Zoe Tamerlis Lund


Miami Vice Character
Miranda ("The Prodigal Son")
February 9, 1962, New York City, New York
April 16, 1999, Paris, France (age 37, drug-induced heart failure)
Robert Lund (1985-1999, her death)

Zoe Tamerlis Lund (February 9, 1962 - April 16, 1999) was an American actress, screenwriter and musician, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as Miranda, who was disappointed in Jimmy Borges (played by Penn Jillette) not getting her "party favors" in the episode "The Prodigal Son".


Tamerlis was born in New York City, New York. Her limited acting career began with a collaboration with Abel Farrera, which she would team up with several times. Her first film was 1981's Ms. 45 (with Jack Thibeau), followed by roles in Special Effects (with Eric Bogosian), Exquisite Corpses (for which she wrote one of the songs used), Bad Lieutenant (with Paul Calderon, who co-wrote the movie with Tamerlis-Lund), and her final film appearance, in 1994's Dreamland. Her only other TV appearance was in the series Hothouse (with Katherine Borowitz). She also wrote, directed and starred in the short story Hot Ticket, and after her death Tamerlis-Lund appeared as herself in the documentary The Self Destruction of Gia, documenting the life and death of supermodel Gia Carangi (1960-1986), whose drug-abusive life paralleled her own.

Personal LifeEdit

Tamerlis married Robert Lund in 1985, and stayed married (despite allegations she left for Paris to live with another boyfriend) until her death on April 16, 1999, from heart failure brought on by her extensive use of cocaine & heroin.

External LinkEdit

Zoe Tamerlis-Lund website