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Tamlyn Naomi Tomita (born January 27, 1966) is a Japanese American actress, who has appeared in many Hollywood films and television series.
Early life[sunting | sunting sumber]
Tomita was born in Okinawa, the daughter of Shiro and Asako Tomita. She is of one quarter-Filipino descent (her mother is half Filipina, half Japanese). Before becoming an actress, she won the title of Queen at the Nisei Week Pageant in Los Angeles in 1984, and Miss Nikkei International in 1985.
Acting career[sunting | sunting sumber]
In 1986, Tomita made her acting debut in The Karate Kid, Part II, playing Ralph Macchio's love interest, Kumiko. On the film's set, she met Nobu McCarthy, herself a former beauty queen. McCarthy became a role model, mentor and close friend to Tomita, making it especially difficult when in 2002 McCarthy died unexpectedly while on location in Brazil with Tomita, filming Gaijin 2 - Ama-me como sou.
Singing career[sunting | sunting sumber]
In 1987 Tomita made her Japanese debut on the label Polydor. She released a single and an album.
Polydor DX-1515 EP: "Hitomi no Majutsu ~Hypnotized~" c/w "I Can't Stand the Pain"
Polydor H33P-20179 LP: "Sweet Surprise" (Primirive / I Can't Stand the Pain -English Version- / Hitomi no Majutsu ~Hypnotized~ / Arrivederci / Just Say You Love Me / Seiza o Tsunagu Love Song / Beauty and Beast of Love / I Can't Stand the Pain -Japanese Version- / Santa Monica no Koibito e -Instrumental- / Hawaiian Wind / Insult to Injury)
Filmography[sunting | sunting sumber]
- 1986: The Karate Kid, Part II
- 1987: Hawaiian Dream
- 1990: Vietnam, Texas
- 1990: Come See The Paradise
- 1993: The Joy Luck Club
- 1994: Picture Bride
- 1995: Requiem
- 1995: Four Rooms
- 1996: The Killing Jar
- 1997: Touch
- 1997: Hundred Percent
- 1998: Soundman
- 1999: Life Tastes Good
- 1999: The Last Man on Planet Earth
- 2002: Gaijin 2 - Ama-me como sou
- 2003: Robot Stories
- 2004: The Day After Tomorrow
- 2005: Only the Brave
- 2005: True Love & Mimosa Tea
- 2006: Peace
- 2008: The Eye
- 2008: Finding Madison
- 2009: The Mikado Project
- 2009: Tekken
TV appearances[sunting | sunting sumber]
- 1992: Quantum Leap, playing Tamlyn Matsuda, a psychic in the episode "Temptation Eyes".
- 1993: Babylon 5, playing Lt. Commander Laurel Takashima in the pilot episode "The Gathering."
- 1994: Highlander: The Series, playing Midori Koto in the episode "The Samurai."
- 1997 The Sentinel, playing Suzanne Tamaki, Chief of Campus Security, The Sentinel, Season 2, episode "Smart Alec"
- 1996-1997: The Burning Zone, playing Dr. Kimberly Shiroma
- 2002-2003: 24, playing Jenny, Press Secretary to President David Palmer.
- 2002-2003: JAG, playing Lieutenant Commander Tracy Manetti.
- 2006: Commander in Chief, playing Randy, a Japanese translator to the President Mackenzie Allen in the episode "No Nukes is Good Nukes."
- 2006: Stargate SG-1, playing a Chinese diplomat in the episode "The Scourge."
- 2006: Eureka, playing scientist Kim Anderson in the episodes "Before I Forget" and "Once in a Lifetime."
- 2008: General Hospital, Giselle, Editor-in-Chief of Couture Magazine, and Connie Falconeri's rival Fashionista competitor.
- 2008: Heroes, playing Ishi Nakamura in the episode "Our Father".
- 2008: Stargate Atlantis, playing in the episode "Remnants".
- 2008: Monk, as councilwoman Eileen Hill in "Mr. Monk Fights City Hall" (Episode #716)
- 2009: The Mentalist, season one, episode 16.
- 2009: Criminal Minds, season four, episode 24.
- 2009: CSI: Miami, season seven, episode 25.
- 2009: Private Practice, in "Strange Bedfellows" (Episode #305)