Tamala played the main cast role of Petra in US drama series Reef Break, from ABC Studios International and Touchstone Pictures. A role with much emotional range, requiring a perfected standard US accent.

Her lead role in Location Scouts (Noble Savage Pictures), was a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the feature film Top End Wedding; and Tamala also recently appeared in the short film Scout and Radio Karate's True Story Season 2.

Possibly best known for playing the key role of Alinta in the critically-acclaimed series Cleverman, season 1 and 2, for the ABC and Sundance TV, Tamala made her professional debut in the ABC comedy Upper Middle Bogan. This was followed with a main cast role in Nowhere Boys, the hit teen drama for ABC3 from Matchbox Pictures, a role reprised for the film Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows.

When not acting Tamala is an avid reader and writer. This has leant itself well to her ever- advancing work in audiobook narration and voiceover work. Tamala has been the narrator and characters of a large number of well-known audiobooks, garnering her a strong reputation and seeing her in regular demand.