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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 2 May 1962Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Tamara Jenkins was born on May 2, 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director, known for The Savages (2007), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) and Family Remains (1993). She is married to Jim Taylor.

Spouse (1)

Jim Taylor (? - present)

Trivia (4)

She is often confused with the Tamara Jenkins who competed in the Kayak competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and posed in Esquire magazine.
After a few years as a performance artist, she made short films while attending the NYU Graduate Film Program, which she completed in 1993. She was then able to develop her autobiographical script to Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) while at the Sundance Institute.
One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Laura Linney in The Savages (2007).

Personal Quotes (2)

[Asked about why she cast dramatic actors in her comedy "Slums of Beverly Hills"] "The characters in this film are not walking around saying, 'Hey, we're in a comedy so we have to act like we're in a comedy.' Too many movies, actors seem to be doing that."
I write with the intention of directing.

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