Emily Kuroda Biography (1952-)

Born October 30, 1952, in Fresno, CA; daughter of William and Kay Kuroda; married Alberto Isaac (an actor and director), July 2, 1984. Addresses: Agent: Stone Manners Talent and Literary, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, LosAngeles, CA 90048.

Birth Details
October 30, 1952
Fresno, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (As Emily K. Kuroda) Yukiko, Gung Ho, ABC, 1986-87
  • Ronnie Page, a recurring role, L.A. Law, NBC, 1988-89
  • Nurse Candice Katsumoto, The Young and the Restless (also known asY & R), CBS, 1998
  • Mrs. Kim, Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2000-
  • Miniseries
  • Nurse Liu, Dynasty: The Reunion (also known as Dynasty: The Miniseries), ABC, 1991
  • Movies
  • Kikusen, American Geisha, 1986
  • Reporter, The Preppie Murder (also known as The Preppy Murder), ABC, 1989
  • Intensive care unit nurse, Donor, CBS, 1990
  • Regina, She Said No, NBC, 1990
  • Linda, Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health (also knownas Columbo: Caution! Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health), ABC, 1991
  • Jack's secretary, Ladykiller, USA Network, 1992
  • Dr. Nancy Lee, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (also known as The Case of the Famous Fatality, The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle, and A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the FamousFatality), NBC, 1994
  • Operating room nurse, Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story (alsoknown as Deidre Hall's Story: After All), ABC, 1995
  • Awake to Danger (also known as Awake to Murder, The Other Side of Dark, and Out of the Dark), NBC, 1995
  • Dr. Alice Morisaki, Heartless, USA Network, 1997
  • Min, Stranger Inside, HBO, 2001
  • Specials
  • Voice of Yeh-Shen, "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" (animated),CBS Storybreak, CBS, 1985
  • Jeanette Kim, About Love, International Channel, 1993
  • Episodic
  • Akemi, "You're Steele the One for Me," Remington Steele, NBC, 1982
  • (As Emily K. Kuroda) Geisha girl, "Naka Jima Kill," Tales of the GoldMonkey, ABC, 1983
  • Trauma Center, ABC, 1983
  • Karen Matsuga, "The Spoilers," MacGyver, ABC, 1988
  • Dr. Kito, "Life after Death," Life Goes On, ABC, 1991
  • Janet Masuda, "It's a Damm Shaman," Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1991
  • Woman, "Play, Pause, Search: Part 2," Knots Landing, CBS, 1991
  • Reporter, "Crash and Born," Sisters, NBC, 1992
  • Waitress, "Ottuma 52501," The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1992
  • Waitress, "The Player," The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1993
  • Dottie, "Take These Broken Wings," ER (also known as EmergencyRoom), NBC, 1996
  • Attending physician, Moloney, CBS, c. 1996
  • Dr. Garson, "Bloodlust," The Profiler, NBC, 1998
  • Nurse Wolfe, Party of Five, Fox, c. 1998
  • Janice Heinz, "Free Dental," The Practice, ABC, 1999
  • Melinda Harris, "The Grinch," Snoops, ABC, 1999
  • Mrs. Kwan, "F Is for Framed," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999
  • Third executive storyteller, "Romeo and Julie," Working, NBC, 1999
  • Dr. Edwina Bates, "Simon Sez," Chicago Hope, CBS, 2000
  • Dr. Ellen Braun, "Affairs of the State," Family Law, CBS, 2000
  • Nurse, "The Sugar Pill," Shasta McNasty (also known as Shasta), UPN, 2000
  • Claire Yamada, "God's Work," The Agency, CBS, 2001
  • Claire Yamada, "Nocturne," The Agency, CBS, 2001
  • Lily, "Sight Gag," The King of Queens, CBS, 2001
  • Restaurant employee, "The Shrimp Incident," Curb Your Enthusiasm,HBO, 2001
  • Claire Yamada, "Son Set," The Agency, CBS, 2002
  • Yuki Takami, Presidio Med, CBS, c. 2002
  • Dr. Kim Anderson, "Under Color of Law," The Handler, CBS, 2003
  • Brenda's professor, "Grinding the Corn," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2004
  • "Dr. Thorton Hears a Who," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2006
  • Appeared in episodes of Arli$$, HBO; Count on Me; The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime; General Hospital, ABC; multiple episodes of Life Stories (multiple episodes);Married ... with Children (also known as Not the Cosbys), Fox;Matlock, NBC and ABC; Party Girl, Fox; and Port Charles(also known as Port Charles: Desire, Port Charles: Fate, Port Charles: The Gift, Port Charles: Miracles Happen, Port Charles: Naked Eyes, Port Charles: Secrets, Port Charles: Superstitions, Port Charles: Surrender, Port Charles: Tainted Love, Port Charles: Tempted, Port Charles: Time in a Bottle, and Port Charles: Torn), ABC. Some sources cite appearances in Highway to Heaven, NBC.
  • Pilots
  • (As Emily K. Kuroda) Yukiko, Gung Ho, ABC, 1986
  • Mikoto, Party Girl, Fox, 1996
  • Mrs. Kim, Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Additional voices, Potsworth & Co. (animated; also known as Midnight Patrol), beginning 1990
  • Stage Appearances
  • Hokusai Sketchbooks, East West Players, Los Angeles, 1980-81
  • Christmas in Camp, East West Players, 1981-82
  • Asaga Kimashita, East West Players, 1983-84
  • Visitors from Nagasaki, East West Players, c. 1984
  • Three Penny Opera (musical theatre), East West Players, c. 1985
  • Standby, The Sound of a Voice/As the Crow Flies, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1985-86
  • A Chorus Line (musical), East West Players, c. 1987
  • Justine, Jacques and His Master, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1987-88
  • Old woman and dying man's wife, Minamata, East West Players, Los Angeles Theatre Center, c. 1989
  • The Golden Gate, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 1990, and Zephyr Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • Understudy, The Wash, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, LosAngeles, 1990-91
  • Sansho the Bailiff (musical), Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, c. 1993
  • The Maids, East West Players, Los Angeles Theatre Center, c. 1994
  • The Woman Warrior, Center Theatre Group, Doolittle Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1994-95
  • Mother's youth and a teacher, The Woman Warrior: A Girlhood among Ghosts, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1994-95, and other regional venues
  • The Glass Menagerie, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Singapore, 1996
  • Ikebana, East West Players, Los Angeles, 1996
  • Sumiko Takamura (Okusan), Ballad of Yachiyo, New York ShakespeareFestival, Public Theatre, Martinson Hall, New York City, 1997, as well as South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, and other regional venues
  • Dogeaters, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1998
  • Pacific Overtures (musical), East West Players, c. 1998
  • Straight as a Line, Playwright's Arena Theatre, Los Angeles, 1999
  • Carlotta Campion, Follies (musical), East West Players, David Henry Hwang Theatre at the Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Second wife, Golden Child, David Henry Hwang Theatre at the UnionCenter for the Arts, 2000
  • Red, East West Players, David Henry Hwang Theatre at the Union Center for the Arts, 2001
  • Sisters Matsumoto, East West Players, c. 2001
  • Question 27, Question 28 (reading), Noh Space, San Francisco, CA,2003
  • Comrade Chin, Suzuki, and Shu Fang, M Butterfly, David Henry HwangTheatre at the Union Center for the Arts, 2004
  • Madam Xia, A Winter People, Theatre@Boston Court, Pasadena, CA, 2004
  • Wardina, A Distant Shore, Center Theatre Group, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, CA, 2005
  • Appeared in Big Tiger Prophecy, Bird's Nest Soup, Hymn to Her, and Watcher, all Mark Taper Forum; Cold Tofu, East West Players, Los Angeles Theatre Club; Flower Drum Song, San FranciscoMusical Theatre, San Francisco; The Grapevine, East West Players; Macbeth, Los Angeles Theatre Center; Our Town, South Coast Repertory Theatre; Petals and Thorns, Company of Angels; Pirandello in Singapore, Cast Theatre; Rhubarb Shoots, Pan Andreas Theatre; TwoGentlemen of Verona, Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles; and in the workshop production of Avocado Kid, or Zen and the Art of Guacamole (musical).
  • Stage Work
  • (With others) Developer, 29 1/2 Dreams, Women Walking through Walls, East West Players, c. 1993
  • Film Appearances
  • Cory Chu, Worth Winning, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • News anchor, Why Me?, Triumph Releasing, 1989
  • Vicki, Dad, Universal, 1989
  • Nurse Ruth, Late for Dinner, Columbia, 1991
  • Mrs. Lee, Yellow, Phaedra Cinema, 1997
  • Mrs. Lee Lee, The Suburbans, Columbia/TriStar, 1999
  • Japanese woman, Shopgirl, Buena Vista, 2005
  • Flora Nakano, The Sensei, Heitmann Entertainment/Zen Mountain, c.2006
  • Some sources cite appearances in 2 Days in the Valley (also knownas Two Days in the Valley), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996; and MinorityReport, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002; as well as appearances in Doctors and Solo.
  • Writings for the Stage
  • (With others) 29 1/2 Dreams, Women Walking through Walls, East West Players, c. 1993

Further Reference


    • Emily Kuroda, http://www.emilykuroda.com, February 21, 2006

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