Tamra Davis

Director
Prolific video director Tamra Davis showed promise with her initial leap to feature filmmaking "Guncrazy" (aired on Showtime in 1992 in lieu of theatrical release), though her subsequent directorial efforts didn't ... Read more »
Born: 01/22/1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (26)

Younger 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Hit the Floor 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Keep Your Eyes Open 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Single Ladies 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Sons of Tucson 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Jake in Progress 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Ex List 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Viva Laughlin 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Ugly Betty 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Everybody Hates Chris 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Love Monkey 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Men in Trees 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

A Conversation with Basquiat 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

My Name is Earl 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Method & Red 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Crossroads 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Skipped Parts 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Best Men 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Half Baked 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Billy Madison 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

CB4 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

No Alternative Girls 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

To The Curb 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Guncrazy (TV Show)

Director
Producer (4)

The Punk Singer 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Conversation with Basquiat 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Skipped Parts 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (3)

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 2010 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

A Conversation with Basquiat 2005 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Best Men 1999 (Movie)

super 8mm camera (Camera)
Writer (1)

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

The Punk Singer 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Biography

Prolific video director Tamra Davis showed promise with her initial leap to feature filmmaking "Guncrazy" (aired on Showtime in 1992 in lieu of theatrical release), though her subsequent directorial efforts didn't entirely live up to those high expectations. Married to Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Davis earned a reputation as a hipster auteur with credits on several videos by Sonic Youth and The Lemonheads as well as films like "Guncrazy" and "Best Men" (1997), but remained commercially viable thanks to work with Hanson ("Mmmbop"), Cher ("I've Got You Babe") and Adam Sandler ("Billy Madison").

Relationships

Michael Diamond Song

Husband
Married in 1993

EDUCATION

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2002

Helmed "Crossroads", a road movie starring Britney Spears

2000

Was executive producer and director of the period romance "Skipped Parts"; released direct-to-video in 2001

1998

Directed the marijuana-fueled comedy "Half-Baked"

1997

Helmed the quirky crime drama "Best Men"

1997

Directed the videos for the Hanson hits "Mmmbop" and "Where's the Love?"

1995

Directed the popular Adam Sandler vehicle "Billy Madison"; replaced original director Stephen Kessler who left over "creative differences"

1994

Helmed the music documentary short "No Alternative Girls"; screened at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival

1993

Was set to direct the western "Bad Girls", featuring Drew Barrymore; replaced by Jonathan Kaplan

1993

Directed "CB4", the comedic story of the rise and fall of a fictionial middle class "gangsta" rap group

1992

Made feature directorial debut with the independent crime drama "Guncrazy", starring Drew Barrymore (debuted on Showtime in lieu of theatrical release)

1988

Directed the videos for the crossover rap hit "Wild Thing" by Tone Loc and "In Your Room" by The Bangles

Served an apprenticeship under Francis Ford Coppola at his Zoetrope Studios

Directed "Vida Loca", a documentary about Latino gang culture

Helmed several videos for seminal indie rock band Sonic Youth including 1990's "Kool Thing" and 1994's "Bull in the Heather"

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