Tami Roman Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height and More

Tami Roman is a popular reality TV show star, author, actress, rapper, and businesswoman. Her real name is Tamisha Akbar. She is from Mount Vernon, New York. She has a long career of more than 19 years in the entertainment industry. Tami has 3 daughters as well.

She is well-recognized as a cast member of the popular reality TV show ‘Basketball Wives’. At the moment, she lives in Bogota, New Jersey, USA. If you are curious about Tami’s life, this is the post for you.

So, let’s get down to business…

Tami Roman Net Worth

Tami has had a troublesome childhood. She was raised by a single mother. However, her mother needed to work 3 jobs at once. So she couldn’t actively take care of Tami. In that sense, Tami has had raised herself on her own. She and her mother were so poor that they needed to live in the streets for several months.

However, due to Tami’s hard work and persistence, she is now a multi-millionaire. Her rags to riches story will inspire anybody. It is estimated that Tami has accumulated around 3.5 million USD from her various professions and businesses.

Early Life

Tami Roman was born on April 17, 1970, in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. That means she is 50 years old at the moment. And, her sun sign is ‘Aries’. The real name of Tami is actually Tamisha Akbar. Her mother’s name is Nadine Buford, who was of African American descent. And her father was a Puerto Rican.

In general, Tami grew up in a single-parent household and in a middle-class family. Due to their poverty, her mother had to handle 3 jobs at once. As a result, Tami has to pass her time alone for most of her childhood. That indicates that she was raised by herself for the most part.

However, their life started to change after Tami’s mother met a man named Ali Akbar. He was a devout Muslim. And, he taught Tami about the importance of strong family values, higher education, and more positive things. Tami started to love her father and idol devotedly.

Suddenly, Tami’s mother caught her father cheating. Thus, she divorced him right away. Since that time, Tami had started to live with her mother by supporting her in as many ways as possible. During that time, both of them have bonded and got closer to each other.

At one point, Tami’s mother’s job was terminated unjustly. Because of that, they had to live in the streets for several months. Even though Tami wanted to, but she couldn’t attend her prom because of poverty. Also, she almost skipped her graduation ceremony as she couldn’t afford her cap and gown.

But we can say that all of these struggles in her early life made her strong, knowledgeable, independent, humble, and a powerful figure for all the women in the world.


Tami is the jack of all trades. She is a multi-career woman. She has appeared in multiple TV shows, films, and reality shows. Tami is also a businesswoman and author at the same time. She has also produced, written screenplay, and directed several short films as well. Tami’s career in the entertainment industry started off with a role on MTV’s hit reality show ‘The Real World: Los Angeles’ in 1993.

During that time, Tami Roman formed an R&B girl group named ‘Reality’. She was the rapper and one of the 4 members of the group. Later, she changed the name of the group from ‘Reality’ to ‘Female’. The group was not that popular and successful. After that, she continued to appear on TV shows and small films.

Her career took a turn when she was selected as a cast member of the hit reality TV show ‘Basketball Wives’. Before that, Tami appeared in the ‘Card Sharks’ as the dealer in 2001. Some of the more popular series and TV shows she has appeared in are…

  • The Real World
  • The Parkers
  • Lauren Hutton and…
  • Card Sharks
  • One on One
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Sex, Love & Secrets
  • Basketball Wives
  • Truth Be Told
  • RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, and so on

 Some of her popular films are…

  • Tara
  • Hair Show
  • The Street Lawyer
  • Earthquake
  • Life, Love, Soul
  • Prison Logic
  • Fall Girls, and more

Tama is also a businesswoman as she is working on her boutique, clothing lineup, and cosmetic shop. She is also participating in many podcasts and talk shows. Tami was also a weather correspondent for KTLA-TV News. Earlier, Roman worked as a relief VJ for MTV as well. In short, Tami has a colorful career and she is still getting new roles on various TV programs and web shows.

Tami Roman Biography

Real Name Tamisha Akbar
Birth Date April 17, 1970
Age 50 Years (as of 2020)
Birth Place Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.A
Nationality American
Profession Television personality, model, actress, rapper, reality TV show star
Religion Islam
Sun sign Aries

Physical Stats

Tami Roman
Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm  Approx.
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds – 155 lbs. Approx.
Body Measurements 34-30-36
Bra (Breast) Size 34C
Waist Size 30
Hip Size 36
Shoe Size 10
Dress Size 6
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Average
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Not Known
College Not Known


Father Ali Akbar
Mother Nadine Buford
Sister None
Brother None

Relationship Status

Tami Roman
What is Tami Roman’s Marital Status? Married
Is she Having any Relationship Affair? No
Is she Lesbian? No
Who is Tami Roman’s husband? Reggie Youngblood
How many children does Tami Roman have? Three Daughters

Personal Life

Tami Roman is very fulfilled and satisfied with her personal life. Initially, she was married to former NBA player Kenny Anderson back on August 26, 1994. They had 2 daughters named Lyric Chanel Anderson and Jazz Anderson. Lyric was born in 1994 and Jazz was born in 1996. However, back in 2001, both of them have split. Since then, Tami took the responsibility of raising her daughters.

In 2015, there was a rumor that Tami and Reggie Youngblood were dating. However, later, Tami confirmed that Tami and Reggie tied the knot in August 2018. In addition, Tami has a stepdaughter as well. Tami’s 2 daughters have a hip-hop/R&B group. And her stepdaughter is studying in fashion and want to be an aspiring fashion designer.


  • Tami has 2 daughters named Lyric and Jazz with her former husband Kenny Anderson
  • Tami is writing her autobiographical memoir named ‘The B.I.T.C.H. Chronicles’
  • She has her own interior design and consignment boutique firms
  • Tami is a diabetic

Wrap Up

We can see that Tami had ups and downs in her life. Matter of fact, she grew up in a very troubling environment. But with her willpower and perseverance, she managed to kick back all the negativity and bad things from her life. Now, she is a role model for people who are struggling in life.

Along with that, she is also an inspiration to people that want to juggle several career options at the same time. Right now, she is spending her time with her daughters and soul mate. You can follow her on IG, Twitter, and other social media platforms.

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