Tina Lifford is an American actress and playwright.
Tina emerged on the entertainment scene over 20 years ago in her debut role as a series lead on the critically acclaimed FOX comedy-drama, South Central (1994). Since then, the Chicago-born actor has been living her artist's' dream, her moving portrayal of "Winnie Mandela" in the Showtime biopic, Mandela and de Klerk (1997). Starring in more than 100 films and television shows over the course of her career, Tina's interest in creating new narratives for women like herself led her to venture behind the scenes and create The Circle, a stage play about how seven diverse women navigate the choppy waters of life.
Shifting perspectives and narratives and challenging what it means to be health has inspired Tina to conceive her latest initiative, The Inner Fitness Project. This wellbeing model and guide was birthed out of the need to create a movement focused on making Inner Fitness as well understood and familiar in society as physical fitness. Tina has also published two books: The Little Book of Big Lies... and Truths that Set You Free and The 14 Practices of Inner Health and Wellbeing for Building and Maintaining Emotional and Spiritual Strength. As a licensed practitioner in personal development, Tina designs and facilitates straight talk workshops and retreats for women to teach skills for navigating challenges and creating a more fulfilling life.