• Tamara Hurwitz is a dancer and performer married to Bill Pullman, an American film and stage actor.
• She was born to Norwegian parents and began dancing young.
• She is a member of the Jose Limon Dance Company, the Pacific Dance Ensemble, and Rosanna Gamson Worldwide group.
• She is an actress and has appeared in several movies, as well as two documentary movies.
• She and her husband Bill founded Hollywood Orchard, a non-profit organization donating extra food and fruits to underprivileged people.

Who is Bill Pullman’s wife? Tamara Hurwitz Wiki Bio

Tamara Hurwitz was born on 7 January 1970, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is a dancer and performer, but who came under the spotlight after marrying American film and stage actor Bill Pullman.

Education and childhood

Although of mixed ethnicity, including Dutch-Jewish, Tamara was born to Norwegian parents who moved to the US not long before she was born. Her father was an art educator and a painter, who literally died in her arms in 2012 aged 91, while her mother died two years later.

She began dancing when still very young, but apparently started to perform as a professional only at the age of 28.

Career as a dancer and an actress

Tamara has performed all around the US during more than three decades of her dancing career; she was a member of the Jose Limon Dance Company which performed mostly in New York City. Tamara was also a member of the Pacific Dance Ensemble, which had performances in Oregon. For a brief period of time she was dancing with the Rosanna Gamson Worldwide group, which performed around Los Angeles.

Tamara began working with her long-term friend Tracy Penfield sometime in the ‘80s, and the two finalized their “Passing” project in 2018 – it was inspired by the death of their loved ones, in Tamara’s case her parents, and  their project took them five years to finish. It premiered at Randolph’s Chandler Center for the Arts on 28 April. She is also an actress, as has appeared in several movies over the years, such as “A League of Their Own” shot in 1992, “Casper” released in 1995, and “Independence Day” starring Will Smith in 1996.

Tamara Hurwitz and Bill Pullman

Tamara played a role in two documentary movies – the first in “The Fruit Hunters” acting alongside her husband Bill, which follows the connection (even emotional) between a man and his food, and was released in 2012. Two years later in 2014, she appeared in the “Parables of War” short documentary which also starred her husband, and discusses the consequences of war and what comes after it. Tamara’s latest appearance was in the “Healing Wars” theatrical dance piece, which was performed for the first time in June 2014.

Tamara and Bill Pullman

Tamara and Bill Pullman met during one of her performances, and went on a date shortly afterwards. They exchanged their wedding vows years later in 1987, and their daughter named Maesa came a year later; son Jack followed in 1989. Five years later on 29 January 1993, Tamara gave birth to their second son named Lewis.

All of their children have been successful in various fields, as Maesa plays the banjo, is a singer and a songwriter; Jack is a puppeteer and is skilled at making puppets, while Lewis has made his way into the film industry – some of his most notable appearances have been in “The Ballad of Lefty Brown”, “Lean on Pete”, and “Aftermath”, all shot in 2017.

Jack was arrested on 27 October 2008 for possessing moonshine drugs, and for attacking a police officer, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Who is Bill Pullman?

William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York State USA, on 17 December 1953 – his nationality is American and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He is a popular actor who has appeared in movies such as “Ruthless People” in 1986, and “Sleepless in Seattle” in 1993.

Bill was born to Johanna who worked as a nurse, and James who was a physician. He matriculated from Hornell High School, and then enrolled at the State University of New York at Delhi and eventually graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Master of Fine Arts degree. He began teaching theater at SUNY Delhi shortly afterwards, and also worked at the Montana State University, where his students convinced him to test his acting skills on the big screen.


He began his acting career in the ‘80s, when he appeared in movies such as “Spaceballs” in 1987, and “The Serpent and the Rainbow” among others. He went on to play a significant role in the “Independence Day” science fiction movie shot in 1996, before appearing in “Lost Highway” in 1997 and “Titan A.E.” in 2000. His most recent appearance was in “The Sinner” mystery TV series which aired for the first time in 2017 and counts two seasons.

Bill is a creative writer as well – the first play he wrote is entitled “Expedition 6”, and follows the story of a space station mission called Expedition 6 – it debuted in September 2007.

Tamara’s likes and interests

Tamara and her daughter Maesa enjoy spending time together, visiting natural places as both of them are big lovers of nature. She is a gardener and often works in her garden together with husband Bill – he often talks about how Tamara’s favorite part of a Sunday is to visit the Farmer’s market. They both enjoy going out in the city but rather than going to clubs, they prefer to visit culturally rich places such as museums, live music performances, or dance shows.

Tamara is a philanthropist, and with the help of her husband, founded Hollywood Orchard in 2010 – this non-profit organization donates extra food and fruits to underprivileged people. The story of Hollywood Orchard has been depicted in “The Fruit Hunters” documentary movie, released in 2013.

Appearance and net worth

Tamara  has long blonde hair and blue eyes; her net worth is estimated at close to $1.5 million – Bill Pullman’s  wealth is reputedly over $18 million.

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