” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.” As a radio personality, Tanjareen has co-hosted over 50 episodes of “Speedy’s Comedy Corner” at Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole on Sirius-XM, she’s co-hosted over 40 episodes of “Chopping It Up Live” on DherbsRadio.com and many weekly talk shows for AfterBuzzTV.
Available beginning on November 11th, Tanjareen will be featured in Bill Duke's new coffee table book, "DARK GIRLS,” alongside celebrities such as Lupita Nyong'o, Vanessa Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Brandi and Karli Harvey, all sharing intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them. The book offers a full-color companion volume to the acclaimed NAACP Award–nominated documentary “Dark Girls.” And coming on TLC this winter, Tanjareen is set to appear in two episodes of the second season of the real-life reenactment series, “SEX SENT ME TO THE E.R.”
The Inglewood, California native earned a BA degree in TV and Film from California State University Northridge and also enjoys putting her skills to work as a producer via her production company CITRIC CINEMA. In addition to “The Celibate Nympho Chronicles,” Tanjareen Associate Produced the Russ Parr film “Love for Sale,” in which she also appeared alongside Mya, Jackie Long, Jason Weaver, Melyssa Ford, Essence Atkins, Angell Conwell, Clifton Powell, and Big Daddy Kane. She also produced several episodes of the Judge Joe Brown talk radio show, “RealTalk With Judge Joe” and is in-development on two non-scripted television shows.
Tanjareen is represented by Elev8 Talent Agency of Beverly Hills.