Leading television and film star, Tamara Tunie has partnered with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as the celebrity spokesperson for the CTO’s 40th celebration of Caribbean Week in New York.
Perhaps best known as the medical examiner, "Melinda Warner," on NBC’s long-running top-rated series, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and more recently in Paramount’s Oscar nominated, "Flight," with co-star Denzel Washington, Tunie will engage the media in America’s most populous city as the official spokesperson for the event running from June 1-8.
“I am thrilled to work with the Caribbean Tourism Organization taking the Caribbean’s wonderful message across New York during this exciting week of celebration of the region’s vibrancy and diversity,” said Tunie in a written release.
Her partnership was secured through the efforts of Marie Walker, the chief executive officer and president of the CTO New York affiliate, Turnstyle Marketing, working with the head of the CTO New York office, Sylma Brown.
Tunie recently guest starred on "The Good Wife" and "Fall to Rise," produced by Spirit Award nominee, Gil Holland. Her other memorable television roles include the longstanding character, "Jessica Griffin,"on the CBS daytime drama, "As The World Turns," for which she received two NAACP Image Award nominations and two Soap Opera Digest award nominations. She also appeared in the highly visible role of the villainous, "Alberta Green," in first season of the hit series, "24," as well as guest appearances on "Law and Order," "Sex and the City" and "NYPD Blue."
In film, she has worked with some of the most respected directors of the screen, including Taylor Hackford, Brian De Palma, Mimi Leder, Harold Becker and Oliver Stone. Tunie also appeared alongside the legendary Al Pacino as the possessed wife of a partner in his law firm in the hit film "The Devil's Advocate," and as his press secretary in "City Hall." She also worked with famed director Kasi Lemmons and Samuel L. Jackson on both "Eve's Bayou" and "The Caveman's Valentine," for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
Among the rousing activities on the Caribbean Week in New York calendar is the OneCaribbean Vacation Mart and Romance Pavilion/Bonanza Sale where specially priced Caribbean holidays will available along with that perfect Bahamian getaway at the Caribbean Romance Pavilion which will be part of the Vacation Mart.
For the complete list of activities for Caribbean Week in New York and for information on how to participate, visit www.caribbeanweekny.com.