Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club, as Ross’s girlfriend, Julie, on the classic NBC sitcom Friends, and most recently as Mrs. Tran on Supernatural. Lauren also lent her voice talents on the animated series Futurama as the much loved character of Amy.
Next up, Lauren will co-star as a series regular in the new show, Andi Mack, which debuts on The Disney Channel in 2017. She also can be seen in the series, Guillermo Del Toro’s Trollhunters premiering on Netflix in December 2016.
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…
LAUREN TOM – UNTOLD STORIES
The Chinese American Museum (CAM) is proud to present Untold Stories: A Community Oral History Program that highlights the stories of Chinese American extras as part of the Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection exhibition. The highly entertaining oral histories reveal passion and enthusiasm for Hollywood movie-making as well as their resilience in working in an industry not known for promoting diversity.The culmination of the program was the opportunity for the students to engage in a conversation with the participants and to learn about their experiences working in Hollywood from the 1930s to the present.
The Voices of Futurama – Lauren Tom on Amy
Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder
Futurama: Bender’s Big Score Trailer
Supanova Sydney 2013
Lauren can be seen next in Guillermo Del Toro’s TV series Trollhunters debuting on Netflix in December 2016.