Tanit Phoenix: Nerdage’s #8 actress with geek appeal

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:46 pm •  Published: June 7, 2011
Tanit Phoenix
Tanit Phoenix

What a difference a rumor makes.  After rumors circulated about South African actress Tanit Phoenix reading for the “Wonder Woman” role, interest in her on the Nerdage blog skyrocketed, with Tanit Phoenix coming in at No. 8 on Nerdage’s list of actresses with geek appeal.

The model-turned-actress had a busy 2010, appearing in “Lost Boys: The Thirst” and “Death Race 2,” among others.  She now appears on Showtime’s “Femme Fatales” as Lilith.

According to IMDB, she’s set to appear in “Latin Quarter,” about the wild youth of Pablo Picasso, with Wilmer Valderrama and Martin Landau.  Also upcoming for Phoenix is “Safe House,” starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, set for release in Feb. 2012.

It looks like even without star-spangled underwear, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Tanit Phoenix in the future.

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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