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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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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).

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).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Eye, The (2008)
3.
 Day After Tomorrow, The (2004) Janet Tokada
4.
 Robot Stories (2002) Marcia ("My Robot Baby")
5.
 Runaway Virus (2000) Monique Chao
6.
 Life Tastes Good (1999) Julie Sado--The Daugher
7.
 Last Man on Planet Earth, The (1999) Kara Hastings
8.
 Soundman (1998)
9.
 hundred percent (1998) Thaise
10.
 Living out Loud (1998) Bob'S Wife
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Milestones close milestones

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Moved to L.A. with her family
1986:
Feature acting debut, "The Karate Kid Part II" playing Ralph Macchio's love interest
:
Had a recurring role on the NBC daytime serial, "Santa Barbara"
1987:
TV acting debut in an episode of "Tour of Duty"
1990:
First film in a lead role, "Come See the Paradise"
:
Co-founded the Antaeus Project in conjunction with The Mark Taper Forum and the Center Theater Group in LA
1995:
Appeared in 'The Misbehavers' the Robert Rodriguez segment of the film, "Four Rooms"
1996:
TV series debut as a regular, "The Burning Zone" (UPN)
2002:
Cast on the Fox series, "24" as the Press Secretary to President David Palmer
2004:
Cast in Roland Emmerich' s "The Day After Tomorrow"
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Education

Stanley Holden Dance Center: -

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Stan Egi. Actor.

Family close complete family listing

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

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