Early Life and Career
Tiya Sircar is an American actress from Texas. The daughter of college professors, Tiya became involved in the performing arts at the young age of three. She began with dance (ballet, jazz, modern and East Indian folk and classical dance) and then became equally interested in acting and musical theater. She continued to study and perform in school and community productions before heading west to pursue a professional acting career in Hollywood.She has close cousins in Wanstead, London.
Tiya has appeared in a wide variety of television shows such as House MD, Hannah Montana, Greek, Moonlight, Numb3rs, Privileged, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and was a recurring character on The Suite Life on Deck. In 2008, she played a Mac Genius as part of Apple's national ad campaign. The following year, she voiced an animated character for the Disney show Phineas and Ferb. Her big break came when she appeared in New Line Cinema's 17 Again as Samantha–a high school senior with a crush on the lead character played by Zac Efron.
In the summer of 2009, Tiya introduced fans to her passion for the environment and vast fashion and beauty sense when she was asked to write as a Guest Celebrity Editor for online beauty magazine Beauty Blitz. Tiya informed her readers on the best eco-friendly spas, her favorite organic beauty products and essential animal friendly labels. She continues to support various environmental organizations as well as social organizations that support the humane treatment of animals.
Tiya's has completed work on the film Just Peck with Marcia Cross and Camryn Manheim which is slated for release in 2010 and was showcased at the coveted 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Tiya also recently finished filming the action/adventure film The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone starring James Hong and Jansen Panettiere, shot on location in Thailand. Her latest film, entitled The Domino Effect co-stars Harriet Walter, David Hayman and Sakina Jaffrey is currently in post-production. She will provide the voice of Sabine Wren in the new CGI series Star Wars: Rebels set to premiere on Disney Channel and Disney XD in the fall of 2014.
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