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Tashiana Washington: From Queens to Finding Fame in Hollywood

Tashiana Washington has become famous in Hollywood as a singer, film and television actress. Washington is best known for her role in the award-winning film Gimme the Loot as well as a role in the movie shaft. The American was born and raised in Queens, New York.

Author:Emily Sanchez
Reviewer:Elisa Mueller
Oct 15, 2022
We all know that the number of hopeful actresses in Hollywood is endless. There's that widely recognized cliche that every other waitress you encounter in L.A. is clinging onto the hope that the industry will soon discover their talent and fulfill their dreams of seeing their name on posters and in lights! However, the harsh truth is: only a few actually do stand out and make it big. Tashiana Washingtonis one of those actresses who busted through the iron gates of the casting department. This is her biography:

Tashiana Washington: Biography And Quick Facts

Quick Facts About Tashiana Washington:

  • Actress/Singer
  • Star of the award-winning film Gimme the Loot
  • Featured in Rolling Stone, Elle, Essence
  • Named Breakout Actress by Complex Magazine

Who Is Tashiana Washington?

Tashiana Washington has become famous in Hollywood as a singer, film and television actress. Washington is best known for her role in the award-winning film Gimme the Loot as well as a role in the movie shaft. The American was born and raised in Queens, New York.
The actress gained popularity when she was named one of the 25 Breakout Actresses to Know in 2013.

How Old Is Tashiana Washington?

Tashiana Washington's age is around 25, as Tashiana Washington was born on the 11th of Jan, 1995 in Queens, NY, America.

Tashiana Washington Career:

African American actress Tashiana Washington is one of films fastest rising stars in Hollywood. She has attained a wealth and variety of performances to her credit.
On the big screen she first drew major attention for her role in the award-winning "Gimme the Loot " which earned her an outstanding breakthrough actress performance nomination. She then completed work on the hit film "gimme shelter" alongside oscar-nominee James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Hudgens. Tashiana has also finished recording her highly anticipated debut album. Furthermore, Washington has been featured in a wide-ranging assortment of national media outlets, spanning elle, rolling stone, paper, vibe, essence, women's health, and complex magazine; who named Washington one of the "actresses you need to know."

We'll Always Love Big Poppa:

The actress/singer got her start at four when Sean "Diddy" Combs cast her in his "we'll always love big poppa" music video.


She quickly signed with Ford models and was featured in numerous national commercials and print ads.


As Washington got older she scored roles in Spike Lee's "miracle boys," HBO's "How To Make It In America," TBS's' "are we there yet?" and the award-winning film "gun hill road."

Gimme The Loot (2012)

Tashiana played Sofia in Gimme the Loot (2012)
Looking at her filmography, Washington's talents have been swept under the rug for unnamed roles like "girl," or "hot girl." That changed pretty quickly. With the wide release of Tashiana Washington's first starring film Gimme the Loot, a story about two graffiti writers planning to bomb the New York Mets' Home Run Apple, this actress had her pick of roles pretty soon.
After starring in Gimme the Loot, she went on to receive a 2014 Black Reel award nomination for Outstanding Breakthrough Actress Performance.

Gimme Shelter (2013)

Tashiana R. Washington played the role of Destiny / Princess in the movie about a true story about a runaway teenage girl (played by Vanessa Hudgens) who gets pregnant and is placed in a home for pregnant girls.

Star Of Critters Attack:

According to Tashiana Washington's twitter bio she is the star of Critters Attack which was a 2019 horror comedy reboot of the 1986 film Critters, making it the fifth entry in the Critters Film franchise.
Although the returning actress Dee Wallace was assumed to be portraying a new heroine distinct from the Helen Brown character, Wallace herself confirmed that she was reprising the original role, with a name change to "Aunt Dee" due to potential legal issues.
Tashiana Washington played the role of Drea in this horror film.
Hope you've enjoyed this quick bio of Tashiana Washington!
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Emily Sanchez

Emily Sanchez

Emily Sanchez, a Fashion Journalist who graduated from New York University, brings over a decade of experience to her writing. Her articles delve into fashion trends, celebrity culture, and the fascinating world of numerology. Emily's unique perspective and deep industry knowledge make her a trusted voice in fashion journalism. Outside of her work, she enjoys photography, attending live music events, and practicing yoga for relaxation.
Elisa Mueller

Elisa Mueller

Elisa Mueller, a Kansas City native, grew up surrounded by the wonders of books and movies, inspired by her parents' passion for education and film. She earned bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Kansas before moving to New York City, where she spent a decade at Entertainment Weekly, visiting film sets worldwide. With over 8 years in the entertainment industry, Elisa is a seasoned journalist and media analyst, holding a degree in Journalism from NYU. Her insightful critiques have been featured in prestigious publications, cementing her reputation for accuracy and depth. Outside of work, she enjoys attending film festivals, painting, writing fiction, and studying numerology.
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