Tanya Clarke was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Ottawa, Canada. She spent many years in New York City performing on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional stages.
Her film credits include 'A Beautiful Mind', 'Tenderness', 'Repo Men', 'Driver X' & 'Blackbird'. She received a Best Actress Nomination (Method Fest Independent Film Festival) for her performance in 'Delivery Method'.
Her television roles include the character of Emily Lotus on HBO's 'Banshee' & Queen Reyna on Marvel's 'Inhumans'. Other: 'Grey's Anatomy', 'American Horror Story', 'Glee', 'Hawaii Five-0', 'CSI Miami', 'Supernatural' & 'Major Crimes'.
She made her Broadway debut in 'I'm Not Rappaport' opposite Judd Hirsch & Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan.