• Tanya Haden was born in 1971 in New York City, USA.
• She is a singer, artist and cellist, best known as one of jazz bassist Charlie Haden’s triplet daughters.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, while her husband Jack Black's net worth is estimated to be over $30 million.
• She studied visual arts at the California Institute of Arts and has had multiple art exhibitions in Los Angeles.
• She is married to actor and comedian Jack Black and they have two children together.
Who is Tanya Haden?
Tanya Haden was born on 11 October 1971, in New York City, USA. She is a singer, artist, and cellist, but best known for being one of jazz bassist Charlie Haden’s triplet daughters, and one of the trio called the Haden Triplets. She is married to actor and comedian Jack Black.
The Wealth of Tanya Haden
Thanks to her career, the success of her father, and her marriage to Jack Black, she’s gained a lot of wealth during her life. Her net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, which would seem likely to increase, and she’s also enjoying Black’s net worth estimated to be over $30 million.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
As the daughter of a jazz musician, Tanya learned how to play several instruments at a young age, leading her to focus on the cello. She grew up in New York City and was exposed to the city’s music scene, becoming a member of several bands during her youth including Let’s Go Sailing.
The independent band is known for the release of their national album, which has several songs that were featured on the television show “Grey’s Anatomy”. She also frequented Los Angeles to work with several musicians there, and was featured as a cellist and vocalist on the EP of artist Par Avion entitled “Pop Music United”. She also collaborated with her father and her two siblings. Her triplet sister Rachel learned how to play the bass, and her other triplet sister developed her skill as a violinist. The three would form a band together, but she’s also performed with her brother, bassist-singer Josh Haden, who is also performs with the group Spain.
Studies and Visual Art
While Haden developed her music career, she did not neglect her education, and after completing her undergraduate studies, enrolled at the California Institute of Arts to complete a Master’s in Fine Arts degree. The private university is located in Santa Clarita, and is the first degree-granting institution created specifically to cater to the visual and performing arts, also offering master’s degrees and doctorates. It dates its history back to the 1960s, with many professionals such as Walt Disney contributing to its creation.
Tanya focused on visual arts there, and her work has helped her into several shows, including work as a member of Las Cienegas Projects. She also had a one artist exhibition at the Rosamund Felsen Gallery, which is one of the longest-running art galleries in Los Angeles. It was established in 1978, and is known for its influence in the American art community. It was responsible for her exhibit which was featured at La Cienega Boulevard. They also have locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles
The Haden Triplets
While Tanya works on her visual arts career, she also performs with The Haden Triplets, who released their first album in 2014. The three have established themselves individually too, and in bands contributing to numerous artists, including Foo Fighters, Weezer, Green Day, and Todd Rungren. Her sisters have performed as a part of That Dog and The VFates. Their first album consists of stripped down old country songs by The Carter Family, Bill Monroe, Webb Pierce, the Louvin Brothers, and many others.
The album got a bit of attention due to the skill of the sisters, who played their respective instruments, and how they sang in close harmony. It was produced by Ry Cooder, and released by musician Jack White’s label – Third Man Records. The triplets continued performing and touring together for the next three years, but haven’t released any new tracks since then. Tanya then refocused her efforts back to visual arts, doing various art events in Los Angeles. She’s done paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works – she loves old art and designs, often referencing them in her work.
Haden met Jack Black when they were both students at a private high school in Santa Monica, called Crossroads School. While they knew each other, they didn’t start dating until sometime in 2005, and were married a year later. Her husband is an actor who established himself in comedy films such as “School of Rock”, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny”, and the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise. One of his most recent projects is “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. He’s been nominated several times during his career, and won a Grammy Award for his work in his comedy rock duo called Tenacious D.
Haden and Jack have two children together, and while she is known in many visual arts circle, she prefers to stay in the background supporting her husband while also raising the children. The family love playing old board games, at times showcasing their absurdity and unusual art designs. She’s also fascinated with old historical tabletop games which have similar cylindrical designs. She often comments on how these board games play on the stereotypes of the time, such as gender.