Tanya Sam, born on December 13, 1978, started her career as a registered nurse, became a reality T.V. star, and has become a tech-savvy businesswoman. She gained fame when she joined the reality T.V. show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2018. All her life, she has always wanted a career that would allow her to interact with people directly. That desire is what made her become a nurse, and it’s a trait that you can see in every other career she chooses. We will help you celebrate this phenomenal woman’s birthday right here.
Tanya Sam is one of the most recognizable faces to have appeared on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” even though she was only “a friend” on the show and not a full-time member. Viewers loved Sam for her beauty and her positive and energetic personality. Sam was born on December 13, 1978, in Toronto, Canada. Her father is a Ghanaian migrant, and her mother is from England. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she is bi-national, partly African and partly English. She lost her mother when she was only 12 years old.
Sam grew up in Toronto with her two sisters, Tamara Sam and Lanalee Araba Sam. She holds two medical degrees from Canadian universities. She received a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Cell Biology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and later, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto. After completing her studies, Sam worked as a nurse for over 10 years in various top hospitals’ hematology and oncology units. She worked at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto from 2002 to 2006. Afterward, she worked at NewYork-Presbyterian from 2007 to 2012. Her final stint was at Northside Hospital in Atlanta between 2012 and 2015.
Sam founded the Limitless Smart Shot company while working at Northside Hospital. The company provided supplements to boost brain performance — most of its customers were elderly people looking for $5 brain enhancers. In 2015, Sam left her job at Northside Hospital and shut down her company to join TechSquare Labs, where she helps founders and tech entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. She joined Season 11 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2018, and left in November 2020 because she was upset about the excessive focus on ‘Strippergate.’
Sam joins Princess Margaret Hospital and begins working as a nurse.
She leaves Princess Margaret Hospital and joins NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
She leaves her job at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to join Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
Sam resigns from her nursing job at Northside Hospital in Atlanta to join TechSquare Labs as the Director of Operations and Partnerships.
She joins season 11 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Sam leaves “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” due to negative publicity.
Why We Love Tanya Sam
She helps others grow
Sam spends her time and energy organizing mentorship for upcoming entrepreneurs. She helped organize the Atlanta Startup Battle Mentor Day.
She gives selflessly
She generously donated to organizations that focus on helping women get into tech. She also encourages others to give to similar causes.
She wants to help shape the future
Historically, women haven't been given the same opportunities men have enjoyed. Sam is a shining beacon, helping women see that they can be anything they want.
5 Surprising Facts
Her favorite food
Sam loves sprinkles, spaghetti bolognese, and lobster.
Madonna once brought her to the stage
Madonna pulled her out of the crowd onto the stage, and they chatted for 10 minutes.
Her favorite T.V. shows
Sam's favorite T.V. shows are “Game of Thrones,” “Big Little Lies,” and “This Is Us.”
Her favorite products
She can't live without her iPhone, Wi-Fi, her Peloton bike, and Starbucks.
She said “yes” on a private island
Sam's fiance proposed to her on Richard Branson's private island, Necker Island.
Tanya Sam FAQs
Who is Tanya Sam's life partner?
Sam’s fiancé is Dr. Paul Judge. They live together in Atlanta, Georgia.
Did Tanya Sam cheat on her fiancé?
Sam has come out to clear the air about the rumors. She said the rumors accusing her of cheating on her fiancé were false.
Is Tanya Sam still friends with Porsha Williams?
Sam and Williams are still friends. However, they aren’t as close as they used to be because Sam has become very busy nowadays.
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