Born in Toronto to an African American Canadian father and a Scottish-Canadian mother.
Tamara Taylor first started her career in commercials. Taylor's first big break was when she landed a regular role on Party of Five. Later she was cast as Dr. Ana Syphax on City of Angels. She also had a role as a junkie wife in Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Now she is staring in the new Fox series Bones as "Dr. Camille Saroyan"