Tomiko Fraser Hines is a mother, wife, model, actor, life coach, and motivational speaker. An unprecedented achievement for any model and a first for an African-American model, Tomiko acted as a spokesperson and face of Maybelline New York for 8 years. Tomiko has been featured on countless billboards, magazine ads & commercials on behalf of the cosmetics brand. In addition to Maybelline, 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. Tomiko prides herself on living a “self-defined” life, which is why she pursued an acting career with great fervor. After making her feature film debut opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Monica Potter in Head Over Heels, she landed a part in, Monster-In-Law, starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda. Tomiko’s television credits include: guest starring roles on Soul Food, CSI and The Game, and a role as a judge on the NuvoTV hit, Model Latina Las Vegas. Tomiko stars in the recently-released film, I Really Hate My Ex, directed by Troy Byers.
Understanding the power of her role as a model and actor, Tomiko uses the platform to passionately champion women’s empowerment through Tomiko Fraser’s Goddess Gathering, a monthly support group aimed at helping women discover, develop & demonstrate their most empowered selves by releasing their inner Goddess. 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. Tomiko is proud to be an Ambassador for Resolve: The National Infertility Association. She works closely with the organization to help improve the lives of women and men living with infertility through appearances, public service announcements and meetings with elected officials. Tomiko is also writing a book about infertility in the African- American community. She will share her journey as well as those of many other black women dealing with infertility. She hopes this book will inspire, educate and eradicate the guilt and shame that so many black women dealing with infertility face. 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.