Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe (born February 6, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model. Her name means "God Is With Us" in her father's native language, Shona, from Zimbabwe. Raised in Los Angeles, California, she began her entertainment career at the age of 3 when she began modeling and acting.
In 2012 Tinashe released two critically acclaimed mixtapes In Case We Die (2012) and Reverie (2012) which she created in her home studio. After the release of the mixtapes, Tinashe signed withRCA Records. She released her third mixtape Black Water (2013) and is currently working on her debut solo album Aquarius, due for release in October 7, 2014. Tinashe released her debut single "2 On", in January 2014. The song lived as the #1 song on rhythm radio for over 4 weeks and has currently peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming her first Top 40 hit single.
Apart from music, Tinashe is known for her acting. Tinashe made her acting debut in the television film Cora Unashamed (2000). Tinashe has also appeared for the film The Polar Express alongside actor Tom Hanks, and from 2008 to 2009 Tinashe had a recurring role in American sitcom Two and a Half Men as Jake's girlfriend Celeste.