Sara Tanaka (born November 21, 1978) is an American film actress and doctor. She is best known for her roles in Rushmore, Old School, and Race The Sun.
Tanaka was born in Huntington, New York. Her brother, Alex Tanaka, is also an actor. She graduated from Brown University in 2000 with a degree in human biology. She graduated from Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 2008 with an M.D. degree. She completed her internal medicine residency program at the University of Chicago and is now a physician in rural Arizona working with Native American populations.