Tania Raymonde

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Tania Raymonde
Tania Raymonde Helen Katz

March 22, 1988 (age 35)
Years active2000–present

Tania Raymonde Helen Katz (born March 22, 1988) ,[1][2] is an American actress and artist. Her career first caught traction when she played the recurring character of Cynthia Sanders on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle between 2000 and 2002, followed by the role of Alex Rousseau in the ABC series Lost from 2006 to 2010.[3] She has since played Carla Rinaldi on MTV's Death Valley (2011), starred in the horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013),[3] and portrayed Jodi Arias, the title role in the TV movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (2013).[3] In April 2015, she joined the cast of the TNT series The Last Ship. From 2016 to 2021, she starred in the Amazon Prime Video series Goliath.[3]

Early life[edit]

Tania Raymonde Helen Katz was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents Anne-Marie and Jon Katz.[citation needed]Her father is an American of Polish-Russian Jewish descent, and her mother is French, a Catholic from Corsica.[4][5][6]

She is fluent in French as she had attended the Lycée Français de Los Angeles, where she got her French baccalaureate.

She was engaged to artist Zio Ziegler.[7]


Raymonde's first television role was as Alice/Young Syd in the "Syd in Wonderland" episode of the TV series Providence. She subsequently appeared on other TV series, including The Brothers Garcia, The Nightmare Room, That's So Raven, The Guardian, Lost, Medium, Malcolm in the Middle, and NCIS.

She starred in the film Children on Their Birthdays (2002), her first feature film role. In 2003 she played Lauren O'Keefe in the sitcom The O'Keefes.

She is most known for her work on the ABC drama Lost, where she played Alex Rousseau, the adopted daughter of Benjamin Linus, played by Michael Emerson.

She also appeared in the films The Garage (2006), The Other Side of the Tracks (2008), Japan (2008), Chasing 3000 (2008), and Elsewhere (2009). She recurred opposite the late Dennis Hopper on the Starz series Crash. Raymonde also had a recurring role as Frankie Rafferty, Danny Pino's love interest, on season 6 of Cold Case.

At age 17, she wrote, edited and directed the short film Cell Division, which competed in film festivals around the country.[citation needed]

She appears in the music video for Maroon 5's "Won't Go Home Without You".

In 2013, Raymonde appeared in two episodes of the NBC series Chicago Fire as a backdoor pilot to set up the spin-off series Chicago P.D. but left the project before the show began.[8] Raymonde also portrayed the convicted murderer Jodi Arias in the Lifetime original movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (2013).

From 2016 to 2021 she starred on the Golden Globe-winning Amazon series Goliath, alongside Billy Bob Thornton.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Children on Their Birthdays Lily Jane Bobbit
2006 The Garage Bonnie Jean "B.J." Direct-to-DVD
2008 Japan Mae
2008 Foreign Exchange Anita Duarte
2009 GoodSam and Max Sam Short film
2009 Elsewhere Jillian
2009 The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle Ethyl
2009 Wild Cherry Helen McNicol
2009 Still Waiting... Amber Direct to-DVD
2010 The Other Side of the Tracks Amelia TV to-DVD
2010 Chasing 3000 Kelly
2011 Chillerama Zelda (segment "Wadzilla") Direct to-DVD
2011 Losers Take All Wendy Horowitz
2011 Trophy Kids Tiffany
2012 Crazy Eyes Autumn
2012 Blue Like Jazz Lauryn
2012 Hatching Max Shell Short film
2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D Nikki[10]
2014 Manson Girls Leslie Van Houten
2017 Dirty Lies Amber
2019 Cliffs of Freedom Anna Christina [11]
2020 Deep Blue Sea 3 Dr. Emma Collins Direct to-DVD
2022 Futra Days Nichole
2023 Walden


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Providence Alice / Young Syd Episode: "Syd in Wonderland"
2000 The Brothers García Nicole Episode: "No hablo Espanol"
2000–2002 Malcolm in the Middle Cynthia 4 episodes
2001 The Nightmare Room Beth Episode: "Scareful What You Wish For"
2003 That's So Raven Carly Episode: "Saving Psychic Raven"
2003 The O'Keefes Lauren O'Keefe 8 episodes
2003 The Guardian Petra Episode: "Big Coal"
2005 NCIS Anna Real Episode: "An Eye for an Eye"
2006 Medium Taylor Greene Episode: "S.O.S."
2006–2010 Lost Alex Rousseau 21 episodes
2008 The Cleaner Nika Episode: "Five Little Words"
2008 CSI: NY Laura Roman Episode: "The Cost of Living"
2008 The Other Side of the Tracks Amelia TV movie
2008–2010 Cold Case Frankie Rafferty 8 episodes
2009 Bones Lexi Episode: "Mayhem on a Cross"
2009 Crash Roxanne Thigpen 2 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Shelley Smith/Birgit Kaspers Episode: "Revolution"
2010 The Forgotten Sarah Poole Episode: "Mama Jane"
2010 Look: The Series Courtney 3 episodes
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Melanie Ayres Episode: "Ma'eme'e"
2011 Death Valley Officer Carla Rinaldi 12 episodes
2012 90210 Sonia 3 episodes
2012 Switched at Birth Zarra 10 episodes
2013 Chicago Fire Officer Nicole Sermons 2 episodes
2013 Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Jodi Arias TV movie
2014 Intelligence Emily Episode: "Secrets of the Secret Service"
2014 The Big Bang Theory Yvette Episode: "The Locomotive Manipulation"
2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tina Episode: "Hero to Zero"
2015–2016 The Last Ship Valerie Raymond 4 episodes
2016–2021 Goliath Brittany Gold 24 episodes
2023 S.W.A.T. Abby Episode: Witness
2023 NCIS Chloe Marlene Episode: Evil Eye

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2007 "Won't Go Home Without You" Maroon 5
2009 "I Couldn't Love You" Cursive
2011 "Red Alert" Arshad Aslam
2014 "Killing Days, Living Nights" Keram Malicki-Sánchez


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Cell Division Short Also writer
2017 "Without You" (by Dream Dama featuring Pheona) Music video


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  2. ^ "Tania Raymonde Biography". www.buddytv.com. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  3. ^ a b c d Jenkins, Carolyn (2022-10-04). "Why Yvette From The Big Bang Theory Looks So Familiar". Looper. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  4. ^ Massabrook, Nicole (2021-10-04). "Goliath's Tania Raymonde: Inside a Day in My Life". Us Weekly. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  5. ^ Gerri Miller (12 January 2009). "Hollywood Now: Baby News from Adam Levine, Ashton Kutcher, Mila". www.interfaithfamily.com. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  6. ^ Debora Shaulis (October 13, 2002). "MAHONING VALLEY Actress with local ties to attend film's opening here". www.vindy.com. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
  7. ^ "Tania Raymonde Engaged To Artist Boyfriend 'Soon-To-Be Husband' & Family". LIVERAMPUP. 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2023-11-21.
  8. ^ Justin Harp (24 December 2013). "Chicago Fire spinoff: Two stars leave". Digital Spy. Scott Eastwood and Tania Raymonde leave upcoming series for creative reasons.
  9. ^ Tatiana Hullender (24 September 2021). "Tania Raymonde Interview: Goliath Season 4". Screen Rant.
  10. ^ "Lionsgate releases official Press Release for Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D". Shocktillyoudrop.com. July 19, 2011. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  11. ^ Joanna Kalafatis (January 10, 2017). "Greek Drama 'Cliffs of Freedom' Wraps Production in New Mexico". hollywoodgreekreporter. Retrieved September 10, 2018.

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