Tanya Memme has become the nations Lifestyle and Home Design Sweetheart. She is an award-winning actress, a former Miss World Canada and the Host of the Emmy Nominated TV Show Sell This House on A&E. For nine seasons she has helped over 250 families across America through the emotional process of selling their homes by redesigning, and staging on a budget. Simultaneously, Tanya is also the Host and consulting producer of A&E's new show Sell This House EXTERME, premiering this month. She credits her success on Sell This House to her father, who was one of the founders of Mountain View Homes, a family owned award-winning housing company known for custom built homes and commercial developments. Some of her past credits include Move This House for two seasons on A&E, three seasons of TLC's Robotica, alongside Ahmet Zappa, as well as LA's highest rated magazine show Eye On LA on KABC and 9 On The Town on KCBS. Additionally, she wrote, produced and hosted segments for KCBS's Fan Cam with Jim Hill, and was seen in over 12 million homes world-wide on DirectTV Customer News.
As a journalist, Tanya was the international correspondent for Canada's number one entertainment news program, Entertainment Tonight Canada, on Global TV. She covered events such as the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the People's Choice Awards, the SAG Awards and various other high profile movie premieres and red carpet events in NYC, Los Angeles and Toronto. She has interviewed stars such as Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Shirley McLain, Mary J Blige, Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee and many more. She also spent time in Cambodia reporting for the non-profit organization World Vision Canada, on the severity of child labor & child trafficking. Alongside Alex Trebek her segments air on Global TV across Canada.
As a guest-host Tanya has appeared on a variety of TV shows, including: Hollywood 411 with Chris Harrison for the TV GUIDE Channel; Reality Remix on Fox Reality; Live on the Red Carpet for Warner Brothers/ Telepictures and CBS's Grammy Special which received an Emmy Nomination. She recently filmed Best Vacations in Los Cabos, Mexico with Hunter Ellis for KTLA's Prime Time Special.
As a celebrity guest, Tanya has been interviewed on many talk shows, including: The View, Soap Talk, Life and Style, The View From The Bay, The Vikki Gabereau Show, Fanny Kiefer, Global TV, Much Music, Breakfast TV, Off The Record and The Mike Bullard Show and has graced the inside and the cover of a variety of magazines such as Style Magazine, In Touch, TV Guide, Womans World, Biography Magazine, Psychology Today, Parade, Life Magazine and VU Magazine to name a few.
With a degree from the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Tanya is also a trained actress and performer. She has starred in hit shows such as The Practice, JAG, CSI Miami, Saturday Night Live, The Young and the Restless and various independent films. Cast in the lead role in the movie Terror Inside, she won a Best Actress Crystal Reel Award from the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association and was awarded a prestigious CIBA Award by the Canadian Italian Business Association for her accomplishments and notoriety in Entertainment and Business. She was also the Key Note Speaker for the Niagara College graduating class of 2010 and received an Honorary Diploma in Broadcasting Radio Television & Film.
Tanya is actively involved in sponsoring children through World Vision Canada, and she contributes her time to helping build wells, homes and communities in Guatemala for the non-profit organization Wells Of Hope. As an animal advocate she rescues animals from kill shelters and finds them a new home. She also enjoys giving motivational and inspirational speeches to parents and teens.
Tanya has a distinct athletic daredevil side to her. From dirt biking and helicopter skiing to stunt car driving, she has an innate interest for living on the edge. Tanya has also cycled in a 420-mile bike ride from Montreal, Quebec to Portland, Maine to raise funds for AIDS. Born and raised in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada, with a strong Italian Catholic background and a childhood where she grew up on a 200-acre sod farm. Her Father Frank Memme is a homebuilder, Her mother Beverley Barber is a fine artist and teaches at Niagara College in Ontario Canada and her two brothers Michael and Jeremy are both successful engineers. Tanya is a proud new mother of a baby girl named Ava and happily married, living in Los Angeles.