Dating, Net Worth, Husband, Married

• Tamlyn Tomita is an actress and singer with a net worth of over $3 million.
• Her on-screen debut was in the film “The Karate Kid Part II”.
• She has appeared in numerous films and television series, such as “The Day After Tomorrow”, and “Glee”.
• She is active on social media and attends various events.
• She is married and posts pictures of her and her husband on Instagram.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of Birth January 27, 1966
Fact She graduated from Granada Hills High School in Los Angeles and had been majoring in history at UCLA before leaving for show business.

Who is actress Tamlyn Tomita?

Tamlyn Naomi Tomita was born on 27 January 1966, in Okinawa, Japan, and is an actress and singer, perhaps still best known for making her on-screen debut in the film “The Karate Kid Part II”. She’s since appeared in numerous popular films and television series, including “The Day After Tomorrow”, and “Glee”.

The Net Worth of Tamlyn Tomita

How rich is Tamlyn Tomita? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting since 1986. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

While Tamlyn was born in Okinawa, her family later moved to California. Her father was a Japanese-American who was interned at Manzanar, California during World War II. He later joined the Los Angeles police force, becoming a sergeant and forming the first Asian Task force; however, her father passed away in 1990 from cancer. Tamlyn attended Granada Hills High School, and prior to becoming an actress, she was active in various pageants.

She would win the Nisei Week Pageant in Los Angeles and Miss Nikkei International held in 1985. She also tried her hand at singing, signing with the label Polydor and releasing a single as well as an album. While travelling as Queen of Nisei Week to Hawaii, she was selected to be a part of a casting call for “The Karate Kid Part II’ which she won, and the film would become her big break, leading to her starring in a number of independent films.

Later Work

Tomita then had a big role in the film “Come See the Paradise” which was released in 1990, and then became a part of the drama “The Joy Luck Club” in which she starred opposite Ming-Na Wen. She also became a part of the independent film “Picture Bride” and the comedy “Four Rooms”, alongside Antonia Banderas. She would go on with roles in more major Hollywood productions including “The Day After Tomorrow” in the role of Janet Tokada, and she also starred in the Brazilian film “Gaijin 2: Love Me As I Am”.

Aside from her film work, she also made regular appearances on television, appearing in the soap opera “Santa Barbara” as the character Ming Li. She also made guest appearances in numerous popular television shows, such as “Seven Days”, “Quantum Leap”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “The Shield”, and “The Mentalist”. Her career has also had recurring roles in shows such as “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Teen Wolf”, and “Law & Order: Los Angeles”. In 2008, she returned to soap operas with a role in “General Hospital”, and later had a recurring role in “Days of Our Lives”.

Recent Projects

In 2016, Tamlyn was cast in regular role in the series “Berlin Station”, which she appeared in for 10 episodes. The following year she became a star of the medical drama “The Good Doctor”, a medical series based on the 2013 South Korean series of the same name. One of her most recent films is “The Good Neighbor”, a thriller film starring James Caan, and she’s also appeared in a few independent projects, including short films such as “Seppuku” and “real Artists”.

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Relationships and Marriage

Tomita is one of the actresses who prefer to keep their romantic life out of the spotlight, and as such there have been very few confirmed relationships – in 2006, she was rumored to have been together with fellow actor Greg Watanabe who was her co-star in the film “Only the Brave”, but they died down eventually. Recently, her social media pages showed that she is already married and she posts pictures of her as well as her husband regularly on Instagram. While details of her husband and how they met have not been revealed, many see that they are enjoying a happy relationship.

Tamlyn Tomita on Social Media

Similar to numerous actresses and people in the entertainment industry, Tamlyn is very active on social media through Twitter and Facebook. She uses her accounts as a means to promote some of her recent projects, and connect with her fans. She’s been seen appearing at various events, and continues to connect online with cast members from her most popular films including “The Karate Kid Part II”.

Her Facebook page shows several pictures, including photos of her in the past prior to the time she found popularity as an actress. She can also be seen appearing with fellow cast members of her recent projects, including “The Good Doctor”.

General Info

Full Name Tamlyn Tomita
Date Of Birth January 27, 1966
Height 1.57 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Education University of California, Los Angeles


Parents Shiro Tomita, Asako Tomita


Movies The Karate Kid Part II, The Joy Luck Club, The Day After Tomorrow, Come See the Paradise, Four Rooms, Picture Bride, Robot Stories, Life Tastes Good, Babylon 5: The Gathering, Only the Brave, Tekken, The Eye, Vietnam, Texas, Why Am I Doing This?, AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS, The Good Neighbor, The Last M…
TV Shows The Burning Zone, Berlin Station

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# Fact
1 Tamlyn’s father, the late Shiro Tomita, was interned at Manzanar during World War II as a child, and became a Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department who helped to form the nation’s first Asian task force in 1977.
2 Is of Filipino and Okinawan descent.
3 1984 Nisei Week Queen in Los Angeles
4 She graduated from Granada Hills High School in Los Angeles and had been majoring in history at UCLA before leaving for show business.
5 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]




Title Year Status Character
First World Problems 2017 TV Movie post-production
The Ningyo 2017 Short post-production Kiyohime Bikuni
The Living Worst 2017 post-production Cheetah
The Oak Tree and Onigiri 2016 Short completed Misako
Real Artists 2017 Short Anne Palladon
Teen Wolf 2014-2017 TV Series Noshiko Yukimura
Berlin Station 2016 TV Series Sandra Abe
Seppuku 2016 Short Linda
The Unbidden 2016 Lauren Lee
The Good Neighbor 2016 Heather Cromwell
Chasing Life 2015 TV Series Dr. Mae Lin
Daddy 2015/I Sharlene Hong
Zoo 2015 TV Series Minako Oz
How to Get Away with Murder 2014-2015 TV Series Judge Carol Morrow
NCIS: Los Angeles 2014 TV Series Homeland Security Agent Shana Rollins
Resurrection 2014 TV Series Dr. Toni Willis
Operation Marriage 2014 Short Lee
Teacher of the Year 2014 Vivian Lew
Awesome Asian Bad Guys 2014 Tamlyn / Pamlyn (2013)
True Blood 2013 TV Series Ms. Suzuki
Bones 2013 TV Series Dr. Alice Crawford
Hollywood Heights 2012 TV Series Sarah Medeiros
Touch 2012 TV Series Kazuko Osugi
Glee 2011-2012 TV Series Julia Chang
White Room: 02B3 2012 Short Five
Days of Our Lives 2012 TV Series Dr. Ellen Yu
Make It or Break It 2012 TV Series Dr. Lin
The Protector 2011 TV Series Katrina
Law & Order: LA 2010-2011 TV Series Miwako Nishizawa
The Chicago Code 2011 TV Series Prosecutor
The Charles Kim Show 2011 Short Tamlyn Tomita
A Super Duper Exotic Erotic Fetish Sexy Must See Story… A Tragedy of Oriental Proportions! 2010 Short Helen
Starlight Inn 2010 Short Grace Kim
Nómadas 2010/II
Memphis Beat 2010 TV Series Noreen Drake
The Mikado Project 2010 Viola
Tekken 2010 Jun Kazama
Heroes 2007-2010 TV Series Ishi Nakamura
Private Practice 2009 TV Series Katie’s Lawyer
Eureka 2006-2009 TV Series Kim Anderson
Kim Yamazaki
General Hospital 2008-2009 TV Series Giselle
CSI: Miami 2009 TV Series Dr. Sarah Fordham
Criminal Minds 2009 TV Series Dr. Linda Kimura
The Mentalist 2009 TV Series Lauri Medina
Why Am I Doing This? 2009 Donna
Monk 2009 TV Series Eileen Hill
Stargate: Atlantis 2006-2008 TV Series Chinese Ambassador Shen Xiaoyi
Shen Xiaoyi
Finding Madison 2008 Beth
Twenty Good Years 2008 TV Series
Saving Grace 2008 TV Series Tori Chen
The Eye 2008 Mrs. Cheung
Two Sisters 2008 TV Movie Shakti
Women’s Murder Club 2007 TV Series Sachiko Johannes
Pandemic 2007 TV Movie Melissa Lo
Peace 2006 Short Sandy Sakai
Stargate SG-1 2006 TV Series Shen Xiaoyi
Only the Brave 2006 Mary Takata
Commander in Chief 2006 TV Series Randy
True Love & Mimosa Tea 2005 Short Rebecca Nakasone
Gaijin – Ama-me Como Sou 2005 Maria Yamashita Salinas
North Shore 2004-2005 TV Series Xao
Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don’t 2005 TV Movie Helen Morriston
Strong Medicine 2004 TV Series Dr. Nash
The Day After Tomorrow 2004 Janet Tokada
The Perfect Party 2004 Mom
Threat Matrix 2003 TV Series Special Agent Nicole Hill
Day of Independence 2003 Short Choir Member (uncredited)
24 2002-2003 TV Series Jenny Dodge
The Agency 2003 TV Series Elizabeth – Female Kidnapper
JAG 2002-2003 TV Series Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Manetti
Robot Stories 2003 Marcia
007: Nightfire 2002 Video Game Makiko Hayashi (voice)
For the People 2002 TV Series Dr. Chaney
The Shield 2002 TV Series Wanda Higoshi
Crossing Jordan 2001 TV Series Dr. Grace Yakura
Providence 2001 TV Series Mary Cassidy
Walking Shadow 2001 TV Movie Rikki Wu
FreakyLinks 2001 TV Series Emma Reed
Destiny 2001 TV Movie
The Michael Richards Show 2000 TV Series Ming
Nash Bridges 2000 TV Series Amy Chin
Betty Anderson 2000 Short Detective Miyamoto
Runaway Virus 2000 TV Movie Monique Chao
Will & Grace 1999 TV Series Naomi
Seven Days 1999 TV Series Michelle
The Last Man on Planet Earth 1999 TV Movie Agent Kara Hastings
Life Tastes Good 1999 Julie Sado
Chicago Hope 1996-1998 TV Series Jennifer Watanabe / Tina – Sutton’s Ex #3
Living Out Loud 1998 Bob’s Wife
Soundman 1998 Butch’s Wife
Hundred Percent 1998 Thaise
Raven: Return of the Black Dragons 1997 TV Movie Kim Tanaka
The Sentinel 1997 TV Series Suzanne Tomaki
Touch 1997 Prosecutor
The Killing Jar 1997 Diane Sanford
The Burning Zone 1996-1997 TV Series Dr. Kimberly Shiroma
Sisters 1995 TV Series Kiri Adams
Requiem 1995 Short Fong
Four Rooms 1995 Wife (segment “The Misbehavers”)
Vanishing Son 1995 TV Series Lan Chi
Notes on a Scale 1994
Murder, She Wrote 1994 TV Series Det. Sharon Matsumoto
Vanishing Son IV 1994 TV Movie Lanchi
Living Single 1994 TV Series Mary
Highlander 1994 TV Series Midori Koto
One West Waikiki 1994 TV Series Taylor Chun
Vanishing Son II 1994 TV Movie Lanchi
Picture Bride 1994 Kana
Time Trax 1994 TV Series Toshi
The Joy Luck Club 1993 Waverly – The Daughter
Babylon 5: The Gathering 1993 TV Movie Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Takashima
Raven 1992 TV Series Kim Tanaka
Quantum Leap 1992 TV Series Tamlyn Matsuda
Come See the Paradise 1990 Lily Yuriko Kawamura / McGann
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes 1990 TV Movie Sally
Vietnam, Texas 1990 Lan
The Karate Kid 1989 TV Series Additional Characters
Santa Barbara 1987-1988 TV Series Ming Li / Lily Murakami
To Heal a Nation 1988 TV Movie Maya Ying Lin
Hiroshima Maiden 1988 TV Movie Miyeko
Tour of Duty 1987 TV Series VC Peasant Woman
Hawaiian Dream 1987 Karren Saito
The Karate Kid Part II 1986 Kumiko


Title Year Status Character
Mighty Warriors of Comedy 2006 TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Water Ghost 1998 Short very special thanks


Title Year Status Character
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary Herself
The Real Miyagi 2015 Documentary Herself
MIS Human Secret Weapon 2012 Documentary
Short Notice 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Cove: My Friend is… 2010 Short Herself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself – Presenter
Independent Lens 2006 TV Series documentary Vivian
Wendy… Uh… What’s Her Name 2006 Documentary short Herself – Narrator
2006 Asian Excellence Awards 2006 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Four Fingers of the Dragon 2003 Short Herself
It’s Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1996 TV Special documentary Herself


Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2001 Asian Media Award Asian American International Film Festival

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1989 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Syndicated Family Comedy, Drama or Special

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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