Tamala Ronni Jones (born November 12, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the movies Booty Call, The Wood, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, and Two Can Play That Game. She currently stars on the ABC television show Castle as medical examiner Lanie Parish.
Jones was born in Pasadena, California. She began her career as a model, appearing in magazine and television commercials.
In 2003, she dated rapper Nate Dogg after the two met on the set of Chris Rock’s film Head of State.
In 2006, she had her breasts surgically enhanced. Of them, she said, “I did my homework and looked for a specialist. I didn’t go to any ol’ body to get them done. I went to someone who works on breast cancer patients, and he creates a breast that look and feel real. I can’t wait to get a movie part where I can show them to you guys. In the right part in the right movie, I am willing to show these babies.