First Name Tembi
Last Name Locke
Full Name at Birth Tembekile Locke
Occupation Category Actress
While in New York, Locke appeared in several off-Broadway productions, and landed a role on the long-running soap opera As The World Turns. Afterward, she moved to Los Angeles. Her prime-time television career began by playing one of Will Smith's love interests on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Locke has appeared in numerous television dramas, comedies, and films over the course of her career. She played Dr. Grace Monroe, a biotech specialist, on seasons four and five of Syfy's series EUReKA (2010–2012). She also starred as Dr. Diana Davis on season five of the Fox/Syfy show Sliders (1999–2000).
Locke's television work includes shows such as Castle, Bones, The Mentalist, Windfall, CSI NY, and Beverly Hills 90210. Her comedic turns include Friends, The Jamie Foxx Show, House of Payne, Like Family, and Raising Dad, among others. She has appeared in a number of movies made for television, including Black Widow, Final Approach and Born in the USA.
While her body of work involves mainly episodic television as well as several made-for-TV movies, she has worked in more than 50 American television ad campaigns.