Tanya Garcia BiographyTanya Katherine Rosales Lyttle in real life, Tanya Garcia has graced the show business with her presence as a film actress and a television star. Born on August 5, 1981, Tanya is one of the main cast in one of the longest running teleserye in GMA 7 Network, the Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga where she played the role of Cecilia and was paired with one of the bankable Filipino actor, Dingdong Dantes. She has a daughter with Mark Lapid who was the former Governor of Pampanga and the son of the former actor now turned Senator Lito Lapid.
Tanya has her biggest break when she was introduced as one of the teen stars in ABS CBN talent group Star Circle Batch 5. She made several television appearances and later took a break in order to pursue her schooling. When she signed up as a Viva Film contract star she was then a Mass Communication student at the Dominican College. She appeared in the youth television shows like Gimik and Esperanza where she took the role of Judy Ann Santos’ sister. She rose to fame because of her role as Cecilia in Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga. She was a cast in this soap opera together with Bobby Andrews, Dingdong Dantes and Angelu De Leon. Viva television also gave her a role in Anna Karenina taking the role of Grace where she was paired with Dingdong Dantes. She also appeared in Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin. Tanya was paired in different television shows with actors Patric Garcia, Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo. She was also a cast in Twin Hearts as a heart transplant survivor where her love interest was Dennis Trillo.
Tanya was a bankable actress and was paired with Ogie Alcasid in Ay Robot, with James Blanco and Paolo Contis in Noel, a religious inspired TV show. Agos was also a show that was part of the Now And Forever television drama series where Tanya played the role of a lawyer. Aside from her beautiful face, Tanya was able to capture the heart of the masses with her sexy body which made her one of the sexiest Pinay in the Philippine show business and she graced the cover of the March 2006 issues of the FHM Philippines men’s magazine.
Tanya took a rest from her showbiz career when she got pregnant with her two children Mischa and Matilda within 4 years and made a comeback in 2011 where she signed a contract with Viva Management for TV. She appeared in the remake of Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin as Lilian Fuentabella and also played the role of a wicked stepmother named Aloya in a fantaserye Super Twins under GMA Network. Her first television show was Gimik in 1996 and soon appeared in varieties of television shows under GMA Network, ABS CBN and QTV. She also made a number of movies like the Haba Baba Doo in 1997; Tik Tak Toys: My Kolokotoys and Esperanza: The Movie in 1999; Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon and Jeannie, Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang in 2002; Filipinas in 2003; Kulimlim in 2004; Shake, Rattle and Roll 2k5 and Nasaan si Francis? In 2005; and Matakot Ka Sa Karma and Batas Militar in 2006.