Date of Birth:February 6, 1993
Birthname:Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe
Hometown:Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Astral sign: Aquarius
Profession: Actress, singer, dancer
Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, professionally known as Tinashe, (born February 6, 1993 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known as the former lead singer of girl group, the Stunners.
She was born in Lexington, Kentucky and named "Tinashe" Jorgensen, which means "We are with God" in Shona, by her grandfather. She spent her early years in DeKalb, Illinois, as a baby model, with her two younger brothers, Thulani and Kudzai, but, at age eight moved to Los Angeles, California. Her father is Zimbabwean and her mother is Caucasian.
At age 14, Tinashe was approached by former pop-star Vitamin C to join an all-girl singing and dancing group. She quickly joined Allie Gonino, Hayley Kiyoko, Marisol Esparza and Kelsey Saunders (later replaced by Lauren Hudson in 2009) to form the Stunners. The goup soon signed with Columbia Records and released a single titled Bubblegum to iTunes along with the official video for the single and as contributed a song to the iCarly soundtrack.
In 2009, the group left Columbia Records and signed a production deal with Lionsgate Entertainment, who also produced a scripted television show pilot based on the group, which was ordered by MTV. In October of that year, the girls released a 5-song EP and shot a music video for their promo single We Got It which was released on February 22, 2010.
They released a holiday single in December 2009, produced by Desmond Child, titled Santa Bring My Soilder Home and performed the song on The Today Show as well as The Wendy Williams Show. After meeting with various labels interested in the group, they signed to Universal Republic Records in 2010 and released their first single Dancin' Around the Truth which featured the New Boyz to iTunes as well as Top 40 radio stations. The music video premiered June 2, just before the group was announced as an opening act on Justin Bieber's My World Tour.
They finished their run after twenty dates on the tour and returned to LA to record new songs with producers such as Toby Gad, The Cataracs, Dave Broome, Livvi Franc and more. They shot a fourth music video in the desert of California in November for their new song Spin The Bottle which premiered on December 31, 2010.
On March 16, 2011 Tinashe announced that she was now pursuing a solo career and working on a solo album. Since her departure, the band has separated. She also announced via her official twitter page that she would be singing the theme song to the CW show Shedding for the Wedding. On April 6th, 2010, a demo solo song Chainsaw, produced by The Cataracs leaked online. Tinashe also sang background vocals for her label mate Bobby Brackins single A1 which also features Dev and well as being featured on a song for his upcoming album, titled "Cake". On May 3, 2011 Tinashe gave her first televised solo performance in front of 57,000 people during the Dodgers VS. Cubs baseball game singing the National Anthem and God Bless America.
She is a black belt in taekwondo. She plays the piano, and played the violin for three years, before quitting. She has a dog named Jazz, a Shiba-Inu named Jackson which she received as a Christmas gift in 2010, and a cat. She is also a fan of the Harry Potter and the Twilight series as well as the fast food chain In-N-Out Burger and restaurant PF Chang's. She also appeared in Justin Bieber's music video "Baby", along with friends Lil Twist and Drake.
She is best friends with her personal assistant Jt Ervin, Hayley Kiyoko - a member of her former band "the Stunners", and professional dancer Shonnie Soloman. Tinashe and her childhood best friend Alicia have a series of YouTube parody videos on Tinashe's channel. As a former victim of bullying, Kachingwe is an active member of the anti-bullying community as well as an advocate for the LGBT community.
Masked and Anonymous, The Polar Express, Time Out, Akeelah and the Bee
Cora Unashamed, Call Me Claus, Holly Hobby and Friends: Surprise Party, Holly Hobby and Friends: Christmas Wishes, Holly Hobby and Friends: Secret Adventures, Holly Hobby and Friends: Best Friends Forever
Avatar: The Last Airbender, Out of Jimmy's Head, Two and a Half Men
Mrs. Brown’s Daughter, Hero Girl, Shawnee, Various
Josephine, Young Lucy, Carrie Baker
On Ji, Robin, Celeste Burnett