Tanit Phoenix – Birth, Career, Family, Full Facts

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Tanit Phoenix

The name Phoenix is about to get hotter – Joaquin Phoenix is running strongly for the Oscar for his role in “Joker”. He has already bagged the Golden Globe and soon more and more people who run to Quora to ask “Is Tanit Phoenix related to Joaquin Phoenix?” This is not about the Joker and we will try not to make it about him. Here is all you need to know about Tanit Phoenix the model who is also an actress.

She was born in Durban

South Africa is arguably the most developed country in Africa. The problem may be uneven distributions of wealth based on race and class, but there is no one who has been to South Africa who will deny that South Africa is not strongly knocking at a first-world door. One of the best known South African cities to tourists is the city of Durban located in Kwazulu-Natal. It was here that Tanit Phoenix was born in September 1980.

Miss Phoenix is of Irish and Dutch heritage and her childhood is largely known for ballet dancing. Note that some media outfits erroneously give Phoenix ethnicity as Zulu. This is not true. Phoenix was born in Zululand but she is an Afrikaner her ancestors having from Holland and colonized the region.

Tanit Phoenix is 39 years old.

Tanit Phoenix – Careers

Tanit’s career began when she was 14. She was discovered by a modeling scout who felt that she was better off donning the apparel of some of the biggest brands on earth than dancing ballet. He was right. Over a career that spanned more than a dozen years, she has done commercials or posed for Adidas, Coca-cola, Citroen, Schweppes, Alberto VO5, Aria, etc., and appeared on the cover of super magazines such as GQ, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and FHM whose readers have voted in the top 10 of world sexiest women more than once. She has also appeared on the cover of many South African editions of the best-read magazines on earth including Shape, Maxim, Marie Claire, etc.

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Modeling is usually accompanied by one of the arts of show business. Some models end up singing, some dance, some manage or plan events, there are also some who become hosts. Tanit Phoenix chose acting. She began acting in 2005 when she appeared in the South African and Canadian collaboration TV drama “Charlie Jade”. Tanit is most known for her role in the “Death Race” film series in which she played the role of Eve Wilson in “Death Race 2” and “Death Race 3: Inferno”, and also in “Spud 2: The Madness Continues”. This latter credit happens to be her last acting. It was in 2013.

Tanit has also been involved in films as a make-up executive.

Husband, family, and body measurement

Tanit Phoenix is married to Sharlto Copley a fellow White South African actor in Hollywood. He was born in Johannesburg in November 1963 and began acting in 2004. The two got married in 2016 although they have been dating since 2012. The union is blessed with a child born to them in 2017. I think we have an entry for Copley in our database. Here is a link if you desire to know him better.

The family own homes in Cape Town where Tanit mostly lives and in Los Angeles where the man mostly lives and works. The two shuttle between the two cities.

IMDb gives Tanit Phoenix’s height as 5 feet 8 and a half inches which is just over 1.73 meters which is a pretty decent height for a model. Some publications give her height as 5 feet 9 inches. Tanit Phoenix weighs 62 inches or 137 pounds and wears the 34D bra size for a breast-waist-hip combination of  38-26-38 inches or 96-66-96.

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