Real Name: Tamara Tunie
Was Born: March 14, 1959. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Bio: Tamara Tunie is an African American
actress, perhaps best known for her work as lawyer Jessica Griffin McKechnie
Harris on the soap opera As the World Turns. She played the role originally
from 1986 to 1995, and again from 1999 to 2007. Tunie is known to nighttime
audiences for her roles on detective crime dramas. She played the recurring
role of Lillian Fancy on NYPD Blue from 1994 to 1997, and has played medical
examiner Melinda Warner on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit since 2000. She
briefly appeared in the first season of 24 and played a power lesbian in an
episode of Sex and The City...