Saturday, April 20, 2024

Great News! “Law & Order” Star Tamara Tunie, Actress, Producer, Named Carnegie Mellon University Trustee


Well, on a bad, bad day here’s some really nice news.

The wonderful Tamara Tunie, star of “Law & Order” and “As the World Turns,” has been named a trustee by Carnegie Mellon University.

There isn’t a nicer, more talented, achieving person in the world, and she deserves all kudos. I am really thrilled for her.

Tamara is a familiar face to TV audiences. For years, she played the medical examiner, Dr. Melinda Warner, on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and attorney Jessica Griffin, on the daytime drama “As the World Turns.” For many seasons, she overlapped on the two shows, and on two different networks.

She also appeared on “NYPD Blue” and the first season of Fox’s “24.” She has also guest-starred in many other television series, including “Sex and the City,” “The Good Wife” and “Better Call Saul,” among others. On the movie screen, Tunie most notably played the key supporting role of Margaret Thomason in “Flight.”

Tamara graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 1981. In addition to all those acting credits, she is also a tireless producer and activist for the theater in New York. Tamara really is a force of nature. She can do anything. For example, she most recently sang Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” during CMU’s Virtual Conferral of Degrees ceremony on May 19. She just hosted the show below:

Nice guys finish first! Many congrats to Tamara!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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