“Lauren Tom” by Betty Woo – oil on canvas, 2008. To contact Betty, email Assistant (at) PopArtMgmt.com

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.

Recently, Lauren starred as a series regular in Andi Mack on The Disney Channel from 2016-2019. She also can be seen in the series, Guillermo Del Toro’s Trollhunters and 3Below.

Next up, Lauren can be seen in a recurring role in the Amazon series, Goliath, alongside Billy Bob Thornton.

She has also appeared in the films, Grandma with Lily Tomlin, Bad SantaIn Good CompanyWhen a Man Loves a WomanMr. JonesWith Friends Like TheseCatfish 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 HillCodename: Kids Next DoorTeacher’s PetRocket PowerMax Steel, BatmanSupermanKim PossibleBaby CliffordAmerican Dragon and the animated home video Mulan II

She has also published personal essays in Brain, Child MagazineEast West WomanStrutFreshyarn.com, and is currently writing a book based on these essays.




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


Look for Lauren next in episodes of Goliath Season 3.




NBC News – ‘That’s My Family’: ‘Andi Mack’ Actors Find ‘Authentic’ Roles in Disney Show

“Veteran actress Lauren Tom (“Futurama,” “Joy Luck Club”) felt similarly. Tom plays Celia, Andi’s strict biological grandmother who has raised Andi as her daughter — and whose tense relationship with Bex drives much of the conflict on the show.

“I was doing a little jig,” Tom told NBC News about the role. “I was just really proud that something like this was written. The showrunners are really engaged with what’s happening in the world in a more authentic sense, so kids can really relate to the show.'”

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