Tamra Davis

Film, television and music video director.

Tamra Davis is a film, television and music video director.

She made numerous music videos for such diverse bands as N.W.A, Sonic Youth and Hanson. Her Tone Loc video for “Wild Thing” was one of MTV’s most played videos of the 80’s.

Her first feature film, Guncrazy, stars Drew Barrymore. It was on Vincent Canby’s top 10 list and gained a Golden Globe nomination for Ms. Barrymore. Tamra has directed 8 feature films including Billy Madison with Adam Sandler, CB4 with Chris Rock and Half Baked with Dave Chapelle. After she directed Crossroads with Britney Spears she temporarily retired to have children with her husband Mike D. of the Beastie Boys.

While spending much time at home and on the road with 2 boys, make that 3 boys, she discovered a love for television and has directed such shows as Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and My Name Is Earl.

She is currently making a documentary on the painter, Jean-Michel Basquait and is pursuing her interest in internet content with a self made series called Tamra Davis Cooking in which she shares her passion for food, filmmaking and family.