The Good Doctor with Tamlyn Tomita

Tamlyn made her screen debut as “Kumiko” in THE KARATE KID, PART II, and is best known for her role in the memorable BAFTA Award-nominated film THE JOY LUCK CLUB. Since then, she has appeared in numerous feature films, television and theatre projects.  On television, Tomita was recently a series regular on the EPIX original series Berlin Station, which follows a CIA agent on a mission to uncover the source of leaked information to a now infamous whistle blower stationed in Berlin. Tamlyn additionally co-starred as “Noshiko Yukimura” in the CW’s fan favorite series Teen Wolf. She’s had memorable roles on hit acclaimed series How to Get Away with Murder, True Blood, Glee, and 24, just to name a few.

 

As a strong voice and leader in the Asian community, Tamlyn prides herself in choosing roles that are impactful and a true representation of the rich history of her culture. Her work in film has included THE JOY LUCK CLUB which centers around the loving relationships of four Chinese women and their daughters; COME SEE THE PARADISE, a film depicting the Japanese-American concentration camps, as well as sci-fi thrillers THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, TEKKEN, and THE EYE. Tamlyn has also found the time to appear in several stage productions including Heart Song, A Distant Shore, and Winter Crane, for which she received a Drama-Logue Award.

Tamlyn is active in social and political causes and proudly supports Asian-American and emerging independent filmmakers and artists in the pursuit of giving the world a gallery of portraits from golden and unique perspectives. One such project is the short film REAL ARTISTS whose filmmakers were committed to elevating representation with this sci-fi short about art, artificial intelligence and the future of film that features a 75% female crew and a cast-crew that’s 50% people of color. REAL ARTISTS is currently on the festival circuit and has already won 12 awards and received 27 other nominations. Another project is the short film NINGYO, which has also received acclaim and buzz on the festival circuit.

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