Born and raised in Manhattan, Tamara relocates to Capeside and flirts with a video store clerk while checking out “The Graduate.” That video store clerk turns out to be Pacey and follows is one of the most controversial plotlines on the show.
She kisses him at the marina after he tries to flirt with her at the movie theater, and later on at school, despite trying to brush him off, she kisses him again. The two end up in a physical relationship and must keep looking over their shoulders to keep the relationship under wraps. Once caught, Pacey says he made up rumors about the relationship to appear cool, saving Tamara from not only firing but jail time.
Aloof, pretty Joey had every guy drooling after her just like all the girls drooled after Dawson. She was smart, got perfect grades, and was so opinionated it sometimes hurt friendships or relationships. While being depicted as unpopular early on, the show let her grow into being a more popular character in later seasons.
She tended to be unemotional but short-tempered when it came to personal things. She began the show as a tomboy without many girly affectations, but as the show progressed and her actress blossomed, she wore more fashionable clothes and started putting on makeup. She was the girl-next-door type, and one of the show's big questions was who she would end up with.
Katie Holmes Playing Joey
Anybody who watched the show recognized that Joey would grow up to be a shining star, and it certainly happened. Katie Holmes appeared in movies even before “Dawson's Creek” ended, and her first big film after the wrap was as Rachel Dawes in “Batman Begins.” She played Jackie O in “The Kennedys.”
She's had numerous other roles in TV and movies, big and small, including also appearing in “How I met Your Mother,” as the “Slutty Pumpkin” that main character Ted is infatuated with. Unfortunately, her character never interacts with James van der Beek's character on the show. You're probably aware of her past relationship with actor Tom Cruise — their daughter Suri is now a teenager.
Leann Hunley Playing Tamara
If you're a fan of the soaps, then Leann Hunley is probably a familiar face. She has been playing Anna DiMera on “Days of Our Lives” for over six hundred episodes, starting in 1982. She was also Dana Waring Carrington in the TV show “Dynasty” and also had a recurring part in “The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo” from 1979 to 1980.
Her very first role was in the classic “Hawaii Five-O” series as Lucy Sutherland, Longworth's secretary. She was also in “Gilmore Girls,” “NCIS,” “7th Heaven,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” and many, many more.
Clumsy, sensitive, and socially awkward, Jack just wants to be one of the guys. Joey falls for him in season two, but to the surprise of both members of this short-lived romantic relationship, Jack discovers he is gay shortly thereafter. The show handled the character with surprising deftness and didn't heap stereotypes on him. He was just another guy.
He becomes one of Jen's closest friends, and try as he might not to, he attracts plenty of girls both in-universe and out, thanks to both his looks and his personal, attentive nature. He and his sister Andie joined the main characters starting in the second season.