|Alma mater||Los Angeles City College|
Michael Diamond (m. 1993)
Davis was born the second out of four children in Studio City, California. She was exposed to the media industry at an early age by her grandfather, a comedy writer, and her grandmother, who was an actress at Fox. Davis and her family constantly watched films and she aspired to become an actress. In the 11th grade, Davis dropped out of high school and met Egyptian film producer Ibrahim Moussa. Ibrahim took Davis to Italy for six months to work.
Returning to the U.S., Davis worked at an art gallery but soon quit to work at American Zoetrope in an apprentice position. The studio was struggling to complete Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo, One From the Heart; the hectic schedule allowed Davis to study Coppola's directing and the business. Coppola suggested to Davis that she go to school, at which point she then attended Los Angeles City College.
As soon as she got out of school, Davis sent out a package of videos that she had done and was hired to do a video for the band Hüsker Dü. Davis states that music videos "played a huge role in developing my sensibility as a director. There's much less sexism in the video world and they're open to women. But more important, with video you're always being pushed to experiment and come up with something new."  Over the past seven years, Tamra Davis has made a name for herself directing cutting-edge videos for some of the thorniest acts in popular music. As director of choice for performers such as N.W.A, Sonic Youth, and Black Flag. Davis is also known for directing films such as Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, CB4, Billy Madison, and Half Baked and television shows such as My Name Is Earl and Everybody Hates Chris. She also directed the film Crossroads, starring Britney Spears.  Currently, Davis has a cooking show showcasing vegetarian fare called Tamra Davis Cooking Show accessible on her website www.tamradaviscookingshow.com. She also wrote a cookbook titled Make Me Something Good to Eat.
Davis' debut feature film Guncrazy received a review saying that "in Guncrazy, Davis delivers pow entertainment with a twist: It matters." Davis' co-worker Drew Barrymore praised her work ethic: "It's a real honor and much of the credit goes to Tamra because she's easily the best director I've ever worked with. Anyone who gets to work with her is lucky because the scope of her talent is huge and her vision is really pure." 
- Make Me Something Good to Eat (2009)
|1995||Billy Madison||director||feature film|
|1997||Best Men||director||feature film|
|1998||Half Baked||director||feature film|
|2000||Skipped Parts||director; executive producer||feature film|
|2002||Keep Your Eyes Open||director||documentary|
|2004||Method & Red||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2005||My Name Is Earl||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2006||A Conversation with Basquiat||director||documentary|
|2006||Everybody Hates Chris||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2006||Love Monkey||director||TV series, 2 episodes|
|2006||Men in Trees||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2007||Ugly Betty||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2008||The Ex List||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2010||Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child||director; producer||documentary|
|2010||Sons of Tucson||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2011||Single Ladies||director; executive producer||TV series, 21 episodes; 14 episodes|
|2013||The Punk Singer||producer||documentary|
|2013||Hit the Floor||director||TV series, 5 episodes|
|2015||Odd Mom Out||director||TV series, 2 episodes|
|2015||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2015||Younger||director||TV series, 4 episodes|
|2016||Still the King||director||TV series, 3 episodes|
|2016||Mary + Jane||director||TV series, 2 episodes|
|2016||Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||director||TV series, 2 episodes|
|2017||Santa Clarita Diet||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2017||Star||director||TV series, 2 episodes|
|2017||Daytime Divas||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2017||You're The Worst||director||TV series, 3 episodes|
|2017||Kevin (Probably) Saves the World||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2018||Alone Together||director||TV series, 5 episodes|
|2018||Empire||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2018||God Friended Me||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2019||Future Man||director||TV series, 2 episodes|
|2019||Valley of the Boom||director||TV series, 1 episode|
|2019||High School Musical: The Musical: The Series||director||TV series, 1 episode|
- McKenna, Kristen. "This Young MC Is a Movie Mixmaster Film: Tamra Davis combines her experience making cutting-edge videos with Hollywood's past to get the gritty `Guncrazy.'". Tribune Publishing Company.
- "Tamra Davis Cooking Show". tamradaviscookingshow.com. 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
- "Mike D's Endless Summer: How Ex–Beastie Boy Found New Peace in Malibu". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
- MacCambridge, Michael. "Take a shot at `Guncrazy' // Movie may lead Drew Barrymore on comeback trail".
- "On the Job Training: Part Nine". Wax Poetics. 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-12-24.