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Tamara Tunie is a Actor and Director American born on 14 march 1959 at McKeesport (USA)

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie
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Birth name Tamara Tunie Bouquett
Nationality USA
Birth 14 march 1959 (61 years) at McKeesport (USA)

Tamara Renee Tunie (born March 14, 1959) is an American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer. She is best known for her portrayal of attorney Jessica Griffin on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, and medical examiner Melinda Warner on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. From 2000 to 2007 (and again briefly in 2009 and 2010), she appeared on both series simultaneously. Tunie has also appeared in film, most notably playing the key supporting role of Margaret Thomason in the 2012 film Flight.


Tamara a grandi dans une maison funéraire, du fait que son père était entrepreneur de pompes funèbres. En 1981, elle est diplômée de la Carnegie Mellon University.
Actuellement, elle est mariée au chanteur de jazz, Gregory Generet et vit dans le quartier historique de Hamilton Heights, au nord de l'île de Manhattan.

Elle est mieux connue pour ses rôles de séries télévisées policières et criminelles. En effet, elle joua Lillian Fancy dans New York Police Blues, de 1994 à 1997 et joue depuis 2000, le rôle de Melinda Warner dans la série New York, unité spéciale.
Elle est également apparue brièvement dans la première saison de 24 heures chrono et joua une lesbienne dans un épisode de Sex and the City.

Elle commença sa carrière avec des rôles secondaires dans des films tels que Sweet Lorraine ou Wall Street. Son rôle le plus notable reste tout de même celui de la narratrice du film Le Secret du bayou. Figurent également dans sa filmographie L'Associé du diable et Snake Eyes.

Best films

The Peacemaker (1997)

Usually with

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Filmography of Tamara Tunie (13 films)

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Irreplaceable You, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, Christopher Walken, Steve Coogan, Timothy Simons, Claire Holt
Roles Jane
Rating64% 3.2194553.2194553.2194553.2194553.219455
Abbie et Sam étaient, depuis l'enfance les meilleurs amis, jusqu'au jour où, amoureux l'un de l'autre, ils décident de se marier. Mais un jour, alors qu'ils pensaient à un événement heureux, ils apprennent en réalité qu'Abbie a un cancer en phase terminale. Face à cette douloureuse nouvelle, Abbie décide de partir en quête d'un nouvel amour pour Sam afin qu'il reste heureux. Lors de ses démarches, elle fait aussi la rencontre de trois patients, qui ont décidé de se concentrer sur la vie, alors qu'ils sont en train de mourir…
Flight (2012)
, 2h19
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood
Roles Margaret Thomason
Rating72% 3.6461353.6461353.6461353.6461353.646135
Airline pilot captain Whip Whitaker (Washington) uses cocaine to wake up after a night of very little sleep in his Orlando hotel room. He pilots SouthJet Flight 227 to Atlanta which experiences severe turbulence at takeoff. Copilot Ken Evans (Geraghty) takes over while Whip discreetly mixes vodka in his orange juice and takes a nap. He is jolted awake as the plane goes into a steep dive. Unable to regain control, Whip is forced to make a controlled crash landing in an open field and loses consciousness on impact.
The Caveman's Valentine, 1h45
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore, Aunjanue Ellis, Anthony Michael Hall, Tamara Tunie, Jay Rodan
Roles Sheila
Rating58% 2.9014852.9014852.9014852.9014852.901485
A former family man and pianist studying at Juilliard music school, Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson), now suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and lives in a cave in Inwood Park, New York. He believes that a man named Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant is controlling the world with rays from the top of the Chrysler Building, and that his mind is inhabited by moth-like seraphs. On Valentine’s Day, he discovers the frozen body of a young man, Scotty Gates (Sean MacMahon), left in a tree outside his cave. The police, including Romulus's daughter Lulu (Aunjanue Ellis), dismiss the man's death as accident however, a homeless ex-lover of Scotty tells Romulus that he was murdered by the famous photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). Determined to discover the truth behind Scotty’s death and prove his worth to his daughter, Romulus manages to get an invitation through a former friend to perform one of his compositions at Leppenraub’s farm. What unfolds thereafter is a twisted tale of mystery, deception, and a man's struggle against his own mind.
Snake Eyes
Snake Eyes (1998)
, 1h38
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Sports films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, Carla Gugino, John Heard, Joel Fabiani, Kevin Dunn
Roles Anthea
Rating60% 3.000033.000033.000033.000033.00003
Corrupt, flamboyant Atlantic City police detective Rick Santoro (Nicolas Cage) attends a boxing match at Gilbert Powell's (John Heard) Atlantic City Arena between heavyweight champion Lincoln Tyler (Stan Shaw) and challenger Jose Pacifico Ruiz. He meets up with his best friend since childhood, Kevin Dunne (Gary Sinise), who is a US Navy Commander working with the Department of Defense to escort Defense Secretary Charles Kirkland (Joel Fabiani) and Powell at the fight after a trip to Norfolk, Virginia. As the first round begins, Dunne is distracted by an attractive redhead named Serena (Jayne Heitmeyer) who wears a ruby ring, and leaves his seat, which is then taken by Julia Costello (Carla Gugino), a mysterious woman with platinum blonde hair and a white satin suit.
The Devil's Advocate, 2h23
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Demons in film
Actors Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen
Roles Mrs. Jackie Heath
Rating74% 3.749433.749433.749433.749433.74943
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves), a defense attorney from Gainesville, Florida, has never lost a case. He defends a schoolteacher, Lloyd Gettys (Chris Bauer), against a charge of child molestation. Kevin believes his client is guilty, and a reporter tells him a guilty verdict is inevitable. However, through a harsh cross-examination, Kevin destroys the victim's credibility, securing a not guilty verdict.
The Peacemaker, 2h4
Directed by Mimi Leder
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films, Arme nucléaire
Actors George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iureș, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sebastian Roché, Tamara Tunie
Roles Jody
Rating59% 2.950062.950062.950062.950062.95006
In an Eastern Orthodox church in Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an unidentified man (later revealed to be a Bosnian minister) is murdered after being paged to meet someone outside.(The murderer called him "minister").
Eve's Bayou, 1h49
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about families
Actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Debbi Morgan, Lynn Whitfield, Meagan Good, Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Nicole Carson
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating72% 3.6464753.6464753.6464753.6464753.646475
Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), a ten-year-old girl, lives in a prosperous African American community in Louisiana with her younger brother Poe (Jake Smollett) and her older sister Cisely (Meagan Good), a pretty girl who is just entering puberty. Their parents are Roz (Lynn Whitfield) and Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), a well respected doctor in Louisiana's "colored" community who claims descent from the French aristocrat who founded the town of Eve's bayou. One night after a raucous party, Eve accidentally witnesses her father having sex with family friend Matty Mereaux (Lisa Nicole Carson). However, Cisely, who has a very affectionate relationship with her father, convinces Eve that she misinterpreted an innocent moment. The unreliability of memory and observation remain important themes throughout the film.
City Hall
City Hall (1996)
, 1h47
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello, Richard Schiff, David Paymer
Roles Leslie Christos
Rating61% 3.099383.099383.099383.099383.09938
John Pappas is the mayor of New York City and has far more grand ambitions, including the governor's office and the White House. His loyal deputy mayor is Kevin Calhoun, a young man from Louisiana who grew up loving politics.
Rising Sun
Rising Sun (1993)
, 2h5
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about suicide, Yakuza films, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako Iwamatsu
Roles Lauren Smith
Rating61% 3.099513.099513.099513.099513.09951
During a party at the United States offices of a Japanese corporation in Los Angeles, a professional escort named Cheryl Lynn Austin (Tatjana Patitz) is found dead, apparently after a violent sexual encounter. Police Detectives Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) and John Connor (Sean Connery), a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs, are sent to act as liaison between the Japanese executives and the investigating officer, Smith's former partner Tom Graham (Harvey Keitel).
Bloodhounds of Broadway, 1h28
Directed by Howard Brookner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Julie Hagerty, Tony Azito, Rutger Hauer, Madonna
Roles Cynthia Harris
Rating56% 2.8051552.8051552.8051552.8051552.805155
Broadway, New Year's Eve, 1928. A muckraking reporter, Waldo Winchester, frames four major stories during the wild New Year's Eve of 1928.
Wall Street, 2h1
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Lauren Tom, Franklin Cover
Roles Carolyn
Rating73% 3.699073.699073.699073.699073.69907
In 1985, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is working as a junior stockbroker at Jackson Steinem & Co. He wants to work with his hero, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), a legendary Wall Street player. After calling Gekko's office 59 days in a row trying to land an appointment, Bud visits Gekko on his birthday with a box of Gekko's favorite, contraband Cuban cigars. Impressed at his sheer boldness, Gekko grants Bud an interview. Bud pitches him stocks, but Gekko is unimpressed. Desperate, Bud provides him some inside information about Bluestar Airlines, which Bud learned in a casual conversation from his father, Carl (Martin Sheen), the union leader for the company's workers. Intrigued, Gekko tells Bud he will think about it, but also that he "[looks] at a hundred deals a day," but "[chooses] one." A dejected Bud returns to his office. However, Gekko places an order for Bluestar stock and becomes one of Bud's clients. Gekko gives Bud some capital to manage, but the other stocks Bud selects lose money.


See You in September, 1h30
Directed by Tamara Tunie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Estella Warren, Michael Rispoli, Whoopi Goldberg, Justin Kirk, Liza Lapira, Sandra Bernhard
Rating46% 2.3190052.3190052.3190052.3190052.319005
Lindsay is a successful producer of commercials, but, as it often happens in big cities, her personal life is not well. Gentlemen chase her and even propose to marry, but she feels that all of them are not her type. Only psychoanalysis sessions do help her, and she can barely live without them. But one day her doctor leaves for vacation until September. Lindsay is upset but comes up with a brilliant idea—to assemble her own support group for people with the same personal problems.