As a gal who’s lived in Los Angeles for 19 years, it’s safe to say that Bones star Tamara Taylor knows this city.
The Canadian native can currently be seen starring at Dr. Cam Saroyan on Fox’s long running hit series, which will return for a final, twelfth season in 2017, making it Fox’s longest running drama. Her career originally began with quick success in nationally televised commercials. Just months after moving to Los Angeles from her native Toronto, she booked parts both in television and film.
Taylor’s first big break came when she landed a series regular role on “Party of Five” as “Grace,” opposite Matthew Fox. She made her feature film debut in the romantic comedy Senseless, starring David Spade and Rip Torn. She was also seen in the critically acclaimed cable biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge; Tyler Perry’s box office hit, Diary of a Mad Black Woman; and Joss Whedon’s sci-fi adventure, Serenity. Here, the Sherman Oaks resident shares her haute secrets to the City of Angels.
Where were you born: Toronto, Canada
How long in LA: 19 years
Neighborhood: Sherman Oaks
Best Sushi: Iroha Sushi
Best Italian: Jon and Vinny’s. Not fancy. Just super low key deliciousness.
Best dessert: Anything from Milk
Best place for a romantic date: Picnic at Point Dume(in Malibu)
Best Sunday brunch: Cliff ‘s Edge
Best place for a power business meeting: Chateau Marmont
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Depending on the guest — either The Sunset Marquee or The Ace Downtown.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Barney’s and Wasteland
Best Spa: Tomoko
Best Steakhouse: Musso and Frank’s
Best Pizza: Pizzeria Mozza
Best Lunch: Joan’s on 3rd
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Nature. LA is full of great hiking trails.
Best Museum/Exhibit: The Getty
Describe your city in three words: Warm. Creative. Magic
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Hollywood Bowl
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: That it’s a town filled with hidden gems