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Tamlyn Tomita
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Tamlyn Tomita appears as San Francisco psychic Tamlyn Matsuda, who's been working with the SFPD to discover the identity of a serial killer stalking the Chinatown area, and from which Sam, who leaps into the body of a TV news reporter assigned to the story, must save her from in the episode "Temptation Eyes" in Season 4.

Personal Information
Born: (1966-01-27) January 27, 1966 (age 55)
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan
Years active: 1986-present
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap
Episodes appeared in: "Tempation Eyes" (Season 4)
Character played: Tamlyn Matsuda

Tamlyn Tomita (born January 27, 1966) played the part of Tamlyn Matsuda a psychic who is enlisted by the San Francisco Police Dept. and a TV news reporter named Dylan Powell, who Dr. Sam Beckett leaps into, to cover the story and find the whereabouts of a serial killer stalking the Chinatown area, who Sam, as Powell, must prevent from being the killer's seventh victim in the Season 4 episode titled "Tempation Eyes". A Japanese-born American actress, Tamlyn is currently playing Kira's mom, Noshiko, on Teen Wolf.

Early life[]

Tamlyn's father was a Los Angeles police officer who, as a child, was interned with other Japanese-Americans at Manzanar during World War II. As a LAPD officer, her father attained the rank of Detective Sergeant and also helped to form the nation's first Asian task force in 1977.

Before beginning her acting career she became a beauty queen by winning the title of Queen at the Nisei Week Pageant in 1984 and Miss Nikkei International in 1985.


Her big breakthrough came when she debuted as Ralph Macchio's love interest in The Karate Kid, Part II. She would later make film appearances over the next decades with films like Common See the Paradise, Picture Bride, Requiem, The Day After Tomorrow, and The Eye.

She also released a brief Japanese singing debut in 1987 with Polydor Records.

Prior to Teen Wolf, Tomita had a recurring spot on the supernatural show, True Blood.

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