Jan Tarrant Biography

(Acting Coach, Al Pacino's Ex-girlfriend)

Born In: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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.

Quick Facts

Boyfriend: Al Pacino


siblings: Andy Tarrant

children: Julie Marie Pacino

Born Country: United States

American Female Louisiana State University

U.S. State: Louisiana

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    What is Jan Tarrant’s age?

    It is believed than Jan Tarrant was born around the mid-1950s. Not much information is available regarding her early life.

Early Life
Little to no information is available on Jan Tarrant’s early life and childhood. She has a brother named Andy and was raised in Baton Rouge, a city on the Mississippi River, and the capital of the American state of Louisiana. She studied at Tara High School in Baton Rouge, graduating in 1972. She then enrolled at the Louisiana State University, also located in Baton Rouge. After spending the following four years there, she graduated in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing.
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At some point after graduating from college, Jan Tarrant relocated to New York City. Since 1986, she has been hosting workshops and classes for aspiring actors as well as for aspiring writers in New York. She once served as the production manager at The Actor’s Studio in New York. She had the opportunity to work under Polish-born American actor, director, and theatre practitioner Lee Strasberg when she was holding classes at The Actor’s Studio’s West Hollywood branch.

Over the course of the last three decades, some of her other prominent professional associates have been Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Drew Barrymore, and Al Pacino. She also has the distinction of being Angelina Jolie’s first acting coach, having taught her since she was 12 years old. Since September 2013, she has been associated with Class Act Studios as an acting teacher.

Relationship with Al Pacino

With an impressive career that has spanned over five decades, Alfredo James “Al” Pacino is generally regarded as one of the greatest actors to ever grace the silver screen. He has won an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, to name a few. Pacino has the distinction of being one of the few actors to win a competitive Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony Award for acting, together referred to as the “Triple Crown of Acting”.

He has never married but has had a series of relationships with smart, strong, generally non-celebrity women, including Jan Tarrant and actress Beverly D’Angelo. Tarrant’s relationship with Pacino lasted for about a year and their daughter, Julie Marie Pacino, was born on October 16, 1989. Julie has followed in her parents’ footsteps into the world of performing arts. She is a stage and film actress and producer.

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