Tamlyn Tomita

Actor
Striking Asian player of stage, TV and film who first made an impact as Dennis Quaid's wife in "Come See the Paradise" (1990), Alan Parker's WWII-era drama about Japanese relocation camps in the US. Tomita began on ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1966 in Okinawa, JP

Filmography

Actor (83)

How To Get Away With Murder 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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NCIS: Los Angeles 2014 (Tv Show)

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Nomads 2014 (Movie)

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Resurrection 2014 (Tv Show)

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Teen Wolf 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Mikado Project 2014 (Movie)

Viola (Actor)

Bones 2013 (Tv Show)

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True Blood 2013 (Tv Show)

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Glee 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Hollywood Heights 2012 (Tv Show)

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Make It or Break It 2012 (Tv Show)

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Touch 2012 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: LA 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Chicago Code 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Protector 2011 (Tv Show)

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Heroes 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

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Memphis Beat 2010 (Tv Show)

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Why am I doing this? 2010 (Movie)

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CSI: Miami 2009 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

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Eureka 2006 - 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

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Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

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Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2009 (Tv Show)

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Saving Grace 2008 (Tv Show)

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Stargate: Atlantis 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Eye 2008 (Movie)

Mrs. Cheung (Actor)

Women's Murder Club 2007 (Tv Show)

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Commander in Chief 2006 (Tv Show)

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Stargate SG-1 2006 (Tv Show)

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Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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North Shore 2004 (Tv Show)

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Robot Stories 2004 (Movie)

Marcia ("My Robot Baby") (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Day After Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

Janet Tokada (Actor)

Threat Matrix 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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24 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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JAG 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Agency 2003 (Tv Show)

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7 Days 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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For the People 2002 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Providence 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Quantum Leap 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Shield 2002 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2001 (Tv Show)

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Freakylinks 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Michael Richards Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Walking Shadow 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Will & Grace 1999 (Tv Show)

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Life Tastes Good 1998 (Movie)

Julie Sado--The Daugher (Actor)

Living Out Loud 1998 (Movie)

Bob's Wife (Actor)

hundred percent 1998 (Movie)

Thaise (Actor)

Sisters 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Soundman 1997 (Movie)

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The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Sentinel 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Touch 1997 (Movie)

Prosecutor (Actor)

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Four Rooms 1995 (Movie)

Wife (Actor)

Living Single 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Picture Bride 1995 (Movie)

Kana (Actor)

The Killing Jar 1995 (Movie)

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Vanishing Son IV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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One West Waikiki 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Vanishing Son II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Notes on a Scale 1993 (Movie)

Lead (Actor)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

Waverly (Actor)

Raven 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Come See the Paradise 1990 (Movie)

Lily Kawamura (Actor)

Vietnam, Texas 1989 (Movie)

Lan (Actor)

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 (Movie)

Kumiko (Actor)

Babylon 5: The Gathering (TV Show)

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Hiroshima Maiden (TV Show)

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Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Show)

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Pandemic (TV Show)

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Runaway Virus (TV Show)

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To Heal a Nation (TV Show)

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Biography

Striking Asian player of stage, TV and film who first made an impact as Dennis Quaid's wife in "Come See the Paradise" (1990), Alan Parker's WWII-era drama about Japanese relocation camps in the US. Tomita began on stage, appearing in West Coast productions of "Don Juan: A Meditation" and "The Winter Crane". (The latter won her a DRAMA-LOGUE Award.) She segued to film starting with "The Karate Kid Part II" (1986), as Ralph Macchio's Japanese girlfriend. Her TV credits include two telefilms about the Hiroshima bombing during WWII. Tomita followed up as one of the four American-born daughters to Chinese immigrants in the powerhouse Asian ensemble of "The Joy Luck Club" (1993). In 1996, she made her TV series debut in the environmental drama "The Burning Zone" (UPN).

Relationships

Asako Tomita

Mother

Stan Egi

Companion

Shiro Tomita

Father
deceased

EDUCATION

Stanley Holden Dance Center

Studied ballet

Studied acting under Lynette Katselas

Milestones

2004

Cast in Roland Emmerich' s "The Day After Tomorrow"

2002

Cast on the Fox series, "24" as the Press Secretary to President David Palmer

1996

TV series debut as a regular, "The Burning Zone" (UPN)

1995

Appeared in 'The Misbehavers' the Robert Rodriguez segment of the film, "Four Rooms"

1990

First film in a lead role, "Come See the Paradise"

1987

TV acting debut in an episode of "Tour of Duty"

1986

Feature acting debut, "The Karate Kid Part II" playing Ralph Macchio's love interest

Co-founded the Antaeus Project in conjunction with The Mark Taper Forum and the Center Theater Group in LA

Had a recurring role on the NBC daytime serial, "Santa Barbara"

Moved to L.A. with her family

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