Actress Tamara Taylor was a familiar face to television viewers throughout the 1990s and 2000s thanks to frequent guest appearances on numerous episodic shows, as well as her turn as Dr. Camille Saroyan on the long-running and popular "Bones" (Fox, 2005-2015). Born September 21, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Tamara Taylor began her show business career as a model shortly after dropping out of high school. She relocated to Los Angeles after visiting her friend, actress Cree Summer, on the set of the sitcom "A Different World" (NBC, 1987-1993), and soon after made her television debut on the short-lived "Freshman Dorm" (CBS, 1992). Four years later, she returned to television in a recurring role on "Party of Five" (Fox, 1994-2000), as a social worker who becomes a love interest for Charlie Salinger, played by her fellow "Freshman Dorm" alum, Matthew Fox. From there, Taylor worked steadily on television, including turns as a series regular on the medical drama series "City of Angels" (CBS, 2000) and the sitcom "Hidden Hills" (NBC, 2002-03), and guest shots on "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05) and recurring turns on "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010) - which marked her third appearance opposite Matthew Fox - and "NCIS" (CBS, 2003- ). Taylor began her long-running stint as pathologist Dr. Camille Saroyan on the second season premiere of "Bones" in 2006. Initially, series creator Hart Hanson intended her character to die at the hands of serial killer Howard Epps in the twelfth episode of the season. But audience response to her character - a no-nonsense administrator who often clashed with the team of offbeat personalities at the Jeffersonian Institute's Forensic Division - was strong enough to mint Taylor as a series regular. Over the course of subsequent seasons, Saroyan's character loosened up to a degree, enjoying a romantic entanglement with lab assistant Arastoo Vaziri (Pej Vahdat).
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Recurring role on Fox's "Party of Five"
Supporting role in "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" with Tyler Perry
Recurring role on ABC's "Lost"
Joins cast of Fox's "Bones" in its second season