Tamara Tunie Bio, Age, Married, Husband, Family, Height, Net Worth, Movies

Tamara Tunie Biography

Tamara Tunie is an American actress, director, and producer who has worked in film, stage, and television. Tunie made her Broadway debut in 1981, playing with Lena Horne in Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. She is best known for her appearances as attorney Jessica Griffin on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns (1987-1995, 2000-2007, and 2009).

Tamara Tunie Age

She was born Tamara Renee Tunie on 14 March 1959, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Renee is 64 years old as of March 2023.

Tamara Tunie Height

Tunie stands at a height of 5′ 9″ (1.75 m).

Tamara Tunie Education

She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1981. She was elected to the university board of trustees in 2020.

Tamara Tunie Family

She was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania, and was the fourth of six children reared in the family-run funeral home by James W. Tunie and Evelyn Hawkins Tunie.

Is Tamara Tunie still married?- Husband

Tunie was married to Greg Bouquett from 1988 till 1991. From 1995 to 2018, she was married to jazz musician Gregory Generet. They separated in 2015.

Tamara Tunie Career

Tunie made her Broadway debut in 1981, playing with Lena Horne in Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. From 1987 until 1995, she played attorney Jessica Griffin on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns. She played the character from 2000 to 2007, earning NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 2003 and 2004. Tunie appeared in several primetime dramas during the 1990s, including Swift Justice, Law & Order, Chicago Hope, New York Undercover, and Sex and the City. From 1994 until 1997, she had a recurring role as Lillian Fancy on the ABC cop program NYPD Blue. Tunie has played minor roles in a number of films.

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She made her cinematic debut in Sweet Lorraine, opposite Maureen Stapleton, and later starred in Wall Street (1987). Tunie collaborated twice with Al Pacino, playing his press secretary in City Hall (1996) and the possessed wife of a partner in his law company in The Devil’s Advocate (1997). Her other film credits include: Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), Rising Sun (1993), Eve’s Bayou (1997), The Peacemaker (1997), and Snake Eyes (1998). In 2001, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in the film The Caveman’s Valentine, based on George Dawes Green’s eponymous novel and starring Samuel L. Jackson. Tunie made her debut as medical examiner Melinda Warner on the NBC police procedural Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2000.

Tunie made her debut as medical examiner Melinda Warner on the NBC police procedural Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2000. She first appeared as Warner in the second season episode “Noncompliance” and continued to make recurrent appearances until Season 7, when she became a regular cast member. She also performed this part in Law & Order: Trial by Jury’s episode “Day” in 2005, and in the Chicago Fire episode “We Called Her Jellybean” in 2015. Tunie was a regular on SVU from Seasons 7 to 12, and then had occasional appearances through Season 17. She later appears in episodes from 2018 and 2019. In 2024, she returned to Law & Order: Organized Crime for season four, reuniting with Christopher Meloni after a 12-year absence.

Tunie starred as Alberta Green in the first season of Fox’s suspense series 24, in 2002. In 2010, she made her directorial debut with the romantic comedy See You in September. She returned to film in 2012, playing Margaret Thomason in the Robert Zemeckis-directed thriller Flight, which starred Denzel Washington. From 2014 to 2015, she was a regular on the Sundance TV drama series The Red Road. Tunie won a Tony Award in 2007 for her work on the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, as well as a Drama Desk Award. In 2016, she received an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance for Familiar, written by Danai Gurira. Tunie played Monica Graham in Blue Bloods, a CBS police drama, from 2016 to 2018.

In 2018, she was a regular cast member in two series: the ABC comedy Dietland and the BBC Two/Netflix co-production Black Earth Rising. In the latter, she portrayed Eunice Clayton, the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Her other TV credits include The Good Wife, Survivor’s Remorse, Better Call Saul, and Almost Family. Tunie also starred as Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s mother in the 2018 romantic comedy-drama film Irreplaceable You. In 2022, she played Cissy Houston in the historical drama film Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, directed by Kasi Lemmon. In 2022, she played Kamala Harris in The 47th at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

Tamara Tunie Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of 8 million dollars.

Tamara Tunie Movies

2024 Law & Order: Organized Crime
2021-2022 See
2021 Cowboy
2019–2020 Almost Family
2019 Emergence
2018 Dietland
2018 Black Earth Rising
2017–2018 Better Call
2016–2018 Blue Bloods
2016 Elementary
2016 Billions
2015 Captain Blackout
2015 Chicago Fire
2015 Zoo
2015 Survivor’s Remorse
2014–2015 The Red Road
2014 Alpha House
2013 The Good Wife
2013 Golden Boy
2011 Days of Our Lives
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury
2003 Nefertiti Resurrected
2002 24
2000–2021 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit