Tamara Taylor is a talented Canadian-born actress and voice artist. She is best known on TV for her role as forensic pathologist Dr. Camille Saroyan in 11 seasons of the Fox TV forensic crime series Bones. Her role as Dr. Camille Saroyan was initially intended to be a guest role, however, it was extended into a regular role because the character was well received by fans. After a highly successful 12-season run, Bones was not renewed for another season by the Fox network. Find out more about who Tamara Taylor is by learning about her family, bio, remarkable weight loss, and other things of interest about her.
Tamara Taylor Bio, Age
Tamara Taylor was born September 27, 1970, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was also raised in Canada as an only child. The actress has revealed that she didn’t complete her high school education. According to her, she dropped out of high school in order to pursue a career in modeling and to ‘see the world’. Prior to that critical decision, her mother had her enrolled in modeling classes so as to get her to gain more confidence.
Taylor eventually relocated to Los Angeles to give acting a shot after visiting her bosom friend Cree Summer on the set of the NBC 90s sitcom A Different World. She later scored an uncredited role on an episode of A Different World (1991). This was quickly followed by a number of other TV roles and commercials.
Taylor got her breakthrough on the small screen playing the regular role of Grace Wilcox in the 90s family drama series Party of Five (1996–97). As a budding actress, she made guest appearances in several other drama series including Dawson’s Creek (1998), Early Edition (1999), and Providence (1999).
At the turn of the century, the talented actress was cast in the recurring role of Dr. Ana Syphax in the medical drama series City of Angels (2000). She was also cast in a regular role in the short-lived sitcom Hidden Hills (2002–03). Through the early 2000s, Taylor guest-starred in numerous notable TV series such as Six Feet Under (2004), CSI: Miami (2004), NCIS (2005-06) and Numb3rs (2006).
In 2006, the talented actress landed a guest role on the second season of the police procedural crime series Bones. Taylor rendered a brilliant portrayal of the character Dr. Camille Saroyan which endeared her to fans of the show. The producers then developed the character into a series regular which lasted from the 2nd to the 12th and final season of the hit series.
In 2015, Taylor made a guest appearance on an episode of the reality series Hell’s Kitchen. In 2018, she was cast in the Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon portraying the character Oumou Prescott.
In her long-running career, Tamara Taylor has also recorded a number of movie credits. She marked her big-screen debut in the comic Sci-fi movie Senseless (1998), followed by a supporting role alongside Halle Berry in the telefilm Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). She later starred in Serenity (2005) as well as Tyler Perry‘s Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005). In 2015, Taylor lent her voice to the wonder woman character Bekka in the animated superhero film Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
Her Parents and Sister
Tamara Taylor was born to a black father and a Caucasian mother. Both of her parents are originally from Canada, however, her mother has Scottish ancestry. Her father Vaughn Grouse is a musician and her mother Deborah Reid worked as a property manager. After her parents’ divorce, the actress was raised by her mother and her stepfather Eddie Taylor. She has 2 siblings; a stepbrother and a stepsister. However, she was raised as an only child.
Does She Have a Husband?
The talented Bones star is currently unmarried, however, she had been married in the past. On June 10, 2007, Tamara Taylor got married to Miles Cooley a lawyer. After nearly 5 years, the duo called it quits on the union. Taylor filed for divorce in February 2012. Their divorce was finalized in May of the same year. They had no children together.
Tamara Taylor Net Worth
From her acting debut in 1991, Canadian-born actress Tamara Taylor has featured in several notable roles both on the small screen and the big screen. Other than her regular role as Dr. Camille Saroyan on the Fox hit series Bones, Taylor has also featured in several other hit shows. Through her busy acting career, the talented actress has amassed a fortune of $4 million. This figure is even expected to get higher even as she takes on many more lucrative roles.
Tamara Taylor has always had a fit, trim and enviable figure. However, in 2017, during the last season of the hit series Bones, the actress appeared to be visibly thinner. This drastic reduction in weight resulted in speculations among avid fans of the show about Taylor’s new figure. The actress never directly addressed the rumors and therefore the exact cause of her weight loss was never known.