At 3'6", Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy - low to the ground and kind of racy. She started doing stand-up-on-a-chair in 1990 after a brief but disappointing NBA career. Today she has brought comedy to new heights headlining clubs and colleges throughout the world.
Tanyalee was the winner of the 2003 Norman G. Brooks Standup Comedy Scholarship Competition held at the Hollywood Improv. The event was judged by many Hollywood celebrities.
In August 2003, Tanyalee was part of the Ã??Ã?Â¢??US Comedy InvasionÃ??Ã?Â¢?? show, performing at the worldÃ??Ã?Â¢??s largest festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. TanyaleeÃ??Ã?Â¢??s professionalism and talent was recognized at the festival by Comic Voice Management out of England. Her new management company brought her on a full UK tour in the spring of 2004 with a 2nd tour scheduled later in the year.
Back in April 2001, Tanyalee headlined her own show at the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival obtaining great reviews.
In Nov. 1999, Tanyalee placed 2nd in the Seattle Comedy Competition. She was the first woman in 10 years to make it into the finals.
Tanyalee is most recognized for her multiple appearances on the Ã??Ã?Â¢??Maury ShowÃ??Ã?Â¢?? where they focused on her uprising career.
Working on Ã??Ã?Â¢??Austin Powers 3: GoldmemberÃ??Ã?Â¢?? movie teaser was a highlight of TanyaleeÃ??Ã?Â¢??s career, along with featuring in a movie called, Ã??Ã?Â¢??For the Love of MoneyÃ??Ã?Â¢??. Tanyalee was seen on MTVÃ??Ã?Â¢??s Bash and the FOX networks reality show Ã??Ã?Â¢??30 Seconds to FameÃ??Ã?Â¢??.
Having a degree in Sociology allows Tanyalee to express her perception of people, and how they perceive her. One theme in TanyaleeÃ??Ã?Â¢??s act is about being Ã??Ã?Â¢??sexyÃ??Ã?Â¢??. The Ã??Ã?Â¢??sexy comes from withinÃ??Ã?Â¢??, which means everyone can be sexy and Tanyalee proves it.
Tanyalee has made a small yet significant dent in the entertainment scene thus far. What she lacks in height she makes up in tenacity. Not even getting struck down by a car slows Tanyalee from achieving her goals. Known as "the little lady with a lot of BIG laughs," TanyaleeÃ??Ã?Â¢??s fresh perspective, from the ground up, inspires, enlightens and entertains her audiences.