Born and raised in San Antonio, TX to a Japanese mother and South African father. Tamiko grew up doing taekwondo and participated in various sports - volleyball, softball, gymnastics and dance. She's always loved martial arts and has trained in muay thai, northern shaolin kung fu, wushu and boxing.
After graduating with a Bachelor's degree from University of Washington, Tamiko moved to Los Angeles to follow her dreams in entertainment. Currently she is working as a stunt performer and actress and can be seen in everything from movies, television shows, music videos, video games, commercials and print.