Starring as Officer Linh Tamiya, Aya will make her television debut in NBC's drama Hawaii
. Officer Linh is a smart, ambitious police officer whose romantic entanglements complicate her life.
Aya, a Seattle native, had an early love for both the dramatic and performing arts. She focused primarily on dance in her childhood years and, after years of study in high school, was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School, where she honed her skills as a contemporary ballet dancer. Never one to rest, Sumika also began acting classes, where she applied the same discipline she had developed with her dance studies.
Sumika currently resides in Los Angeles. Her birthday is August 22.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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