Amy Okuda

Amy Okuda

Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1989
Age33 years 10 months 28 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthTorrance, California, United States
Zodiac SignPisces
Profession Actress
Birth Name Amy Kei Okuda

Personal Information
Religion Christianity
Languages Japanese , English
Star SignPisces
Nationality American
EthnicityJapanese American
ComplexionFair
Famous For The Guild(2007-2013)
Body Features & Measurements
Height158 CM
5 Feet 2 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight55 KG
121 lbs
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Hair type Wavy
Family Information
Sister Lisa Okuda (Married name- Lisa Aihara; she has worked at Disney)
Education Qualifications
Alma MaterUniversity of Southern California
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Mitchell Hashimoto (Married on November 3rd 2018)
Career Information
Debut (Movies) Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds(2010)
Do You Wanna Date My Avatar(2009) (Short movie)
Years Active 2007-
Debut (TV) The Guild(2007-13)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesSnowboarding
Indoor rock climbing
Dancing
Roller Skating
Cycling
Skipping
Favorite Foods Pizza
Ice Cream
Favorite SportsTennis , basketball
Favorite sports person Robert Horry
Favorite City Singapore
Favorite Beverage Coffee
Favorite Video Game Mario Kart (Nintendo go-kart racing)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileAmy Okuda Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileAmy Okuda Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileAmy Okuda Instagram Profile
YouTube ChannelAmy Okuda YouTube Channel
Tumblr SiteAmy Okuda Tumblr Site
Messenger IDamyokudaactor
More Information
Friends Lola Bunny (Her pet dog; she considers lola to be her favorite friend)
Gina Mazzella
Lacy Hannah (High School)
Robin Thorsen (co-star on The Guild; she plays Clara on the show)
Kendrick Sampson
Bianna Baker (High School)
Celebrity Crush Matt McGorry (plays Asher Millstone on How to Get Away with Murder)

Biography

Amy Okuda is an American TV & movie actress.  She is known for her roles such as Julia Sasaki in Atypical (2017-2021), Tinkerballa in the web series The Guild (2007-2013).

Amy Kei Okuda was born on 6th March 1989 in Torrance, California, United States.

Childhood

She had been interested in sports and athletics as a kid, she first started playing basketball at the age of five and played for nine years, till she was 14. She later took interest in dancing in the 7th grade of her high school, it was there that her teachers and colleagues encouraged her to become an actress, as actresses make money [2]. 

Amy Okuda Childhood: Sister Lisa Okuda(Right), Mother

Image: Amy Okuda Childhood: Sister Lisa Okuda(Left), Mother, Amy (Right=serious baby)

Amy Okuda with Mother

Image: Amy Okuda with Mother

Amy Okuda with sister Lisa Okuda

Image: Amy Okuda with sister Lisa Okuda

 

Education

  • University of Southern California: She studied at the USC [2]

 

Relationship

Mitchell Hashimoto

Engagement: Amy Okuda got engaged to to her high school mate and boyfriend Mitchell on 23rd April 2017. They had been dating for 5 years before that. The love blossomed between the couple on a work Europe trip.

Amy Okuda & Mitchell Engagement

Image: Amy Okuda & Mitchell Engagement

Wedding: Amy and Mitchell got married on 3rd of November 2018. 

Amy Okuda and Mitchell Hashimoto wedding

[Amy Okuda and Mitchell Hashimoto wedding; source: instagram post]

Career

Amy started her career in glamour industry with small appearances in advertisements such as Apple, AT&T, Bacon Lover, Shoe Carnival, Suntory ( Japanese soft-drink) and Verizon.

Amy made her acting debut in 2007 in one of the episodes of the popular TV series "Californication". In the same year, she landed a main role in the youtube comedy web series "The Guild" created by Felicia Day. She appeared alongside Felicia Day, Vincent Caso, Jeff Lewis, Sandeep Parikh, Robin Thorsen and others. She appears in about 60 episodes of the series.

In 2010 she appeared in NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope educational video. Her character in the video talks about the newly discovered giant ring around the planet Saturn using the same Telescope.

In 2011, she appeared in the parody science fiction music video "I'm Frakking You" (a parody of Enrique Iglesias's "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" ). In this break.com music video, Alessandra Torresani, Kunal Nayyar, and Matthew Brown appeared alongside.  In the same year, she appeared in one of the episodes of the TV series B-Sides. She appears as "Elf Amy" in the short video "Elf Saebers".

In 2012, she played an asian girl character in an episode of the TV series Jane by Design. Appeared as Tinkerbell in "The Guild" music video "The Guild: I'm the One That's Cool".  She appeared in multiple TV Series roles in 2012, as Lynn in "Away we happened" (on the  YouTube channel Wong Fu Productions, alongside JEN Chae, Victor Kim), as Amy in "My Gimpy Life", as Hideko Wantanabe, . In the youtube series BFFs (on YOMYOMF)  she appeared as Sam in 6 episodes.  In the Zombie Series humorously titled "Bite Me", she played Zombie Kelly, she appeared in 5 of the episodes.

In 2013, she appeared in the horro film "Chastity Bites" as  Ashley Thorne. In the drama movie "It's Dark Here", she played a mean girl. Appeared in one of the episodes of Disney XD sitcoem series "Crash and Bernstein" as Slater. Played the role of character Sue's (played by Eden Sher) tennis partner in an episode of the series "The Middle".

In 2014, she first appeared in the first season finale of the FOX policy comedy series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as Sgt. Terry Jeffords's (played by Terry Crews) former girlfriend Chiaki. She appeared again in other episodes of the series. She appeared as Chelsea Ansell in the episode "Go It Alone(2014)" of the medical drama Grey's anatomy. She played Amy in the short film "Operation Barn Owl". She played Rolanda in the TV movie "Bleach". She played Cammie in an episode of the series Awkward. In the short horror comedy "House Meeting" she played Ghost Maid.

In 2015, She played Becky in the series "A to Z", She played Lurch's wife Marci in the movie "The Wedding Ringer". In the horror thriller "Bound to Vengeance" she was one of the captive girls. In the Romantic Comedy Drama "Hello, My Name Is Doris" she played Des.  In the dystopian sci-fi series "The Man in the High Castle" she appears as Christine Tanaka in two episodes. 

How to Get Away with Murder

Amy Okuda and Kendrick Sampson in

[Amy Okuda and Kendrick Sampson in "How to Get Away with Murder"]

Amy appeared in 11 episodes of the 2nd season of the ABC legal thriller "How to Get Away with Murder". She played Catherine Hapstall.

In 2016, she appears as Sheryl in the short film "The Sibling Code".  In the horro comedy series "Scream Queens" she played Anna Plaisance. She played Erin in the short movie "All Exchanges Final".  She played Jessica/ Gayle in the comedy fantasy drama "The Good Place" in five of the episodes.

She played Zoe in the series MacGyver in 2017.

Atypical

Amy Okuda in Atypical

[Amy Okuda in Atypical]

In the Netflix comedy TV series Atypical, she plays the character Julia Sasaki, as the therapist of protagonist Sam Gardner (played by Keir Gilchrist) an Autistic teenager, who has a crush on her. She has a main role in the season 1 & 2, a recurring role in season 3 and guest role in season 4.

In 2018, in the TV movie "So Close" she played Crystal. She appeared as "Wendy, the comic cop" in the TV mini series "Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever."

She voiced the character Sentinel Ryssa Brin in the 2019 video game "Anthem". In the "The Good Place" sequel " "The Good Place Presents: The Selection" she reprised her role as Gayle.

She appeared as "Ticketing Agent" in the comedy family movie "Home Sweet Home Alone" in 2021. In the short film "Melinda's Wish" she plays the titular role Melinda. 

 

Commercials

  • Subway Ads: TV commercial for Subway sandwich shops (Bacon Lover), with Erika Rankin

 

Interesting Facts

  • Amy was interested in sports as a kid, she was into playing basketball at the age of 5 till she was 14. She as a kid had dreamt of getting a seat in college through basketball scholarship.
  • Amy got interested in dancing as she grew, she took dancing classes when she was 13. She got interested in acting in the junior year of her high school. She preferred acting to dancing for she knew it paid more.
  • Amy hosts ISA Weekly Rewind on the internet.
  • She is a very creative person, she has fascinating imagination, in her preschool she would go out of classroom to talk to flowers and plants. [2]
  • She loves coffee, her boyfriend once gifted her a coffee machine for her birthday.
  • She loves pets, she has a couple of pet dogs, a female canine named Lola.
  • She considers her sister Lisa to be her favorite person.
  • She did not know much about Online gaming when she took the role in the series The Guild.

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
  Liked Amanda  
2021 Home Sweet Home Alone  Ticketing Agent  
2018 So Close Crystal  TV Movie
2015 If the Internet Was a High School Kotaku Video
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris Des  
2015 Bound to Vengeance Captive Girl  
2015 The Wedding Ringer Lurch's Wife Marci  
2014 Bleach Rolanda TV Movie
2013 It's Dark Here Mean Girl  
2013 Chastity Bites Ashley  
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2017-2021 Atypical Julia Sasaki 23 Episodes
2019 The Good Place Presents: The Selection  Gayle Mini Series; 5 Episodes
2019 Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever. Wendy the Comic Cop Mini Series; 1 Episode
2016-2018 The Good Place Jessica 5 Episodes
2017 MacGyver Zoe 1 Episode
2014-2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Chiaki  2 Episodes
2016  Scream Queens Anna Plaisance 1 Episode
2015-2016 How to Get Away with Murder Catherine Hapstall 11 Episodes
2015 The Man in the High Castle Christine Tanaka 2 Episodes
2015 A to Z Becky 1 Episode
2014 Awkward. Cammie 1 Episode
2014 Grey's Anatomy Chelsea Ansell 1 Episode
2013 Crash & Bernstein Slater 1 Episode
2013 The Middle Opponent 1 Episode
2012 Bite Me Zombie Kelly 5 Episodes
2007-2012 The Guild Tinkerballa 60 Episodes
2012 Shake It Up Hideko Wantanabe 1 Episode
2012 BFFs Sam 6 Episodes
2012 My Gimpy Life Amy 1 Episode
2012 Away We Happened Lynn Mini Series
2012 Jane by Design Asian Girl 1 Episode
2011 B-Sides   1 Episode
2007 Californication Mia's Classmate  

 

Short movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2016  All Exchanges Final   Erin  
2016 The Sibling Code Sheryl  
2014 House Meeting Ghost Maid  
2014 ABC Discovers: Los Angeles Talent Showcase (2014) ABC Discovers: Los Angeles Talent Showcase    
2014 Operation Barn Owl Amy  
2011 Elf Sabers Elf Amy  
2010 Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds Captain  
       
       

 

Others

Year Work Character Notes
2019 Anthem Sentinel Ryssa Brin (voice) Video Game
2012 The Guild: I'm the One That's Cool Tink  
2009 The Guild: Do You Wanna Date My Avatar? Tinkerballa Musical video
       
       

 

Quotes

  • I think all young kids have very good imaginations. But I was the kid in preschool that escaped from the classroom everyday to talk to flowers [2]
  • I was basically a tomboy (in school) and thought I was going to get into college through basketball, but realized I was Asian and would grow up to be about 5″1 and 95 pounds… haha. [2]

 

Sources

  1. Amy Okuda on Wikipedia
  2. Amy Okuda interview UberSci-FiGeek interview
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