Tamara Taylor

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Tamara Taylor
Tamara Taylor wearing Mark Belford – Heart and Stroke Foundation - The Heart Truth celebrity fashion show - Red Dress - Red Gown - Thursday February 8, 2012 - Creative Commons.jpg
Tamara Taylor, March 2012
Born(1970-09-27) September 27, 1970 (age 43)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Miles Cooley (2007-2012)[1][2]
 
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Tamara Taylor
Tamara Taylor wearing Mark Belford – Heart and Stroke Foundation - The Heart Truth celebrity fashion show - Red Dress - Red Gown - Thursday February 8, 2012 - Creative Commons.jpg
Tamara Taylor, March 2012
Born(1970-09-27) September 27, 1970 (age 43)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Miles Cooley (2007-2012)[1][2]

Tamara Taylor (born September 27, 1970) is a Canadian television actress.[3] Her most famous role is that of Dr. Camille Saroyan, head of the Forensic Division, on the forensic crime drama Bones.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor was born in Toronto to a Black Canadian father and a Scottish Canadian mother. She dropped out of high school to try modeling and see the world, with her mother supportive of her decision: "School will always be there, she told me."[5]

Tamara is a second cousin to Neve Campbell with whom she appeared on Party of Five.[1] Tamara married attorney Miles Cooley in 2007[1] but the couple divorced in May, 2012. [2]

Career[edit]

She has appeared in the CBS medical drama 3 lbs as Della and the UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets[4] in the role of Nina, both of which were short-lived.

Taylor has made guest appearances on NCIS, Numb3rs, Lost, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Party of Five[1][4] and Dawson's Creek. In her feature film debut, Senseless, she played Marlon Wayan's love interest.[6] She portrayed Debrah Simmons in the 2005 romantic-comedy Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Halle Berry's best friend in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge[6] and had a brief role in Serenity, the movie conclusion of the TV series Firefly by Joss Whedon. Through her part in Serenity, Taylor was able to audition for a show with actor David Boreanaz, who had previously worked with Whedon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. She also appeared in the TV series Lost, as the former girlfriend of Michael and mother of Walt.[5]

She first appeared in Bones in the first episode of the second season, "The Titan on the Tracks," portraying the character Dr. Camille Saroyan. In the first six episodes of the season, she was credited as a guest star because creator and writer Hart Hanson had planned to kill her in episode six when Howard Epps, a recurring serial killer, poisoned her in order to create more tension and drama between the two main characters. However, the response to Cam was so strong that the writers offered her a position as a recurring regular in the show.[1] Thus, since episode 7, "The Girl with the Curl," she has been credited as a main character of the series and appears in the title sequence.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991A Different WorldRoast Attendee (uncredited)1 episode
1992Freshmen DormCarla1 episode
1996–1997Party of FiveGrace Wilcox16 episodes
1998SenselessJanice Tyson
1998Dawson's CreekLaura Weston2 episodes
1999Early EditionMeredith Armstrong1 episode
1999Introducing Dorothy DandridgeGeri NicholasTV movie
1999ProvidenceTracy Doyle1 episode
2000City of AngelsDr. Ana Syphax13 episodes
2002–2003Hidden HillsSarah Timmerman17 episodes
2003MiraclesDr. Linda Qualey1 episode
2003EverwoodDr. Lence1 episode
2003BeckerDana McCall1 episode
2003Without a TraceTracy McAllister1 episode
2004The DispatchAgent Halpern1 episode
2004Six Feet UnderRoger's Lawyer1 episode
2004CSI: MiamiDr. Leslie Harrison1 episode
2004One on OneJudy1 episode
2005Diary of a Mad Black WomanDebrah
2005SerenityTeacher
2005LostSusan Lloyd2 episodes
2005Sex, Love & SecretsNina8 episodes
2005–2006NCISSpecial Agent Cassie Yates2 episodes
2006Numb3rsOlivia Rawlings1 episode (The O.G.)
20063 lbsDella1 episode
2006–presentBonesDr. Camille Saroyan144 episodes
2007Gordon GlassKaren
2011ShuffleLinda

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Mary Margaret (July 17, 2007). "Bones Actress Tamara Taylor Gets Married". People Magazine. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ulrica Wihlborg (May 30, 2012). "Bones Star Tamara Taylor Finalizes Divorce". People.com. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tamara Taylor - Bones". wetpaint. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Tamara Taylor Biography". Fox. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Tamar Abrams (May 9, 2012). "Bones' Tamara Taylor has overcome shyness and orthodontia to conquer Hollywood". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Tamara Taylor Biography". Filmbug. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 

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