• Tamlyn Tomita is a dual Japanese and American nationality actress, best known for her work on projects such as “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Eye”.
• She has a net worth of over $3 million, and comes from a Japanese and American ancestry family.
• She is active on social media, with 5,000 followers on twitter and 17,000 followers on Instagram.
• Her most successful roles and projects include “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Eye”.
• Her relationship status is unknown, though she seems to be focused on her career.

Known for movies

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Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 1966
FactChosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]

Tamlyn Tomita’s Wiki and Biography

Tamlyn Tomita was born on 27 January 1966 on the Japanese island of Okinawa, which means that her zodiac sign is Aquarius and she is 53 years old. Tomita, who has dual Japanese and American nationality, is best known as the actress who worked on projects such as “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Eye”. Being successful in her field, she was able to gain recognition and rise to fame, but also some questions have been posed about her personal life and early and formative years, as well as her relationship status, and we’ll talk about those in this article.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Tamlyn Tomita as of mid-2019? According to authoritative sources, this actress has a net worth of over $3 million, being accumulated from her career in the previously mentioned field. However, staying humble, she hasn’t spoken about her assets, such as houses and vehicles, but she is seemingly able to support herself financially.

Ethnicity and Background

When it comes to Tamlyn’s ethnicity, she is Asian and has luscious black hair and brown eyes, which compliments her complexion. Judging from the photos available on the internet, the actress has a fit figure and elegant sense of fashion, which indicates that she puts time and effort into her looks. She was born to Shiro and Asako – her dad was of Japanese and American ancestry who had migrated to the US prior to World War Two, who sadly passed away in 1990 due to complications from cancer.

Tamlyn Tomita

When it comes to her education, Tomlyn was a student of Granada Hills High School, located in the San Fernando Valley, California. Prior to becoming a prominent actress, she competed in beauty pageants, where she had prominent success. In addition to that, she briefly sang, and released a single and an album. In one interview, she revealed that she never imagined acting or being in the entertainment world, adding that she had been interested in becoming a teacher – “Specifically history, to find out what happened to a people, to a culture, to a community, to a neighborhood, to individuals”, she said.

Social Media

Being in the entertainment world, Tomita is naturally active on social media, which she uses to promote her work as well as to communicate with her fans. She is active on Twitter and is followed by 5,000 people and Instagram – she has 17,000 followers on that platform. Some of her most recent posts on Twitter include a tweet in which she wrote about Simu Liu, who has recently signed a contract with Marvel, and is supposed to play the role of a superhero in one of their upcoming movies. Tamlyn described Liu as “. Intelligent, warm, inspiring articulate, humble, and sexy AF”. She has a lot of fans on Twitter, and they often write posts about her.


Tamlyn often shares photos from her private life on Instagram, allowing her fans to take a closer look at what’s going on behind closed doors. She has recently posted a photo of herself, with the caption reading “To the CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD! We all tip our teacups to you! Thank you!!”. Besides that, she posted a photo of herself and one of her friends, and her fans seem to have loved it as they went on to write numerous sweet comments, complimenting the ladies, with one person telling them that they are glowing. Tamlyn rarely puts on any make-up, but she still looks radiant and youthful, which is just one of her many assets.

Relationship Status. Is She Married?

Despite being a public figure, Tamlyn prefers keeping some things behind closed doors and staying secretive. She once posted a photo of herself and a man whose identity she didn’t clarify. She hasn’t revealed if she’s dating, nor has she spoken about her dating history. Due to this, many believe that she might be single, but the actress hasn’t confirmed or denied anything. Reportedly, she doesn’t have any children. Most importantly, she seems to be living a happy and prosperous life filled with joy and travelling. As of today, she is mostly focused on her career.


Tamlyn made her acting debut in 1986, when she played the role of Kumiko in “The Karate Kid Part II”, and followed by working on projects such as “Hawaiian Dream”, “Santa Barbara” and “Vietnam, Texas”. During the early ‘90s, she continued working at a rapid pace, and played the role of Dr. Kimberly Shiroma in 11 episodes of “The Burning Zone”, in addition to being a guest star in numerous TV series’, such as “Murder, She Wrote” and “Will and Grace”. As of 2002, she appeared in seven episodes of “JAG” as Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Manetti, and in the same year she was a guest star in “24”.

Most Successful Projects

It might be hard to single out Tomita’s most successful roles and projects, as she’s had a lot of them. Perhaps one of the most popular movies she’s worked on is “The Day After Tomorrow” in 2004, in which she played Janet Tokada. In addition to that, her movie, “The Eye” got a lot of attention – the story follows a woman who, after an eye transplant, is able to see the supernatural world. In 2017, the actress joined the cast of the critically acclaimed TV series “The Good Doctor”. In one interview, Tamlyn said that she’s different from the role she plays in the series, adding that she’s more “dorky”. Overall, she has had 128 acting gigs and, as she’s a hardworking and talented woman, we believe there is more to come for her.

General Info

Full NameTamlyn Tomita
Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 1966
Height1.57 m
ProfessionActor, Singer
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles


ParentsShiro Tomita, Asako Tomita


MoviesThe 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 ShowsThe Burning Zone, Berlin Station

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1Tamlyn'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.
2Is of Filipino and Okinawan descent.
31984 Nisei Week Queen in Los Angeles
4She graduated from Granada Hills High School in Los Angeles and had been majoring in history at UCLA before leaving for show business.
5Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]




First World Problems2017TV Movie post-production
The Ningyo2017Short post-productionKiyohime Bikuni
The Living Worst2017post-productionCheetah
The Oak Tree and Onigiri2016Short completedMisako
Real Artists2017ShortAnne Palladon
Teen Wolf2014-2017TV SeriesNoshiko Yukimura
Berlin Station2016TV SeriesSandra Abe
The Unbidden2016Lauren Lee
The Good Neighbor2016Heather Cromwell
Chasing Life2015TV SeriesDr. Mae Lin
Daddy2015/ISharlene Hong
Zoo2015TV SeriesMinako Oz
How to Get Away with Murder2014-2015TV SeriesJudge Carol Morrow
NCIS: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesHomeland Security Agent Shana Rollins
Resurrection2014TV SeriesDr. Toni Willis
Operation Marriage2014ShortLee
Teacher of the Year2014Vivian Lew
Awesome Asian Bad Guys2014Tamlyn / Pamlyn (2013)
True Blood2013TV SeriesMs. Suzuki
Bones2013TV SeriesDr. Alice Crawford
Hollywood Heights2012TV SeriesSarah Medeiros
Touch2012TV SeriesKazuko Osugi
Glee2011-2012TV SeriesJulia Chang
White Room: 02B32012ShortFive
Days of Our Lives2012TV SeriesDr. Ellen Yu
Make It or Break It2012TV SeriesDr. Lin
The Protector2011TV SeriesKatrina
Law & Order: LA2010-2011TV SeriesMiwako Nishizawa
The Chicago Code2011TV SeriesProsecutor
The Charles Kim Show2011ShortTamlyn Tomita
A Super Duper Exotic Erotic Fetish Sexy Must See Story... A Tragedy of Oriental Proportions!2010ShortHelen
Starlight Inn2010ShortGrace Kim
Memphis Beat2010TV SeriesNoreen Drake
The Mikado Project2010Viola
Tekken2010Jun Kazama
Heroes2007-2010TV SeriesIshi Nakamura
Private Practice2009TV SeriesKatie's Lawyer
Eureka2006-2009TV SeriesKim Anderson Kim Yamazaki
General Hospital2008-2009TV SeriesGiselle
CSI: Miami2009TV SeriesDr. Sarah Fordham
Criminal Minds2009TV SeriesDr. Linda Kimura
The Mentalist2009TV SeriesLauri Medina
Why Am I Doing This?2009Donna
Monk2009TV SeriesEileen Hill
Stargate: Atlantis2006-2008TV SeriesChinese Ambassador Shen Xiaoyi Shen Xiaoyi
Finding Madison2008Beth
Twenty Good Years2008TV Series
Saving Grace2008TV SeriesTori Chen
The Eye2008Mrs. Cheung
Two Sisters2008TV MovieShakti
Women's Murder Club2007TV SeriesSachiko Johannes
Pandemic2007TV MovieMelissa Lo
Peace2006ShortSandy Sakai
Stargate SG-12006TV SeriesShen Xiaoyi
Only the Brave2006Mary Takata
Commander in Chief2006TV SeriesRandy
True Love & Mimosa Tea2005ShortRebecca Nakasone
Gaijin - Ama-me Como Sou2005Maria Yamashita Salinas
North Shore2004-2005TV SeriesXao
Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't2005TV MovieHelen Morriston
Strong Medicine2004TV SeriesDr. Nash
The Day After Tomorrow2004Janet Tokada
The Perfect Party2004Mom
Threat Matrix2003TV SeriesSpecial Agent Nicole Hill
Day of Independence2003ShortChoir Member (uncredited)
242002-2003TV SeriesJenny Dodge
The Agency2003TV SeriesElizabeth - Female Kidnapper
JAG2002-2003TV SeriesLt. Cmdr. Tracy Manetti
Robot Stories2003Marcia
007: Nightfire2002Video GameMakiko Hayashi (voice)
For the People2002TV SeriesDr. Chaney
The Shield2002TV SeriesWanda Higoshi
Crossing Jordan2001TV SeriesDr. Grace Yakura
Providence2001TV SeriesMary Cassidy
Walking Shadow2001TV MovieRikki Wu
FreakyLinks2001TV SeriesEmma Reed
Destiny2001TV Movie
The Michael Richards Show2000TV SeriesMing
Nash Bridges2000TV SeriesAmy Chin
Betty Anderson2000ShortDetective Miyamoto
Runaway Virus2000TV MovieMonique Chao
Will & Grace1999TV SeriesNaomi
Seven Days1999TV SeriesMichelle
The Last Man on Planet Earth1999TV MovieAgent Kara Hastings
Life Tastes Good1999Julie Sado
Chicago Hope1996-1998TV SeriesJennifer Watanabe / Tina - Sutton's Ex #3
Living Out Loud1998Bob's Wife
Soundman1998Butch's Wife
Hundred Percent1998Thaise
Raven: Return of the Black Dragons1997TV MovieKim Tanaka
The Sentinel1997TV SeriesSuzanne Tomaki
The Killing Jar1997Diane Sanford
The Burning Zone1996-1997TV SeriesDr. Kimberly Shiroma
Sisters1995TV SeriesKiri Adams
Four Rooms1995Wife (segment "The Misbehavers")
Vanishing Son1995TV SeriesLan Chi
Notes on a Scale1994
Murder, She Wrote1994TV SeriesDet. Sharon Matsumoto
Vanishing Son IV1994TV MovieLanchi
Living Single1994TV SeriesMary
Highlander1994TV SeriesMidori Koto
One West Waikiki1994TV SeriesTaylor Chun
Vanishing Son II1994TV MovieLanchi
Picture Bride1994Kana
Time Trax1994TV SeriesToshi
The Joy Luck Club1993Waverly - The Daughter
Babylon 5: The Gathering1993TV MovieLt. Cmdr. Laurel Takashima
Raven1992TV SeriesKim Tanaka
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesTamlyn Matsuda
Come See the Paradise1990Lily Yuriko Kawamura / McGann
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes1990TV MovieSally
Vietnam, Texas1990Lan
The Karate Kid1989TV SeriesAdditional Characters
Santa Barbara1987-1988TV SeriesMing Li / Lily Murakami
To Heal a Nation1988TV MovieMaya Ying Lin
Hiroshima Maiden1988TV MovieMiyeko
Tour of Duty1987TV SeriesVC Peasant Woman
Hawaiian Dream1987Karren Saito
The Karate Kid Part II1986Kumiko


Mighty Warriors of Comedy2006TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Water Ghost1998Short very special thanks


John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017DocumentaryHerself
The Real Miyagi2015DocumentaryHerself
MIS Human Secret Weapon2012Documentary
Short Notice2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Cove: My Friend is...2010ShortHerself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
Independent Lens2006TV Series documentaryVivian
Wendy... Uh... What's Her Name2006Documentary shortHerself - Narrator
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Four Fingers of the Dragon2003ShortHerself
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview1996TV Special documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

242006TV SeriesJenny Dodge
JAG2003TV SeriesLt. Cmdr. Tracy Manetti


Won Awards

2001Asian Media AwardAsian American International Film Festival

Nominated Awards

1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Guest Starring in a Syndicated Family Comedy, Drama or Special

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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