Tamara Tunie
Warner Harm
Law & Order: SVU:
M.E. Melinda Warner
Law & Order:
Caroline Bennett
Date of birth
14 March 1959
Place of birth
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
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Tamara Tunie (born Tamara Renee Tunie on March 14, 1959 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania) is an actress who is known for her portrayal of Medical Examiner Melinda Warner on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She made a cameo appearance in the Law & Order: Trial by Jury episode "Day".

Tunie made her first guest appearance as Warner in the second season episode "Noncompliance", and continued to make guest appearances until season seven, when she became a regular cast member.

In 1996 she played Caroline Bennett in the Law & Order season seven episode "Deadbeat".

Tunie has also won a Tony Award, for co-producing the award winning musical Spring Awakening.

Tunie is also famous for playing 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.


  • Graduated Carnegie Mellon University and graduated in 1981.
  • Was married to Greg Bouqette from 1988 to 1991; married to Gregory Generet since October 1995.
  • Received a Tony Award as a co-producer for the musical Spring Awakening.