HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Tina Lifford

Actor, Playwright, & Author


  • The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey into Inner Fitness
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Tina Lifford began her acting career in 1983. Since then, the veteran Hollywood actress’s multi-faceted career has left an imprint on audiences worldwide, playing over 100 characters including the CIA Director on Scandal and the mother-in-law on Parenthood. She currently plays Aunt Vi on Queen Sugar, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network’s critically acclaimed television drama. 

Equally accomplished behind the camera, Lifford is the respected playwright of The Circle, a play about how seven diverse women navigate the choppy waters of life together, author of The Little Book of Big Lies, and CEO of The Inner Fitness Project, a personal development network committed to making the practices and benefits of “Inner Fitness” as familiar, well understood and accessible as those of physical fitness.

Lifford refers to herself as an Inner Fitness Strategist, providing information and life strategies that build a strong, resilient inner self capable of masterfully navigating life's challenges and opportunities. She desires to inspire people from all walks of life to invest in their emotional wellbeing and act on their dreams so that they can feel less stressed and respond to life with more personal power, insight, and wisdom.Through the Inner Fitness lens, Lifford helps people to acknowledge the self that lives inside of them, embrace their innate worth and learn practices to take their power back from old hurt and acquired limitations, in order to be fully alive and thrive.

Currently, Lifford resides in California.

Praise for The Little Book of Big Lies:

“Lifford’s sage lessons will be an antidote to poisonous thoughts for those with battered self-esteem.”
--Publishers Weekly

“From the moment I met Tina Lifford, I knew this beautiful woman had a gift. She is profoundly wise and has the most gentle, reassuring voice. As she takes us through her life lessons in The Little Book of Big Lies, she helps guide our path to a better understanding of ourselves. I’m now an Inner Fitness devotee, and you will be too after reading this gem-filled book.”
--Shaun Robinson, founder of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation, producer, and author of Exactly As I Am

“This little book is overflowing with the wisdom, vitality, truth telling and magic that could only be called Tina Lifford.”
--Eve Ensler author of The Vagina Monologues and The Apology

“In, The Little Book of Big Lies, Beloved Tina Lifford proves herself to be an "inner workout" coach.  So many things we accept as truth simply aren't. So many things that we accept without question, stunt our growth.  If you are ready to work through some lies that may be holding you back, give this little book a big read.”
--Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, Spiritual Life Coach, Host, Iyanla Fix My Life