A survivor of the Seige of Sarajevo, Tajra Kovač fled Bosnia at the age of 11. She worked until the age of 18 at a German factory, until she had saved enough to buy passage to America. She came and worked in the kitchen of a Culver City restaurant, stashing away money to send back home. Unfortunately, local gangsters “confiscated” her savings and threw her out of the restaurant after learning her uncle had slighted them many years ago back in the old country. But it’s baby all the way for a Country Music Award Winner and a popular cable drama star!