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Tamala Jones AKA Tanya in 'The Wood' Is Now 46 & Looks Different 22 Years after the Movie

Stephen Thompson
Aug 29, 2021
02:20 A.M.
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Tamala Jones was a recurrent face on the big screen in the late '90s. However, it's been more than two decades since her famous role as Tanya in "The Wood," and the actress has changed a lot. Here's a glimpse of Jones' current look.


American actress Tamala Renee Jones was a famous name in Hollywood in the '90s. Born on November 12, 1974, the actress and producer gained recognition after she played the role of Tanya in the film "The Wood."

Before landing her role in the coming of age film, Jones made an appearance in other movies like "Booty Call," "Can't Hardly Wait," and "Blue Streak." The actress has always made her love for the spotlight known from a young age.

Image of "The Woods" actress, Tamala Jones. | Photo: instagram.com/tamjones1, Getty Images


She started her career by imitating the characters of TV shows like "For Your Love," and at 16, she got her first acting role to feature in a commercial for IBM. Things got better for Jones a few years later, and she began getting high-profile roles.

The producer was spotted in top movies and sitcoms such as "The Wayans," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and "Parent' Hood." Fans of the talented actress got to see Jones star in other movies like "Two Can Play That Game," "Kingdom Come," and many more.

Actress Tamala Jones arrives at the unveiling of the Remy Martin V.S.O.P. bottle designed by David LaChape on April 24, 2008. | Photo: Getty Images


Years have passed since Jones amassed film credits in the '90s, and fans wonder what the talented actress has been up to. The answer is, Jones is still fully involved in the movie industry; however, she looks very different.

The actress is now 46 years old and has thousands of followers on social media, who she treats to lovely images and videos of herself. Last month, Jones posted a clip that saw her clad in multicolored swimwear.


She was joined in the video by a handsome man, who she tagged as her brother from another mother. Jones and the gent vibed to the "Castaways"— a song from the animated series "The Backyardigans."

In addition to her outfit, Jones rocked blonde hair and an array of accessories. In another post, the actress shared a snapshot that saw her donning a green two-piece.


Jones' belly tattoo was on display, and she looked delectable, posing with green plants in the background. The "Kingdom Come" actress also shared another post that left fans swooning in the comments section.

In the photo, Jones donned an animal print outfit with a plunging neckline, flaunting her cleavage. She rocked a short brown wig and sported light makeup, which accentuated her good looks.


Jones struck a sultry pose for the camera, soaking up the rays of the sun with her eyes closed, and it was lovely. She accompanied the snap with a caption that read:

"Hi Honey 🍯 ...Love this photo from my @regardmag shoot #flashback."

Despite Jones' bubbly appearance and thriving career, the star has experienced her fair share of struggles. In 1998 and at age 23, the actress experienced a ruptured brain aneurysm.


After a series of occurrences, including a bent arm and paralysis on the right side of her body, Jones was eventually diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

After several months of treatment, Jones recovered and later became a national spokesperson for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Years after her terrible experience, Jones continued making waves in the movie industry.

Last year, she was cast to play the role of Lana on the ABC movie "Rebel." Her character saw her take on the role of a former sister-in-law, a loving aunt, and a sister.

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