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Hira Ambrosino (born Hiroko Takayanagi) is a Japanese-born-American actress and voice actress best known for her role as Fumi Yoshida in the horror anthology series The Terror.

Biography

Ambrosino was born Hiroko Takayanagi on February 18, 1968, in Nagoya, Aicha, Japan. The names of her parents are not known, as is why she wanted to become an actress. What is known is that Ambrosino grew up across Japan and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Towson University, and the Johns Hopkins University. Ambrosino got her first on-screen role in 2001, when she was cast as a clerk for one episode of the hit soap opera series One Life to Live. Ambrosino got her first major recurring role in 2005, when she was first cast as a reporter for 5 episodes of the romantic drama series Skin. Ambrosino has also appeared in TV shows, movies, and video games like Mickey Mouse, L.A. Noire, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Ghosts of Tsushima, Dynasty, S.W.A.T., Days of Our Lives, Benjamin Troubles, Jane the Virgin, Angie Tribeca, The Terror, Flashforward, Hotel for Dogs, Monk, Shark, The Inside, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

On Criminal Minds

Ambrosino portrayed Kazumi Fukui, a Chief Superintendent of Police assisting the IRT in solving a series of murders in the Season One episode "Whispering Death".

Filmography

  • Ghost of Tsushima (2020) - High Priestess (voice)
  • Fetish (2020) - Fumi Tanaka
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! - 7 episodes (2009-2020) - Japanese Olympic Official/White House Reporter/Ultrasound Technician/Federal Trade Commission/Healthy Fed Up Female Executive/Over It Voter/Lonely Anesthesiologist
  • The Terror - 8 episodes (2019) - Fumi Yoshida
  • Dynasty (2019) - Annie Tate
  • S.W.A.T. (2019) - Mrs. Yara
  • The Big Bang Theory (2019) - Cynthia
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2018) - Doctor Evans
  • Bloodline (2018) - OBGYN Doctor
  • Famous in Love (2018) - Judge Cho
  • Chance (2017) - Judge Augustina Ramos
  • Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2017) - Aki's mother/Newscaster (voice)
  • Angie Tribeca (2016) - Mrs. Maru
  • News Hits (2016) - Donna
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - "Whispering Death" (2016) TV episode - Chief Superintendent Kazumi Fukui
  • Benjamin Troubles (2015) - Melody
  • Jane the Virgin (2015) - Doctor Pelgado
  • Days of Our Lives - 23 episodes (2009-2015) - Tori Narita/Doctor Hayden
  • Franklin & Bash (2014) - Lisa
  • Alice (2014) - Mrs. Kang
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2013) - Martha Toriyama
  • Mickey Mouse (2013) - Japanese Announcer (voice)
  • MotherLover - 6 episodes (2012) - Betty Seong
  • Pretty Pictures (2012) - Aunt Rose
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012) - Pandaren Female Character (voice)
  • Perception (2012) - Doctor Susan Hansen
  • Two and a Half Men (2012) - Kim
  • The Pony Man (2012) - Kim
  • Hung (2011) - Chinese Woman
  • Cars 2: The Video Game (2011) - Tokyo Cars (voice)
  • L.A. Noire (2011) - Female Pedestrian 10 (voice)
  • Big Time Rush (2010) - Psychiatrist
  • Flashforward - 3 episodes (2009-2010) - Yuuka Arahida
  • Important Things with Demetri Martin (2010) - Undercover Police Officer
  • Jelly (2010) - Mysterious Woman
  • Private Practice (2009) - Iris
  • All About Steve (2009) - Mrs. Yamamoto (uncredited)
  • Hotel for Dogs (2009) - Social Worker (uncredited)
  • Race (2008) - Kira Saitoh
  • Parker (2007) - Mindy
  • The Metrosexual (2007) - Sally
  • Blind Luck (2007) - Alexis
  • House - 4 episodes (2005-2007) - Doctor Chen
  • All of Us (2007) - Mrs. Heidebrecht
  • George Lopez (2007) - Prosecutor
  • The Young and the Restless - 4 episodes (2002-2006) - Pamela Bergen/Sachiko
  • Shark (2006) - Doctor Wong
  • Commander in Chief - 6 episodes (2005-2006) - Laura
  • Monk - 3 episodes (2003-2006) - TV Reporter
  • American Fusion (2005) - Juliet
  • The Inside (2005) - Mrs. Chen
  • Scrubs (2005) - Realtor
  • Desperate Housewives (2005) - Pedicurist #1
  • CSI: NY (2005) - Angie Soon
  • Finding Neo (2004) - The Parolacle
  • Skin - 5 episodes (2003-2004) - Reporter
  • World of Warcraft (2004) - Pandaren (voice)
  • The West Wing - 3 episodes (2003-2004) - White House Correspondent
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (2004) - Receptionist
  • Grounded for Life (2004) - Mrs. Pollack
  • Friends (2004) - Nurse
  • Generation Gap (2004) - The Mother
  • General Hospital (2004) - Judge Anne Bailey
  • Las Vegas - 2 episodes (2003) - VIP Sales Clerk
  • Arrested Development (2003) - Executive
  • According to Jim - 2 episodes (2002-2003) - Sarah
  • Threat Matrix (2003) - Reporter #2
  • The District (2003) - Reporter #3
  • Mister Sterling (2003) - TV Reporter
  • Crossing Jordan (2002) - Reporter
  • NYPD Blue (2002) - Doctor Lee
  • Will & Grace (2002) - Doctor
  • Frasier (2002) - Judge Stern
  • American Family (2002) - Japanese Mother
  • The Division (2002) - Woman #1
  • Boston Public (2002) - Hallstrom
  • Shadow Glories (2001) - Doctor Susan Willem
  • One Life to Live (2001) - Clerk

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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