Tami Roman - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 20, 2022

Tami Roman
Profession: Reality TV star, Model, Actress, Businesswoman
Best Known For: Basketball Wives (Reality TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 17, 1970 (age 53)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tamisha Akbar
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Nadine Buford
Siblings: No Sibling(s)
University: Howard University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (African-American, Puerto-Rican)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 17, 2018
Husband's Name: Reggie Youngblood

Kenny Anderson (26 Aug 1994 - 15 Feb 2001)

Children: 2

Lyric Chanel Anderson (daughter)
Jazz Anderson (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: 10 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Tami Roman?

Tami Roman is a reality TV star, model, actress, and businesswoman by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in The Real World: Los Angeles and Basketball Wives.

Tami Roman with the cast of The Real World: Los Angeles (Decider)

Tami Roman – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Tami Roman’s birth took place on April 17, 1970, in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. She was born Tamisha Akbar to African American mother Nadine Buford and Puerto Rican father, who left the family when Nadine got pregnant with Tami Roman. 

Roman was raised by her single mother (parent) in White Plains, New York. She does not have any siblings and is an only child. 

Education, Ethnicity

After completing high school, she attended Howard University. Her ethnicity includes African-American and Puerto Rican.

Tami Roman – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

She married her longtime boyfriend professional basketball player Kenny Anderson on 26 August 1994. Tami Roman and her husband welcomed two children together – daughters Lyric Chanel Anderson (b. June 1994) and Jazz Anderson (b. October 1996). After years of marriage, the couple divorced on 15 February 2001.

She married her boyfriend of four years Reggie Youngblood on 17 August 2018 in Las Vegas in secret. On July 30, 2018, she admitted that she had miscarried the baby she was going to have with Youngblood. 

Also read: Suzie Ketcham - Reality TV star of Basketball Wives

Tami Roman with daughters - 2019 (RockstarrNaturally)

Tami Roman – Career

Before Fame

Roman’s professional career began in 1993 when she was cast on the second season of MTV's hit reality show The Real World: Los Angeles. Tami Roman was the first person to have an abortion on reality television during the season.

Also read: Jackie Christie - Reality TV star of Basketball Wives 

Series, Films

This was followed by appearances in the TV series Married... with Children (1993), Silk Stalkings (1994), The Parkers (2000), Sex, Love & Secrets (2005), and Moonlight (2008).

In 2010 she was cast in the reality TV series Basketball Wives. She starred in the series until it's ended in 2013. In 2017 Basketball Wives was revived and Tami Roman returned as the cast. Roman has also acted in the TV series Belle's (2013), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (2015), Basketball Wives LA (2015-2016), Tales (2017), and The Family Business (2018), among others.

In films, Tami Roman has had minor roles in Hair Show (2004), South of Pico (2007), Fall Girls (2019), etc. In June 2019 it was announced that Roman and her husband Reggie Youngblood would get new spin-off series titled Tami Ever After.

Also read: Royce Reed - Reality TV star, Dancer, Author

Tami Roman, Reggie Youngblood (Getty Images)


Roman’s Basketball Wives co-stars include Jennifer Williams, Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada,  Meeka Claxton, etc.

Tami Roman – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be over $3.5 million while there have been no estimates on her annual salary.

Tami Roman – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Tami Roman is active on Twitter with over a million followers, on Instagram with around 3 million followers, and on Facebook with around 2.5 million followers. She also owns an official website officialtamiroman.com.

Also read: Gloria Govan - Actress, Reality TV star of Basketball Wives, Basketball Wives: LA 

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