Tamra Davis biography
Date of Birth: November 26, 1962
Born in California, Davis studied the art of filmmaking at the Los Angeles
City College Cinema.
Starting her directing career through music videos for
such artists as Hanson, Luscious Jackson, Sonic Youth, Cher and Bette
Midler, Davis didn't get around to filming her first feature until her
thirties, when she directed Guncrazy (1992) starring Drew Barrymore.
Davis continued to make films throughout the '90s, focusing on films
starring comedians from Saturday Night Live, Billy Madison (1995) starring
Adam Sandler and Half Baked (1998). At the start of this millennium, Davis
returned to working with singers, this time directing Britney Spear's first
feature film, Crossroads (2002).
Other than feature films and music videos, Davis has directed documentaries
like Mi Vida Loca, and short films such as To the Curb and Sophie goes to
the Beach. She helmed the filming of a feature-length concert film for the
Indigo Girls, and traveled to Africa where she directed a film for the
United Nations about former President Clinton's initiative on landmines.
Davis is married to Mike D, singer of the pop group, the Beastie Boys.
Tamra Davis Filmography