Tamlyn Naomi Tomita is a Japanese-American actress who is best known for her roles as Janet Tokada in 2004's The Day After Tomorrow, Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Takashima in TNT's Babylon 5: The Gathering and Sandra Abe in EPIX's Berlin's Station. Tamlyn currently portrays Noshiko Yukimura, a 900-year-old Kitsune and the mother of Kira Yukimura in Teen Wolf.

Career Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role
1986 The Karate Kid Part II Kumiko
1987 Hawaiian Dream Karren Saito
1988 Hiroshima Maiden Miyeko
1988 To Heal a Nation Maya Ying Lin
1990 Vietnam, Texas Lan
1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes' Sally
1990 Come See the Paradise Lily Yuriko Kawamura / McGann
1993 Babylon 5: The Gathering Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Takashima
1993 The Joy Luck Club Waverly - The Daughter
1994 Time Trax Toshi
1994 Picture Bride Kana
1994 Vanishing Son II Lanchi
1994 Vanishing Son IV Lanchi
1995 Four Rooms Wife
1997 The Killing Jar Diane Sanford
1997 Touch Prosecutor
1997 Raven: Return of the Black Dragons Kim Tanaka
1998 Hundred Percent Thaise
1998 Soundman Butch's Wife
1998 Living Out Loud Bob's Wife
1999 Life Tastes Good Julie Sado
1999 The Last Man on Planet Earth Agent Kara Hasting
2000 Runaway Virus Monique Chao
2001 Destiny N/A
2001 Walking Shadow Rikki Wu
2003 Robot Stories Marcia
2004 The Perfect Party Mom
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Janet Tokada
2005 Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't Helen Morriston
2005 Gaijin - Ama-me Como Sou' Maria Yamashita Salinas
2006 Only the Brave Mary Takata
2007 Pandemic Melissa Lo
2008 Two Sisters Shakti
2008 The Eye Mrs. Cheung
2008 Finding Madison Beth
2009 Why Am I Doing This? Donna
2010 Tekken Jun Kazama
2010 The Mikado Project Viola
2010 Nómadas N/A
2014 Awesome Asian Bad Guys Tamlyn/Pamlyn
2014 Teacher of the Year Vivian Lew
2015 Daddy Sharlene Hong
2016 The Good Neighbor Heather Cromwell
2016 The Living Worst Cheetah

Television Edit

Year Title Role
1987 Tour of Duty VC Peasant Woman
1987-1988 Santa Barbara Ming Li / Lily Murakami
1989 The Karate Kid Additional Characters
1992 Quantum Leap Tamlyn Matsuda
1992 Raven Kim Tanaka
1994 Time Trax' Toshi
1994 One West Waikiki Taylor Chun
1994 Highlander Midori Koto
1994 Living Single Mary
1994 Time Trax Toshi
1994 Murder, She Wrote Det. Sharon Matsumoto
1995 Vanishing Son Lan chi
1995 Sisters Kiri Adams
1996-1997 The Burning Zone Dr. Kimberly Shiroma
1997 The Sentinel Suzanne Tomaki
1996-1998 Chicago Hope Jennifer Watanabe / Tina - Sutton's Ex #3
1999 Seven Days Michelle
1999 Will & Grace Naomi
2000 The Michael Richards Show Ming

Trivia Edit

  • Tamlyn graduated from Granada Hills High School.
  • She was one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
  • She was also the 1984 Nisei Week Queen in Los Angeles, California.
  • Tamlyn is 1/4 Filipino on her mother's side in addition to having Japanese heritage.

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