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Tanya Boyd (born March 20, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Celeste Perrault on Days of Our Lives. Boyd's passion for acting led her to New York City and after several years of studying, she moved to Los Angeles, to pursue her dreams.
Boyd performed by traveling the world as a back-up vocalist with such well-known artists as Anita Baker, Lou Rawls, Bobby Lyle and Natalie Cole. In 1979, she became a member of the vocal group The 5th Dimension, replacing Pat Bass. Boyd's passion was acting, and she soon realized how much she missed it, so she returned to Los Angeles to continue her acting career. Since then, she has acted in various theatre productions, and has directed festival productions and comedies. She would like to become a film director someday.
Boyd was married to Bobby Lyle from 1994 to 1997.
- Days of Our Lives as Celeste Perrault (1994–1999 contract, 1999–2007 recurring)
- The Good News as Joanne (two episodes, 1997)
- Under One Roof (1995)
- Loving Lulu (1993)
- The Disappearance of Christina (1993)
- Tricks of the Trade (TV movie) as Beverly (1988)
- The Twilight Zone as Melissa Parker (one episode, 1987)
- The Ted Knight Show as Philadelphia Phil Brown (six episodes, 1978)
- Good Times as Valerie Johnson (one episode, 1978)
- Roots as the slave "Genelva" (1977)
- Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks as Satin (1976)
- Black Heat as Stephanie (1976)
- Black Shampoo as Brenda St. John (1975)
- Drama-Logue Critics Award for Best Performance (Indigo Blues - 1993)
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