Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

About Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom (born August 4, 1959) is an American actress and voice actress perhaps best known for her roles as Lena St Clair in The Joy Luck Club, Julie in the TV series Friends, and for providing the voices for both mother and daughter characters on two animated TV comedy series: on Futurama she voices Amy Wong and her mother Inez, and on King of the Hill she voiced Minh & Connie Souphanousinphone. Lauren Tom was born in Chicago, Illinois, the Chinese American daughter of Nancy (nee Dare) and Tom Chan, Jr. who worked in the frozen food business. In an article for Detour magazine Tom described how being teased as a child about her Chinese heritage made her introverted and is what originally inspired her to study dance.

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