Tiwana Floyd is an original around the way girl, born and raised in The Bronx, New York. An enthusiast of Hip-Hop culture, she began her entertainment career as a b-girl, at the height of the New Jack Swing era, dancing in choreographed music videos and tours for notable Hip-Hop legends LL Cool J, Rob Base, DMX and MTV’s The Grind.
She later set out to become a forensic psychiatrist, with plans to attend CUNY’s John Jay School of Criminal Justice, until Harry Connick Jr’s terrifying performance of a serial killer immediately changed her trajectory. Instead, she’s been fortunate to indulge her interests with criminology in roles on Terriers, American Crime, NCIS and Scandal.
Tiwana is an alumnus of UCLA’s School of Theater/Film/Television, a graduate of Second City Hollywood’s Conservatory and Directing Programs and the Meisner program at NYC’s Ward Studio.
Mixing drama with comedy, she’s starred in the premium sketch shows SHADE: A Colorful Musical Comedy and Afros and Asshwoopins at Second City Hollywood, Jesus Was Ashy and This Is Not a Tan at UCB. Directed Haze of Our Lives and is a recent recipient of the Bob Curry Diversity Fellowship at Second City.
When Tiwana’s not acting she devotes much of her time to empowering other actors as a teacher at the Graham Shiels Studio, serving on the Television Academy Peer Group Executive Committee and sings First Soprano in the Agape International Choir.