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Tamlyn Tomita is an Japanese-born American actress and singer who portrays Noshiko Yukimura on Teen Wolf.

Biography

Tomita was born in Okinawa, the daughter of Shiro and Asako Tomita, and she is 1/4 Filipino on her mother's side of the family. Her father was a distinguished Japanese-American man who was interned at Manzanar, California, during part of World War II, then later became a Los Angeles police officer, rising to the rank of sergeant and helping to form the first Asian Task force in that Department.[1] Her father died of cancer in 1990. Tomita graduated from Granada Hills High School in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.[2] Before becoming an actress, Tomita won the title of Queen at the Nisei Week Pageant in Los Angeles in 1984,[3] and Miss Nikkei International in 1985. In 1987, Tomita made her Japanese singing debut on the label Polydor. She released a single and an album.[4]

Trivia

  • Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
  • She graduated from Granada Hills High School in Los Angeles and had been majoring in history at UCLA before leaving for show business.
  • 1984 Nisei Week Queen in Los Angeles
  • Is of Filipino and Okinawan descent.
  • Tamlyn's father, the late Shiro Tomita, was interned at Manzanar during World War II as a child, and became a Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department who helped to form the nation's first Asian task force in 1977.

Filmography

Appearances

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

References

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