Tamlyn Tomita made her screen debut as Kumiko in The Karate Kid Part II, the sequel to the classic The Karate Kid, and is best known for her role in the memorable The Joy Luck Club. Since then, she has appeared in numerous feature films, television and theater projects.
On television, Tomita was recently a series regular on Berlin Station and Teen Wolf. She’s also appeared on How to Get Away with Murder, Chasing Life, Resurrection, True Blood, Glee, Law & Order: LA, The Chicago Code, JAG, General Hospital, 24, The Burning Zone, Santa Barbara, Hiroshima Maiden, To Heal a Nation and Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes, just to name a few.
Tomita’s work in film has included Picture Bride and Come See the Paradise, a film depicting the Japanese-American concentration camps. Tomita’s other film credits include The Day After Tomorrow, Tekken, Robot Stories, Four Rooms, Living Out Loud, Gaijin 2 – Ama me Como Sou.
Tamlyn has also found the time to appear in several stage productions including Heart Song (Fountain Theatre), A Distant Shore (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Question 27, Question 28 (East West Players/Japanese American National Museum), The Square (Mark Taper Forum’s Taper, Too), Summer Moon (A Contemporary Theatre and South Coast Repertory), Day Standing on Its Head (Manhattan Theatre Club), Nagasaki Dust (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Don Juan: A Meditation (Mark Taper Forum’s Taper, Too) and Winter Crane (Fountain Theatre), for which she received a Drama-Logue Award.
She has worked on a variety of Asian-American and independent projects, such as the upcoming psychological thriller The Unbidden, Seppuku, The Living Worst, The Waiting, Daddy, Operation: Marriage, Awesome Asian Bad Guys, White Room: 02B3, Starlight Inn, Nómadas, Two Sisters, The Mikado Project, Only the Brave, The Charles Kim Show, My Life...Disoriented, Day of Independence, Hundred Percent, Life Tastes Good, Four Fingers of the Dragon, Soundman, Requiem and Notes on a Scale.
Tamlyn proudly supports Asian-American and independent filmmakers and artists in the pursuit of giving the world a gallery of portraits from golden and unique perspectives.