Tai Woodville was born in 1980 in Los Angeles, California, into a family of professional actors. She was raised with an appreciation of the arts and a dedication to the natural world.

She attended UCSB's College of Creative studies, where she majored in literature & creative writing, graduating in 2002.

She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, where she writes a popular philosophy blog, Parallax Journal, and contributes a poem on the last Sunday of each month to Visitant Lit.