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Tamra Davis

Tamra Davis

Tamra Davis made her first feature film in 1992 when she directed the critically-acclaimed Guncrazy starring Drew Barrymore, and she followed that directorial success with the comedy hit CB4, which starred Saturday Night Live veterans Chris Rock and Phil Hartman. She next directed another star of that same hit variety show, Adam Sandler in the hilarious Billy Madison and continued striking comedic gold with Half Baked starring Dave Chappelle.

In addition to a successful feature film career, Davis directed the documentary Mi Vida Loca, which focuses on gang relations in the San Fernando Valley, and features the music of Metallica, and she also directed two shorts, To The Curb starring lone Skye and Adam Horowitz, and Sophie Goes To The Beach starring Bette Midler. Married to Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Davis has directed over a hundred music videos for such artists as Hanson, Luscious Jackson, Sonic Youth, Cher and Bette Midler, as well as a feature—length concert film for the Indigo Girls. Recently, she traveled to Africa where she directed a film for the United Nations and former President Clinton's initiative on landmines.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Tamra Davis Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthdayNovember 26, 1962 (54)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceCalifornia, USA

Selected Filmography

Billy Madison
Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison Double Feature
Liar Liar / Bruce Almighty / Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison Four Feature Films
CB4
Movie Marathon Collection: Old School Hits
Crossroads
Half Baked
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
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