About Tanya Fischer
Tanya Fischer was born in West Bend, Wisconsin and moved to New York at the age of 19 to study acting.
After studying with the late Anne Jackson at HB Studios, she successfully auditioned for the Flea Theater Company. There she stared in Len Jenkin’s “A Christmas Story” followed by "Los Angeles” with Katherine Waterston, directed by Adam Rapp. Soon after, she landed her first feature film in “The Assassination of a High School President” along side Bruce Willis, Zoe Kravitz and Michael Rapaport. Her first TV appearance was a recurring role on ABC’s “ Life on Mars” with Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli and Gretchen Mol. After a Guest Star role on Law and Order, she booked a Series Regular role on CBS’s “The Defenders” with Jim Belushi and Jerry O Connell. Tom Fontana cast her in a recurring role on the BBC America series “Copper” with Franka Potente. In between television work, she remains active in the theater, starring in the World Premier of two Gina Gionfriddo plays: “US DRAG” at The Beckett on Theater Row, NYC and “Can You Forgive Her” At The Huntington Theater. She recently starred in the feature film “ “Small Town Wisconsin” directed by Niels Mueller and produced by Alexander Payne. She currently lives in New York.