Her height is 5' 9" (1.75 m).
She starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Broadway production of Julius Caesar.
Tamara appeared in the first ever all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in Richmond, Virginia.
She received a Best Supporting Female nomination at the 2002 Independent Spirit Awards for her part in The Caveman's Valentine.
In 2003 she received an Image Award Nomination for her performance on As The World Turns.
She was nominated for a 2004 Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series.
She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh in 1981 with a degree in fine arts.
She co-starred with Al Pacino on the big screen twice, in City Hall and The Devil's Advocate.
Tamara starred in the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
She toured Europe as part of the cast of Bubblin' Brown Sugar.
Tamara's mentor is actress, director, and drama coach, Billie Allen.
Tamara shares a birthday with Jamie Bell, Michael Caine, Quincy Jones, Chris Klein, Mercedes McNab, Keaton Tyndall, and Kylie Tyndall.
Tamara is a keeper of all her sunglasses she has bought.
Tamara was the star and narrator for the film Eve's Bayou.
Tamara has stated that she enjoys singing and dancing.
Tamara is Vice Chair-Person Of The Board Of Directors of Figure Skating in Harlem, it's a non-profit organzation that teaches young girls ages 6 to 16 education and life skills. Tamara is also involved with Randalls Island Sports Foundation.
Tamara grew up in a funeral home environment.
As of 2006, Tamara lives in a brownstone in Harlem, NY.
Tamara loves power tools and loves to work with them.
Tamara has dated men outside her race.
Tamara and her second husband Gregory Generet were married on October 21st, 1995 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Harlem, NY.
Tamara has been married twice, divorced once, surprisingly enough both of her husbands are/were named Gregory.
Tamara did the voice-over to the Downy Plus Whitening commercial.
Two of Tamara's sisters are named Linda and Stacey. Tamara's mother's name is Gigi. Tamara also has a brother and 2 nieces named Kelly and Whitney.
Her mother was a mortician. Her father is an undertaker.
Since season 7 of Law and Order: SVU, Tunie appears in the opening credits.
Tamara Tunie: I grew up in a mixed community outside Pittsburgh. I was not raised with bigotry. I was not raised with racism. I was certainly aware of it because we didn't live in a bubble, but my family embraced anyone I cared about, their attitude was, "if this is a good person and you like him, we like him too."