Tamlyn Tomita Biography (1966-)

Full name, Tamlyn Naomi Tomita; born January 27, 1966, in Okinawa, Japan; daughter of Shiro and Asako Tomita. Addresses: Agent: Artists Group Ltd.,10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2490, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
Japanese
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
January 27, 1966
Okinawa, Japan

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Kumiko, The Karate Kid, Part II, Columbia, 1986
  • Karen, Hawaiian Dream, 1988
  • Lily Kawamura, Come See the Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Lani, Vietnam, Texas, 1990
  • Waverly Jong, The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Notes on a Scale, 1994
  • Kana, Picture Bride (also known as Bijo photo), Miramax, 1994
  • Requiem (short film), 1995
  • Wife, "The Misbehavers," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1996
  • Diane Sanford, The Killing Jar, A-Pix Entertainment, 1996
  • Prosecutor, Touch, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1997
  • Bob's wife, Living Out Loud, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Thaise, Hundred Percent, 1998
  • Butch's wife, Soundman, Cargo Films, 1999
  • Julie Sado, the daughter, Life Tastes Good, 1999
  • Marcia, Robot Stories, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lily Murakami, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1987
  • Ming Li, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1988-1989
  • Kim Tanaka, Raven, 1992
  • Suzanne Tamaki, The Sentinel, UPN, 1996-1997
  • Dr. Kimberly Shiroma, The Burning Zone, UPN, 1996-1997
  • Movies
  • Sally, Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes, NBC, 1990
  • Lieutenant Commander Laurel Takashima, Babylon 5 (also known as Babylon 5: The Gathering and B5), syndicated, 1993
  • Lanchi, Vanishing Son II, syndicated, 1994
  • Lanchi, Vanishing Son IV, syndicated, 1994
  • Agent Kara Hastings, The Last Man on Planet Earth, UPN, 1999
  • Monique Chao, Runaway Virus, ABC, 2000
  • Rikki Wu, Walking Shadow, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Specials
  • It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview, UPN, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Kim Tanaka, Raven: Return of the Black Dragons, 1992
  • Wanda Higoshi, The Shield, F/X, 2002
  • Also appeared as nurse, Destiny, CBS.
  • Episodic
  • VC peasant woman, "Sitting Ducks," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1987
  • Maya Ying Lin, "To Heal a Nation," General Electric Theater, NBC,1988
  • Miyeko Matsuda, "Hiroshima Maiden," WonderWorks, PBS, 1988
  • Tamlyn Matsuda, "Temptation Eyes--February 1, 1985," Quantum Leap,NBC, 1992
  • "Return of the Yakuza," Time Trax, 1994
  • Taylor Chun, "'Til Death Do Us Part," One West Waikiki, 1994
  • Midori Koto, "The Samurai," Highlander, 1994
  • Mary, "Bristle While You Work," Living Single, 1994
  • Detective Sharon Matsumoto, "Death in Hawaii," Murder, She Wrote,CBS, 1994
  • Kiri Adams, "Renaissance Woman," Sisters, NBC, 1995
  • Kiri Adams, "A Perfectly Reasonable Explanation," Sisters, NBC, 1995
  • Tina Sutton, "Ex Marks the Spot," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996
  • Suzanne Tomaki, "Smart Alec," The Sentinel, UPN, 1997
  • Jennifer Watanabe, "McNeil and Pray," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998
  • Michelle, "Walter," Seven Days, UPN, 1999
  • Naomi, "I Never Promised You an Olive Garden," Will & Grace, NBC, 1999
  • Amy Chin, "Man Hunt," Nash Bridges, CBS, 2000
  • Amy Chin, "Blow Out," Nash Bridges, CBS, 2000
  • Ming, "USA Toy," The Michael Richards Show, NBC, 2000
  • Emma Reed, "Subject: The Final Word," Freaky Links, Fox, 2001
  • Dr. Grace Yakura, "The Dawn of a New Day," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001
  • Dr. Grace Yakura, "You Can't Go Home Again," Crossing Jordan, NBC,2001
  • Mary Cassidy, "Civil Unrest," Providence, NBC, 2001
  • Also appeared in The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS; Storytime, PBS; All Together Now.
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Winter Crane, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, 1991
  • Don Juan: A Meditation, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1991
  • Nagasaki Dust, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Plays and Players Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
  • Nina, Day Standing on Its Head, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1994
  • The Summer Moon, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1998
  • The Summer Moon, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, 1999
  • The Butcher's Burden, SOMAR Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Notable Asian Americans, Gale Research, 1995
    Periodicals
    • American Film, January, 1991, p. 48
    • Connoisseur, January, 1991, p. 96
    • Interview, December, 1990, p. 44

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