April 17, 1970
|Known for||Basketball Wives|
Basketball Wives LA
The Real World: Los Angeles
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
(m. 1994; div. 2001)
Tami Roman (born Tamisha Akbar on April 17, 1970) is an American television personality, model, businesswoman and actress. Roman first gained fame on The Real World: Los Angeles in 1993. After making cameo appearances and starring in supporting roles in various television shows and films in the 1990s and 2000s, Roman became one of the breakout stars of Vh1's Basketball Wives.
Born Tamisha Akbar in Mount Vernon, New York to an African American mother and Puerto Rican father, Roman was raised as an only child in White Plains, New York. In 1993, she was cast on the second season of MTV's hit reality show The Real World, titled The Real World: Los Angeles. During the season, she was the first to have an abortion on reality television. She married professional basketball player, Kenny Anderson, in 1994 and later divorced in 2001. Roman gained more fame as she appeared as the dealer on the 2001 revival of Card Sharks, and on several other shows, including an episode of One on One (season 3, episode 4).
In 2010, Roman became one of the main cast members in the VH1 reality series Basketball Wives. She was then cast on the Basketball Wives spinoff Basketball Wives LA, starting with the fourth season in 2015. Roman appeared on two episodes of the CBS show Extant. Roman could also be heard on Tami Roman's Love Talk & Hot Jamz with advice columnist and rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys and Reggie Youngblood. The show aired on Houston's KCOH Radio. Roman and her boyfriend Reggie Youngblood appeared on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars for its 3rd season, which premiered May 29, 2015. Roman is working on her hair and cosmetic lines.
|1993||The Real World: Los Angeles||Cast member|
|1993||Married... with Children||Meg||1 episode|
|1994||Silk Stalkings||Dina||1 episode|
|1995||The Real World Vacations: Behind the Scenes||Herself|
|The Real World Reunion||Herself|
|1996||Lauren Hutton and...||Herself|
|The Real World Reunion: Inside Out||Video documentary|
|1997||The Real World You Never Saw||Video documentary|
|1998||The Real World You Never Saw: Boston + Seattle||Video documentary|
|2000||The Parkers||Dena||1 episode|
|The Steve Harvey Show||Bernadette||1 episode|
|2002||The Drew Carey Show||Susan||1 episode|
|2003||One on One||Elizabeth||1 episode|
|Sabrina the Teenage Witch||Saleslady #1||1 episode|
|2004||Half & Half||Spice||1 episode|
|JAG||Beauty Tech||1 episode|
|2005||Sex, Love & Secrets||Angela||3 episodes|
|2008||Moonlight||Maureen "Mo" Williams||8 episodes|
|2010–2013; 2017–2019||Basketball Wives||Cast member|
|2013||Belle's||Loreta Cooper||6 episodes|
|2013||Tiny Tonight||Co-Host||2 episodes|
|2015||Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars||Herself||12 episodes|
|Celebrity Wife Swap||Herself||2 episodes|
|2015–16||Basketball Wives LA||Cast member|
|2016||The Doctors||Herself||1 episode|
|2017||Wild 'n Out||Special guest|
|2018||Bonnet Chronicles on Tidal||Betty|
|2018–Present||The Family Business||London Duncan-Grant||Series Regular|
|2019–Present||Saints & Sinners||Felicia Thompson||Re-Occurring|
|2001||Tara (known in the U.S. as Hood Rat||Honorable D. Bankhead||Direct-to-video film|
|2003||The Street Lawyer||Lontae Burton||Television film|
|2006||The Last Stand||DeDe Calvin|
|2007||South of Pico||Irene|
|2010||Something Like a Business||Prosecutor|
|2012||Life, Love, Soul||Renee Jackson|
|2017||Just Within Reach||Viola|
|2018||Prison Logic||Sharea Jackson|
- WEINSTEIN, STEVE (19 September 1993). "TELEVISION : A 'Real World' of Difference : Life has changed for seven young adults who took up residence in a $2-million Venice house for six months in a soap-opera documentary series conceived and aired by MTV: Everyone knows their names" – via LA Times.
- "Reality Check: Tami Roman". Vibe. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
- "Tami Roman Finally Settles 9-Year Child Support Lawsuit". News One. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
- "Tami Roman to Release Cosmetics Line". BET.
- "Tami Roman Takes 'Bonnet Chronicles' On The Road As Her Daughter Lyric Debuts Her Own Web-Series". The Inquisitr. 2018-05-26. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
- Weigle, Lauren (9 October 2016). "Jazz Anderson, Tami Roman's Rapping Daughter on 'Basketball Wives LA'". Heavy.