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Tamala Jones



Actress Tamala Jones launched her career as a model, appearing in magazine ads and television commercials, before landing her first acting job on an episode of the preteen sitcom California Dreams, but her interest in the craft goes back to early childhood, when Jones and her cousin would stage backyard shows. Los Angeles-born and raised, Jones first studied drama in the sixth grade. As a young woman, she guest starred on series ranging from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to E.R. to The Wayans Brothers. She had her first regular television role playing a student in the ABC network's short-lived drama Dangerous Minds. Jones entered feature films with a small role in How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and had her first starring film role in Booty Call (1997). In 1998, Jones starred in the short-lived NBC summer replacement sitcom For Your Love. After appearing in Blue Streak and The Wood the following year, Jones began to gain even more momentum in 2000 with roles in Ice Cube's Next Friday and the Tim Meadows SNL vehicle The Ladies Man. Jones would later share the limelight with a talented cast in Kingdom Come in 2001. She continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Head of State, Daddy Day Camp, Who's Your Caddy?, and What Love Is before being cast on the television show Castle as Lanie Paris. In 2010 she starred in and co-produced the romantic comedy 35 & Ticking.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Megachurch Murder
  • Martha Spears
2015
67% Things Never Said
  • Daphne
2013
No Score Yet 35 And Ticking
  • Victoria
2011
No Score Yet Janky Promoters
  • Regina
2009
15% What Love Is
  • Katherine
2008
No Score Yet Show Stoppers
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Showstoppers
  • Renee
2008
No Score Yet Katt Williams: American Hustle
  • Herself
2007
1% Daddy Day Camp
  • Kim Hinton
2007
6% Who's Your Caddy?
  • Shannon
2007
No Score Yet Angels Can't Help But Laugh
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Confessions of a Call Girl (Confessions)
  • Tory Adams
2006
No Score Yet Nadine in Date Land
  • Star
2005
No Score Yet Long Distance
  • Margaret Wright
2005
No Score Yet Nora's Hair Salon
  • Producer
2004
31% Head of State
  • Lisa Clark
2003
59% How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
  • Laura Leeton
2002
19% On the Line
  • Jackie
2001
43% Two Can Play That Game
  • Tracye Johnson
2001
28% Kingdom Come
  • Nadine
2001
63% The Brothers
  • Sheila West
2001
11% The Ladies Man
  • Teresa
2000
8% Turn It Up
  • Kia
2000
No Score Yet Little Richard
  • Lucille
2000
20% Next Friday
  • D'Wana
2000
36% Blue Streak
  • Janiece
1999
61% The Wood
  • Tanya
1999
40% Can't Hardly Wait
  • Girlfriend No. 2
1998
25% Booty Call
  • Nikki
1997
61% How to Make an American Quilt
  • Anna's Great Grandmother
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Katie Eicher
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Joanie
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Lanie Paris Lanie Parish
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Amy Wright
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012
  • Actor

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