Tamlyn Tomita: Marriage, Career and Other Facts

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Tamlyn Tomita

If you have watched “The Karate Kid Part II” then you will remember Tamlyn Tomita who played the role of Kumiko. Tamlyn Tomita graduated from the Granada Hills High School in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. She then moved to The University of California, Los Angeles where she majored in History.

Here are facts about her marriage, career and other details

Tamlyn Tomita’s age

Tamlyn Tomita was born Tamlyn Naomi Tomita on January 27, 1966, in Okinawa, Japan. She belongs to the Asian ethnicity and holds Japanese nationality. She is of Filipino and Okinawan descent.

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Tomita was born to Tomita Shiro and Asako Tomita. Her father was a Japanese-American who interned at Manzanar, California, during World War II. He also helped to found the first Asian Taskforce in the Los Angeles police department. Unfortunately, Tomita lost her father in 1990.

Pageant Career

In 1984, Tamlyn owned the catwalk with her lithe gams, flirty pout and razor-sharp cheekbones as she won the title of Queen at the Nisei Week Pageant in Los Angeles. The following year, she was also named Miss Nikkei International, this was before she settled for a career as an actress.

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Tamlyn Tomita was known as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, chosen by People Magazine in 1991. She was also honored with the Asian Media Award at the Asian American International Film Festival in 2001.

In 2017, Tomita won the Jury Prize under the ‘Best Actress’ at the ‘FantaSci Film Festival’ for her role in the short film Real Artists. The same year, she also won a Southern Shorts Award for the same role. she also has other awards under her belt.

Tamlyn Tomita: Career

Tamlyn Tomita’s acting debut launched her to global fame and that was in the film “The Karate Kid Part II”. The film was directed by John G Avildsen and it received great reviews as well as raking in $115.1 million at the box office. Tamlyn was having an amazing time as movie roles started coming more often.

In 1990, she played a major role in the drama film “Come See the Paradise”. Though the film was met with positive reviews, it was a commercial disaster.

In 1993, she featured in the film “The Joy Luck Club” which was directed by award-winning director Wayne Wang. The film made so much profit for the producers. Tomlyn moved to play the role of Kana in the 1995 American Japanese film, “Picture Bride”.

The next two decades were remarkable in her career as she appeared in several films including “Four Rooms”, “Robot Stories”, “Gaijin 2: Love Me as I am” “Tekken” and “Teacher of the Year”.

She also appeared in many short films, such as “Betty Anderson”, “Peace”, “Starlight Inn” and “Real Artists”. Tomlyn has appeared in many TV shows, making her career the envy of many.

Since 2017, Tamlyn Tomita has been starring as a leading character of Allegra Aoki, an American medical drama television series, “The Good Doctor”. The series has received good reviews.

In January 2021, Netflix took over the streaming “Cobra Kai” the American martial arts and comedy series that used to be on Youtube Premium. Tomita made guest appearances in this show (third season). She played the role of Kumiko, a fictional character who was first introduced to viewers in the 1980s and played by a certain Tamlyn Tomita.

Season four of “Cobra Kai” would hit Netflix on 2022 New Year’s eve.

Tamlyn Tomita: Marriage

Is Tamlyn Tomita married? No. The actress has not had any relationship that led to marriage. There was a time she dated American actor, Greg Watanabe, who played Isaac on the MyNetworkTV serial Watch “Over Me”. The relationship ended after a while. There is no record if she has a baby anywhere.

After then, Tamlyn Tomita was not romantically involved with anyone for a longer period.

However, new posts on her Instagram suggests she might be dating someone whose name he has not shared. There was a picture she took with a charming man which got many saying that is off the single list. Tamlyn never downplayed the media rumors, she never gave credits to it either.

The alleged Prince Charming could be a family friend, he can also be her lover. But if she’s truly seeing someone it won’t take a decade for fans to find out. Only a few things remain hidden in Hollywood.

Tamlyn Tomita’s net worth

As of 2018, Tamlyn Tomita has an estimated net worth of more than $3 million, according to online sources. Tomita is still very active in the acting industry are there might other projects in the pipeline. So it is safe to say that her net worth would increase in the near future.

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