Tamlyn Tomita is an American actress and singer who was famous for her debut appearance as Kumiko in The Karate Kid, Part II (1986), her starring portrayal as Janet Tokada in The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and guest role as Julia Chang in Glee (2011) . According to People Magazine in 1991, she was named as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
She achieved the title of Queen at the Nisei Week Pageant in Los Angeles in 1984 and Miss Nikkei International in the next year. She entered UCLA, majoring in History before dropping out to pursue acting.
Her parents are Shiro Tomita and Asako Tomita.