Tangi Miller

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Tangi Miller
Born (1970-02-28) February 28, 1970 (age 47)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Model, Dancer
Years active 1998–present

Tangi Miller (born February 28, 1970) is an American actress, model and dancer. As an actress she is known for the role of Elena Tyler on the popular television drama Felicity.[1] In 2001 she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.[2]

Early life[edit]

Miller was born and raised in Miami, Florida, the eldest of six children. She and her siblings were not permitted to watch television as they grew up due to their parents' religious beliefs.[3][4] At high school, Miller began acting in stage productions. She did not plan to become an actress and chose to major in marketing while attending Alabama State University.[3]

Miller realized she spent all of her free time acting, so after graduation she pursued that at Alabama State. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, Irvine.[1] She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London, as well as at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.[1]


After appearing on the HBO Comedy Arli$$ (1996), and on the CBS drama Michael Hayes (1997), Miller went on to stardom as a cast member of the Warner Brothers hit show Felicity (1998), playing smart and stylish Elena Tyler. Recently, she was named as one of TV Guide's Sexiest Faces.[5]

Miller appeared alongside Mekhi Phifer in the independent film The Other Brother (2002). Miller was the lead in Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood and played Donna in Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion.

Miller was also featured in Old Dirty Bastard's music video of "Baby I Got Your Money" in 1999 as a dancer.


Miller produced the Ghanaian film Police Officer 3 and recently the film After School. She produced her third film Love & Other 4 Letter Words in April 2006.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Rhinos 2000

Playing witj fire

2002 Other Brother, TheThe Other Brother Paula
2003 Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood Emily Woodrow Video
2004 Forever Is a Long, Long Time Rochelle Video short
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Donna
2007 Love... & Other 4 Letter Words Stormy La Rue
2008 After School Shonda
2009 Hurricane in the Rose Garden Sade Video
2010 My Girlfriend's Back Nicki Russell
2010 Drones Miryam
2011 Fanaddict Cheli Dayton
2012 Good Life, TheThe Good Life Marianne Vandelay
2012 Guardian of Eden Kimmy
2012 Love Section, TheThe Love Section Jackie Long Completed
2012 Trace, TheThe Trace Grace Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Arli$$ Episode: "His Name Is Arliss Michaels"
1998–2002 Felicity Elena Tyler Main Cast (Season 1–4): 70 episodes
2000 Amanda Show, TheThe Amanda Show Episode: "2.16"
2000 Playing with Fire Camille Roberts TV movie
2001 Enforcers, TheThe Enforcers TV miniseries
2001 Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story Stephanie TV movie
2002 Shield, TheThe Shield Rebecca Wyms Episode: "Throwaway"
2002 Fastlane Gina Episode: "Girls Own Juice"
2002 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Ashley Episode: "Harsh Mistress"
2002 Kim Possible Editor (voice) Episode: "All the News"
2003 District, TheThe District Dyanne Episode: "Blind Eye"
Episode: "In God We Trust"
2004 Class Actions TV movie
2004 Division, TheThe Division Deena Bishop Episode: "Hail, Hail, the Gang's ALl Here"
2004 Phantom Force Potts TV movie
2004 Cold Case Nora Lincoln Episode: "The Badlands"
2005 Living With Fran Cynthia Episode: "The Reunion"
2005 Half & Half Alana Mitchell Episode: "The Big Sexism in the City Episode"

2013 "The Love Section" Jackie Long Movie

2013 "Hollywood Chaos" Camille Leone Movie

2014 "Blood Lines" Grace Movie

2015 "72 Hours" Monique Movie

2016 "Boxing Day: A Day After Christmas" Sophia Etim Movie

2016 "Diva Diaries" Director (Debut) Movie


  1. ^ a b c Collier, Aldore D. (August 1999), "Hollywood's Hottest Starlets - African American actresses Tangi Miller, Tamala Jones, Elise Neal, and others are discussed", Ebony, retrieved January 19, 2010 
  2. ^ "News". Felicity. TKTV. December 11, 2001. Archived from the original on April 28, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Tangi Miller's Biography". Tangimiller.com. 2006. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Tangi Miller: Hell-Bent on Acting", TeenHollywood.com, January 2, 2002, retrieved January 19, 2010 
  5. ^ De Leon, Kris (July 1, 2007), "What Are They Up To? Felicity's Tangi Miller", BuddyTV, retrieved January 19, 2010 

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