Tamlyn Tomita Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Family and Career

Tamlyn Tomita Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Family, and Career

Tamlyn Tomita Net Worth 2020– Tamlyn Tomita is the actress of Japanese American descent who is famous for her portrayal in the “Karate Kid Part” II movie. Tomita has also made an appearance in the film ‘Come to See the Paradise’, where she played the lead role. She has been involving herself in other films like “Tekken”, “Four Rooms” and these movies were a massive success. She immediately launched her music career the following year, releasing her debut single and album under the British label Polydor.


Tamlyn Naomi Tomita was born on the 27th of January 1966 in Okinawa, Japan to parents Shiro Tomita (father) and Asako Tomita (mother). Her mother has Filipino roots making Tamlyn quarter Filipino.

Her dad Shiro was a police officer who before joining the Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD worked as an intern at Manzanar, California, during part of World War II.

Growing up, Tomita was a beautiful young lady who had interests in show business. In 1984, Tomita won the title of the Queen at the Nisei Week Pageant which was held in Los Angeles. The following year, she received the title of Miss Nikkei International.

Shortly after, she also released a single and an album. After some relative success, Tamlyn went on to release her single and even her album.

Tamlyn was previously dating Greg Watanabe, an old American actor. The former boyfriend and Tamlyn had a beautiful relationship in the early days, but they later separated without citing the reasons.

The couple perhaps did not have much interest in getting married and enjoying a husband and wife relationship. Tamlyn neither got married till the age of 51 nor has children


Tomita began her acting career in 1984 when she was traveling as Queen of Nisei Week to Hawaii, and there she was selected as part of a casting call by director John G. Avildsen. She was then offered to play Kumiko in the martial arts drama film “The Karate Kid Part II” in 1986.

Then she worked in numerous films including  Come See the Paradise, The Joy Luck Club, Four Rooms, Robert Stories, Private Practice, The Unbidden, and The Good Neighbor. The actress was recently seen in the film Berlin Station in the role of Sandra Abe in 2016.

In 1991, Tamlyn was named by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.

Tamlyn’s acting career continued to be active through to the new millennium. In 2008, she made an appearance in Shonda Rhimes’ TV series Private Practice. In 2012, she had a role in gymnastic drama Make It or Break It.


In 1991, Tamlyn Tomita was chosen by ‘People Magazine’ as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

In 2001, she won the Asian Media Award at the Asian American International Film Festival’.

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

Net Worth

As of 2020, her net worth of this famous Japanese American actress is around $3 million.