Tanya Tate (born 31 March 1979) is an English glamour model, writer, international cosplayer, and pornographic actress.
After beginning her porn career in 2009, Tate began contributing to a regular column for British adult magazine Ravers DVD in 2010. Her alliterative stage name is inspired by her interest in comic books and how Stan Lee similarly named his characters. She is perhaps best known for her contributions to the MILF genre, with nine MILF of the Year wins. Tate is also known for her appearances in porn parodies such as Game of Bones (an adult parody of Game of Thrones), The Incredible Hulk XXX, and Iron Man XXX.
Later that same year Tate made headlines in Ireland, after it was discovered that one of the amateur men who participated in the filming of her Television X series Tanya Tate’s Sex Tour of Ireland, was Gaelic Athletic Association player Greg Jacobs. Tate travelled the countryside in a camper van meeting genuine Irish men and filmed both softcore and hardcore pornography. Jacobs denied that he appeared in the video, but then admitted, “I don’t regret doing it”, noting that he didn’t want his parents to know. He appeared in the video following a dare from his friends. Tanya Tate’s Casting Couch series ended in March 2013.
Tate directed her first film for Filly Films called Tanya Tate’s the MILF Masseuse in 2011. Her work as director for Filly Films continued in 2012 with two titles Tanya Tate’s Runaways and Tanya Tate’s Tea & Muffin Party.
Tate is outspoken about her industry and was quoted in a story about the 2013 AVN Awards for which she was nominated for an award. She stated, “If you are more popular with the fans, companies are more likely to book you for their production”, and that “Being nominated for awards help build your recognition with your fan base. People that win male and female performer of the year are generally solid consistent talent that are open to many ‘levels,’ and some of these performers already have higher basic rates than others”.
On 5 December 2013, Tate was the host of the 4th annual SHAFTA Awards at the Rise Superclub in Leicester Square. She was also nominated for several awards that night and won MILF of the Year for the fourth year running. Then in January 2014, Tate was France’s Hot Vidéo magazine correspondent conducting red-carpet interviews at the AVN