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Tamara Tunie

Also Credited As: Tamara Tunie Bouquett

Birth Place: McKeesport, PA, USA

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Tamara Tunie BIO

Tamara Tunie (born March 14, 1959) is an American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer. She is best known for her roles as attorney Jessica Griffin on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns (1987–1995, 2000–2007, 2009) and as medical examiner Melinda Warner in the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000–2021). Tunie also appeared in films such as Rising Sun (1993), The Devil's Advocate (1997), The Caveman's Valentine (2001) receiving Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female nomination, Flight (2012), and Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022).

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Tamara Tunie STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
The New Group and National Black Theatre Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2023
Florence Delva

[West End]
London Production, 2022
Kamala Harris

[Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere at New World Stages, 2017
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Invictus Theater Company Reading, 2017
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2014
Detective Gwen Washburn

[Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Calpurnia

Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer

[Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Michelle Morris

[Off-Broadway]
1996
Ni-Caul

[Off-Broadway]
1995
Helen

[Off-Broadway]
1993
Paulie

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Sister

Tamara Tunie Productions

 
[Broadway, 2007]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Producer

Tamara Tunie Awards and Nominations


winner
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Musical

Tamara Tunie, Spring Awakening

Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Play

Tamara Tunie, Radio Golf

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Y. Dolly Fox Joins Producing Team For DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL

Y. Dolly Fox joined the producer team for DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL. Learn more about the show!
Photos: Go Inside the 2024 Tony Awards After Party

See photos from the Tony Awards after-party at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, featuring winners such as Jeremy Strong, Justin Peck, Jonathan Groff, Will Brill, and more.
Watch the Full 2024 Tony Awards Broadcast

Miss the Tony Awards last night? No problem! The complete 2024 Tony Awards are now available to stream online through Paramount+.
Photos: Inside the 2024 Tony Awards Ceremony

Last night, the curtain was raised on the 77th Annual Tony Awards! Take a look inside the CBS broadcasts and Pluto TV pre-show below, including photos of the casts of The Outsiders, Suffs, Hell's Kitchen, The Who's Tommy, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, and more.
Tony Awards Audience Drops 14% to 3.5 Million Viewers on CBS

Find out how the ratings compare to Tony Awards in past years! Winners included Stereophonic, The Outsiders, Hell’s Kitchen, Merrily We Roll Along, Sarah Paulson, Kara Young, and more.
How/When/Where to Watch the 2024 Tony Awards

It's almost here! On June 16, The 77th Annual Tony Awards make their debut at Lincoln Center at the David H. Koch Theatre to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2023/24 theatre season.
Find Out Who Will Present at the 2024 Tony Awards

Some of the biggest stars from stage, screen and sports are set to present at THE 77TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, Check out the full list here!
Alicia Keys, Linda Twine, and Maxine Williams Will Be Honored at the 2024 Black Theatre United Gala

Black Theatre United will host its second annual Gala on Monday, September 30, 2024 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York. Learn more about how to attend here!
Harlem Stage Announces New Artistic Director and CEO

Harlem Stage has announced producer, director, scholar, and arts and cultural executive Dr. Indira Etwaroo as its new Artistic Director and CEO.
 North Carolina Black Repertory Reveals Program For International Black Theatre Festival

 North Carolina Black Repertory Company has announced the mainstage program for its 18th biennial International Black Theatre Festival, taking place July 29-August 3 in Winston-Salem, NC.
Tamara Tunie and Clifton Davis Will Co-Chair International Black Theatre Festival

The International Black Theatre Festival, considered the biggest event in Black theatre, will mark its 35th year in Winston-Salem, July 29 to August 3.
Steppenwolf Theatre's PURPOSE Extends Through Mid May

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present two additional weeks of performances for its world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ epic family drama Purpose. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: Get a First Look at Steppenwolf Theatre's PURPOSE

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is continuing its 48th season with the world premiere of Purpose. Check out footage!
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of PURPOSE at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Check out photos from opening night of Purpose at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Photos: First Look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' PURPOSE at Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is continuing its 48th season with the world premiere of Purpose, an epic family drama by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Get a first look at photos.
Review: PURPOSE at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has set the table for one hell of a family dinner in PURPOSE. Directed by Phylicia Rashad in a world premiere for Steppenwolf, this family drama keenly focuses on the privileged Jasper family, whose patriarch is a Civil Rights icon. The first act moves at a brilliant clip with lots of darkly funny moments during a contentious family drama, then unspools into a more serious and somber contemplation of the skeletons in the family’s closet in the second. 
Video: First Look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Phylicia Rashad-Directed PURPOSE

Get a first look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of Purpose, an epic family drama by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad. Check out the video!
Video: Watch a Trailer for Steppenwolf's PURPOSE, Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has released a trailer for their production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' PURPOSE. Watch video footage here!
Steppenwolf Theatre's PURPOSE World Premiere Extends Through Late April

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ epic family drama Purpose has added one additional week of performances. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Photos: First Look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's PURPOSE in Rehearsal

Check out rehearsal photos for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of Purpose, an epic family drama by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, here!

Tamara Tunie FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Tamara Tunie been in?

Tamara Tunie has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Tamara Tunie been in?

Tamara Tunie has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Tamara Tunie's first West End show?

Tamara Tunie's first West End show was The 47th which opened in 2022

What awards has Tamara Tunie been nominated for?

Tamara Tunie has been nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards for Spring Awakening and Best Play at the Tony Awards for Radio Golf.

What awards has Tamara Tunie won?

Tamara Tunie has won the Tony Award for Best Musical for Spring Awakening.

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