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Tamara Tunie

Highest Rated:   82% Eve's Bayou (1996)
Lowest Rated:   41% Snake Eyes (1998)
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She might not be a household name, but the statuesque character actress Tamara Tunie sports a resumé as distinctive as she is innately glamorous. Tunie landed her first major role as litigator Jessica Griffin McKechnie Harris on the soap opera As the World Turns in 1986 -- a part she played for 11 years. In the mean time, Tunie signed for a small role in the endearing yet sadly overlooked coming-of-age dramedy Sweet Lorraine (1987), an unsung predecessor to the box-office blockbuster Dirty Dancing, starring Maureen Stapleton and Trini Alvarado. Tunie signed for a bit part in the 1989 period murder mystery Bloodhounds of Broadway, but despite the fact that it claimed a pedigree as impressive as Lorraine (with Matt Dillon, Madonna, Jennifer Grey, and others), the movie unfortunately failed to deliver on its noble intentions. Over the course of the next several years, Tunie turned up several times on Steven Bochco's NYPD Blue, and landed the bit part of Leslie Christos in the Al Pacino big-city crime drama City Hall (1996), directed by Harold Becker (Taps). She re-teamed with Pacino for the darkly comic supernatural horror film The Devil's Advocate (1997), then worked with Brian De Palma and Nicolas Cage on the 1998 thriller Snake Eyes. Tunie's most high-profile work, however, was yet to come. In 2002, she delivered a compelling performance as Alberta Green in the first season of the series thriller 24. In 1999, the actress resumed her portrayal of Jessica Harris on As the World Turns and continued to sporatically return to the role through the 2000s. Beginning in 2000, Tunie also portrayed Melinda Warner on the popular series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Boss: The Black Experience in Business
  • Narrator
2019
No Score Yet Her Only Choice
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Fall To Rise
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet One Night Stand
  • Actor
2013
77% Flight
  • Margaret Thomason
$89.5M 2012
No Score Yet See You in September
  • Producer
  • Director
2009
45% The Caveman's Valentine
  • Shelia Ledbetter
2001
41% Snake Eyes
  • Anthea
1998
67% The Devil's Advocate
  • Jackie Heath
1997
No Score Yet Spirit Lost
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault
  • Miss Marcus
1996
82% Eve's Bayou
  • Narrator
1996
56% City Hall
  • Leslie Christos
1996
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway
  • Cynthia Harris
1989
78% Wall Street
  • Carolyn
1987
No Score Yet Sweet Lorraine
  • Julie
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • M.E. MelindaWarner M.E. Warner ME Melinda Warner ME Malinda Warner Det. Melanie Warner M.E. Melinda Warner Dr. Melinda Warner
  • Guest
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
24% Almost Family
2019
  • Genevieve
  • 2019
79% Black Earth Rising
2018
  • Eunice Clayton
  • 2019
94% Emergence
2019
  • Maria Wilkis
  • 2019
81% Dietland
2018
  • Julia Smith
  • 2018
No Score Yet Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler
2018
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Monica Graham
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
95% Elementary
2012-2019
  • Lily Cooper
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
67% The Red Road
2014-2015
  • Marie Van Der Veen
  • 2015
  • 2014
58% Golden Boy
2013
  • Lydia Neville
  • 2013
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Serafina
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
  • Guest
  • 2009
86% 24
2001-2014
  • Alberta Green
  • 2002
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Lillian Fancy
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Caroline Bennett
  • 1996
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
  • Janice Wolfred
  • 1995
  • 1994

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