Jan Tarrant is an American acting coach. She dated actor Al Pacino in the late 1980s and is the mother of his oldest child, Julie Marie Pacino. Tarrant grew up in the state of Louisiana and attended Tara High School. After graduating, she enrolled at Louisiana State University. She graduated from LSU in 1976 and began working as an acting coach. At some point, she relocated to New York City and subsequently met Pacino. Their relationship was brief, presumably lasting from 1988 to 1989. Their daughter, born in 1989, would go on to follow in their footsteps and pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Tarrant and Pacino raised her together in New York City, where Tarrant still resides.