Lauren Tom Biography

Birthday: 1961-08-04
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5' 1½" (1.56 m)
Wiki Biography: Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club (1993), and a recurring role as Ross's girlfriend on NBC's "Friends" (1994). Lauren plays the role of "Mai Washington" on the new ABC series "Men in Trees" (2006). She recently appeared in a recurring role on the Showtime series "Barbershop" (2005), and in the film In Good Company (2004) with Scarlett Johansson and Dennis Quaid. She has also appeared in the films, Bad Santa (2003), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Mr. Jones (1993), With Friends Like These... (1998), Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999) and Manhood (2003). On television, Lauren was a series regular in NBC's "DAG" (2000) as Delta Burke's secretary, "Ginger Chin", and on ABC's "Grace Under Fire" (1993) with Brett Butler. On Broadway, she has appeared in "A Chorus Line", "Hurlyburly" and "Doonesbury", and has worked with directors such as Peter Sellars and 'Joanne Akalaitis' at the Goodman and Guthrie Theaters, the La Jolla Playhouse and the Kennedy Center. Her one-woman show, "25 Psychics", an engaging, humorous look at her quest for inner peace premiered at HBO'S U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. The show received Dramalogue Awards for Best Performance and Best Direction. Lauren's voice work can be heard in the animated series, "Futurama" (1999), "King of the Hill" (1997), "Codename: Kids Next Door" (2002), Teacher's Pet (2004), "Rocket Power" (1999), "Max Steel" (2001), "Batman Beyond" (1999), "Superman" (1996), "Kim Possible" (2002), Baby Clifford, "American Dragon: Jake Long" (2005) and the recently released animated DVD, Mulan II (2004) (V). She has also published personal essays in Brain, Child Magazine, East West Woman, Strut, Freshyarn.com, and is currently writing a book based on these essays.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
DAG Ginger Chin 2000 - 2001
Futurama Amy Wong 2000 - 2002 Animation
Batman Beyond Dana Tan 2000 - 2005 Adventure
Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh 3 2002 Animation
Fillmore! Karen Tehama 2002 Action
W.I.T.C.H. Susan Vandom / ... 2004 Animation
American Dragon: Jake Long Jake's Mother 2005 Animation
Men in Trees Mai Washington 2006 - Comedy
Futurama: Bender's Big Score! Amy Wong / Philip J. Fry II 2007 Animation
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Nothing Lasts Forever 1984
See No Evil, Hear No Evil 1989 Action, Comedy, Crime
Cadillac Man 1990 Comedy, Crime
Mr. Jones 1993 0
The Joy Luck Club 1993
When a Man Loves a Woman 1994 0, Biography
With Friends Like These... Yolanda Chin 1998
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Mai 2000 Comedy, Drama
Jack the Dog Angel 2001 Comedy, Drama
Manhood 2003
Bad Santa Lois 2003 Comedy, 0
In Good Company Obstetrician 2004 0, Biography
Mulan II 2005 Animation, Comedy, Family
God's Waiting List Sylvia 2006 Drama
Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O. Kuki 'Numbuh 3' Sanban 2006 Animation
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Amy Wong 2008 Animation, Action, Comedy