Tanya Boyd is an American actress who is best known for her role as Celeste Perrault on Days of Our Lives. Boyd's passion for acting led her to New York City and after several years of studying, she moved to Los Angeles, to pursue her dreams. Her early acting career included roles in the hit TV miniseries Roots (1977), and blaxploitation films such as Black Shampoo (1976) and Black Heat (1976). Boyd performed by traveling the world as a back-up vocalist with such well-known artists as Anita Baker, Lou Rawls, Bobby Lyle and Natalie Cole. In 1979, she became a member of the vocal group The 5th Dimension, replacing Pat Bass. Boyd's passion was acting, and she soon realized how much she missed it, so she returned to Los Angeles to continue her acting career. Since then, she has acted in various theatre productions, and has directed festival productions and comedies. She would like to become a film director someday. Boyd was married to Bobby Lyle from 1994 to 1997.