Tara A. Caan is James Caan’s Daughter: Meet The Actress

Tara Caan (born on 5th November 1964) is the 58-year-old daughter of Dee Jay Mathis and James Caan, the late American actor. Tara’s father is famous for playing Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, a performance that earned him Golden Globe nominations and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. 

James made a name for himself as a successful actor before his death happened on 6th July 2022. Get to know more about his daughter Tara who is not just a celebrity daughter but is also believed to be doing well for herself.

Summary of Tara Caan’s Bio

  • Full name: Tara A. Caan
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 5th November 1964
  • Tara Caan’s Age: 58 years old
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Tara Caan’s Parents: James Caan and Dee Jay Mathis
  • Siblings: 4 (Scott Caan, Alexander James Caan, James Arthur Caan, and Jacob Nicholas Caan)
  • Famous for: Being James Caan’s daughter

Tara Caan was Born 58 Years Ago

Tara is one of James Caan’s five children born on the 5th of November 1964 by his first wife, actress Dee Jay Mathis. She is currently 42 years old. She was born under the Scorpio zodiac sign in California, United States of America. Tara is an American by nationality and comes from a famous caucasian family.

Tara Caan
Tara Caan and his father, James Caan, image source

While her father is an American, her mother is of African-American and Irish descent. Some of the members of Tara’s extended family include butcher and wholesaler Arthur Caan (grandfather), actress Sophie Caan (grandmother), and filmmaker Josie Caan (niece). Tara had her formative years under the guardianship of her parents before they split.

Among James Caan’s five children, Tara is the least popular of them all. As a result, there is little or no available information about her personal life or career in the media. Asides from a few public appearances she made in the past with her father when she was much younger, nothing much is known about her and what she does for a living. Also, the schools she attended and her courses of specialization have not been revealed.

Tara’s Parents Were Married For Six Years

James Caan went through marriage four times before his death. He is a father to five children born by four different women. His first marriage was to Tara’s mother, Dee Jay Mathis, in 1960. Though not popular in her own right, Dee Jay reportedly worked as an actress. She was able to get minor roles in movies just because of her ex-husband’s influence.

Dee Jay Mathis is known for her role as Broad in The Passy and Earl Barton dancer in Frankie and Johnnie. As long as their marriage lasted, Dee Jay used to appear in red-carpet events with her ex-husband. The former couple seemed to be having a happy marriage before the news of their divorce made rounds.

They divorced in 1966 after six years of marriage and went their separate ways. During the course of their marriage, they gave birth to Tara Caan. Since they got divorced, Tara’s mother is no longer heard of nor seen in any public event.

Meet Tara Caan’s Four Siblings

Tara Caan is the eldest of James Caan’s kids. Though the only child of her mother, Tara is not the only child of her father. While her information is very scarce on the internet, her four other siblings have managed to be in the spotlight. The names of her siblings are Scott Caan, Alexander James Caan, James Arthur Caan, and Jacob Nicholas Caan.

Tara Caan, her father, and brothers
Tara Caan, her father, and brothers, image source

Scott Caan

Scott Caan was born on the 23rd of August 1976 to James Caan and his second wife, Sheila Marie Ryan, who was formerly an actress. James and Sheila got married on 17th September 1976. However, their marriage was short-lived, as they got divorced the following year. Sheila died on 18th September 2012 at the age of 60 after she fell ill as a result of cancer.

Unlike his elder sister Tara, Scott has a more outgoing personality. He pursued a career in acting and has appeared in movies like Hawaii Five-O, Gone In 60 Seconds, Twelve, Varsity Blues, and Ocean’s Into The Blue, among others. Although he once revealed that his father was against his interest in pursuing a career in Hollywood for undisclosed reasons, Scott has continued to make a name for himself as an actor

Alexander James Caan

Another of Tara’s siblings is Alexander James, the actor’s third child and second son. Presently aged 31 years old, Alexander was born on the 10th of April 1991 to James Caan by his third wife, Ingrid Hajek. The duo got married in September 1990 and divorced in March 1994. Hajek is an American model, TV personality, and social media influencer.

Just like it is common in the family of Caan, Alexander James also followed the path of entertainment in his career pursuit. He is a musician and goes by the stage name Audio Medic. He mostly uploads electronic music on his Soundcloud page. Though he is not yet an established musician, it is believed that Alexander James would definitely make his family proud in his musical career pursuit.

James Arthur and Jacob Nicholas

James Arthur Caan is Tara’s third sibling and her father’s fourth child. Currently 27 years old, James Arthur was born on 6th November 1995 to the actor by his fourth wife, actress Linda Stokes. Linda and James Caan got married on 7th October 1995, and their marriage lasted for 22 years. Caan would later file for divorce in 2017, citing irreconcilable differences.

Unlike his other wives, Linda Stokes is a familiar name in the American entertainment industry. She is an actress, costume designer, model, fashion influencer, and entrepreneur. Linda Stokes and James Nicholas have two sons together who are James Arthur and Jacob Nicholas.

Nicholas was born on 24th September 1998. It has not been verified what career path he earns a living from, but a few sources speculate that he works as a costume designer. James and his younger brother Jacob are very close to their father and frequented red-carpet events with him while growing up. Asides from these, there is no further information about them.

Is Tara Caan Married?

It is not known if Tara Caan has ever been married or has a husband. She has never talked about having a man in her life or even children. In fact, Tara is obviously not a public person and does not grant interviews. Despite having a father who is always in the news, Tara dislikes public attention. Apparently, the buzz about her personality stems from her father’s fame.


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