• Taral Hicks is an R&B singer and actress best known for her role in the 1993 movie "A Bronx Tale".
• She was born in 1974 in The Bronx, New York, under the Virgo zodiac sign.
• Her acting and singing career have been successful, and she has made appearances in several films and plays.
• She is married and has two children.
• Taral has a net worth of over $500,000 and is an active social media user.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1974
SpouseLoren Dawson
FactWas signed to Motown by its former president, Andre Harrell.

Who is Taral Hicks?

Taral Hicks is best known as an R&B singer and actress, who played the role of Jane Williams alongside the famous Robert De Niro in the 1993 “Bronx Tale.” She is the woman behind the song “Silly” (1997), which was Deniece William’s cover version that came in at position four on Billboard (Billboard-Bubbling Under Hot 100.)

Taral’s Age, Zodiac Sign, Early Life, Family, and Education Background

Taral Nikisha Hicks was born on 21 September 1974 under the Virgo zodiac sign, in The Bronx, New York City USA, which makes her 45 years old as of 2020.

Although the details of her parents remain unknown, she does have an elder sister, D’Atra Hikes, a singer and actress who appeared on Tyler Perry’s Madea Family Reunion stage play as Jackie Simmons. She is also sister to Miriam Hikes, who is a gospel singer.

Taral joined Teaneck High School before attending Grace Dodge Vocational High School, based in The Bronx, and matriculated in 1993.

Taral’s Professional Career and Rise to Stardom

Taral Hicks has made a very successful career in singing as well as acting.

Her acting career began in 1993, when she appeared alongside Robert De Niro in the popular film, “A Bronx Tale.” She would later on make appearances in films such as “Simply Cause” alongside Laurence Fishburne and Sean Connery in 1995, “Educating Matt Waters” in 1996, and “Preachers Wife” (1997) in which she featured with Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.

The audience took notice and loved her 1997’s “Subway Stories”, which was an HBO Original Film – Taral’s performance as “The Woman With Flowers” who sang on the payphone to her mother was ranked as one of her best works ever.

Taral Hicks

The next year was also a great success to Taral, as she appeared in “Belly” as DMX’s girlfriend, Kisha to play her most significant role since her debut; her video of “Silly” appeared in the scenes of the film. After this film was released, Taral was absent from music and film until she made her next appearance in 2000’s “Are You Cinderella?” short film alongside actor Wood Harris. Later on, she had two TV guest roles: the 2003’s “The New Math” episode of the “Soul Food: The Series”, and “100 Centre Street” of 2002 in the episode “Fathers.”

Taral made appearances in freelance films such as “The Salon” (2005) together with Darrin Henson and Vivica A. Fox, “Forbidden Fruits” of 2006 alongside R&B artist Keith Sweat and Fredro Starr, 2007’s “Humenetorny” and the “Ex$pendable” of 2008. Taral’s music career has also been a success, having signed deals with several popular studios such as Motown Records (1995) which she worked very closely with to release an album called “This Time”, currently out of print.

Her recording contract at Motown was terminated shortly after the firing of its then-president, Harrell, and the relocation of its corporate headquarters to New York City. Her single that was written, produced by, and featuring Missy Elliott entitled “Ooh, Ooh Baby” was one of her best works, and even appeared on R&B singles chart’s Billboard. Hicks’ lead single which was to debut her music career was an up-tempo track entitled “Distant Lover” produced by T. Riley. However, the album didn’t take off until the release of the second single “Silly,” which was D. Williams’ classic R&B remake.

Over her career as a singer, Taral has made appearances in several plays such as “Mama I Want to Sing” on Broadway, in which she assumed a singing role that had previously been assigned to her elder sister, D’Atra, a few years previously – this was her first-ever appearance.

Taral Hicks Personal Life, Husband, and Children

Hicks dated actor Chazz Palminteri, who played the lead role in “Bronx Tale” film, in 1996 but broke up the same year. The “Bronx Tale” actress is now married to Loren Dawson whom she met and started dating in 1999.

As seen in her filmography, Taral stopped making stage appearances after she got into a relationship and married in 2001. The couple has been together for close to two decades now, and has been blessed with two children, both boys.

Taral Hicks Body Measurements and Features

Taral is African-American who has a well-built body structure, and stands at 5ft 9ins (1.74m) tall. She is reputed to weigh 145lbs (66kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-28-35. Additionally, Taral has dark brown hair and brown eyes..

Taral Hicks Net Worth

Taral has generated most of her income through her professional career as an actor and a singer. Reputable sources estimate that she has a net worth of over $500,000. Currently, she makes appearances on several public programs and events.

Taral is active on various social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Her Instagram account is followed by more than 72,000 fans. She is currently living in North Jersey, together with her husband and two sons, and works as a teacher.

General Info

Full NameTaral Hicks
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1974
ProfessionActor, Teacher, Singer
EducationTeaneck High School


SpouseLoren Dawson
SiblingsD'atra Hicks, Miriam Hicks


MoviesWhere Hearts Lie, Ex$pendable, The Salon, Forbidden Fruits, Belly, Subway Stories, Just Cause, A Bronx Tale

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1She is currently married to Loren Dawson, with whom she has a son, and lives in North Jersey where she is working as a teacher. [September 2009]
2She and her husband, Loren Dawson, have a son.
3She was managed by her mom for many years.
4She, her siblings, her parents and her paternal grandparents are all Oneness Pentecostal and her late paternal grandfather used to pastor the Oneness Pentecostal facility where for many years her family were/are members. Her sisters D'Atra and Miriam were/are well known singers for the Oneness Pentecostal faith - which believes God is one and has related to humanity differently over the course of history as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
5Has two films lined up for 2005/2006, "The Salon" with Vivica A. Fox, and "Forbidden Fruits" with Ella Joyce & Fredro Starr.
6Beginning January 2006, will be apart of the "Soul Kittens Cabaret", which also includes singers Nicci Gillbert, Monifah, TonDalaya Gallant. Sara Stokes and Demetria McKinney.
7Motown ended her recording contract shortly after President Harrell was fired by Motown due to the cost of him relocating their corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to New York City.
8Was signed to Motown by its former president, Andre Harrell.
9Taral recorded an album named "This Time" released in 1997 by Motown which is now out of print.
10Her eldest sister, D'Atra Hicks recorded an album named "D'Atra Hicks" released in 1989 by Motown, which is now out of print.
11Two of her 3 older sisters, D'Atra and Miriam Hicks were a well known gospel music duet who started in their Oneness Pentecostal church, for which their late grandfather was the pastor.
12Her first appearance was in the broadway play "Mama I Want To Sing" in a singing role formerly performed by her oldest sister, actress/singer D'Atra Hicks several years earlier.
13Is the baby sister of actress/singer D'Atra Hicks. and gospel singer Miriam Hicks.




The Hills2017completedDr. Welker
The 1 Closest 2 U2016completedLe-Le
A Sub in the Brick CityShort completedDetective Tammy
Where Hearts Lie2016Shante Jackson
The Hilltop Barbershop2014Member of the church choir
Aunt Bam's Place2012Mona
Humenetomy2007Member of Gospel Choir
Forbidden Fruits2006VideoNicole Walters
The Salon2005Trina
Soul Food2003TV SeriesNaomi
100 Centre Street2002TV Series
Are You Cinderella?2000ShortHomeless Woman
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground1997TV MovieWoman with Flowers (segment "Sax Cantor Riff")
Educating Matt Waters1996TV Movie
The Preacher's Wife1996Teen
Just Cause1995Lena Brown
A Bronx Tale1993Jane


The Associate1996performer: "Yes We Can Can"


Soul Train1997TV Series documentaryHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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