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Tembi Locke

Tembi Locke

Highest Rated: 95% The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (2019)

Lowest Rated: 30% Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

Birthday: Jul 26, 1970

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Tembi Locke was an American actress that made many episodic television appearances throughout her career. Born to civil rights activist parents in Houston, Texas on July 26, 1970, Locke cited watching "Planet of the Apes" (1968) while her father taught her how to deactivate an FBI wiretap on the phone as an inspiration for her start in acting. After studying abroad in Italy, where she became fluent in Italian and appeared in some Italian television programs, she graduated from Wesleyan University with an art history degree and acted in a number of off-Broadway plays. Locke landed her big break when she appeared in an episode of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96) in 1994. She followed it up with a recurring role on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) during the 1995-96 season. Locke then booked her first major Hollywood feature film role as Norma in the Shaq-led superhero film "Steel" (1997). After appearing in an episode of "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004) in 1999, Locke secured a main cast role as Dr. Diana Davis on the final season of the sci-fi TV series "Sliders" (Fox/Sci Fi Channel, 1995-2000). She continued to make a number of episodic appearances on numerous TV shows like "The Bernie Mac Show" (Fox, 2001-06) and "Bones" (Fox, 2005-2017) until she starred in the final two seasons of cult hit SyFy series Eureka (2006-2012) as Grace Monroe. She appeared in "Dumb and Dumber To" (2014) alongside Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Locke, a vegetarian and chef, was involved in many advocacy groups like OpUSA and created webseries "The Kitchen Widow" (2015) in order to educate viewers about cooking and topics like grief following the death of her husband from cancer.

Highest rated movies

95% The Obituary of Tunde Johnson 30% Dumb and Dumber To


Tembi Locke at arrivals for DUMB AND DUMBER TO Premiere, The Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA November 3, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection



No Score Yet No Score Yet Collusions Regina (Character) - 2021
95% 57% The Obituary of Tunde Johnson Yomi Johnson (Character) - 2019
30% 35% Dumb and Dumber To Dr. Walcott (Character) $86.2M 2014
No Score Yet 18% Black Widow Jill Keegan (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 20% Art of Revenge Isabel "Izzy" Bloom (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 50% Unbowed Cleola (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Command Ens. Meg Dundee (Character) - 1996


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2024
86% 86% From Scratch Executive Producer 2022
91% 74% The Magicians Dr. London (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2019
26% 64% Proven Innocent Vanessa Dale (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 63% NCIS: Los Angeles Leigha Winters (Guest Star) 2017-2018
55% 76% Doubt Jury Iris Taylor (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 75% Shooter Claire Hopkins (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Alice Kent Staley (Guest Star) 2014
82% 87% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
90% 83% Bones Marilyn Stoddard (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Marshal Christy Knox (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 82% CSI: New York Ellen Fielding (Guest Star) 2006
20% No Score Yet Like Family Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
78% 93% Friends Karin (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 75% Sliders Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the House Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 92% Martin Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 92% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
44% No Score Yet Me and the Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1994