Tamlyn Tomita is a Japanese-American actress and singer who made her mark in Hollywood in 1986 with the martial arts drama The Karate Kid Part II. The following year she immediately launched her music career and released her debut single and album under the British label Polydor.
Tamlyn then established herself in films such as Come See the Paradise (1990), The Joy Luck Club (1993), Picture Bride (1994) and others. With a career spanning two decades, the veteran actress shows no signs of slowing down. From 2017 she will play a recurring role in the MTV hit series Teen Wolf.
Here is a look at her career over the years and the details of her romantic life.
Tamlyn Tomita Age/Bio
Tamlyn Naomi Tomita was born on January 27, 1966, in Okinawa, Japan as the daughter of her parents Shiro Tomita (father) and Asako Tomita (mother). Her mother has Filipino roots, which makes Tamlyn a Filipino neighborhood. Her father Shiro was a police officer who, before joining the Los Angeles Police Department, worked as an intern in Manzanar, California during part of World War II.
As a sergeant in the LAPD, Shiro helped form the first Asian task force in 1977. He lost his life to cancer in 1990.
Tamlyn attended Granada Hills High School in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. After high school, she enrolled at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she majored in history.
As a college student, beautiful Tamlyn developed a passion for modeling. She began by entering beauty contests. She was crowned queen at the Nisei Week Pageant in Los Angeles in 1984.
It was her first victory in the 1984 Nisei Week beauty pageant that paved the way for her acting career. As part of her win, Tamlyn traveled to Hawaii, where she was selected by director John G. Avildsen to star in the first sequel to The Karate Kid in 1984.
Tamlyn portrayed the role of Kumiko and fortunately, the sequel was a hit that was financially even more successful than the original. The Karate Kid Part II raised 115.1 million dollars from a budget of 13 million dollars.
Tamlyn’s impressive acting performance soon opened the doors to more important roles, including in the 1990s for Come See the Paradise, a World War II film that shows how Japanese Americans were treated in America after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In 1991, Tamlyn was named one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine.
In 1993 she appeared in the film Come See the Paradise, which was cast with an ensemble. In 1995 she also played a role in the anthology comedy Four Rooms, in which Madonna and Antonio Banderas also appeared.
Tamlyn’s acting career continued into the new millennium. In 2008 she had an appearance in Shonda Rhimes’ TV series Private Practice. In 2012 she had a role in the gymnastics drama Make It or Break It. Her most recent films include Der gute Nachbar (2016) and Berlin Station (2016).
When Tamlyn is not acting, she spends her time helping Asians.
Tamlyn Tomita Married, Husband
Tamlyn keeps her private life very secret and is far from being tabloid fodder. In 2006 there was a rumor that she has a relationship with her Asian compatriot Grey Wannabe. Rumors about their relationship began to spread after they were brought together in the independent film “Only the Brave” in 2006. However, the rumors about their romance only lasted for a while.
Since then there has been no information about Tamlyn’s romantic life. However, we did some research and found that contrary to what most celebrities claim, Tamlyn is not single but married. A tour of her Instagram page shows that Tamlyn is married to a white man who appears to be an American.
She has posted a good number of photos with the nameless man, showing the two wedding bands. Unfortunately, there is no information about when the two became a couple. Tamlyn really prefers to keep her private life as private as possible.
Tamlyn Tomita Height – 1.57 m
Although she was once a beauty queen, details of her body measurements are not known to the public.