Tembekile Locke is an American actress who has appeared in television shows and film. She is best known as Dr. Grace Monroe on Syfy’s series EUReKA and as Dr. Diana Davis in Sliders and has appeared in such shows as The Mentalist, Castle and Bones.
She was born on July 26, 1970 in Houston, Texas to civil rights activist parents. After high school, she lived for a time in Italy on a foreign exchange program. There, she appeared several times on Italian television, including the Carnivale Di Venez. She later returned to the United States where she graduated from Wesleyan University, in Connecticut with a degree in art history.
After college, Tembi moved to New York City, where she worked on the CBS serial drama As the World Turns. Locke has appeared in numerous television dramas, comedies, and films over the course of her career. She starred as Dr. Diana Davis on season five of the Fox/Syfy show Sliders (1999–2000). She also starred in the TV series, Shooter.
Tebi has made appearances several appearances on television 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.
She is also involved in several social activism programs and speaks fluent Italian.