Tawnia McKiernan is a prolific director who has been working in the entertainment industry for over twenty years. She began directing in 1996 on the syndicated television show RENEGADE, which she co-directed with her father, writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell. She also directed multiple episodes of SILK STALKINGS and VIP after assistant directing on several smaller budget movies and pilots.
In 2002, Tawnia was hired to direct multiple episodes of the critically acclaimed show NYPD BLUE. This was followed by directing assignments on numerous shows, including ER, BONES, BLUE BLOODS, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE MENTALIST, GRIMM, BURN NOTICE, and PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, among many others. She also directed the two hour lifetime movie, SECRETS OF EDEN staring John Stamos and Anna Gunn.
Tawnia has most recently been working on developing the remake of GREATEST AMERICAN HERO for FOX. She resides in foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains with her husband, three kids, dog and cat.