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Born into a family of artists and musicians, Brooklyn native Tamara P. Carter spent her childhood years immersed in New York City's music, fashion and contemporary art worlds. As an adolescent she was recruited into an international dance troupe, which gave her the opportunity to live in Paris, London, Berlin and Tokyo.


When she returned to The States she was inspired to become a writer but her family insisted she focus on a more practical area of expertise so Tamara graduated with a degree in biochemistry and landed in Washington DC before moving back to London to focus on writing.  

In 2013, Tamara graduated with an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and landed a position as a staff writer on ABC FAMILY'S – THE FOSTERS. She was one of seven writers accepted into the ABC Television Writing Fellowship in 2014, has written drama series for several networks (HBO, SHOWTIME and FX), and is best known for her work on HBOs acclaimed drama THE LEFTOVERS (2017).

Tamara is a lifetime contributor to the global music and lifestyle publication, Wax Poetics. VICE released her directorial debut featurette, THE PARIS PROJECT in the summer of 2017.  She is currently developing FRESHWATER (2021) with novelist Akwaeke Emezi for FX Networks.


Tamara resides at home in Brooklyn.  

Follow her on IG at @tamxxcarter.

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