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Also Known As: Tamlyn Naomi Tomita Died:
Born: January 27, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Okinawa, JP Profession: actor

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Born in Okinawa, Japan in 1966 and raised in California, Tamlyn Tomita's first foray into entertainment came when she was crowned the Los Angeles Nisei Week Queen at age 18. Her new title came with a trip to Hawaii, where she auditioned for and won her first film role as Kumiko in "The Karate Kid Part II" (1987). She memorably played Ming Li on two seasons of the soap opera "Santa Barbara" (NBC, 1984-1993) in 1987 and Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Takashima in the TV movie "Babylon 5: The Gathering" (PTEN, 1993) in 1993. Tomita would also appear in the segment of the comedy "Four Rooms" (1995) entitled "The Misbehavers," directed by Robert Rodriguez, as well as the acclaimed comedy-drama "Living Out Loud" (1998) and the disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004). Eventually, Tomita found a great number of opportunities in television, playing recurring roles like Jenny Dodge on the series "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and Ishi on "Heroes" (NBC, 2006-2010). She would also play memorable characters on "Law & Order: L.A." (2010-11) and "Teen Wolf" (MTV, 2011-) before signing on to play Allegra Aoki on the medical drama "The Good Doctor" (ABC, 2017-).

Born in Okinawa, Japan in 1966 and raised in California, Tamlyn Tomita's first foray into entertainment came when she was crowned the Los Angeles Nisei Week Queen at age 18. Her new title came with a trip to Hawaii, where she auditioned for and won her first film role as Kumiko in "The Karate Kid Part II" (1987). She memorably played Ming Li on two seasons of the soap opera "Santa Barbara" (NBC, 1984-1993) in 1987 and Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Takashima in the TV movie "Babylon 5: The Gathering" (PTEN, 1993) in 1993. Tomita would also appear in the segment of the comedy "Four Rooms" (1995) entitled "The Misbehavers," directed by Robert Rodriguez, as well as the acclaimed comedy-drama "Living Out Loud" (1998) and the disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004). Eventually, Tomita found a great number of opportunities in television, playing recurring roles like Jenny Dodge on the series "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and Ishi on "Heroes" (NBC, 2006-2010). She would also play memorable characters on "Law & Order: L.A." (2010-11) and "Teen Wolf" (MTV, 2011-) before signing on to play Allegra Aoki on the medical drama "The Good Doctor" (ABC, 2017-).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Waiting, The (2016)
3.
4.
 Eye, The (2008)
5.
 Day After Tomorrow, The (2004) Janet Tokada
6.
 Robot Stories (2002) Marcia ("My Robot Baby")
7.
 Runaway Virus (2000) Monique Chao
8.
 Last Man on Planet Earth, The (1999) Kara Hastings
9.
 Life Tastes Good (1999) Julie Sado--The Daugher
10.
 hundred percent (1998) Thaise
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Milestones close milestones

2002:
Cast on the Fox series, "24" as the Press Secretary to President David Palmer
1995:
Appeared in 'The Misbehavers,' the Robert Rodriguez segment of the film, "Four Rooms"
2004:
Cast in Roland Emmerich' s "The Day After Tomorrow"
1990:
First film in a lead role, "Come See the Paradise"
1987:
TV acting debut in an episode of "Tour of Duty"
2010:
Played the recurring role of Dr. Ellen Yu on "Law & Order: L.A."
1996:
TV series debut as a regular, "The Burning Zone" (UPN)
1987:
Had a recurring role on the NBC daytime serial, "Santa Barbara"
1986:
Feature acting debut, "The Karate Kid Part II" playing Ralph Macchio's love interest, Kumiko
1993:
Played Waverly in the critically acclaimed "The Joy Luck Club"
2007:
Played the recurring role of Ishi on "Heroes"
2014:
Played the recurring role of Noshiko Yukimura on "Teen Wolf"
2017:
Took on the role of Allegra Aoki on "The Good Doctor"
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Education

UCLA: -
Stanley Holden Dance Center: -

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companion:
Stan Egi. Actor.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Shiro Tomita. Deceased.
mother:
Asako Tomita.

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