Amy Kei Okuda (Japanese Origin) is an American actress popular for playing ‘Tinerballa’ in a series called ‘The Guild’. She was born on March 6th, 1989, in Torrance, California, United States of America.
Before she began showing interest in acting, Okuda was more of an athlete; she played basketball from when she was 5 till she turned 14. As a kid, she always thought she’d apply for scholarships through basketball.
Amy Okuda’s Early Life
Okuda’s Parents are Japanese but she was born in the US and holds a citizen of the United States of America. As a kid, she loved basketball, but because of an injury, the Japanese American actress had to take dance classes instead to stretch her body. It all happened when Okuda was in seventh grade, and as a result, she had to quit basketball from that point. That’s what people believed at first.
After school, in 2011, she attended the University of Southern California, LA, and graduated with a degree in ‘BA in Cinematic Arts and Television Production’. As a kid, Okuda was more of a tomboy and she once said she was overconfident and hyperactive.
Amy Okuda’s Career
Before Amy Okuda started her career in the movie business, she appeared in several music videos and TV commercials. She did print ads for ‘Verizon’ and ‘Apple’ Laptops, did commercials for ‘Suntory’ (Japanese Soft-Drink Company) and Shoe Carnival. And last but not least, she even did voice-over work for ‘AT&T’. That’s how it all started!
In 2007, Okuda did a TV show named ‘Californication’ alongside David Duchovny. Also, that was the year she got a role in ‘The Guild’ as ‘Tinkerballa’. In 2010, she appeared in a short movie called ‘Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds’.
Likewise, Okuda did several other projects such as: ‘Elf Sabers’ in 2011, ‘It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse’ in 2012, ‘Chastity Bites’ in 2013, ‘Operation Barn Owl’ in 2014, ‘The Wedding Ringer’ in 2015, ‘The Sibling Code’ in 2016, and more.
Furthermore, she also appeared in many TV series like ‘The Guild’, ‘Californication’, ‘B-Sides’, ‘Shake It Up’, ‘The Flog’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘Awkward’, ‘Bleach’, Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘How to Get Away with Murder‘, ‘Scream Queens’, ‘The Good Place’, ‘So Close’, etc.
Amy Okuda’s Net Worth
According to our research, Okuda’s net worth is somewhere around $500,000 to $1 million. Since some of her movies and TV series made a huge amount of money, it’s guaranteed that she got a lot from it. Though the 30-year-old actress didn’t reveal such information on the internet, there’s enough source to prove that she has earned a lot.
Also, Okuda bought a new house in 2019, and from the looks of it (especially the fireplace), it’s a pretty expensive one. She posted a picture of it with her husband. She wrote “First family photo in the new house. Yes, we are a shoes off family.” See it for yourself.
Amy Okuda’s Personal Life
Since Amy Okuda shares everything on social media, we came across several of her pictures with a guy named ‘Mitchell Hashimoto’. Based on our research, the pair got engaged on 23rd April 2017 and got hitched on November 3rd, 2018. People believe they dated for around 5 years before getting married.
Hashimoto is a founder of ‘HashiCorp’. He is pretty popular on Twitter and is followed by 44.5k followers. When he was 25, ‘Businessinsider’ posted an article about how the coding genius made $500,000 a year when in college. They also wrote Hashimoto launched his first startup when he was a 12-year-old kid.
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Can’t share wedding photos without dedicating a post about my new hubs and our story. Mitchell and I went to middle school together- in 8th grade we had every single class together, he carried all my books to every class and I fell in “middle school love” with him. We were “bf/gf” and went to the 8th grade formal together, but “broke up” (I put all this in quotes cause we were 12-13 and like is it a real relationship who knows haha) We stopped talking all throughout high school and college. Sophomore year of college I was at Blizzcon (gaming convention) promoting a web series I was on called The Guild. Mitchell was an avid gamer, and he was at Blizzcon also with some friends who were fans of The Guild. He had no idea what the show was, or that I was even acting at the time. He was walking to this panel, and obviously I was too and I saw him in the middle of this huge crowd. I ran up to him and was like “Mitchell?!” And the first thing he said to me was “don’t tell anyone you saw me here” (turns out he was a closeted gamer). We kept in touch after that as just friends(we were both dating someone else at the time) and about a year after we graduated college, we started dating. We made it official in Paris (I was at another convention for The Guild in Europe and he came with me) and exactly 5 years later we took another trip to Paris (this time for HIS work) and we got engaged! I loved our engagement cause it was just the two of us in our hotel room (which had the most incredible view of the Eiffel Tower, I felt like I could reach out and touch it), and he just asked me to marry him, super simple, super intimate, and I will never forget how he scootched the coffee table so he had room to get down on one knee ❤️. I love this guy— he’s so smart, so hard working; but is always down to be silly with me. Plus he’s the best dog dad. This is only the beginning can’t wait to see what life brings us! 📸: @jillianrosephoto who took the sweetest pictures of us we will treasure forever!
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SO MUCH to be thankful for this thanksgiving. Got a new nephew, a new hubs, made lots of new memories with old friends and family… etc etc. Hard to capture all of the things in one photo but if you are in this photo you are definitely part of the things I’m so grateful for. So, thank you 🙏🏼🐿🍁 Photo by @jillianrosephoto (spending thanksgiving with family going through all of our beautiful wedding photos!!!) also @allyouneedisloveevents cause it’s weird to post a wedding photo without our wedding god Shannon. Ps. Will be posting wedding photos obnoxiously for like, years to come. K cool. #thanksgiving #thankful #wedding #bride #malibu
Also, there’s a piece of further news about why she joined dance classes too. According to her mother, Okuda wanted to be a dancer at one point, and she asked her if she could become one. And since her parents were supportive of her, they did anything to make it work.
Moreover, when Ammy thought she wanted to be a professional basketball player during elementary school, her mother would research, watch videos, and read books so that she could help Okuda with it. So, her parents were really supportive and she didn’t go through a rough childhood.