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Tamra Davis

Highest Rated:   89% The Punk Singer (2013)
Lowest Rated:   13% Best Men (1998)
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Birthplace:   California, USA
Director Tamra Davis may be best-known as the wife of Beastie Boy Mike D, but she has had a prolific career in music videos and feature films. She has made videos for bands like Sonic Youth and the Lemonheads, but also made popular videos for the pop group Hanson and superstar Cher. Her more notable videos include "In Your Room" by the Bangles and "Wild Thing" by Tone-Loc. In 1992, she made her feature-length debut with Guncrazy, inspired by early '50s teenage juvenile delinquent movies. Written by Matthew Bright (author of Freeway) Guncrazy premiered on cable and earned a Golden Globe nomination for star Drew Barrymore during the height of her bad-girl phase. In 1993, Davis turned back to music with the rap mockumentary CB4, starring Chris Rock, and the documentary short No Alternative Girls, starring Courtney Love. Then Davis made a big commercial hit with Billy Madison, the first of many Adam Sandler broad comedies. She stayed in the same profitable market for the crime comedy Best Men with Luke Wilson and the stoner comedy Half Baked with Dave Chappelle. Unfortunately, her coming-of-age sex comedy Skipped Parts, was only released on video, and then she signed on to direct the Britney Spears movie Crossroads. The teen film failed at the box office and claimed many Razzie awards for its ineptitude. In 2002, Davis returned to music videos again for the documentary Keep Your Eyes Open, starring husband Mike D and fellow filmmaker Spike Jonze.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
89% The Punk Singer
  • Actor
  • Producer
$0.2M 2013
85% Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
$0.3M 2010
No Score Yet A Conversation with Basquait
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Keep Your Eyes Open
  • Director
2003
14% Crossroads
  • Director
$37.1M 2002
No Score Yet Skipped Parts
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2000
No Score Yet Beastie Boys Video Anthology
  • Director
2000
13% Best Men
  • Director
1998
29% Half Baked
  • Director
1998
46% Billy Madison
  • Director
1995
52% CB4
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet No Alternative
  • Director
1993
63% Guncrazy
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Indigo Girls: Live at the Uptown Lounge
  • Director
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
63% Daytime Divas
2017
  • Producer
  • 2017
72% Santa Clarita Diet
2017
  • Director
  • 2017
99% Younger
2015
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hit the Floor
2013
  • Director
  • 2016
  • 2014
98% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
2015
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Odd Mom Out
2015
  • Director
  • 2015
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2011
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Director
  • 2007
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Director
  • 2007

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