Tamara Hurwitz Biography

Tamara Hurwitz, also known as Tamara Pullman, is an American dancer and performer based in California. With a passion for dancing since childhood, she has had a successful career as a modern dancer, performing with renowned institutions such as the Jose Limon Dance Company and Rosanna Gamson Worldwide. In addition to her performances, Hurwitz is also an accomplished dance educator, teaching in various settings including dance conservatories and urban YMCAs. She has collaborated with her husband, actor Bill Pullman, in the multimedia performance ‘Healing Wars’ and worked with fellow dancer Tracy Penfield on the dance-and-music work ‘Passing’.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Tamara Pullman
  • Age: 53 Years, 53 Year Old Females


  • Spouse/Ex-: Bill Pullman
  • Children: Maesa Pullman (daughter), Jack Pullman, and Lewis Pullman

Tamara Hurwitz’s Career

Tamara Hurwitz has been dancing since she was a child and has been doing it professionally for over three decades. Throughout her illustrious career, she has performed all over the US. In New York City, she performed with the Jose Limon Dance Company, a dance group originally set up by the late Jose Limon. In Oregon, she worked with the Pacific Dance Ensemble, and in Los Angeles, she collaborated with Rosanna Gamson Worldwide.

‘Passing’ Project

Hurwitz and Penfield have been working together since the 1980s. Their 2018 project ‘Passing’ was inspired by the deaths of their loved ones, including Hurwitz’s 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, she and her husband were featured in ‘The Fruit Hunters’, a documentary directed by Yung Chang that explores the relationship between man and food. In 2014, she was featured alongside her husband in Nina Gilden Seavey’s short documentary ‘Parables of War’, which attempts to answer the question of how civilization can heal the wounds of war.

Bill Pullman’s Collaboration

Bill Pullman, known for his work in films and television, 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 Liz Lerman’s multimedia performance ‘Healing Wars’. After three years of development, the performance premiered in June 2014 to positive reviews.

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, but she is of Norwegian descent and was born in the United States. Her father, an art educator and painter, passed away in her arms in a Los Angeles art gallery in 2012 at the age of 91. She has also lost her mother.

Hurwitz and actor Bill Pullman got married on January 3, 1987, after dating for a considerable period. They have three children together. Their first child, Maesa, was born in 1988, followed by their son Jack in 1989, and their youngest child Lewis in 1993.

Bill Pullman’s Career and Children

Bill Pullman has been active in the film industry for over 30 years and has appeared in numerous successful films. He is currently portraying Detective Harry Ambrose in USA Network’s crime anthology series ‘The Sinner’. Their children, Maesa, Jack, and Lewis, are also creatively inclined. Maesa is a singer-songwriter and musician, Jack makes puppets, and Lewis has become an actor, appearing in various films and set to star in the upcoming ‘Top Gun’ sequel.

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