Tatiana was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she discovered she had (among other talents) a knack for acting. Thus bitten by the proverbial bug, she launched herself into The Capri Theater (Home to Prince's first solo musical performances), where she studied character development, dance, and was featured in various productions.

Along with her stage works, Tatiana has appeared in films, commercials, and on television in both California, and Minnesota.