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  • Began performing at an early age, appearing in commercials at age 2, and becoming a member of the Seattle Pacific Ballet at 10. 
  • Won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Younger Actress for The Young and the Restless, first in 1993 and again in 1999.
  • She and her brother, David Tom, were the first siblings to receive Emmy nominations in the same year; they were nominated in the Outstanding Younger Actor and Actress categories in 2000.
  • Became fluent in sign language for her starring role in the play Gila, which she also produced.
  • Her interest in political causes has led her to work with organizations such as Rock the Vote and
  • In 2012, was the first woman to win the Daytime Emmy for Best Lead Actress after previously winning for Supporting Actress and Outstanding Younger Actress.
  • Has an interest in design and eventually formed an interior-design firm called Jane Doe Designs with James Achor, whom she married in 2011.


  • David Tom — Brother
  • James Achor — Husband
  • Zane Alexander Achor — Son
  • Charles Tom — Father
  • Nicholle Tom — Sister
  • Marie Tom — Mother

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  • Birth Place: Hinsdale, IL
  • Profession: Actor

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