Lauren Tom Biography (1961?-)

Born August 4, 1961 (some sources cite 1959), in Highland Park (near Chicago), IL; daughter of Chan (in frozen food business) and Nancy (maiden name, Dare) Tom; married Glenn Lau-Kee, October 23, 1982 (marriage ended); married CurtKaplan (an actor), October, 1999; children: (second marriage) one son. Addresses: Agent: Leslie Siebert, Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Imperium 7, 9911 West Pico Blvd., Suite 1290, Los Angeles, CA 90035.; Publicist: Karynne Tencer, Tencer and Associates PublicRelations, 429 La Marina Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109.

Actress, voice artist, singer, comedienne
Birth Details
August 4, 1961?
Highland Park, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Ching "Honey" Huan, Doonesbury: A Broadway Musical (also known asDoonesbury: A Musical Comedy and Doonesbury: A New Musical), 1983
  • Eloy, Nothing Lasts Forever, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1984
  • Broker, Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Redhead, Magic Sticks, Westdeutscher Rundfunk/Maran Film/Atlas Trio Filmkunst/Tale Film, 1987
  • Audry, Rooftops, New Visions, 1989
  • Mitzie, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, TriStar, 1989
  • Helen, Cadillac Man, Orion, 1990
  • Reporter, Blue Steel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists/Vestron,1990
  • Adele Bliss, Man Trouble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Amanda Chang, Mr. Jones, TriStar, 1993
  • Lena St. Clair, The Joy Luck Club, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Amy, When a Man Loves a Woman (also known as Significant Other and To Have and To Hold), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Mrs. Ho, North, Columbia, 1994
  • Voice of Mariko, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (also known as Subzero), 1998
  • Ann Lee, Y2K (also known as Countdown to Chaos and Y2K:The Movie), 1999
  • Voice of Dana Tan, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (animated; also known as Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker and Return of the Joker), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Mai, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, Ironhill Pictures, 2000
  • Angel, Jack the Dog, Jung N Restless Productions, 2001
  • Bambi, Manhood, Showtime Networks, 2003
  • Voice of Yoshiko, Kim Possible: The Secret Files (animated), WaltDisney Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Lois, Bad Santa (longer version released as Badder Santa),Dimension Films, 2003
  • Voice of Younghee, Teacher's Pet (animated; also known as Disney's "Teacher's Pet"), Buena Vista, 2004
  • Voice of Su, Mulan II (animated), Buena Vista Home Entertainment,2004
  • Obstetrician, In Good Company, Universal, 2004
  • Sylvia, God's Waiting List, God's Waiting List LLC/Hungry Yak Productions, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Additional voices, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (animated), Paramount, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Julie, a recurring role, Friends, NBC, 1995-96
  • Voice of Angela Chen, Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series), The WB, beginning 1996
  • Voices of Minh Souphanousinphone and Kahn "Connie" Souphanousinphone, Jr., recurring roles, King of the Hill (animated), Fox, beginning 1997
  • Dot, Grace Under Fire, ABC, 1997-98
  • Voice of Jordan, The Kids from Room 402 (animated; also known as La classe en delire), 1999
  • Voices of Trish and Sherry, Rocket Power (animated), 1999
  • Voices of Amy Wong, Inez Wong, and other characters, Futurama (animated), Fox, between 1999 and 2003
  • Voice of Dana Tan, Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future), The WB, 1999-2000
  • Laura, Max Steel, The WB, 2000
  • Voices of Younghee and other characters, Teacher's Pet (animated),ABC, 2000
  • Voice of Ginger Chin, DAG, NBC, 2000
  • Voice of Agent Lee, The Zeta Project (animated), The WB, 2001-2002
  • Nora Chen, a recurring role, The Division, Lifetime, 2002
  • Voice of Karen Tehama, Fillmore! (animated; also known as Disney's "Fillmore!"), ABC, 2002
  • Voices of Kuki Sangan and other characters, Codename: Kids Next Door (animated), Cartoon Network, 2002
  • Voice of Shun, Clifford's Puppy Days (animated), PBS, 2003
  • Voices of Gizmo, Jinx, and other characters, Teen Titans (animated), Cartoon Network, between 2003 and 2005
  • Voice of Darcy Chang, The Infinite Darcy (animated), 2004
  • Voices of Jake's mother and other characters, American Dragon: Jake Long (animated), The Disney Channel, 2005
  • Voice of Grandma Yan Lin, W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family Channel, 2005
  • Movies
  • Julie, Angel of Death, CBS, 1990
  • Claudia Ford, "Escape to Witch Mountain," The ABC Family Movie (also known as Disney Family Films), ABC, 1995
  • Lily Yee, In the Line of Duty: Kidnapped (also known as In theLine of Duty: Taxman), NBC, 1995
  • Voice of Angela Chen, Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (animated), 1996
  • Marge Farland (some sources cite Marge Fong), Murder Live! (also known as Murder: Live), NBC, 1997
  • Connie Ching, Tell Me No Secrets, ABC, 1997
  • Dr. Haft, The Devil's Child, ABC, 1997
  • Voice of Angela Chen, The Batman/Superman Movie (animated; also known as Batman/Superman Adventures: World's Finest), 1998
  • Ann Lee, Y2K, 1999
  • Yolanda Chin, With Friends Like These... (also known as Mom's on the Roof), Starz!, 1999
  • Carol, Susan's Plan (also known as Dying to Get Rich), Cinemax, 1999
  • Voice of Dana Tan, Batman Beyond: The Movie (animated), 1999
  • Thirty Days Until I'm Famous, VH1, 2004
  • Dr. Myra Chen, In From the Night, CBS, 2005
  • Voice of Yoshiko, Kim Possible: So the Drama (animated), The Disney Channel, 2005
  • Specials
  • Sarah, "Mom's on Strike," ABC Afterschool Specials, 1984
  • Kim, "Foreign Exchange" (also known as "The Exchange Student"), CBS Afterschool Break, 1984
  • Voice of Little Miss Muffet, Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (animated), HBO, 1997
  • Voice of Numbah Three, The Kids Next Door (animated), Cartoon Network, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Miko Wakamutzu, "The Americanization of Miko," The Facts of Life,NBC, 1982
  • Miko Wakamutzu, "Runaway," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1982
  • "Liang and the Magic Paintbrush," Reading Rainbow, 1983
  • Mrs. Tom, "China Rain," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • "Children of a Tempest Storm," Spenser: For Hire, 1985
  • Gail, "The Distance," thirtysomething, 1990
  • "Eye of Newt," Palace Guard, CBS, 1991
  • "First Lady Sings the Blues," Anything but Love, ABC, 1991
  • Emma Zoole, "A Model Citizen," Homicide: Life on the Street (alsoknown as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1994
  • Emma Zoole, "Happy to Be Here," Homicide: Life on the Street (alsoknown as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1994
  • Margaret, "Triskaidekaphobia," 704 Hauser, 1994
  • Nurse Juliette Yao, "You Gotta Have Heart," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994
  • Nurse Juliette Yao, "Love and Hope," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Kim, "The Chatterbox," The Nanny, CBS, 1995
  • Voice of Ice Lady, "Cold Comfort," Batman: Gotham Knights (animated), 1997
  • Voice of Angela Chen, "World's Finest," Batman: Gotham Knights (animated), 1997
  • Voice of Angela Chen, "Brave New Metropolis," The New Batman/SupermanAdventures (animated), 1997
  • Voice of Angela Chen, "Action Figures," The New Batman/Superman Adventures (animated), 1997
  • Voice, "Fallout," Extreme Ghostbusters (animated), 1997
  • Voice, "Eyes of a Dragon," Extreme Ghostbusters (animated), 1997
  • Voice of Mrs. Fun, "Piano Movin' Blues," The Blues Brothers Animated Series, 1997
  • Voice of Soon-He, "Can't Buy Me Love," The Blues Brothers Animated Series, 1997
  • Voice of Soon-He, "Dancing in the Dark," The Blues Brothers Animated Series, 1997
  • Weng, "Race Relations," Tracey Takes On ..., 1997
  • Samantha, "Dishonorable Discharge," Vengeance Unlimited, 1998
  • Amy Hunter, "Play It Again Sammo," Early Edition, CBS, 1999
  • Voice of Candace, "Real Fake," The Weekenders, ABC, 2000
  • Voice of Green Lantern, "The Call: Parts 1 & 2," Batman Beyond(animated), The WB, 2000
  • Voice of Agent Lee, "Countdown," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB,2000
  • Voice of Nancy Chang, "There's No Creature like Snow Creature," What'sNew, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2002
  • Voice of Heather Lane, "3-D Struction," What's New, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2002
  • Voice of Mandy Dinwiddie, "It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine," What's New, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2002
  • Voice of first backup singer, "Riva Ras Regas," What's New, Scooby-Doo? (animated), The WB, 2002
  • Hostess, "Table for Too Many: Parts 1 & 2," My Wife and Kids,ABC, 2002
  • Voice of lady dragon, "Game Girls," Totally Spies! (animated), ABCFamily Channel, 2002
  • Voice of Yoshiko, "Crush," Kim Possible (animated), The Disney Channel, 2002
  • Voice of Keiko, "Man or Machine," Totally Spies! (animated), ABC Family Channel, 2002
  • Korean jury member, "This Land Is Your Land," Line of Fire, ABC, 2003
  • Voice of Bean, "Interview with a Campfire: Parts 1 & 2," All GrownUp (animated), CBS, 2003
  • Voice of Sunny, "Here Comes the Sun," Totally Spies! (animated), Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Mrs. Ling, "Mr. Monk and the 12th Man," Monk, USA Network, 2003
  • Voice of Dr. Yoshimi, "Duck Deception/The Spy Who Didn't Love Me," Duck Dodgers (animated), Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Voice of Chung, "Eclipsed: Part 1," Justice League (animated), Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Voice of Yoshiko, "A Very Possible Christmas," Kim Possible (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003
  • Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2004
  • Annie Hoo, "Restaurant Wars," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2004
  • Voices of Dana Tan, Dr. Light II, and Tibetan Green Lantern, "Epilogue,"Justice League (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005
  • Dana, "Whose Pussy Is That?," Barbershop, Showtime, 2005
  • Dana, "A Black Man Invented the Stop Light," Barbershop, Showtime,2005
  • Dana, "Family Bussiness," Barbershop, Showtime, 2005
  • Dana, "Crimes of the Heart," Barbershop, Showtime, 2005
  • Janet Tam, "The Order," Threshold, CBS, 2005
  • Appeared as Julie's mom in "Family Matters," an episode of The PuzzlePlace; Dr. Nikki Moy, City of Angels, CBS; voice for Clerks(animated); appeared in The Cosby Show; voice for Disney's "Lloydin Space," ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Ka Ron, Cherry Street, South of Main, ABC, 1994
  • Jean, The Chang Family Saves the World, ABC, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Provided additional voices for Samurai Jack (animated), Cartoon Network.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Jenny, Family Devotions, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R.Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Member of ensemble, Non Pasquale, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Honey, Doonesbury (musical), Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1983-84
  • Understudy for the role of Donna, Hurlyburly, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1984-85
  • Ajax, Terrace Theater, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1986-87
  • The Bob Hope War Zone Special, Terrace Theater, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1986-87
  • The Tempest, Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, VA, 1986-87
  • Pauline, American Notes, New York Shakespeare Festival, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Alice, Noiresque: The Fallen Angel, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Playhouse 46, Theatre at St. Clement's Church (also known as St. Clement's Theatre), New York City, 1989
  • Mustang Sally, In a Pig's Valise, Second Stage, McGinn-Cazale Theatre Company, New York City, 1989
  • Annabella, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL,1989-90
  • 25 Psychics (solo show), U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Aspen, CO, later Santa Monica, CA, 1996
  • Ikebana, East West Players, Los Angeles, 1996-97
  • Appeared as Aki Sakata, The Music Lessons, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City; and Connie Wong, A Chorus Line,Shubert Theatre, New York City; also appeared in productions of Tiger onthe Right and Volpone.
  • Major Tours
  • Peony Pavilion (opera), Vienna Festival, Vienna, Austria, later Barbican Center, Paris, then Berkeley, CA, later New York City, between 1998 and 1999
  • Appeared as Connie Wong, A Chorus Line, international touring company.
  • Video Games
  • Voices of Angela Chen and Mercy Graves, Superman: Shadow of Apokolips, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Voice, Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour, EA Games, 2003
  • Stage
  • 25 Psychics (solo show), U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Aspen, CO, later Santa Monica, CA, 1996

Further Reference


    • In Style, May, 2001, pp. 381-382
    • Variety, December 16, 1996, p. 94
    • Lauren Tom Official Site,, December 14, 2005

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