Lauren Tom

Biography: Lauren Tom was raised in Highland Park, Illinois as part of the only Asian family in a largely Jewish neighborhood. She started as a dancer with the Hubbard St. Dance Company and at 17 moved to New York to perform in "A Chorus Line" on Broadway. She has also performed on Broadway in "Hurlyburly" and "Doonesbury" and in numerous plays at the New York Shakespeare Festival including "American Notes" for which she received an Obie Award. She has worked with directors Peter Sellars and Joanne Akalaitis at the Goodman Theater, The Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and the Kennedy Center. Film credits include "The Joy Luck Club," "Cadillac Man," "Mr. Jones," "When A Man Loves a Woman," "Bad Santa," and "In Good Company". On television she currently has a starring role as Mai Washington on "Men in Trees". Lauren is an accomplished voiceover actress and has starring roles as Minh on "King of the Hill," and as Amy Wong on "Futurama." "Lauren's writing credits include "Tiger on theLauren Tom was raised in Highland Park, Illinois as part of the only Asian family in a largely Jewish neighborhood. She started as a dancer with the Hubbard St. Dance Company and at 17 moved to New York to perform in "A Chorus Line" on Broadway. She has also performed on Broadway in "Hurlyburly" and "Doonesbury" and in numerous plays at the New York Shakespeare Festival including "American Notes" for which she received an Obie Award. She has worked with directors Peter Sellars and Joanne Akalaitis at the Goodman Theater, The Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and the Kennedy Center. Film credits include "The Joy Luck Club," "Cadillac Man," "Mr. Jones," "When A Man Loves a Woman," "Bad Santa," and "In Good Company". On television she currently has a starring role as Mai Washington on "Men in Trees". Lauren is an accomplished voiceover actress and has starring roles as Minh on "King of the Hill," and as Amy Wong on "Futurama." "Lauren's writing credits include "Tiger on the Right" for which she won a DramaLogue Award in 1991.

Lauren Tom writes and performs in her solo-performance show "25 Psychics," which is a look at her own life as a self-professed "New Age Seeker." She has done everything from growing her own fungus to fire-walking in her quest, ultimately discovering her own grandmother as a source of wisdom and comfort. The humor at the heart of the work rests in the similarities and differences between herself and the powerful family matriarch underscoring our own difficulties as creatures from (if not of) a tradition while still living in the modern world. Tom portrays a host of characters including a few of the title's psychics who she meets along the way to becoming her own woman.

Tom is a featured performer with Great Leap's productions of "A Slice of Rice" and "A Slice of Rice, Frijoles and Greens."
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Lauren Tom's Scores

Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 76 Futurama: Season 7
Lowest Metascore: 48 Men in Trees: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
6 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Futurama: Season 9 Jun 20, 2012 Voice Of Amy Wong, Additional Voices 7.9
76 Futurama: Season 7 Jun 24, 2010 Amy Wong / Runt #2 8.4
tbd King of the Hill: Season 13 Sep 28, 2008 Minh Souphanousinphone 8.6
tbd The Replacements: Season 2 Mar 10, 2008 Tasumi tbd
tbd Men in Trees: Season 2 Oct 12, 2007 Mai Washington tbd
tbd King of the Hill: Season 12 Sep 23, 2007 Connie / Minh Souphanousinphone 8.2
tbd King of the Hill: Season 11 Jan 28, 2007 Connie Souphanousinphone 8.0
48 Men in Trees: Season 1 Sep 12, 2006 Mai Washington / Mai Washington 8.9
tbd Codename: Kids Next Door: Season 6 Aug 24, 2006 Numbuh 3 / Kuki Sanban / HND 10
tbd The Replacements: Season 1 Jul 28, 2006 Tasumi 4.0
tbd American Dragon: Jake Long: Season 2 Jun 10, 2006 Jake's Mother / Councilor Chang 5.7
tbd Where My Dogs At?: Season 1 Jun 10, 2006 Various 10
tbd Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 2 Mar 17, 2006 Joo Dee 9.5
tbd Codename: Kids Next Door: Season 5 Sep 30, 2005 Numbuh 3 / Kuki Sanban / Genkei Sanban 10
tbd King of the Hill: Season 10 Sep 18, 2005 Voice Of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone / Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone 8.1
tbd Clifford's Puppy Days: Season 2 Sep 12, 2005 Shun tbd
64 Barbershop: Season 1 Aug 14, 2005 Dana tbd
tbd American Dragon: Jake Long: Season 1 Jan 21, 2005 Jake's Mother / Councilor Chang 7.0
tbd Teen Titans: Season 4 Jan 17, 2005 Gizmo/Jinx tbd
tbd Codename: Kids Next Door: Season 4 Nov 19, 2004 Numbuh 3 / Kuki Sanban / Negative Numbuh 3, Little Traitor Dudes From Children's Defense #3 10
tbd King of the Hill: Season 9 Nov 7, 2004 Voice Of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone 8.3
tbd Teen Titans: Season 3 Aug 28, 2004 Gizmo tbd
tbd Codename: Kids Next Door: Season 3 Jun 11, 2004 Numbuh 3 / Girl Squad Member 10
tbd King of the Hill: Season 8 Nov 2, 2003 Voice Of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone / Voice Of Minh Souphanousinphone 8.5
tbd Codename: Kids Next Door: Season 2 Oct 3, 2003 Numbuh 3 / Kuki Sanban 10
tbd Clifford's Puppy Days: Season 1 Sep 1, 2003 Shun tbd
tbd Teen Titans: Season 1 Jul 19, 2003 Gizmo 8.7
tbd Codename: Kids Next Door: Season 1 Nov 29, 2002 Numbuh 3 / Kuki Sanban / Numbuh 3 8.4
tbd Futurama: Season 5 Nov 10, 2002 Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various 9.0
tbd King of the Hill: Season 7 Nov 3, 2002 Voice Of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone / Voice Of Minh Souphanousinphone, Connie Souphanousinphone 8.5