American actress Amy Kei Okuda is well-known for her appearance in the Netflix series Atypical. Let's look at seven exciting facts of the actress.
7. Amy Okuda: Age and Height
Born on March 6, 1989, Okuda is 31 years old as of 2020. Okuda is 5 feet and 2¼ inches tall (1.58 m).
Amy Okuda has 131k followers in her Instagram account. She joined Twitter on October 2008 and currently has 55.6k followers. Her Instagram username and Twitter handle are @amyokuda. Amy often goes on a trip with her mother, Peggy Okuda, and sister Lisa Okuda.
6. Has a Penchant for Sports
Okuda played sports, especially basketball, since the age of five. It had basically become her life, and she ended up playing basketball for nine years. She even had plans of getting into college through high-scoring records. Reminiscing the early years, Okuda exclaimed,
"I was really into basketball, and I was such a feisty little kid. I didn’t take crap from anyone; I was so competitive and thought I was the toughest thing. One time, a boy was, like, looking at me and trying to talk to me and I snapped at him and said “What are you looking at?” When I quit basketball and wasn’t in such a competitive environment all the time, I really mellowed down, and I’m glad I did, because I honestly probably wouldn’t have any friends."
The height requirement came out as a impediment to her plans of making it big in the realm of sports. Nevertheless, having picked up dancing in high school, she "grew up with a very normal life."
5. Worked as a Model for Advertisement
Okuda threw herself into dancing at the age of 13 after she decided she was "too old" to become a professional basketball player. She eventually booked an agent and started working as a dancer in music videos and television commercials.
Amy went on to do voice-over work for the company, AT&T. Besides, the 31 years old actress also modeled for the print media advertisement of brands as Apple and Verizon. On top of that, she also appeared in Shoe Carnival and Japanese soft-drink company Suntory's commercials.
In fact, it is with the recommendation from her dance agent that the 31 years old actress begun auditioning and soon discovered her fondness for acting.
4. Is Amy Okuda Japanese?
Amy Okuda is of Japanese descent. As a matter of fact, Okuda surname is Japanese, and some notable Japanese celebrities with such surname are Eiji Okuda, Shunsaku Okuda, Tamio Okuda, and Daijiro Okuda.
3. Had a Guest Role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The 31 years old actress guest-starred in police procedural comedy television series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Okuda appeared in the 22nd and season finale episode of season one, Charges and Specs that aired on March 25, 2014.
In the show, she played as Chiaki, a former girlfriend of Terry Jeffords, which in turn is portrayed by Terry Crews. Okuda reprised her role in two episodes of season five. The show featured Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, and Andre Braugher in primary roles.
2. Amy Okuda is Married
Amy Okuda married her high-school sweetheart, Mitchell Hashimoto, on November 3, 2018. Though the couple knew each other since they were in middle school, they officially started dating since 2012. On April 23, 2017, the 31 years old actress posted an image showing a ring on her finger with the caption: "Yes ❤️. "
Hashimoto proposed Okuda in front of the magnificent Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. A year later, the couple exchanged their vows in front of their relatives and close friends in Malibu city of western Los Angeles County, California.
Hashimoto is a software developer and co-founder of a software company called HashiCorp.
1. She is the Main Cast of Atypical
Amy Okuda plays as Julia Sasaki in the Netflix's coming-of-age television series Atypical. Her character is seen as the therapist of 18 years old Sam Gardner, who has a autism spectrum disorder.