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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
Mayor Bloomberg presented her with one of the inaugural Made in NY awards in 2006.
Coproduced the Tony Award-winning musical
, which debuted on Broadway in 2006, and August Wilson's final play,
, which debuted on Broadway in 2007.
Made her directorial debut in 2010 with the film
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:
Evelyn Hawkins Tunie - Mother
Gregory Generet - Husband
James W. Tunie - Father
Tamara Tunie Awards:
2007 Tony: Musical - Winner
2007 Tony: Play - Nominee
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (BFA in Musical Theatre, 1981)
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