Tamlyn Tomita is a Japanese American actress and singer who made her mark in Hollywood with the martial arts film The Karate Kid Part II in 1986. The following year, she embarked on a musical career and released her first single and first album on 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 more. With a career spanning more than 2 decades, the experienced actress shows no sign of slowing down. Since 2017, she has played a recurring role in the successful MTV Teen Wolf series.
Here is an overview of his career over the years and the details of his romantic life.
Tamlyn Tomita Age/Bio
Tamlyn Naomi Tomita was born on January 27, 1966, in Okinawa, Japan, to parents Shiro Tomita (father) and Asako Tomita (mother). Her mother has Filipino roots that make Tamlyn a Filipino neighborhood. His father Shiro was a police officer who, before joining the Los Angeles police, worked as an intern in Manzanar, California, during part of the Second World War.
In January 2017, Tamlyn’s mother, Asako, is still alive. This Instagram post reveals;
As a sergeant in the Los Angeles Police Department, Shiro helped to 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 at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she specialized in history.
As a student, beautiful Tamlyn has developed a passion for modeling. She started by participating in beauty contests. She was crowned Queen at the 1984 Nisei Week show in Los Angeles, shown below;
The following year, in 1985, Tamlyn was crowned Queen at the International Miss Nikkei.
It was her first victory in the Nisei Week beauty contest in 1984 that paved the way for her acting career. As part of her winning prize, Tamlyn traveled to Hawaii where she was selected by director John G. Avildsen to play in the first sequel to The Karate Kid in 1984.
Tamlyn played the role of Kumiko and, fortunately, the sequel was a success that became even more profitable than the original. Karate Kid Part II brought in $115.1 million out of a $13 million budget.
Tamlyn’s impressive acting quickly opened the doors to more important roles, including Come See the Paradise, a Second World War film that describes how Japanese Americans were treated in America after the Pearl Harbour attack in 1990.
In 1991, Tamlyn was named by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
In 1993, she appeared in the film Come See the Paradise, which featured an overall cast. She also had a role in the 1995 anthology comedy film Four Rooms, which also featured Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
Tamlyn’s acting career continued to be active until the new millennium. In 2008, she appeared in Shonda Rhimes’ television series Private Practice. In 2012, she played a role in the gymnastics drama Make It or Break It. His most recent films include The Good Neighbor (2016) and Berlin Station (2016).
When Tamlyn isn’t acting, she spends her time advocating for Asians.
Tamlyn Tomita Married, husband
Tamlyn keeps her private life very secret and is far from being tabloid fodder. In 2006, she was said to be in contact with Grey Wantabe, another Asian native. Rumors about their relationship began to circulate after they met in 2006 with the independent film “Only the Brave”. However, the rumors of their love story 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 celebrity websites claim, Tamlyn is not single, but married. A visit to her Instagram page reveals that Tamlyn is married to a white man who appears to be an American.
She posted a number of photos with the unnamed man with both rings. Unfortunately, there is no information on when the two became a couple. Tamlyn really prefers to keep her private life as private as possible.
Here are some pictures as seen on his Instagram page.
Catch up with Tamlyn on Twitter.
Tamlyn Tomita Height – 1.57 m
Despite once being a beauty Queen, details of her Body Measurements are unknown to the public.