Reiko Aylesworth was born in Chicago. When she was 13, her family moved to Seattle. Eventually, she attended the University of Washington.
Her first foray into acting came when she won an ABC talent search. She left college and moved to New York, where she appeared in ads for 'Scope' and landed small television roles on shows such as One Life To Live, The Dead Zone, and The West Wing.
Reiko is probably best known for her role in the hit show 24.
Reiko has received Golden Globe nominations as well as critical and popular acclaim from being part of the show.