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Tangi Miller
Born February 28, 1974 (1974-02-28) (age 35)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Model, Dancer

Tangi Miller (born February 28 1974) is an NAACP Image Award nominted American actress, model and dancer. As an actress she's most known for the role of Elena Tyler on the popular television drama Felicity.


Early life

Miller was born and raised in Miami, Florida, the eldest of six children. The children were not permitted to watch television as they grew up due to their parents' religious beliefs. Whilst 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 the Alabama State University.

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


After appearing on the HBO Comedy Arli$$ (1996), and on the CBS drama Michael Hayes (1997), Miller went on to stardom after becoming 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.

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


Along with acting and modeling, Tangi has a passion for African-Caribbean dance, directing and producing film. As a member of a Los Angeles based African dance troupe, Tangi has performed in the west African nations of Cameroon and Ghana.


Miller produced Ghanaian film Police Officer 3 and recently the LA Indie After School. She produced her third film Love & Other 4 Letter Words in April 2006. In her spare time Miller also enjoys studying and experiencing foreign cultures through international travel.


Films as an actress

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Rhinos Unknown First Film Role
2000 Playing with Fire Camille Roberts TV Movie
2001 Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story Stephanie TV Movie
2002 The Other Brother Paula
2003 Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood Emily Woodrow DVD Released
2004 Class Actions Unknown TV Movie
Phantom Force Potts TV Movie
Forever Is a Long, Long Time Rochelle
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Donna Feature Film
2007 Love... & Other 4 Letter Words Stormy La Rue
2008 After School Shonda
2009 Hurricane in the Rose Garden Unknown

TV series as an actress

Year TV Series Role Notes
1998 Felicity Elena Tyler Main Role: 65 Episodes
Arli$$ Unknown Guest Starred
2000 The Amanda Show Unknown Guest Starred
2002 The Shield Rebecca Wyms Guest Starred
Fastlane Gina Guest Starred
The Twilight Zone Ashley Guest Starred
Kim Possible Editor Guest Starred
2003 The District Dyanne Recurring Character: 2 Episodes
2004 Cold Case Nora Lincoln Guest Starred
The Division Deena Bishop Guest Starred
2005 Half and Half Alana Mitchell Guest Starred
Living with Fran Cynthia Guest Starred

As a writer

  • Love... & Other 4 Letter Words (2006) (story)

As a producer

  • Love... & Other 4 Letter Words (2006) (executive producer) (producer)

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