Quotes by: Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie
Tunie in 2014
Born (1959-03-14) March 14, 1959 (age 57)
McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Other names Tamara Tunie Boquett
Alma mater Carnegie Mellon University
Occupation Actress, producer, director
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Greg Bouquett (1988–1991; divorced)
Gregory Generet (1995–present; separated)

The stage and working in front of a camera are two completely different mediums. Each requires different techniques.
Tamara Tunie
I grew up in Pittsburgh, and regularly, my parents would take us to the Holiday House Supper Club to see acts like Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, Ben Vereen, Freda Payne, Stephanie Mills, and The Temptations, to name a few.
Tamara Tunie
Understand that the time in the audition is your time. Really own it and take control of it. And do what you prepared. Focus on really executing what it is that you intended to do.
Tamara Tunie
Even though you're married, you're still individuals. You still have to grow and nurture your individuality.
Tamara Tunie
Living in New York, for me at least, just keeps it very real and keeps my feet firmly planted on the ground.
Tamara Tunie
My Native American heritage was not embraced by our family, and we grew up African-American, so I didn't have a lot of access or history to that line of my family.
Tamara Tunie
Fortunately, I'm known as the hardest-working woman in showbiz, not to compete with James Brown. I've always been a multi-tasker.
Tamara Tunie
I grew up in a funeral home, born and raised, and everyone was always like, 'Well, what was that like?' and I was like, 'It was normal', because it's all I knew.
Tamara Tunie
Show business is fickle, and though I have been blessed with a healthy career, who knows how long that will last?
Tamara Tunie
Here's how I look at it: Life is full of challenges. Everybody has them. For some, it's health or family crises. I had a financial challenge.
Tamara Tunie
There was a time, actually, when I hadn't been singing, and I'd lost a lot of my ability. My range had shrunk.
Tamara Tunie
I'm Irish on St. Patrick's Day. I'm Italian on Columbus Day. I'm a New Yorker every day.
Tamara Tunie
I truly believe that when a person makes a concrete decision and takes action towards a goal that they've set, that the universe will step in and provide opportunities.
Tamara Tunie
All you have is yourself and what you have to present, and just focus on that. And if you can walk out of the audition and say to yourself, 'I hit all my beats,' 'I accomplished my emotional honesty,' or 'I remembered my words,' then that's winning.
Tamara Tunie
You have to continue to grow and evolve as individuals in order for your marriage to evolve. It takes two pillars to support a structure. If those two pillars become one, you have a structure that teeters.
Tamara Tunie
We sit and read the paper in conjunction with having a little breakfast. Usually fruit salad, or I make myself a smoothie with rice milk, coconut water and yogurt.
Tamara Tunie
When I first got to New York, all I did was musicals. After a few years I had to make a conscious choice to close the door on musicals, because I was getting pigeon-holed as a musical theater performer.
Tamara Tunie

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