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Takayo Fischer is an American actress and voice actress who provided the voice for Lo and Li and additional characters across five episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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Lo and Li

Character information: Lo and Li

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Fischer was born the daughter of Chukuro and Kinko Tsubouchi, both immigrants from Japan. During World War II, as a young child, she and her family were forcibly evacuated from the West Coast and spent time in the Fresno Assembly Center before being relocated to the Jerome and Rohwer internment camps. Fischer later lived in Chicago, Illinois, where, as a young adult, she won the crown of "Miss Nisei Queen". She attended Rollins College from 1951-1953. She married Sy Fischer, an entertainment executive, on November 29, 1980, in her second marriage. She has three children and resides in Los Angeles.


Fischer appeared in the stage production of The World of Suzie Wong in New York in 1958. She won a Drama-Logue Award for ensemble performance for Tea at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. She has also appeared in many productions with East West Players in Los Angeles, including Into The Woods. She toured the U.S. and Europe in The Peony Pavilion in 1997.

Fischer has appeared in many big-budget films, including 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Mistress Ching, The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006, as Mrs. Chu, and the 2005 hits Memoirs of a Geisha and War of the Worlds. She has also worked on many independent Asian-American films including Americanese in 2009, 2005's Only the Brave, Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story in 2004, and Strawberry Fields in 1997.

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