Tami Roman

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Tami Roman
Born Tamisha Akbar
(1970-04-17) April 17, 1970 (age 48)
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
  • Television personality
  • model
  • actress
Years active 1992–present
Known for Basketball Wives
(2010–2013); (2017-present)
Basketball Wives LA
The Real World: Los Angeles
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
Spouse(s) Kenny Anderson
(m. 1994; div. 2001)
Partner(s) Reggie Youngblood
Children 2
Website officialtamiroman.com

Tami Roman (born Tamisha Akbar April 17, 1970) is an American television personality, model, businesswoman and actress. Roman first gained fame on The Real World: Los Angeles in 1993.[1]


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. 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). She was one of the five main cast members in the VH1 reality series Basketball Wives, which premiered in 2010.

Roman was 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 can 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 airs 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.[2]

Roman was once married to NBA basketball player Kenny Anderson.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1992–1993 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
2001 Card Sharks Dealer
20/20 Herself 1 episode
The Steve Harvey Show Bernadette 1 episode
Sacred is the Flesh May
2002 The Drew Carey Show Susan 1 episode
2003 One on One Elizabeth 1 episode
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Saleslady #1 1 episode
2004 Hair Show Zora
Half & Half Spice 1 episode
JAG Beauty Tech 1 episode
2006 The Last Stand DeDe Calvin
2008 Moonlight Maureen "Mo" Williams 8 episodes
2010–2013; 2017–present Basketball Wives Cast member
2014 Extant Cass Hendry
2015 Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Herself 12 episodes
Celebrity Wife Swap Herself 2 episodes
2015–16 Basketball Wives LA Cast member
2017 Wild 'n Out Special guest
2017 Tales Silk 1 episode

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