Born: August 17, 1970
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Career and Life
Tamara Townsend is an American actress and singer. Townsend is best known for her roles as Wendy Reardon on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives (1994–96); Greta McClure, Eddie's girlfriend on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters (1995–98). From 2015 to early 2018, she starred as Kira Cooper, the mother of K.C. Cooper, on the Disney Channel series K.C. Undercover.
Townsend was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Anorene, an African American interior designer, and Thomas Townsend, an English judge with Yugoslavian ancestry. Townsend is a 1988 graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. In 1987, Townsend was crowned "Miss Talented Teen California".
Townsend began her acting career in 1985, appearing in episodes of television sitcoms such as Diff'rent Strokes and Charles in Charge. From 1994 to 1996, she played Wendy Reardon on the NBC daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives. From 1995 to 1998, Townsend played the recurring role of Greta McClure in the ABC sitcom Family Matters. In 1997, she had the female leading role in the comedy film The Pest starring John Leguizamo. She later guest starred on The Practice, Felicity, Walker, Texas Ranger, Friends, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Townsend was a regular cast member on the short-lived sitcoms Rock Me, Baby (2003–04) and Sherri (2009). She also had recurring roles on Lincoln Heights, Switched at Birth, and The Client List. In 2015, Townsend began starring as Kira Cooper, the mother of Zendaya's lead character, on the Disney Channel sitcom, K.C. Undercover.