Sara Tanaka

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Sara Tanaka
Born (1978-11-21) November 21, 1978 (age 40)
ResidenceBoston, Massachusetts
OccupationPhysician, former actress
Years active1996–2004

Sara Tanaka (born November 21, 1978) is an American physician and former film actress. She is best known for her roles in Rushmore, Old School, and Race The Sun.[1]


Tanaka was born in Huntington, New York. Her brother, Alessandro 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. She completed her Cardio Vascular fellowship program at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in 2015.



Year Film Role Notes
1996 Race the Sun Uni Kakamura
1998 Rushmore Margaret Yang
2002 Slackers Student Uncredited
2003 Old School Megan Huang
Cigarette Sara Short film
2004 Imaginary Heroes Shelly Chan


Year Series Role Notes
2001 Gideon's Crossing Linda Kim "A Routine Case" (Season 1, Episode 3, 2001-06-10)

Video Games[edit]

Year Series Role
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Pedestrian


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