Reiko Aylesworth

Mostly Credited As: Reiko Aylesworth
Birth Name: Reiko Aylesworth
Date Of Birth: December 09, 1972 (Age 43)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Reiko Aylesworth

Born in 1972, Reiko Aylesworth has been taking the TV world by storm. She didn’t originally want to be an actor, and actually attended the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington to study neural science. Eventually, she made her way to the stage, with her first professional stage performance in the Broadway sensation “West Side Story” in Springfield, Illinois. During a 1992 Seattle stage production of “Peter Pan,” she was discovered by ABC talent scouts. She packed up her things, moved to New York and landed her first TV gig. In the early ‘90s, she made her TV debut as Rebecca Lewis in the daytime soap opera “One Life to Live.” This led to other TV roles including “The West Wing,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “CSI.” Her TV breakout performance came in 2002, when she appeared as Michelle Dessler on the FOX hit “24.” Originally, she auditioned for Nina Meyer - played by Sarah Clarke - and Kate Warner - played by Sarah Wynter. After not getting either part, she was offered the role of Michelle. Not only did the role get her more attention, but also earned her a 2004 nomination for the Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award. When “24” ended, Aylesworth didn’t waste anytime snagging more small screen parts. In 2007, she had a recurring role on “ER,” as Julia Dupree. She was happy to get the part, so she could spend time in her hometown of Chicago. The acting gates opened even wider for Aylesworth, when she starred in “Lost” as Amy Goodspeed, in “Damages” as Rachel Tobin and in the CBS hit “Hawaii Five-0” as Chin Ho Kelly’s wife, Malia. She’s even been spotted on “Elementary” and “Person of Interest.” Here are some fun facts: for some time, she dated co-star Kiefer Sutherland, she loves the rodeo and for a decade, her mom worked as a head administrator at a jail.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Forgotten (2009) (2009)As: Linda (Unaired Pilot)
The American Embassy (2002)As: Liz Shoop
24 (2001)As: Michelle Dessler (S02, recurring otherwise)
All Souls (2001)As: Dr. Philomena Cullen
One Life to Live (1968)As: Rebecca Lewis (1993-1994)
Episode Cast Credits 

NCIS (2003) 
  Homefront 13x22: (May/03/2016) As Anne Marshall 

Castle (2009) (2009) 
  At Close Range 07x18: (Mar/23/2015) As Mia Lopez 

Hawaii Five-0 (2010) 
  Ina Paha (If Perhaps) 05x07: (Nov/07/2014) As Malia Waincroft, [Uncredited]
  Hana Lokomaika'i (The Favor) 04x13: (Jan/17/2014) As Malia Waincroft 
  La O Na Makuahine (Mother's Day) 03x01: (Sep/24/2012) As Malia Kelly 
  Ua Hala (Death in The Family) (Season Finale) 02x23: (May/14/2012) As Malia Kelly 

Revolution (2012) (2012) 
  Declaration of Independence 02x22: (May/21/2014) As Marion Riley 
  Memorial Day 02x21: (May/14/2014) As Marion 
  Tomorrowland 02x20: (May/07/2014) As Marion 
  Why We Fight 02x17: (Mar/19/2014) As Marion 

Drop Dead Diva (2009) 
  Fool for Love 05x06: (Jul/28/2013) As June Fraizer 

King & Maxwell (2013) 
  King's Ransom 01x04: (Jul/01/2013) As Liz Allen 

Person of Interest (2011) 
  C.O.D. 02x09: (Dec/06/2012) As Agent Regina Vickers 

Elementary (2012) 
  Flight Risk 01x06: (Nov/08/2012) As Miranda Molinari 

The Good Wife (2009) 
  On Tap 02x08: (Nov/23/2010) As Ausa Nora Vashey 

Stargate Universe (2009) 
  Pathogen 02x04: (Oct/19/2010) As Sharon Walker 
  Sabotage 01x16: (May/07/2010) As Sharon Walker 
  Life 01x09: (Nov/20/2009) As Sharon Walker 

Lost (2004) 
  He's Our You 05x10: (Mar/25/2009) As Amy 
  Namaste 05x09: (Mar/18/2009) As Amy 
  LaFleur 05x08: (Mar/04/2009) As Amy 

ER (1994) 
  Owner of a Broken Heart 14x14: (Apr/10/2008) As Julia Dupree 
  Atonement 14x13: (Jan/17/2008) As Julia Dupree 
  Believe the Unseen 14x12: (Jan/10/2008) As Julia Dupree 
  300 Patients 14x10: (Dec/06/2007) As Julia Dupree 

The Knights of Prosperity (2007) 
  Operation: Fighting Shape 01x03: (Jan/17/2007) As Simone 
  Operation: Seduce Simone 01x02: (Jan/10/2007) As Simone 

Conviction (2006) (2006) 
  Deliverance 01x10: (May/05/2006) As Julie Phelps 

24 (2001) 
  Day 5: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. 05x01: (Jan/15/2006) As Michelle Dessler 
  Day 4: 6:00 A.M.-7:00 A.M. 04x24: (May/23/2005) As Michelle Dessler 
  Day 4: 5:00 A.M.-6:00 A.M. 04x23: (May/23/2005) As Michelle Dessler 
  Day 4: 4:00 A.M.-5:00 A.M. 04x22: (May/16/2005) As Michelle Dessler 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Reiko Aylesworth, Lidia Bastianich, Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Ferguson 01x127: (Apr/12/2005) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 8, Episode 151 08x151: (Apr/11/2005) As Herself 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Viva Las Vegas 05x01: (Sep/23/2004) As Chandra Moore 

The Dead Zone (2002) 
  Deja Voodoo 02x15: (Jul/20/2003) As Natalie Conner 

Ed (2000) 
  Ends and Means 02x12: (Jan/30/2002) As Kate Harrison 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Slaves 01x22: (May/21/2000) As Assistant D.A. Erica Alden 
  Remorse 01x20: (May/05/2000) As Assistant D.A. Erica Alden 
  Contact 01x19: (Apr/28/2000) As Assistant D.A. Erica Alden 

The West Wing (1999) 
  Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics 01x21: (May/10/2000) As Janine 

Now and Again (1999) 
  By the Light of the Moon 01x09: (Nov/26/1999) As Dr. Taylor 

Law & Order (1990) 
  We Like Mike 07x20: (Apr/30/1997) As Tiffany Sherman 

Aylesworth originally audtioned for the roles of Nina Myers & Kate Warner, but the crew was so impressed with her performance, they gave her the role of Michelle Dessler.

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