Lauren Tom

Mostly Credited As: Lauren Tom
Birth Name: Lauren Tom
Date Of Birth: August 04, 1961 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 1" (1.54 m)

Lauren Tom

To “Friends” fans, Lauren Tom will always be the woman who came between Ross and Rachel. Luckily, it worked out in the end, since she only starred in seven episodes as Julie. At first, scoring an acting job didn’t come easy to Tom, but eventually her acting dream came to life. After ad-libbing a role in the 1999 movie “Cadillac Man,” starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins, she appeared on “The Tonight Show.” This quick appearance got her noticed by Cheech Marin, who then cast her in a pilot. From that moment, her resume grew even larger. Now, her credentials include the award-winning book turned movie “The Joy Luck Club” and TV shows and roles like Ginger on “DAG,” Dot on “Grace Under Fire,” Mai Washington on “Men in Trees” and Linda Tran, Kevin’s mom, on The CW hit “Supernatural.” She's also very experienced in the voice-over industry. Her voice can be heard in cartoons like “Kim Possible,” “Mulan II,” “King of the Hill” and “Futurama,” among several others. Tom is quite comfortable on stage, and has starred in a variety of Broadway productions like “Hurlyburly” and “Doonesbury.” The one Broadway production that really showcased Tom’s talents was “A Chorus Line.” In order to snag the part, Tom embraced her personal experience of getting teased as a young girl, over her ethnicity as a Chinese-American. The musical jump-started her career. She is so accustomed to the stage, that she even performed in a one-woman show, “25 Psychics,” at HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. In the show, she portrayed relatives from her childhood. Tom’s even dabbled in writing, as she and her mother published a children’s book, “The Bubble Gum Machine,” which teaches lessons about diversity. Tom’s been married twice. Since 1999, she has been married to Curt Kaplan, and they have one son, Oliver.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Men in Trees (2006)As: Mai (Episode 14+; recurring previously)
American Dragon: Jake Long (2005)As: Susan Long -- [Voice]
Clifford's Puppy Days (2003)As: Shun -- [Voice]
Fillmore! (2002)As: Karen Tehama -- [Voice]
Codename: Kids Next Door (2002)As: Numbah 3 -- [Voice]
The Zeta Project (2001)As: Agent Lee (2001-2002) -- [Voice]
DAG (US) (2000)As: Secretary Ginger Chin
Futurama (1999)As: Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various -- [Voice]
Batman Beyond (1999)As: Dana Tan -- [Voice]
Grace Under Fire (1993)As: Dot (S05)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Simpsorama 26x06: (Nov/09/2014) Voiced  Amy Wong, [Special Guest Stars]

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  September 22, 2014 01x106: (Sep/22/2014) As Herself 

Bad Teacher (2014) 
  A Little Respect 01x11: (Jul/19/2014) As Mrs. Hu 2 

Turbo F.A.S.T. (2013) 
  Turbo Drift 01x09: (Apr/04/2014) Voiced  Hayaku / Translator 

Supernatural (2005) 
  Captives 09x14: (Feb/25/2014) As Linda Tran 
  A Little Slice of Kevin 08x07: (Nov/14/2012) As Linda Tran 
  What's Up, Tiger Mommy? 08x02: (Oct/10/2012) As Linda Tran 

The Newsroom (2012) (2012) 
  Election Night, Part 2 02x09: (Sep/15/2013) As Kathy Ling 
  Election Night, Part 1 02x08: (Sep/08/2013) As Kathy Ling 

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) 
  Secret Admirer 02x23: (Jun/19/2013) Voiced  Ming 
  Has-Been Hero 01x22: (Mar/31/2012) Voiced  Bai Li 
  Ladies of the Shade 01x16: (Dec/01/2011) Voiced  Song 

The Penguins of Madagascar (2008) 
  All Tied Up With A Boa 02x46: (Jun/14/2011) Voiced  Bonnie Chang 
  Gator Watch 02x03: (May/15/2010) Voiced  Bonnie Chang 

Neighbors From Hell (2010) 
  Wolf Power 01x08: (Jul/19/2010) Voiced  Kyoko Kawai 

The Boondocks (2005) 
  The Red Ball 03x03: (May/16/2010) Voiced  Ming 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  To Sirloin with Love 13x20: (Sep/13/2009) Voiced  Minh, Connie 
  Uh-Oh Canada 13x18: (May/17/2009) Voiced  Minh, Suzette 
  Just Another Manic Kahn-Day 13x24: (Unaired) Voiced  Minh 
  Bill Gathers Moss 13x22: (Unaired) Voiced  Connie 

Hawthorne (2009) 
  The Sense of Belonging 01x05: (Jul/14/2009) As Mrs. Tanaka 

Without a Trace (2002) 
  Devotion 07x22: (May/05/2009) As Kim Tan 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Say Uncle 09x06: (Nov/13/2008) As Bae Chin 

Legion of Super Heroes (2006) 
  Trials 02x10: (Mar/15/2008) Voiced  Zyx / White Witch 
  Child's Play 01x10: (Feb/24/2007) Voiced  Zyx 

All Grown Up (2001) 
  Petition This 05x07: (Nov/30/2007) Voiced  Friend/ Bitter Kid 
  Interview with a Campfire (1) 02x05: (Jun/26/2004) Voiced  Bean 
  Bad Aptitude 02x01: (Jun/04/2004) Voiced  Alfred 

The Replacements (2006) 
  The Frog Prince / Show Place Like Nome 01x16: (Jul/21/2007) Voiced  Unknown 
  The Insecurity Guard / Quiet Riot 01x03: (Sep/09/2006) Voiced  Voice 
  Todd Strikes Out / The Jerky Girls 01x01: (Jul/28/2006) Voiced  Voice 

Men in Trees (2006) 
  History Lessons 01x13: (Jan/18/2007) As Mai Washington, [Special Guest Stars]
  New York Fiction (Part 2) 01x11: (Dec/07/2006) As Mai Washington 
  New York Fiction (Part 1) 01x10: (Nov/30/2006) As Mai 
  The Menaissance 01x09: (Nov/10/2006) As Mai 

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) 
  Lake Laogai 02x17: (Nov/03/2006) Voiced  Joo Dee 
  City of Walls and Secrets 02x14: (Sep/22/2006) Voiced  Joo Dee 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  In From the Night 55x03: (Apr/23/2006) As Dr. Myra Chen 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  The Great Brain Robbery 05x08: (Mar/04/2006) Voiced  Dr. Light 
  Epilogue 04x13: (Jul/23/2005) Voiced  Dana (uncredited as Tibetan Green Lantern/Dr. Light) 
  Eclipsed (1) 02x13: (Nov/08/2003) Voiced  Chung 

Grey's Anatomy (2005) 
  Begin the Begin 02x13: (Jan/15/2006) As Audrey Pascowitz (Wife of Patient Malar Pascowitz) 

American Dragon: Jake Long (2005) 
  Keeping Shop 01x19: (Dec/15/2005) Voiced  Jakes Mother 
  The Long Weekend 01x13: (Jul/01/2005) Voiced  Drill Sergeant 
  Dragon Summit 01x09: (Apr/01/2005) Voiced  Councilor Chang 
  Adventures in Trollsitting/Fu Dog Takes a Walk 01x06: (Feb/18/2005) Voiced  Old Lady 

Teen Titans (2003) 
  Lightspeed 05x08: (Dec/03/2005) Voiced  Gizmo/Jinx 
  Mother Mae-Eye 04x10: (Jun/25/2005) Voiced  Gizmo/Jinx 
  Wavelength 03x08: (Oct/23/2004) Voiced  Gizmo/Jinx 
  Crash 03x04: (Sep/18/2004) Voiced  Gizmo 

Threshold (2005) 
  The Order 01x07: (Oct/21/2005) As Janet Tam 

Barbershop (2005) 
  Whose Pussy is That? 01x04: (Sep/04/2005) As Dana 
  Madonna is a Ho (And Dana's F***ing Blind) 01x03: (Aug/28/2005) As Dana 

W.I.T.C.H. (2004) 
  The Final Battle 01x26: (Aug/17/2005) Voiced  Grandma 
  The Stolen Heart 01x25: (Aug/08/2005) Voiced  Grandma 
  The Rebel Rescue 01x24: (Aug/01/2005) Voiced  Susan 
  Ghosts of Elyon 01x16: (May/20/2005) Voiced  Susan 

Kim Possible (2002) 
  Kim Possible: So the Drama (Apr/08/2005) Voiced  Yoshiko 
  A Very Possible Christmas 02x19: (Dec/05/2003) Voiced  Yoshiko 
  Low Budget 01x21: (May/16/2003) Voiced  Personnel Manager 
  Crush 01x01: (Jun/07/2002) Voiced  Yoshiko 

Codename: Kids Next Door (2002) 
  Operation: P.O.O.L. 04x04: (Dec/10/2004) Voiced  Negative Numbuh 3, Little Traitor Dudes from Children's Defense #3 
  Operation: F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. / Operation: C.L.U.E.S. 04x02: (Nov/26/2004) Voiced  Genkei Sanban 
  Operation: T.R.I.C.K.Y. / Operation: U.N.C.O.O.L. 03x11: (Oct/29/2004) Voiced  Numbuh 78 
  Operation: H.U.G.S. / Operation: J.E.W.E.L.S. 03x10: (Aug/13/2004) Voiced  Rainbow Monkey Girl #1 

Pet Star (2002) 
  Pet Star: 31 03x01: (Nov/29/2004) As Herself 

My Wife and Kids (2001) 
  Restaurant Wars 05x08: (Nov/16/2004) As Annie Hoo 
  Jr. Sells His Car 04x16: (Feb/04/2004) As Annie Hoo 
  Table for Too Many (2) 02x17: (Feb/06/2002) As Hostess 
  Table for Too Many (1) 02x16: (Feb/06/2002) As Hostess 

Clifford's Puppy Days (2003) 
  Clifford's Field Trip / Helping Paws 01x07: (Dec/10/2003) Voiced  Lucy 

Samurai Jack (2001) 
  XLIII: The Aku Infection 04x04: (Nov/05/2003) Voiced  Samurai Jack's Mother 
  XXXVIII: The Birth Of Evil (Part 2 of 2) 03x12: (Aug/16/2003) Voiced  Young Samurai Jack's Mom 
  XXXVII: The Birth Of Evil (Part 1 of 2) 03x11: (Aug/16/2003) Voiced  Young Samurai Jack's Mom 

Monk (2002) 
  Mr. Monk and the 12th Man 02x09: (Aug/22/2003) As Mrs. Ling 

Totally Spies! (2001) 
  Here Comes the Sun 02x06: (Aug/19/2003) Voiced  Sunny Day 
  Game Girls 01x19: (Apr/20/2002) Voiced  Lady Dragon 

Fillmore! (2002) 
  Two Wheels, Full Throttle, No Breaks 01x11: (Feb/22/2003) Voiced  Card Kid 
  A Cold Day at X 01x09: (Nov/23/2002) Voiced  Brenda 
  Ingrid Third, Public Enemy #1 01x08: (Nov/16/2002) Voiced  Emily 
  Next Stop, Armageddon 01x06: (Nov/02/2002) Voiced  Gardening Girl 

What's New Scooby-Doo? (2002) 
  Riva Ras Regas 01x06: (Nov/02/2002) Voiced  Backup Singer #1 
  It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine 01x05: (Oct/26/2002) Voiced  Mandy Dimwittie 
  3-D Struction 01x02: (Sep/21/2002) Voiced  Heather Lane 
  There's No Creature Like Snow Creature 01x01: (Sep/14/2002) Voiced  Nancy Chang 

The Division (2001) 
  Welcome Home 02x15: (May/19/2002) As Nora Chen 
  Unfamiliar Territory 02x14: (May/12/2002) As Nora Chen 
  Hide and Seek 02x08: (Mar/10/2002) As Nora Chen 
  A Priori 02x07: (Feb/24/2002) As Nora Chen 

Batman Beyond (1999) 
  Countdown 03x12: (Apr/07/2001) Voiced  Agent Lee 
  The Call (2) 03x08: (Nov/18/2000) Voiced  Green Lantern 
  The Call (1) 03x07: (Nov/11/2000) Voiced  Green Lantern 

Pepper Ann (1997) 
  Complementary Colors 05x04: (Nov/04/2000) Voiced  Alice Kane 

The Weekenders (2000) 
  Real Fake 02x06: (Sep/23/2000) Voiced  Candace 

Clerks (2000) 
  A Dissertation On The American Justice System By People Who Have Never Been Inside A Courtroom, Let Alone Know Anything About the Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers. 01x01: (May/31/2000) Voiced  Various 
  Leonardo Leonardo Returns And Dante Has An Important Decision To Make. 01x03: (Unaired) Voiced  Various 

Early Edition (1996) 
  Play It Again Sammo 03x22: (May/08/1999) As Amy Hunter 

Superman (1996) (1996) 
  Superman's Pal 03x08: (Feb/20/1999) Voiced  Angela Chen 
  Heavy Metal 02x23: (Nov/08/1997) Voiced  Angela Chen 
  World's Finest (3) 02x18: (Oct/04/1997) Voiced  Angela Chen 
  Brave New Metropolis 02x12: (Sep/27/1997) Voiced  Angela Chen 

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) 
  Sub Zero (Mar/17/1998) Voiced  Miko 

The New Batman Adventures (1997) 
  Cold Comfort 01x03: (Oct/11/1997) Voiced  Ice Maiden #3 

Pinky and the Brain (1995) 
  Brain Acres 03x18: (Sep/27/1997) Voiced  Shopper 

Friends (1994) 
  The One With Russ 02x10: (Jan/04/1996) As Julie 
  The One With the List 02x08: (Nov/16/1995) As Julie 
  The One Where Ross Finds Out 02x07: (Nov/09/1995) As Julie 
  The One With Phoebe's Husband 02x04: (Oct/12/1995) As Julie 

The Nanny (US) (1993) 
  The Chatterbox 02x25: (May/15/1995) As Kim 

Chicago Hope (1994) 
  Love and Hope 01x11: (Jan/09/1995) As Dr. Julia Yao 
  You Gotta Have Heart 01x05: (Oct/13/1994) As Dr. Julia Yao 

Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) 
  Happy to Be Here 03x05: (Nov/18/1994) As Emma Zoole 
  A Model Citizen 03x04: (Nov/11/1994) As Emma Zoole 

704 Hauser (1994) 
  Triskadekaphobia 01x04: (May/02/1994) As Margaret 

Good & Evil (1991) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Sep/25/1991) As Wang 

Quantum Leap (1989) 
  Southern Comforts - August 4, 1961 03x16: (Apr/03/1991) As Sophie 

thirtysomething (1987) 
  The Distance 04x04: (Oct/16/1990) As Gail 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  Show #4211 28x166: (Aug/21/1990) As Herself 
  Show #4182 28x137: (Jul/03/1990) As Herself 

Spenser: For Hire (1985) 
  Children of a Tempest Storm 01x05: (Oct/11/1985) As Unknown 

The Equalizer (1985) 
  China Rain 01x02: (Sep/25/1985) As Mrs. Tom 

The ABC Afterschool Special (1972) 
  Mom's On Strike 13x04: (Nov/14/1984) As Sarah 

The Facts of Life (1979) 
  Runaway 03x18: (Feb/24/1982) As Miko 
  The Americanization of Miko 03x13: (Jan/20/1982) As Miko 

Palace Guard (1991) 
  Eye of Newt 01x04: (Unaired) As Maggie 
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