Get to Know Tamara Taylor!
Tamara is an only child originally from Toronto, Canada and is actually a second cousin of another well known Canadian actress, Neve Campbell. With the support of her mom, Tamara left high school at an early age to pursue modeling and travel the world. Tamara actually credits the inspiration of Diana Ross to her becoming an actress after she watched Diana in “Mahogany” and “Lady Sings the Blues.” Even though Tamara was extremely shy as a kid, she knew acting was her calling.
After traveling the world and deciding modeling wasn’t the right path, Tamara relocated to Los Angeles. She started out working as an extra on the NBC sitcom “A Different World” and quickly began booking commercials, including a popular series of AT&T commercials. Her first big break came when she booked the role of “Grace” on “Party of Five.” Other credits include playing “Dr. Ana Syphax” on the drama “City of Angels” and “Sarah” on “Hidden Hills.” Tamara has also appeared in numerous other series including “Lost”, “CSI:Miami” and “NCIS”. Since 2006, she has starred in “Bones” alongside David Boreanez and Emily Deschanel, which will begin it’s eighth season this coming fall.
Film wise, Tamara made her debut in the comedy “Senseless” starring David Spade and Rip Torn. She was also seen in the HBO movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”, Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and Joss Whedon’s “Serenity.” A huge fan of Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), Tamara has said her ultimate film aspiration is to star in a kung fu movie.
Tamara has selected “Gratitude” and “Not All That Glitters is Gold” for her pieces from “My Letter to Fear”. “Gratitude” centers on a woman who strives to find gratitude without qualifiers while “Not All That Glitters is Gold” ponders the purpose behind the vajazzling trend.
We are so thrilled to have Tamara joining us on Sunday, June 24th and we hope to see some “Bones” fans there too!
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