Tamlyn Tomita recurs in Season 1 of BERLIN STATION as “Sandra Abe,” a quiet presence lording over the efficient operation of Berlin Station while having an affair with her boss, Steven Frost.
Tamlyn Tomita made her screen debut as Kumiko in The Karate Kid, Part II, the sequel to the classic The Karate Kid, with Ralph Macchio and Pat “Noriyuki” Morita and has since appeared in numerous feature films, television and theatre projects. Known for her roles in the memorable Joy Luck Club with its stories of the lives of American mothers/daughters of Chinese descent; the Sundance Festival Audience award winning Picture Bride, and Come See the Paradise starring opposite Dennis Quaid in Alan Parker’s film depicting the Japanese-American concentration camps. Other film credits include The Day After Tomorrow reuniting her with Dennis Quaid in a tale about climate change; Tekken; the indie-fave Robot Stories; Robert Rodriguez’s Four Rooms opposite Antonio Banderas; Living Out Loud, and the Brazilian-Japanese film Gaijin 2 – Ama meComo Sou, a sweeping drama about 4 generations of Brazilian-Japanese women.
On television, Tomita had a recurring role as the “Kitsune”/fox in the wildly popular MTV series “Teen Wolf.” She starred in the series “The Burning Zone” and “Santa Barbara.” Tomita has made numerous guest appearances on television series, often in recurring roles on “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Chasing Life,” “Resurrection,” “True Blood,” “Glee,” “Law and Order Los Angeles,” “24,” “Stargate Atlantic,” “Eureka,” “JAG” and others.
She has starred in long form television as well – “Walking Shadow,” “Hiroshima Maiden,” “To Heal a Nation” and “Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes” to name a few.
Tomita’s stage work includes: Heart Song (Fountain Theatre); A Distant Shore (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Question 27, Question 28 (East West Players/ Japanese American National Museum); The Square (Mark Taper Forum’s Taper, Too); Summer Moon (A Contemporary Theatre) and (South Coast Repertory); Philip Kan Gotanda’s Day Standing on its Head (Manhattan Theatre Club); Nagasaki Dust (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Don Juan:A Meditation (Mark Taper Forum’s Taper, Too) and Winter Crane (Fountain Theatre) for which she received a Drama-Logue Award.
A proud member of the Asian/Pacific Islander community, Tomita steps back from images and roles that perpetuate stereotypes. She will, however, step up to support emerging artists in theatre and film. She will often participate in low budget and experimental projects to foster the careers of newcomers with new voices. Tomita is happy to network with the next generation of artists.