Tamara Tunie Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Aug, 2019
Facts of Tamara Tunie
Date of Birth: 1959 , March-14
Age: 62 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Gregory Generet
Birth Name Gregory Generet
Father James W. Tunie
Mother Evelyn Tunie
Nationality American
Birth Place/City McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Ethnicity Mixed
Net Worth $8 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 34-27-34
Weight in KG 62
Married to Gregory Generet, Greg Bouquett
Children Gregory Generet, Greg Bouquett
Divorce Greg Bouquett
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Tamara Tunie is an American actress best known for playing the role of attorney Jessica Griffin on the CBS hit series As the World Turns and Melinda Warner on the NBC hit police drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Early Life, Family & Education

Tamara Tunie was born on March 14, 1959, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the United States of America, to father James W. Tunie and mother Evelyn Tunie.

She was raised in Homestead. It's unknown if she has a brother or sister. She is of American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.

She completed her graduation in Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Tamara Tunie was interested in acting since her childhood. She started her acting career with the role of Nina in a crime drama series, Spenser: For Hire, in 1986.

She rose to fame in the television industry after her recurring role as Lillian Fancy in the police procedural drama TV series, NYPD Blue. She appeared in the ABC hit series Gordon Clapp and Jacqueline Obradors from 1994 to 1997.

She has since appeared in many other television shows such as Black Earth RisingDietlandThe Red RoadLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit and As the World Turns.

Tamara made her film debut with the role of Julie in the 1987 comedy-drama film, Sweet Lorraine. Her other film credits include The Devil's Advocate, FlightThe Caveman's ValentineSnake EyesWall Street and Irreplaceable You.

Salary & Net Worth

Being a successful film and TV star, Tamara Tunie earns a lot of money from the entertainment industry. According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, Tamara has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

She and her husband share an expensive five-story house in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City, New York. The house is of the worth of $3.75 million.

Her exact salary is unknown but some online sources report that Tamara earns $50,000 per year on average.

Personal Life

Moving towards the personal life of Tamara Tunie, as we mentioned earlier, she is a married woman. She has been married to popular music artist Gregory Generet. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Harlem, New York City in 1995.

It's unknown when and how Tamara and Gregory first met and fell in love but according to an insider, they dated for a long time before walking down the aisle together.

Tamara was also previously married to ex-husband Greg Bouquett from 1988 to 1991. Despite marrying twice in her life, she doesn't have a child.

Other Facts

Body Measurement : 34-27-34

Height : 5 Feet 9 Inches

Weight : 62 KG

Age : 60 Years Old