Okuda in July 2012
Amy Kei Okuda|
March 6, 1989
Torrance, California, U.S.
Okuda was born in Torrance, California. Her early years focused on basketball, which she played from the age of five. She began dancing in the seventh grade and took up acting a few years later.
She has appeared in television commercials and music videos as a dancer. She has modeled in print ads for Apple laptops and Verizon, has been in commercials for Shoe Carnival and Japanese soft-drink company Suntory, and done voice-over work for AT&T.
In 2007 she landed a role in the TV show Californication with David Duchovny. Also in 2007, Okuda got the role of Tinkerballa in The Guild, her first recurring role. As of the end of season four, she has been in all of the show's episodes, with the exception of a few Season 3 episodes where her character was mentioned but not seen.
In 2011, she appeared in the Break.com original music video "Tonight, I'm Frakking You" which is a science fiction and video game parody of the song "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" by Enrique Iglesias. In the video, she appears along with Alessandra Torresani, Kunal Nayyar, and Matthew Brown.
In November 2011, she was cast in a horror-social satire film titled Chastity Bites. She plays queen bee "mean girl" Ashley Thorne.
In June 2012, she played Samantha in the YouTube channel YOMYOMF's series BFFs. Later that month, Amy played a recurring role in the web series Away We Happened on the YouTube channel Wong Fu Productions. The film starred Jen Chae and Victor Kim.
On March 25, 2014, she appeared in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season finale "Charges and Specs" (season 1, episode 22) as Sgt. Terry Jeffords' former girlfriend. She reprised the role in two later episodes. 2014 starred in José Manuel Cravioto Horror thriller film Reversal, along Keith Johnson and Bianca Malinowski.
In 2015, she appeared in Season 2 of Shonda Rhimes' television drama series How To Get Away With Murder on ABC. Okuda also appeared as Christine Tanaka in two episodes of the acclaimed television series adapted from Philip K. Dick's novel The Man in the High Castle which was described by Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly as "serious-minded sci-fi that's stylish and strange and soulful" and praised by Robert Bianco of USA Today as "the best new drama of the season".
|2009||Do You Wanna Date My Avatar||Tinkerballa||Video short|
|2010||Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds||Captain||Short film|
|2011||Elf Sabers||Elf Amy|
|2012||It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse||Herself|
|It's Dark Here||Mean Girl|
|2014||Operation Barn Owl||Amy||Short film|
|House Meeting||Ghost Maid|
|2015||The Wedding Ringer||Lurch's Wife Marci|
|Bound to Vengeance||Captive Girl 1|
|Hello, My Name is Doris||Des|
|If the Internet Was a High School||Kotaku||Video short|
|2016||The Sibling Code||Sheryl||Short film|
|All Exchanges Final||Erin|
|2007–2013||The Guild||Tinkerballa||Web series; Main role; 57 episodes|
|2007||Californication||Mia's Classmate||1 episode|
|2012||Jane By Design||Asian Girl|
|My Gimpy Life||Amy|
|Shake It Up!||Hideko Wantanabe|
|Bite Me||Zombie Kelly||5 episodes|
|Away We Happened||Lynn|
|The Flog||Guest/Host||2 episodes|
|2013, 16||TableTop||Guest||3 episodes|
|2013||The Middle||Opponent||Guest roles; 1 episode|
|Crash & Bernstein||Slater|
|Grey's Anatomy||Chelsea Ansell|
|2015||A to Z||Becky||1 episode|
|The Man in the High Castle||Christine Tanaka||2 episodes|
|Entertainment Weekly||Herself||Television special|
|2015–2016||How to Get Away with Murder||Catherine Hapstall||11 episodes|
|2016||Scream Queens||Anna Plaisance||1 episode|
|2016–present||The Good Place||Jessica/Gayle||Recurring role|
|2017–present||Atypical||Julia Sasaki||Main role; 8 episodes|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Chiaki||Guest role; 2 episodes|
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at Family Tree Legends
- Kai, Raven (December 22, 2008). "Amy Okuda: The Guild's Tinkerballa". Interview. ÜberSciFiGeek. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
- "Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds". Caltech. May 25, 2010. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
- "Chastity Bites official Facebook". November 18, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
- "Reversal". November 18, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
- "IMDb". Retrieved 2015-11-30.
- Jensen, Jeff (November 12, 2015). "The Man In the High Castle: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
- Bianco, Robert (November 20, 2015). "Review: 'Castle,' 'Jessica' create fantastical worlds". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2016-10-17). "Netflix Greenlights 'Atypical' Series From 'The Goldbergs' Duo; Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist & Michael Rapaport To Star". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- Nemetz, Dave (July 18, 2017). "Atypical Trailer: An Autistic Teen Needs Some Lovin' in Netflix's New Comedy". TVLine.