Tamara Tunie

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Biography

  • Birth Place: McKeesport, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/14/1959, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Tamara Tunie Fast Facts:
  • Both her parents were morticians; the family lived above the funeral parlor.
  • Was a contestant in the Miss Black Teenage Pageant in Pittsburgh in the early 1970s.
  • Made her Broadway debut alongside Lena Horne in Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music.
  • In 2002, worked on three TV series (on three different networks) simultaneously: As the World Turns, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and 24.
  • Mayor Bloomberg presented her with one of the inaugural Made in NY awards in 2006.
  • Coproduced the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, which debuted on Broadway in 2006, and August Wilson's final play, Radio Golf, which debuted on Broadway in 2007.
  • Made her directorial debut in 2010 with the film See You in September.
  • Became an official spokesperson for the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths in 2011. 
  • Serves on the board of directors of Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc., a nonprofit organization that works with young girls in the community.
  • Has worked with several charitable organizations and theater companies, including Hearts of Gold and Harlem Stage/The Gatehouse.
  • Tamara Tunie Relationships:
  • James W. Tunie - Father
  • Evelyn Hawkins Tunie - Mother
  • Gregory Generet - Husband
  • Tamara Tunie Awards:
  • 2007 Tony: Play - Nominee
  • 2007 Tony: Musical - Winner
  • College:
  • Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (BFA in Musical Theatre, 1981)

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