Tamara Wilson

By Ray | Published on: March 16, 2024 | Updated on: March 16, 2024
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Tamara Wilson is famously known as the daughter of the late actor and comedian Flip Wilson. Her dad was a famous entertainer in the 1950s and 1960s. However, he rose to prominence after he started hosting his own series for Variety, The Flip Wilson Show.

Tamara is one of four children of the late Emmy-winning actor. Besides, she is the only one among Wilson’s children who have followed in his footsteps. Although Tamara pursued a career in entertainment, she hasn’t been in the media’s limelight lately. Due to this, there have raised curiosities about her lifestyle.

So, in today’s episode, we’re discussing Tamara Wilson’s early life, parents, age, career, and many other aspects. Let’s begin.

Birthday, Parents, and Early Life

Wilson was born to her father, Flip Wilson, and mother, Blonell Wilson in 1967, in California. As of 2023, Tamara is aged 56 years old. Detail about her birthday is not well-mentioned, however, LA Times mentioned Tamara as a 26-year-old girl in their 1993 article.

Tamara is an American by nationality and belongs to the African American ethnicity.

Father’s Death? How Did Flip Wilson Die?

Her dad, Flip died at the age of 64 on November 25, 1998, at his residence in Malibu, California. Flip’s assistant, Angie Wilson announced the actor/comedian passed away “very peacefully” in his sleep. Besides, Hill also revealed that Wilson’s daughter Michelle Wilson was by his side at the time of his death.

Tamara Wilson's father Flip Wilson died in 1998 at 64
Tamara Wilson’s dad, Flip Wilson passed away in 1998

Just a couple of weeks prior to his passing, Flip had undergone surgery to remove a malignant tumor that was close to his liver. The two-time Emmy-winning actor was cremated at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery and his ashes were spread out on Malibu beach.

Her Dad Was Married Twice

dad Flip wasn’t married legally to her mother, Blonell. However, Flip was married to two other women. First, Flip married Lovenia Patricia Wilson in the mid-1950s. They met in Lovenia’s native Bahamas while Wilson was there to perform. Their marriage, however, couldn’t last long as they separated within a couple of years after tying the knot. Flip and Lovenia finalized their divorce years later in 1967.

Shortly after Flip’s separation from Lovenia, he started dating Blonell. They remained together for a long time and also parented four children together. But, they also parted ways in the 1970s.

Following his separation from Blonell, Flip started dating real estate agent Tuanchai “Cookie” Mackenzie. They got married on December 14, 1979, and remained married for a couple of years. Flip and Tuanchai didn’t have any children together.

Her Siblings

Tamara Wilson has three biological siblings; two brothers, Kevin Wilson, and David Wilson, and one sister, Stacy Wilson. Besides, she also has a half-sister, Michelle Trice, who was born from her mother’s past relationship.

None of her siblings have been active in entertainment, so, pretty little about them is known to date. Besides, it’s not known what they do for a living. Said that it is reported that Kevin used to work as his father’s personal manager back in the day.

Tamara Wilson with her sister Stacy and father Flip Wilson
Tamara Wilson (second from right) with her sister stacy (first from right) and father Flip Wilson (first from left)

 Meanwhile, back in 1984, Tamara’s brother Kevin Wilson and sister Stacy Wilson were snapped together with their father at the 5th Annual Black Achievement Awards.

Brother David is Paralyzed

Tamara’s brother, David Wilson has long been paralyzed from his shoulder down. It was following a tragic motorcycle accident back in 1993. David was reportedly riding his Yamaha motorcycle and at one point, he lost control and crashed on the access road behind Palm Desert Marriott.

After the accident, he was rushed to the hospital where doctors announced that he was paralyzed from the shoulder down.

Flip Wilson's son, David Wilson is paralyzed from shoulder down
Tamara’s brother, David is paralyzed from his shoulder down for over three decades

Before David became paralyzed, he was a golf enthusiast. He used to visit Riviera Country Club where he fell in love with golf and started playing here and there. However, later he started learning country club management and played golf less.

Is Married? Who is Her Husband?

Tamara Wilson is not active on any social sites. Besides, she hasn’t been in the media limelight for a long time. So, due to that reason, there’s no info where she is married or not. Moreover, it is also unclear if she is dating any man in 2023.

is a Comedian

Out of Flip Wilson’s four children, Tamara is the only one who has followed in her father’s footsteps. Back in 1993, the LA Times reported that Wilson was starting her career as a comedian. As a matter of fact, Flip, who had been away from comedy for a long time got back on his feet to support his daughter for her first act, “Pride and Joy.”

Unfortunately, there isn’t much information about Tamara’s career endeavors. It is certain that she couldn’t achieve the feat as a comedian as her father did.

What is Net Worth?

Well, as we mentioned above, Tamara’s career is not well-documented, so as of now, it is a bit tricky to speculate on her earnings and net worth. We believe she earns well from her profession and lives a lavish life.

On the other hand, her dad Flip Wilson had earned well from his varied career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he had a net worth of $6 million at the time of his death in 1998.