Tania is an American artist and actress, who is perhaps known best for her appearance in the sci-fi drama “Lost.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Tania Raymonde Helen Katz is a native of Los Angeles, California, who was born under the Aries zodiac sign on 22 March 1988, which makes her 35 years old as of 2023. She’s the daughter of Jon Katz, who worked as a Marketing Director at an unnamed lighting company, and Anne-Marie Katz, who is a real estate developer and urban planner. Her father is an American of Polish-Jewish ethnicity, and her mom is a French Catholic – Raymonde speaks fluent French.
Sadly, Raymonde’s father passed away in 2010.
Tania attended Lycée Française de Los Angeles, from where she matriculated in 2006 with a Baccalauréat (equivalent to a high school degree).
Facts and Hobbies
In her spare time, Raymonde enjoys watching films – her favorites are “Chinatown,” “Jaws,” and “The Shining.” She’s revealed that she would have loved to play police chief Martin Brody (portrayed by Roy Scheider) in the acclaimed Steven Spielberg thriller film “Jaws.”
The actress’s dream is to star alongside famous Hollywood actors in a hit box office action and crime film, as she previously revealed, ‘I would really like to do a straight action movie that’s hardcore – heavy action, like “The Expendables” or “Fast Five.”’
Raymonde shares the same birthday (22 March) with various Hollywood stars, including Constance Wu, Resee Witherspoon, William Shatner and Matthew Modine.
She’s a shopaholic, who is also a huge fan of traveling – her acting career has seen her tour many US states, and international destinations.
Raymonde was 12 years old when she made her TV debut in a 2000 episode of the medical drama “Providence”. Later that year, her career gained traction when she was cast as Cynthia Sanders in the Fox TV sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”, appearing in four episodes from through 2002. In 2003, Tania played Lauren O’Keefe in eight episodes of The WB sitcom “The O’Keefes.”
She made her career breakthrough, when she was selected to portray Alex Rousseau in the ABC sci-fi adventure drama “Lost” in 2006, a suspenseful, fast-paced, and surreal TV series about a group of people whose commercial passenger jet crashes on a remote and mysterious tropical Pacific Island, forcing them to work together to survive in the new and harsh environment. It starred Jorge Garcia, Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway, and Evangeline Lilly – Tania appeared in 21 episodes during her four-year stint in the show. Concurrently, Tania made an appearance in eight-episodes of the police procedural drama “Cold Case” (2008-2010).
Raymonde’s next notable appearances were in the black comedy horror “Death Valley” (2011), the family and teen drama “Switched at Birth” (2012), and the action-drama “The Last Ship” (2015 and 2016). From 2016 to 2021, Tania played Brittany Gold in 21 episodes of the Amazon Studios legal drama “Goliath” – the series revolves around the life of a once influential attorney, Billy McBride (played by Billy Bob Thornton), who lapses into alcoholism after the decline of his career. McBride uncovers a deadly conspiracy when he unwillingly agrees to pursue a death lawsuit against the successful law firm he created.
In 2023, Raymonde appeared in single episodes of the police procedural drama series “S.W.A.T” and “NCIS.”
Tania made her film debut in the 2002 drama “Children on Their Birthdays.” She appeared in nine more films in the decade, including “Foreign Exchange” (2008) and “Elsewhere” and “Wild Cherry” both in 2009.
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One of Tania’s most significant film appearances was in the John Luessenhop-directed 2013 slasher film “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” Her other notable appearances were in the 2019 historic drama “Cliffs of Freedom”, and the 2020 sci-fi natural horror “Deep Blue Sea 3.” Most recently, in 2022, Tania played Nichole in “Futra Days.”
In 2006, Raymonde wrote and directed the short film “Cell Division.” In the year that followed, she appeared in the music video of the song “Won’t Go Home Without You” by Maroon 5. Raymonde has also appeared in the music videos for the songs “I Couldn’t Love You” by Cursive in 2009, and “Killing Days, Living Nights” by Keram Malicki-Sanchez in 2014. Moreover, she directed Dream Dama’s music video for the song “Without You” in 2017.
Awards and Nominations
In 2007, Raymonde scooped a SoCal Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in “The Garage.” She won a joint Breckenridge Festival of Film Award for her performance in “Trophy Kids” – she shared it with the cast of the film. In 2019, the actress and her fiancé, Zio Ziegler, were nominated for a Skip City International D-Cinema Festival Award for their performance in “Bad Art.”
Raymonde is active on Instagram (@tania.raymonde), with around 315,000 followers. She’s also active on Facebook, with over 20,000 followers.
Tania is in a relationship with the American painter and artist, Zio Ziegler. The duo wrote, directed, and starred in the 2019 comedy film “Bad Art.” Ziegler’s murals and paintings have been present in San Francisco’s Mission District, and international exhibitions in Japan, England, and Italy. The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Brown University alumnus is one month younger than Tania – he was born on 18 February 1988. Zio popped the question a day after Tania celebrated her 30th birthday on 23 March 2018. It’s not clear if the duo is married – they often refer to each other as husband and wife on their respective social media platforms, and Tania previously wrote on Instagram ‘My husband is on the cover of “Maxim” this month’. Tania doesn’t have any children as of 2023.
Previously, Tania was in a romantic relationship with the accomplished American actor, Jeff Goldblum, who has over 150 film and TV credits to his name. Jeff, who is 35 years older than Raymonde, is probably best known for his performances in “Independence Day,” “Thor Ragnarok,” and “Jurassic Park” and its sequels, among other projects. He’s married to the Canadian dancer, Emilie Livingston; his ex-wives are the American actresses Patricia Gaul (1980-1985) and Geena Davis (1987-1991)
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Raymonde is of White ethnicity, and has a pair of hazel eyes and curly black overflowing hair. She has an hourglass figure, weighs approximately 120lbs (54kgs), and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-23-34; she wears shoe and dress sizes 7(US) and 6(US) respectively. The actress has an angular face and has inked various tattoos on her body.
Raymonde has accumulated a decent sum from her acting endeavors. She’s worth approximately $3 million, as of 2023.