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Lauren Tom      

Award winning actress known for "The Joy Luck Club"

Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club, and most recently as Mrs. Tran on Supernatural, and in upcoming episodes of The Newsroom as Kathy Ling. You may also recognize her from her recurring role as Ross’s girlfriend on the classic NBC sitcom Friends.

Lauren is currently lending her voice talents as a series regular on the revived animated series Futurama. She brings to life the much loved character of Amy. New episodes are on the air now.

She has also appeared in the films, Bad Santa, In Good Company, When a Man Loves a Woman, Mr. Jones, With Friends Like These, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, and Manhood.

On television, Lauren was a series regular as Mai on the ABC series Men in Trees, NBC’s DAG as Delta Burke’s secretary, Ginger Chin and on ABC’s Grace Under Fire with Brett Butler. She also did a recurring stint on Showtime’s series Barbershop.

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 other voice work can be heard in the animated series King of the Hill, Codename: Kids Next Door, Teacher’s Pet, Rocket Power, Max Steel,Batman, Superman, Kim Possible, Baby Clifford, American Dragon and the animated home video Mulan II...

She has also published personal essays in Brain, Child Magazine, East West Woman, Strut,, and is currently writing a book based on these essays.


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