Through her part in Serenity, Taylor was able to audition for a show with actor , who had previously worked with Whedon in and.
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta.
Taylor married attorney Miles Cooley in 2007 but the couple divorced in May 2012.
In the first six episodes of the season, she was credited as a because creator and writer had planned to kill her off in episode 12 when , a recurring serial killer, poisoned her, to create more tension and drama between the two main characters, but the response to her character was so strong that the writers offered her a position as a recurring regular in the show.
Tamara Taylor later recurred on the final season of portraying the Sibyl, who was the season's secondary antagonist.