"I love you and Lamar, we grew up together but this life ain't for me, and you knew that, you ain't changing."
―Tanisha to Franklin Clinton about Lamar Davis.

Tanisha Jackson is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto V. She is Franklin Clinton's ex-girlfriend.



Tanisha grew up in South Los Santos together with Franklin and Lamar Davis. She also attended the same high school as them, as mentioned in the mission Chop.

Events of Grand Theft Auto V

Because of Franklin's gang lifestyle and because of the recent death of her brother, who was involved in gangs, Franklin and Tanisha separated prior to the events of Grand Theft Auto V. Over the course of the story, Franklin converses with Tanisha via email and phone calls, attempting to win her back, but she rebuffs him each time. At one point early in the game, she also stops by his house to explain her need for a more stable man in her life. Towards the end of the game, she arrives at Franklin's new house to inform him of her imminent marriage to a doctor named Jayden (at the start of the game, Lamar brings up the fact that he's a brain surgeon). She also reveals to Franklin that Stretch has set Lamar up to be killed by the Ballas and asks Franklin to save him. At the end of the storyline, regardless of which ending the player chooses, Tanisha calls Franklin to inform him about her wedding the following day. Franklin accepts this and wishes Tanisha the best.


Her attitude in Lamar Down is somewhat hypocritical, as she criticizes Franklin for leaving his old life (which is the reason they broke up) and friends behind for a luxury life, when she has done exactly the same, even marrying a rich doctor. She even comments about how happy she is with her new life on his Lifeinvader page. Unlike Franklin however, she sought a legitimate way of life, instead of resorting to criminal means.

Tanisha is somewhat similar to Kate from GTA IV - both are decent people who are love interests to protagonists, and both reject them and criticize them bluntly for their life of crime. In addition, both have brothers who got involved with the respective protagonists criminal activities, and both have lost a brother because of these activities.

Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto V


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