Tamara Hurwitz Biography

(American Dancer and Performer Who is Married to Actor Bill Pullman)

Birthday: January 7, 1970 (Capricorn)

Born In: Los Angeles, United states

Tamara Hurwitz, also known as Tamara Pullman, is an American dancer and performer. She is the wife of actor Bill Pullman and has three children with him, two sons and one daughter. Presently based in California, Hurwitz has been interested in dancing since she was a child. She is predominantly a modern dancer and over the course of her career, she has performed with institutions, such as Jose Limon Dance Company (New York), Ann Vachon Dance Conduit (Philadelphia), Pacific Dance Ensemble (Oregon) and Rosanna Gamson Worldwide (Los Angeles). She is also an accomplished dance educator and has held classes in a variety of settings, including dance conservatories, rural storefronts, and urban YMCAs. In 2014, Hurwitz and her husband collaborated in Liz Lerman’s multimedia performance, ‘Healing Wars’. In 2018, she worked with long-time friend and fellow dancer Tracy Penfield on a full-length dance-and-music work called ‘Passing’.
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Also Known As: Tamara Pullman

Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Bill Pullman

children: Maesa Pullman (daughter) and Jack Pullman and Lewis Pullman

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Tamara Hurwitz has been dancing since she was a child. She has been doing it professionally for over three decades. Over the course of her illustrious career, she has performed all over the US. In New York City, she performed with Jose Limon Dance Company, a dance group originally set up by late Jose Limon. When she was in Oregon, she worked with Pacific Dance Ensemble. She has also worked in Los Angeles, collaborating with Rosanna Gamson Worldwide.
Hurwitz and Penfield have been working together since the 1980s. Their 2018 project ‘Passing’ was inspired by the deaths of their loved ones. In Hurwitz’s case, it was her parents, who died within two years of each other. They spent five years developing the project and it premiered on April 28, at Randolph's Chandler Center for the Arts.
Hurwitz has appeared in two documentaries in her career. In 2012, both she and her husband were featured in ‘The Fruit Hunters’. Directed by Yung Chang, the documentary explores the relationship that has existed between man and food since the dawn of time. In Nina Gilden Seavey’s short documentary ‘Parables of War’, she was featured alongside her husband once more. Released in 2014, it attempts to answer an age-old question: “How can civilization heal the wounds of war?”
Besides having a thriving career in films and television, Bill Pullman has always been active on stage. However, as of 2014, he had not worked on any major project with his wife in the last 35 years. That changed when they were cast together in ‘‘Healing Wars’, Liz Lerman’s multimedia performance. After taking three years to be completed, it premiered in June 2014 to positive reviews.
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Controversies & Scandals
On October 27, 2008, Hurwitz’s son, Jack, along with his friend Allen Gaddy, was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer and moonshine possession in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. At the time, Jack was attending Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa.
Personal Life
Little is known about Hurwitz’s family and early childhood. She is of Norwegian descent and was born in the United States of America. Her father, who was an art educator and painter, passed away in her arms in a Los Angeles art gallery in 2012. He was 91 years old. She has lost her mother as well.
After dating for a considerable period, Hurwitz and actor Bill Pullman got married on January 3, 1987. Their first child, a daughter, whom they named Maesa, was born in 1988. A year later, they welcomed their second child and first son, Jack. Their third and youngest child Lewis was born on January 29, 1993.
Bill Pullman has been active in the film industry for over 30 years and has appeared in numerous successful films, including ‘A League of Their Own’ (1992), ‘Casper’ (1995), and ‘Independence Day’ (1996). At present, he is portraying Detective Harry Ambrose in USA Network’s crime anthology series ‘The Sinner’.
Like their parents, Maesa, Jack, and Lewis are creatively inclined. Maesa is a singer-songwriter and musician. She can play the banjo and the accordion. In 2013, she put out her extended play ‘Whippoorwill’. Jack, on the other hand, makes puppets. Lewis has followed in their father’s footsteps and has become an actor; he has worked in films, such as ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’ (2017), ‘Aftermath’ (2017), ‘Lean on Pete’ (2017), ‘Battle of the Sexes’ (2017), and ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (2018). He is set to star in the upcoming ‘Top Gun’ sequel, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.

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