Played by Jane Adams
A struggling poet, Tanya works the night shift at a Detroit law firm as a perma-temp proofreader. She was familiar with Ray's special talent as the result of their brief encounter that followed her visit to his history class as part of a "Poets in the Schools" program. When they meet again at an entrepreneurial workshop, Tanya convinces Ray to let her market his winning tool ? for a percentage. But after approaching a former temp-turned-life coach, Lenore, to offer Ray's services to her upscale clientele, Tanya finds herself in a battle for control over the business she created.