Tamara Tunie Net Worth

Tamara Tunie Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lou Tamara Tunie net worth is
$8 Million

Lou Tamara Tunie Wiki Biography

Lou Tamara Tunie was born on the 14th March 1959, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania USA, and is an actress best known for her role in the series “Law & Order: Special Victim Unit” (1999 – present) as the medical examiner Melinda Warner. She also participated in the series “NYPD Blue” (1994 – 1999), “Sex and the City” (1999) and “24” (2002). Tamara has also produced the play on Broadway – “Spring Awakening”. Tamara Tunie has been active in the entertainment industry since 1986.

How much is the net worth of Tamara Tunie? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her wealth is as much as $8 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Films, television and stage productions are the sources of Tunie’s wealth.

Tamara Tunie Net Worth $8 Million

To begin with, Tamara grew up in Miami, a daughter of Evelyn and James W. Tunie. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Talking about her professional career which has added huge sums to the outright size of Tamara Tunie net worth, she is best known for her role as attorney Jessica Griffin in the soap opera aired on CBS “As the World Turns” (1986 – 2010) and as the medical examiner Melinda Warner in the police drama broadcast on NBC “Law & Order: Special Victim Unit” (1999 – present). Tunie is also known for her role as Lillian Fancy in “NYPD Blue” spread over the five years 1994-1999, and as Alberta Green in “24” aired on Fox. Tunie has also been a guest star in many television series, including “Spenser: For Hire” (1986), “TriBeCa” (1993), “SeaQuest DSV” (1995), “New York Undercover” (1995 – 1998), “Swift Justice” (1996), “Chicago Hope” (1997), “Sex and the City” (1999) and “Law & Order: Trial by Jury” (2005). All added steadily to net worth.

Moreover, Tamara has landed a number of roles on the big screen. Tunie has worked with the popular actor Al Pacino in two feature films, playing his press secretary Leslie Christos in the film “City Hall” (1996), and Mrs. Jackie Heath in the drama thriller film “The Devil’s Advocate” (1997). Other film credits include “Wall Street” (1987) directed by Oliver Stone, “Bloodhounds of Broadway” (1989) co-written, co-produced and directed by Howard Brookner, “Rising Sun” (1993) co-written, co-produced and directed by Philip Kaufman, “Bayou of Eve” (1997) written and directed by Kasi Lemmons and “The Peacemaker” (1997) directed by Mimi Leder. In 2001, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in the film “Caveman’s Valentine” (2001), based on the novel of the same name written by George Dawes Green. Her recent works on the big screen include the role of Felicity Gray in the film “Missed Connections” (2012), Margaret Thomason in the film “Flight” (2012) and Annika in “Fall to Rise” (2014).

Concerning her work as a producer, Tamara Tunie won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award in 2007 for the musical production on Broadway of “Spring Awakening”, which assisted her wealth.

Finally, in the personal life of the actress, she has married twice, firstly to Greg Bouquett (1988 – 1991), and since 1995 she has been married to Gregory Generet. but have announced that they have separated, although neither has filed for divorce.

Full NameTamara Tunie
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 14, 1959
Place Of BirthMcKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States
ProfessionFilm, stage, television actress, director, producer
EducationMusical Theatre at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseGregory Generet (m. 1995), Greg Bouquett (m. 1988–1991)
ParentsEvelyn Tunie, James W. Tunie
NicknamesTamara Renee Tunie , Tamara Tunie Bouquett
AwardsTony Award for Best Musical (2007), Obie Award for Performance (2016)
NominationsSoap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress(1995, 2003), NAACP Image Award (2003, 2004), Independent Spirit Awards for Best Suppporting Female (2002), SLFCA Award (2012), Black Reel Awards for Best Supporting Actress (2013)
Movies“Spenser: For Hire” (1986), “TriBeCa” (1993), “SeaQuest DSV” (1995), “Swift Justice” (1996), “Chicago Hope” (1997), “City Hall” (1996), “The Devil's Advocate” (1997), “Wall Street” (1987), “Caveman’s Valentine” (2001), “Missed Connections” (2012), “Flight�...
TV Shows"The Devil's Advocate", “Law & Order: Special Victim Unit” (1999-present), “As the World Turns” (1986-2010), “NYPD Blue” (1994-1999), “Sex and the City” (1999), “24” (2002), “Spring Awakening”
1Curly hair
2Deep voice
1I always watch the work I do.
2I have Native-American blood, I have European blood, I have African blood.
3When I first got to New York, all I did was musicals. After a few years I had to make a conscious choice to close the door on musicals, because I was getting pigeon-holed as a musical theater performer.
4Show business is fickle, and though I have been blessed with a healthy career, who knows how long that will last?
1Her vocal range is mezzo soprano.
2Was the first African-American actress to play Maggie on "Cat on a hot tin roof" On stage.
3Was on the first all African-American production of Tennessee Williams's play "Cat on a hot tin roof" at the Virgínia State Theatre.
4Both her parents were morticians; the family lived above the funeral parlor.
5Made her Broadway debut alongside Lena Horne in Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music.
6Is a singer.
7Has a french bulldog named Spraga, with husband Gregory Generet.
8In 2005, performed in 3 shows simultaneously, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, As the World Turns and the stage play Julius Ceaser alongside Denzel Washington.
9On one occasion, worked on 3 shows in a 24h period. First did the play Julius Ceaser, from there she went to work on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, then went to work on the soap opera As the World Turns, after that did a matinée and night performance of Julius Ceaser. (The Mo'Nique Show).
10In 2002, performed in 3 shows simultaneously, As the World Turns, Law & Order Special Victims Unit and 24.
11Has Native American ancestry.
12Has 3 sisters and 1 brother.
13Parents: James W Tunie, Evelyn Hawkins Tunie.
14Her paternal great-grandmother was full blooded Indian.
15Was a contestant in the Miss Black Teenage Pageant in Pittsburgh in the early 1970s.
16Has worked with several charitable organizations and theater companies, including Hearts of Gold and Harlem Stage/The Gatehouse.
17Serves on the board of directors of Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc., a nonprofit organization that works with young girls in the community.
18Is a rabid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
19In 2007, she received a Tony Award as co-producer for the musical "Spring Awakening". She was also a Tony Award nominee (Best Play) for co-producing August Wilson's Radio Golf.
20Her father still operates the family business, a funeral home, in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
21Shares a birthday with Michael Caine, Mercedes McNab, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Quincy Jones, Chris Klein, & Jamie Bell
22After five years of portraying Medical Examiner Melinda Warner on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), she was finally given main cast billing in the seventh season. (2005)
23When she was portraying the character of 'Jessica Griffin' on the daytime drama As the World Turns (1956), one of her mentors, actress/director/drama coach Billie Allen, portrayed her character's mother 'Louise' (1994).
24Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1981 [1981]


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Loiter Squad2015TV SeriesNellis Air Force Women#2
Alpha House2014TV SeriesEve Bettencourt / Eve Simone-Lewis
Fall to Rise2014Annika
The Power of Our Presence2014Narrator (voice)
Golden Boy2013TV SeriesMrs. Nevel
The Good Wife2013TV SeriesSerafina Norvy
Flight2012/IMargaret Thomason
Missed Connections2012/IIFelicity Gray
Days of Our Lives2011TV SeriesJudge Weston
As the World Turns1987-2009TV SeriesJessica Griffin Jessica Griffin Harris Jessica Griffith
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesDr. Melinda Warner
Nefertiti Resurrected2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
242002TV SeriesAlberta Green
The Caveman's Valentine2001Sheila
Sex and the City1999TV SeriesEileen
Snake Eyes1998Anthea
New York Undercover1995-1998TV SeriesLana Brooks / Janice
The Devil's Advocate1997Mrs. Jackie Heath
The Peacemaker1997Jody
Eve's Bayou1997Narrator (voice)
NYPD Blue1994-1997TV SeriesLillian Fancy
Chicago Hope1997TV SeriesLennie Gaghan
Feds1997TV SeriesMartha Kershan
Spirit Lost1997Anne
Prince Street1997TV Series
Quentin Carr1996ShortDetective
Rescuing Desire1996Van
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996TV MovieMiss Marcus
Law & Order1996TV SeriesCaroline Bennett
Swift Justice1996TV SeriesJessie McKenna
City Hall1996Leslie Christos
SeaQuest 20321995TV SeriesLaura
Rising Sun1993Lauren Smith
Tribeca1993TV SeriesTori / Pretoria Thomas
Bloodhounds of Broadway1989Cynthia Harris
Wall Street1987Carolyn
Sweet Lorraine1987Julie
Spenser: For Hire1986TV SeriesNina


See You in September2010


See You in September2010producer


Discovering Gloria2016DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
The View2015TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHerself
Henry Hornbostel in Architecture and Legacy2013DocumentaryNarrator
One Night Stand2011/VIHerself
Today2011TV SeriesHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHerself
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2008TV SeriesHerself
Black Sorority Project: The Exodus2006DocumentarySpirit (voice)
Great Things About the Holidays2005TV MovieHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Party Planner with David Tutera2005TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
A Day's Work, a Day's Pay2001Video documentaryNarrator
American Experience2000TV Series documentary
The Money Shot1996/IDocumentaryMichelle
The 11th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHerself

Nominated Awards

2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressFlight (2012)
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USSpecial Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)Flight (2012)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesAs the World Turns (1956)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesAs the World Turns (1956)
2003Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressAs the World Turns (1956)
2002Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleThe Caveman's Valentine (2001)
1995Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressAs the World Turns (1956)

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