Multi-hyphenate Tomiko Fraser Hines is often approached on the street by people who say, “You look familiar.” Having acted as a spokesperson and face of Maybelline New York for 8 years—an unprecedented achievement for any model and a first for an African-American model—Tomiko has been featured on countless billboards, magazine ads & commercials on behalf of the cosmetics brand.
In addition to Maybelline New York, Tomiko has appeared in print and television campaigns for brands, including: Tommy Hilfiger, Alfani, The Gap, Old Navy, Lee Jeans & Target and she has graced the pages of magazines around the world, including: German Vogue, Glamour, British Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Essence, and Elle. She has also appeared in movies and television series, including: her feature film debut opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Monica Potter in Head Over Heels; a part in, Monster-In-Law, starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda; guest starring roles on Soul Food;CSI; The Game; and a role as a judge on the NuvoTV hit, Model Latina Las Vegas. Tomiko will star in the upcoming film I Really Hate My Ex, directed by Troy Beyer Bailey due out in theaters in 2014.
Embracing the power of her role as a model and actor, Tomiko used the platform to passionately champion women’s empowerment throughTomiko Fraser’s Goddess Gathering—a movement aimed at helping women discover, develop & demonstrate their most empowered selves – their inner Goddess. As Tomiko’s focus has shifted to motherhood, The Gathering has since concluded, yet Tomiko offers personal coaching sessions to those interested in personal development. She writes a bi-weekly column entitled “Momma Goddess™” for Mommynoire.com.
When faced with infertility issues, Tomiko chose to share her story openly and honestly with the public. As a result, she receives numerous requests to speak and messages from women with similar stories who are inspired by her courage. Her goal is to continue to bring awareness to infertility.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she currently resides in Los Angeles—where she plays her most passionate role yet—mother to twins Kaden and Bryce and wife to her husband Chris.