Suzy Nakamura

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Suzy Nakamura
Susan Nakamura

December 2
Chicago, IL
Years active1994–present

Suzy Nakamura is an American actress of Japanese descent. Nakamura is known for her many guest appearances on sitcoms such as According to Jim, Half and Half, 8 Simple Rules, Curb Your Enthusiasm and How I Met Your Mother and her recurring role in the early seasons of the drama The West Wing as assistant to the Sam Seaborn character, as well as Dr. Miura in the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

On May 7, 2015, ABC picked up Ken Jeong's Dr. Ken starring Jeong, with Nakamura as his wife, Albert Tsai, Dave Foley, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Kate Simses, Jonathan Slavin and Krista Marie Yu for its 2015-16 Fall Season.

She is an alumna of The Second City improvisational comedy troupe.[1] Her first film role was as a troubled teen in Rea Tajiri's Strawberry Fields, shot in her hometown of Chicago in 1994.

Personal life[edit]

Nakamura is married to TV writer Harry Hannigan,[2] who wrote several episodes of According to Jim.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Strawberry Fields Irene Kawai
1998 Deep Impact Jenny's Assistant
1999 Treasure Island Yo-Ji
1999 8mm Computer Wizard
2000 Timecode Connie Ling
2002 Stark Raving Mad Betty Shin Credited as Suzi Nakamura
2002 Barrier Device Serena
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Soon-Yee Baxter Hernandez
2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Gordon's Wife
2005 Must Love Dogs Mai
2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Speed Dater (uncredited)
2006 For Your Consideration First AC
2007 American Zombie Judy
2007 Evan Almighty Staffer
2008 Spy School Ms. Bleckner
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Kim


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Common Law Suzy Yamamoto 2 episodes
1997 The Player Robbie Lawless Unsold pilot
1998 The Closer Beverly Andolini 10 episodes
1999–2000 The West Wing Cathy 9 episodes
2000 Daddio Holly Martin 14 episodes
2002 Imagine That Rina Oh 6 episodes
2002 I Got You Unsold pilot
2002 Curb Your Enthusiasm Assistant Manager 5 episodes
2002–2006 Half & Half Tina 10 episodes
2003 Abby Carol Episode: "Ted & Carol & Will & Abby"
2003 All of Us Teacher #1
2004 Good Morning, Miami Carol
2004 The King of Queens Molly Episode: "Name Dropper"
2004–2005 8 Simple Rules Mrs. Krupp
2005 Confessions of a Dog Unsold pilot
2005 According to Jim Yoki Hirasaki Episode: "The Competition"
2006 Worst Week of My Life Megan Unsold pilot
2006–2007 The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Carol Rinaldi 4 episodes
2006–2007 Help Me Help You Inger 12 episodes
2007 Insatiable Unsold pilot
2008 Grey's Anatomy Jenn Smith Episode: "Here Comes the Flood"
2008 My Name is Earl Phyllis Woohoo Episode: "Joy in a Bubble"
2008 True Jackson, VP Cricket Episode: "Pilot"
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Tabitha Episode: "The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention"
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Principal Holland 6 episodes
2009–2010 Modern Family Dr. Miura Episodes: "Run for Your Wife", "Fears"
2009 Private Practice Margaret Delhom Episode: "Sins of the Father"
2010–2011 Men of a Certain Age Elissa 3 episodes
2010 Bones Carrie Turner Episode: "The Death of the Queen Bee"
2010 Castle Jennifer Wong Episode: "Food to Die For"
2011 How I Met Your Mother Dr. Kirby Episode: "A Change of Heart"
2012–2013 Go On Yolanda 22 episodes
2013 Melissa & Joey Elyse Episode: "Something Happened"
2014 Liv and Maddie Tammy Episode: "Switch-a-Rooney"
2014 Bad Teacher Mrs. Hu Episode: "A Little Respect"
2014–2018 The Goldbergs Mrs. Kim 4 episodes
2015 Togetherness Xan Episode: "Kick the Can"
2015 Bob's Burgers Yuki Episode: "Hawk & Chick"
2015 Veep Anna Episode: "Mommy Meyer"
2015 Whole Day Down Saint Anne 6 episodes
2015–2017 Dr. Ken Allison Park 44 episodes
2017 How to Beat Your Sister-in-Law (at everything) Suzy 2 episodes
2017 9JKL Casting Director Episode: "TV MD"
2018 Black-ish Dr. Ima 3 episodes
2018 Station 19 Susan Episode: "Every Second Counts"
2018 Elementary Dr. Bridget Tanaka Episode: "Through the Fog"
2018 All About the Washingtons Mrs. Chadwick Episode: "Papa Said Log You Out"
2019 Dead to Me Karen Recurring role
TBA Avenue 5 Iris Kimura Main Cast, upcoming series


  • An Infinite Ache
  • The Showatorium
  • Coptors
  • Shogun's Heroes
  • Coed Prison Sluts - The Musical
  • The Armando Diaz Experience
  • The Deconstruction Derby
  • The Zodiac Thrillers
  • The Dickie Bell Twist Dance Party
  • Pen to Paper
  • The Second City Alumni Jam
  • The Powerhouse Variety Show
  • The Redwood Curtain
  • Power to the People Mover
  • National Touring Company (The Second City - Chicago)


  1. ^ Seham, Amy E. (2001). Whose Improv Is it Anyway? Beyond Second City. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 229. ISBN 9781604737592.
  2. ^ Rorke, Robert (September 25, 2016). "Suzy Nakamura grins and bears it as second banana to 'Dr. Ken'". NY Post. Retrieved January 6, 2017.

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