Tamala Jones

Actor, Sandwich maker
A bright-eyed, smooth-skinned and poised African-American actress, Tamala Jones proved more than just a pretty face with a winning smile by creating a varied career based upon her versatile talent, working steadily in ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1974 in Pasadena, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Castle 2008 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Megachurch Murder 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Somebody Save Me 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Things Never Said 2013 (Movie)

Daphne (Actor)

35 and Ticking 2011 (Movie)

Victoria (Actor)

Janky Promoters 2009 (Movie)

Regina (Actor)

Daddy Day Camp 2007 (Movie)

Kim Hinton (Actor)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

What Love Is 2007 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Who's Your Caddy? 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Dream 2005 (Movie)

Keisha (Actor)

Love, Inc. 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tracy Morgan Show 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

Lisa Clark (Actor)

Long Distance 2003 (Movie)

Margaret Wright (Actor)

Nora's Hair Salon 2003 (Movie)

Clo (Actor)

The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

City of Angels 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog 2002 (Movie)

Laura Leeton (Actor)

JAG 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parent 'Hood 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kingdom Come 2001 (Movie)

Nadine (Actor)

On the Line 2001 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

The Brothers 2001 (Movie)

Sheila West (Actor)

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Can Play That Game 2001 (Movie)

Tracye Edwards (Actor)

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

D'Wana (Actor)

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

Teresa (Actor)

Turn It Up 2000 (Movie)

Kia (Actor)

Blue Streak 1999 (Movie)

Janiece (Actor)

The 14th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wood 1999 (Movie)

Tanya (Actor)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

Girlfriend No 2 (Actor)

Booty Call 1997 (Movie)

Nikki (Actor)

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Make An American Quilt 1995 (Movie)

Anna's Great Grandmother (Actor)

Little Richard (TV Show)

Actor

Nadine in Date Land (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A bright-eyed, smooth-skinned and poised African-American actress, Tamala Jones proved more than just a pretty face with a winning smile by creating a varied career based upon her versatile talent, working steadily in comedic and dramatic projects for both film and television. Jones made her feature film debut at age twenty, appearing in "How to Make an American Quilt" (1995) as the great-grandmother of Maya Angelou's character, injected into the storyline via a flashback cameo. That same year the actress racked up high-profile television roles in episodes of the sitcoms "The Wayans Bros." and "The Parent 'Hood" (both The WB) and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC) as well as a recurring role as Joanie, the niece of Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle) on the NBC drama "ER". From there Jones joined the regular cast of the ABC drama "Dangerous Minds". Based upon the hit film chronicling the true story of a teacher's observations of the struggles in a tough inner city high school, the series was short-lived but offered her a turn to show her dramatic chops, portraying a teenage mother bravely facing the challenges of parenthood, education and an abusive spouse.

Relationships

Nate Dogg

Companion
rumored to be dating

Milestones

2001

Featured in the African-American ensemble features "The Brothers" and "Kingdom Come"

2001

Played one of the women being schooled in men by Vivica A. Fox in the comedy "Two Can Play That Game"

2001

Co-starred in "On the Line" as a fiercely ambitious advertising executive who clashes with Lance Bass' hopeless romantic

2001

Reprised role of Joanie on "ER"

2000

Played Mike Epps' stalker ex-girlfriend in "Next Friday"; also featured in the musical drama "Turn It Up" and the comedy "The Ladies Man"

2000

Played the famed Lucille in the NBC biopic "Little Richard"

1999

Featured in the urban drama "The Wood" and the action comedy "Blue Streak"

1998

Had a featured role in the teen comedy "Can't Hardly Wait"

1997

Acted in the comedy "Booty Call"

1996

Played a teenage mother on the ABC series "Dangerous Minds"

1995

Had a recurring role as Peter Benton's niece Joanie on "ER" (NBC); also appeared on episodes of "The Wayans Bros.", "The Parent 'Hood" (both The WB) and "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" (NBC)

1995

Feature film debut with a flashback cameo as the great-grandmother of Maya Angelou's character in "How to Make an American Quilt"

1990

Cast in first national commercial for IBM at age fifteen (date approximate)

1986

Began taking acting classes in the sixth grade (date approximate)

Co-starred in "Head of State" feature directed by Chris Rock (lensed 2002)

Was a regular on the sitcom "For Your Love" (NBC, 1998; The WB 1998-2001)

Made TV debut on an episode of the NBC Saturday teen series "California Dreams"

Was a recurring player on the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet"

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