• Tamala R. Jones is an American model and actress
• She is best known for her roles in "Booty Call", "For Your Love", and "Castle"
• Before becoming an actress, she worked as a model and appeared in national commercials
• She has also appeared in music videos, including En Vogue's "Give It Up, Turn It Loose" and Wu-Tang Clan's "Gravel Pit"
• Tamala has an estimated net worth of $4 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthNovember 12, 1974
FactVoted one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of 2001" by the readers of Black Men Magazine.

Who is Tamala Jones?

Tamala R. Jones was born on the 12th November 1974, in Pasadena, California USA, and is a model and actress, who has appeared in a number of film and TV titles, and is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Nikki in “Booty Call” (1997), as Bobbi Seawright in “For Your Love” (1998-2002), and alately Lanie Parish in “Castle” (2009-2016).

Early Life and Education

Speaking about her early life, Tamala Jones was raised with her sisters Craig Jones and Tracey Cherelle Jones,  and where she attended Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, after which she matriculated from John Marshall High School, together with her classmates Jaleel While, a future actor, and Lark Vorhess, an aspiring actress. After high school, she attended Pasadena City College.

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Career Beginnings

Prior to becoming an actress, Tamala worked as a model, appearing in various magazines and television commercials, including an IBM national commercial in 1989. Eventually she appeared in a brief role in the teen TV series “California Dreams”; however, her acting career really began in 1995, when she appeared in brief roles in several TV series, such as “The Parent ‘Hood”, “The Wayans Bros.” and “ER”, after which she made her debut film appearance in the role of Anna’s great grandmother in the 1995 title “How To Make An American Quilt”.

Rise to Fame

In 1996, Tamala was chosen to portray Callie Timmons in the TV series “Dangerous Minds”, which lasted for a season, and then she won her breakthrough role as Nikki in the film “Booty Call” (1997). During the same year, she won the role of Tina in the TV series “Veronica’s Closet”, which lasted until 1999, after which she was cast as Tanya in the film “Wood”, and then as Janiece in the film “Blue Streak”, alongside Martin Lawrence and Peter Greene. During that period, Tamala was also filming the TV series “For Your Love” (1998-2003), portraying Bobbie Seawright, and adding a considerable amount to her net worth. By the end of the decade, she had also starred in such film titles as ““Next Friday”, “Turn It Up” and “How To Kill Neighbor’s Dog”, all in 2000.

The 2000s

In the beginning of the new millennium, Tamala continued to line up successes, starring in several film titles, including “Two Can Play That Game” and “Kingdom Come”, but only in small roles. However, during the same year, she was cast the role of Tonya in the TV series “One On One” (2001-2005), and concurrently she was selected to play Alicia Mitchell in “The Tracy Morgan Show” (2003-2004). Her next major role came in 2006, when she featured as Tory Adams in the film entitled “Confessions”, which was followed by her portrayal of Kim Hinton in the film “Daddy Day Camp” (2007), along with Cuba Gooding Jr and Lochlyn Munro. Afterwards, Tamala featured as Nikki in the 2008 film “The Hustle”, portrayed Regina in the film “The Janky Promoters” (2009) and was then selected for the role of Lanie Parish in the TV series “Castle” (2009-2016), which earned her enormous popularity all over the world.

The 2010s and Recent Projects

To speak further about her accomplishments, she won the lead role of Victoria in the film “35 And Ticking”, alongside Nicole Ari Parker and Kevin Hart, and she also appeared as Daphne in the 2013 film “Things Never Said”, along with Omari Hardwick and Shanola Hampton. In the following year, Tamala featured as Jacqueline in the film “Act Of Faith”, which was followed by her appearance in the role of Martha Spears in the 2015 film entitled “Megachurch Murder”.

Most recently, Tamala guest-starred in two episodes of the TV series “Rebel” in 2017, after which she started filming the TV series “Speechless”, created by Scott Silveri.

Other Projects

Additional to her acting career, Tamala has also appeared in a number of music videos, such as her debut in En Vogue’s “Give It Up, Turn It Loose” in 1993. Afterwards, she made an appearance in the video for Jay Z’s single “Girls, Girls, Girls”, together with Carmen Electra and Paula Jai Parker. Her next music video project was Wu-Tang Clan’s video for “Gravel Pit”, which was followed by her appearance in the video “I’m Looking For The One” by Will Smith.

Tamala Jones Net Worth

Her career started in 1995, and since then she has been an active member of the entertainment industry, primarily known as an actress. So, if you ever wondered how rich Tamala Jones is, it has been estimated from authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $4 million as of mid-2018, accumulated through her successful career.

Life behind the Scene and Charity Work

If to talk about her personal life, Tamala Jones had several relationships with famous men, including rapper Nate Dogg (2002-2003), Big Gipp, who is also a rapper, in 2006, and Prince Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue from 2013 to 2014. However, she is still single at the present time.

At the age of 23, she survived a brain aneurysm.
Tamala is also known as a very charitable person, who collaborates with the Rosemary Children Foundation charity for foster children.

In her spare time, Tamala is active across many of the most popular social media sites, including her official Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Body Measurements

Speaking about her appearance, Tamala is a recognised beautiful lady with an amazing body, as she was named as one of The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year in 2000 and 2001 by Black Men Magazine. She is 5ft 4ins (162 cm) tall and her weight is reputed to be around 135 lbs (61 kg), while her vital statistics are 36-25-35 inches (91-64-89 cm).

General Info

Full NameTamala Jones
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthNovember 12, 1974
Height1.62 m
ProfessionActor, Model


SiblingsTracey Cherelle Jones, Craig Jones


MoviesTwo Can Play That Game, Booty Call, Next Friday, The Wood, Daddy Day Camp, Blue Streak, 35 and Ticking, Head of State, The Brothers, The Ladies Man, Janky Promoters, Who's Your Caddy?, Kingdom Come, Can't Hardly Wait, What Love Is, Things Never Said, How to Make an American Quilt, On the Line, Nora'...
TV ShowsCastle, The Tracy Morgan Show, For Your Love, Dangerous Minds

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1Did her own singing in Castle: The Blue Butterfly (2012).
2Worked with Tatyana Ali twice, once in The Brothers (2001) and again in Nora's Hair Salon (2004).
3Voted one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of 2001" by the readers of Black Men Magazine.
4Voted by the readers of Black Men Magazine as one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year." [2000]




Yellow Ribbon2013ShortKaren Rutty
Things Never Said2013Daphne
Walk This Way2013TV Series
King Bachelor's Pad2012TV SeriesLieutenant Murray
RuPaul's Drag U2012TV SeriesGuest Professor
The Soul Man2012TV SeriesYvette
35 and Ticking2011Victoria
Party Down2010TV SeriesMary Ellison
The Janky Promoters2009Regina
Up in the Air2009/IKaren Barnes (uncredited)
Everybody Hates Chris2009TV SeriesDarlene
Who's Deal?2008Mrs. Watson
The Hustle2008Nikki
Show Stoppers2008Chapter Leader Renee
American Dream2008/IKeisha
Protect and Serve2007TV MovieSharon Harvey
My Name Is Earl2007TV SeriesLiberty Washington
Daddy Day Camp2007Kim Hinton
Who's Your Caddy?2007Shannon
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2007TV SeriesClaire
What Love Is2007Katherine
Flirt2006TV MovieStevie Ridge
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesKatie Watson
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesAmy Wright
Confessions2006/ITory Adams
Love, Inc.2005TV SeriesTerri
Nadine in Date Land2005TV MovieStar
Long Distance2005/IMargaret Wright
One on One2001-2005TV SeriesTonya
Nora's Hair Salon2004Chloe
The Tracy Morgan Show2003-2004TV SeriesAlicia Mitchell
Head of State2003Lisa Clark
Couples2002TV MovieJulia
For Your Love1998-2002TV SeriesBobbi Seawright / Bobbie Seawright
Rendez-View2001TV Series
On the Line2001Jackie
ER1995-2001TV SeriesJoanie Robbins
Two Can Play That Game2001Tracey Johnson
The Brothers2001Sheila West
Kingdom Come2001Nadine
Cedric the Coach2001TV Movie
The Ladies Man2000Theresa
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog2000Laura Leeton
Turn It Up2000Kia
City of Angels2000TV Series
Little Richard2000TV MovieLucille
Next Friday2000D'wana
Wu-Tang Clan: Gravel Pit2000Short
Wu-Tang Clan: Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)2000Short
Veronica's Closet1997-1999TV SeriesTina
Blue Streak1999Janiece
The Wood1999Tanya
Can't Hardly Wait1998Girlfriend #2
Malcolm & Eddie1997TV SeriesCaroline
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1997TV SeriesBlack female student
Dangerous Minds1996-1997TV SeriesCallie Timmons
Booty Call1997Nikki
JAG1996TV SeriesNia
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesTiffany
How to Make an American Quilt1995Anna's Great Grandmother
The Wayans Bros.1995TV SeriesWanda
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesYvonne / The Woman
California Dreams1992TV SeriesSurfer Girl #1
Castle2009-2016TV SeriesLanie Parish Pam Hodges Betsy Sinclair
Megachurch Murder2015Martha Spears
The Box2014/VIShortAdeline
Act of Faith2014Jacqueline


Nora's Hair Salon2004co-producer


Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly2015TV SpecialHerself
The Real2014TV SeriesHerself - Castle
Noches Con Platanito2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
16th Annual Prism Awards2012TV SpecialHerself -Host
The Mo'Nique Show2009-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Top 12 Moments of the BET Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
Katt Williams: American Hustle2007Video documentaryHerself
Angels Can't Help But Laugh2007DocumentaryHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHerself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2003TV MovieHerself
9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Extra2015TV SeriesHerself

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