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(m. 2007; div. 2012)
Tamara Taylor (born September 27, 1970) is a Canadian actress. She appeared in the role of Dr. Camille Saroyan, head of the Forensic Division, in the forensic crime drama Bones. She also appeared in season seven of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., in which she played the secondary antagonist Sibyl. As of 2021, she stars in the new Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime, alongside Christopher Meloni and Dylan McDermott, which premiered April 1.
Taylor was born in Toronto to an African 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."
Taylor has made guest appearances on NCIS, Numb3rs, Lost, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Party of Five and Dawson's Creek. In her feature film debut, Senseless, she played Marlon Wayans's love interest. She portrayed Debrah Simmons in the 2005 romantic-comedy Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Halle Berry's best friend in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 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.
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 off in episode 12 when Howard Epps, a recurring serial killer, poisoned her, to create more tension and drama between the two main characters, but the response to her character was so strong that the writers offered her a position as a recurring regular in the show. Thus, from the following episode, "The Girl with the Curl", she was credited as a main character for the remainder of the series.
|2005||Diary of a Mad Black Woman||Debrah Simmons|
|2015||Justice League: Gods and Monsters||Bekka / Wonder Woman (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Reluctant Nanny||Andrea Moore|
|1991||A Different World||Tamara||Episode: "Never Can Say Goodbye"|
|1992||Freshmen Dorm||Carla||Episode: "The Scarlet Letter"|
|1996–1997||Party of Five||Grace Wilcox||16 episodes|
|1998||Dawson's Creek||Laura Weston||Episodes: "Alternative Lifestyles" & "Tamara's Return"|
|1999||Early Edition||Meredith Armstrong||Episode: "Blowing Up is Hard to Do"|
|Providence||Tracy Doyle||Episode: "The Phantom Menace"|
|Introducing Dorothy Dandridge||Geri Nicholas||Television film|
|2000||City of Angels||Dr. Ana Syphax||13 episodes|
|2002–2003||Hidden Hills||Sarah Timmerman||17 episodes|
|2003||Miracles||Dr. Linda Qualey||Episode: "The Ferguson Syndrome"|
|Everwood||Dr. Dora Lence||Episode: "Daddy's Little Girl"|
|Becker||Dana McCall||Episode: "The Unbelievable Wrongness of Talking"|
|Without a Trace||Tracy McAllister||Episode: "Trip Box"|
|2004||The District||Agent Midge Halpern||Episode: "A.K.A."|
|Six Feet Under||Inez||Episode: "Bomb Shelter"|
|CSI: Miami||Dr. Leslie Harrison||Episode: "Crime Wave"|
|One on One||Judy||Episode: "Who Brought the Jive Turkey?"|
|2005||Lost||Susan Porter||Episodes: "Special" & "Adrift"|
|Sex, Love & Secrets||Nina||8 episodes|
|2005–2006||NCIS||Special Agent Cassie Yates||Episodes: "SWAK " & "Jeopardy"|
|2006||Numb3rs||Olivia Rawlings||Episode: "The O.G."|
|3 lbs||Della||Episode: "Lost for Words"|
|2006–2017||Bones||Dr. Camille Saroyan||223 episodes|
|2015||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Episode: "4 Chefs Compete"|
|Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles||Bekka/Wonder Woman||Episode: "Big"|
|2018||Altered Carbon||Oumou Prescott||Recurring|
|2019||The L Word: Generation Q||Maya||Episode: "Lapse in Judgement"|
|2020||October Faction||Deloris Allen||Main role|
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Sibyl||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2021–present||Law & Order: Organized Crime||Angela Wheatley||Main role|
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- Andreeva, Nellie (2 February 2021). "'Law & Order: Organized Crime': Tamara Taylor Joins NBC's 'SVU' Spinoff". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 17 March 2021.
- Tamar Abrams (May 9, 2012). "Bones' Tamara Taylor has overcome shyness and orthodontia to conquer Hollywood". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- Mary Margaret (July 17, 2007). "Bones Actress Tamara Taylor Gets Married". People Magazine. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- Ulrica Wihlborg (May 30, 2012). "Bones Star Tamara Taylor Finalizes Divorce". People.com. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- "Tamara Taylor Biography". Filmbug. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
- "Law & Order: Organized Crime: Bones Vet Tamara Taylor Joins SVU Spinoff". TVLine.com. Retrieved February 2, 2021.