Actress and writer Lanett Tachel is originally from Prince George’s County Maryland. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at Howard University. After performing on stages in the D.C. Metropolitan area and touring as the lead character in ‘THE BLUEST EYE’ in the Dominican Republic, she moved to Los Angeles, CA and has successfully been splitting her time between performing on screen for both film and television. Lanett is often cast as “the funny girl—who’s cute” and while she embraces her signature roles she is most excited when she plays against type.
Lanett was thrilled to play Coco in the erotically spellbinding true story ‘THE PROVIDERS’ directed by talented “Queen Sugar’ writer, Denise Harkavy. She is excited to show off her talents as actress, writer, and producer in her biggest project to date, ‘ILLICIT’ which is currently playing in theaters and debuts on video on demand (VOD) this week.
You have most likely seen Lanett as the comedic character Wednesday in the 2015 feature film ‘SISTER CODE’ or as Aquino in the award winning ‘LOVE ADDICT’ by Charis Orchard or as Shenita in ‘THE FAUX SHOW’ alongside Kim Coles and Erika Alexander.
With every new project Lanett Tachel continues to prove that she has no plans of stopping and she hopes you join along for the ride with her in our reader favorite 15 Questions With…..
1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your favorite color?
It’d have to be turquoise. But the second place trophy goes to Fuchsia.
3. What is your favorite city?
Washington DC–I got so much love for my hometown.
4. What is your favorite season?
5. What is your astrological sign?
6. Who has been the most positive influence on your life?
Hmm…This question is tough because I’ve got a really amazing support system. But, if had to name one person, I’d pick the first person who helped me transition from acting as a hobby to a career- My Uncle Les Butler. He showed me how possible it was to go after my dreams. He never encouraged a plan B and did everything he could while he was alive to help me get to the next level. I miss him like crazy.
7. What trait do you find most attractive in other people?
Comfortability. There’s nothing more attractive than being in the presence of someone who’s ‘comfortable’ with themselves. It puts me at ease right away when I can meet a real person, flaws and all, and not ‘their representative.’
8. What is something most people don’t know about you (Hobby, Favorite TV Series you never miss or Film you have seen many times or Secret Talent)?
Something a lot of people don’t know is how much I love HGTV and the Cooking Network. I’ve already flipped a house and ‘Blue Apron’ is seriously fooling me into thinking I can compete on CHOPPED. Another random fact about me is that I’m completely double jointed in my arms and can move them around my body like a jumprope.
9. What inspires you creatively?
The ocean- literally any time of the day. If I’m ever feeling stuck creatively, I creep out to my favorite spot on the beach. It’s something about looking out at something so much bigger than me that gives me a sense of freedom. Of limitless possibility. It gets my wheels turning.
10. What is your favorite swear word?
I have no idea. But I love it when cute old ladies say F***.
11. What sound do you love?
Any Disney song ever.
12. What is your favorite food?
Crabs. Specifically large blue crabs from Maryland 😉
13. What is your favorite beverage?
By Day-Smoothies By Night- Red Wine.
14. What was career plan B?
To figure out another way to make plan A work.
15. Next Project?
Illicit in theaters and video on demand starting 5/23/17.