Tamala Jones

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Tamala Jones

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Tamala Jones
Tamala Jones at Paleyfest 2012.jpg

Jones in 2012
Born Tamala R. Jones
(1974-11-12) November 12, 1974 (age 43)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present

Tamala Regina Jones (born November 12, 1974)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the movies Booty Call, The Wood, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, and Two Can Play That Game. She is also best known for television roles as Tina, the recurring character on Veronica’s Closet, Bobbi Seawright on For Your Love and Lanie Parish on the ABC crime drama Castle, which first ran from 2009 to 2016.


Her first acting role was a guest appearance on the teen sitcom California Dreams. She went on to play a student in the short-lived ABC drama Dangerous Minds. Jones had co-starring roles on the 1998-2002 series For Your Love and the short-lived The Tracy Morgan Show. She had a recurring role as Tonya, an old girlfriend of Flex’s (seasons one and five) on One on One. She has guest-starred on other television series, including The Parent ‘Hood, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Veronica’s Closet, My Name Is Earl, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, and Malcolm & Eddie.

In 1993, Jones appeared in the music video for “Give It Up, Turn It Loose” by En Vogue. In 2001, she was in the music video for “Girls, Girls, Girls” by rapper Jay Z with fellow actresses Paula Jai Parker and Carmen Electra. Also that year, Jones was featured in the music video for “Gravel Pit” by Wu-Tang Clan. She also appeared in Will Smith’s video “Im looking for the one”.

Her film credits include Booty Call, The Wood, and Kingdom Come. Jones also has a small role in the film Up in the Air.

She appeared in the music video for the song “Independent” by rapper Webbie as a female black President of the United States.

Personal life[edit]

In 2003, she dated rapper Nate Dogg after the two met on the set of Chris Rock‘s film Head of State.[2]

In 2006, she had her breasts surgically enhanced.[3] Of them, she said, “I did my homework and looked for a specialist. I didn’t go to any ol’ body to get them done. I went to someone who works on breast cancer patients, and he creates a breast that look and feel real. I can’t wait to get a movie part where I can show them to you guys. In the right part in the right movie, I am willing to show these babies.”[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 How to Make an American Quilt Anna’s Great Grandmother
1997 Booty Call Nikki
1998 Can’t Hardly Wait Cindi
1999 Wood, TheThe Wood Tanya
1999 Blue Streak Janiece
2000 Next Friday D’wana
2000 Turn It Up Kia
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog Laura Leeton
2000 Ladies Man, TheThe Ladies Man Theresa
2001 Kingdom Come Nadine
2001 Brothers, TheThe Brothers Sheila West
2001 Two Can Play That Game Tracey Johnson
2001 On the Line Jackie
2003 Head of State Lisa Clark
2004 Nora’s Hair Salon Clorie
2005 Long Distance Margaret Wright
2006 Confessions Tory Adams
2007 What Love Is Katherine
2007 Who’s Your Caddy? Shannon
2007 Daddy Day Camp Kim Hinton
2008 American Dream Keisha
2008 Show Stoppers Renee
2008 Hustle, TheThe Hustle Nikki
2008 Who’s Deal? Mrs. Watson
2009 Up in the Air Karen Barnes
2009 Janky Promoters, TheThe Janky Promoters Regina
2009 Busted JJ
2009 Laredo Maggie Short film
2011 35 and Ticking Victoria
2013 Things Never Said Daphne
2013 Yellow Ribbon Karen Rutty Short film
2014 Act of Faith Jacqueline
2014 Box, TheThe Box Adeline Short film
2014 Shaker Pointe Martha Spears


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Parent ‘Hood, TheThe Parent ‘Hood Yvonne Episode: “The Bully Pulpit”
1995 Our Own, OnOn Our Own Grace Episode: “Obstacle Illusion”
1995 Wayans Bros., TheThe Wayans Bros. Wanda Episode: “Shawn Takes a New Stand”
1995 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Tiffany Episode: “Not, I Barbecue”
1995 ER Joanie Robbins Episodes: “The Birthday Party”, “Motherhood”
1996 JAG Nia Episode: “The Brotherhood”
1996 Dangerous Minds Callie Timmons TV series
1997 Malcolm & Eddie Caroline Episode: “Two Men and a Baby”
1997–1999 Veronica’s Closet Tina Recurring role (8 episodes)
1998–2002 For Your Love Bobbie Seawright Main role (84 episodes)
2000 Little Richard Lucille TV film
2001 ER Joanie Robbins Episode: “Four Corners”
2001–2005 One on One Tonya Recurring role (10 episodes)
2002 Couples Julia TV film
2003–2004 Tracy Morgan Show, TheThe Tracy Morgan Show Alicia Mitchell 18 episodes
2005 Nadine in Date Land Star TV film
2005 Love, Inc. Terri Episode: “Bosom Buddies”
2006 Ghost Whisperer Amy Wright Episode: “Drowned Lives”
2006 CSI: Miami Katie Watson Episode: “Going, Going, Gone”
2006 Flirt Stevie Ridge TV film
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Claire Episode: “The Disaster Show”
2007 My Name Is Earl Liberty Washington 4 episodes
2007 Protect and Serve Sharon Harvey TV film
2009 Everybody Hates Chris Darlene Episode: “Everybody Hates Boxing”
2009–2016 Castle Lanie Parish 143 episodes
2010 Party Down Mary Ellison Episode: “James Ellison Funeral”
2012 Soul Man, TheThe Soul Man Yvette Episode: “My Old Flame”
2012 King Bachelor’s Pad Lt. Murray Episode: “Sherlock Homeboy”
2015 Megachurch Murder Martha Spears TV film
2017 Rebel Jackie (nurse) Episode: “Nickel and Dimed”

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