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Birth information

6 January 1981 Hadano, Japan

Given Name

Yuriko Kikuchi

How tall is Rinko Kikuchi?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Shôta Sometani

Life Story of Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko was born Kikuchi Yuriko in Hadano just south of Tokyo. The town is known mainly for its green tea and public baths. She is the youngest of three siblings. After being scouted on the street, she began modeling in her hometown and subsequently began acting under her birth name before switching to Rinko. She appeared in the cult film The Taste Of Tea, but came to mainstream audiences' attention for her role in Babel, for which she had learned sign language. She played a deaf-mute. She was the first Japanese actress to be nominated for the Oscars in 50 years, since Umeki Miyoshi. Other than that she had appeared in commercials, including ads for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Japanese soap operas. As a result, her popularity rose outside her native country. She moved to New York City and lived for a time with director Spike Jonze, whom she had met in Tokyo at a film festival in 2009. That's when she began taking English lessons. While she had appeared in the acclaimed film version of Norwegian Wood, her later American were mostly popcorn flicks like 47 Ronin and Pacific Rim. Her success and foray into American entertainment continued with her castings in Kumiko,...

What movies did Rinko Kikuchi play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) ,
Directors Filmography
Memory of an Artist (2013) , 42 One Dream Rush (2010) ,
Actors Filmography
We Are Little Zombies (2019) , Weakest Beast (2018) Kureha Tachibana, Miss Sherlock (2018) Mitsuki Kurata, Westworld (2018) Akane, Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) Mako Mori, Highheels: Kodawari ga unda otogibanashi (2017) , Terra Formars: A New Hope (2016) , Terra Formars (2016) Asuka Moriki, Dear Deer (2015) , Yume wo ataeru (2015) Mikiko, Endless Night (2015)...

Birth information

6 January 1981 Hadano, Japan

Given Name

Yuriko Kikuchi

How tall is Rinko Kikuchi?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Shôta Sometani

Life Story of Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko was born Kikuchi Yuriko in Hadano just south of Tokyo. The town is known mainly for its green tea and public baths. She is the youngest of three siblings. After being scouted on the street, she began modeling in her hometown and subsequently began acting under her birth name before switching to Rinko. She appeared in the cult film The Taste Of Tea, but came to mainstream audiences' attention for her role in Babel, for which she had learned sign language. She played a deaf-mute. She was the first Japanese actress to be nominated for the Oscars in 50 years, since Umeki Miyoshi. Other than that she had appeared in commercials, including ads for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as Japanese soap operas. As a result, her popularity rose outside her native country. She moved to New York City and lived for a time with director Spike Jonze, whom she had met in Tokyo at a film festival in 2009. That's when she began taking English lessons. While she had appeared in the acclaimed film version of Norwegian Wood, her later American were mostly popcorn flicks like 47 Ronin and Pacific Rim. Her success and foray into American entertainment continued with her castings in Kumiko,...

What movies did Rinko Kikuchi play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) ,
Directors Filmography
Memory of an Artist (2013) , 42 One Dream Rush (2010) ,
Actors Filmography
We Are Little Zombies (2019) , Weakest Beast (2018) Kureha Tachibana, Miss Sherlock (2018) Mitsuki Kurata, Westworld (2018) Akane, Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) Mako Mori, Highheels: Kodawari ga unda otogibanashi (2017) , Terra Formars: A New Hope (2016) , Terra Formars (2016) Asuka Moriki, Dear Deer (2015) , Yume wo ataeru (2015) Mikiko, Endless Night (2015)...

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Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim 2: Uprising (2018)

Made her stage debut in the play, "Suigin", directed by Hidehisa Tachibana.

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Rinko Kikuchi, Nathan Zellner, and Brad Prather in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Is skilled in sword-fighting.

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Rinko Kikuchi in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Is an accomplished motorcyclist and horseback rider.

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Rinko Kikuchi in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

One of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category. The others are Miyoshi Umeki who won Best Supporting Actress nominated for Sayonara (1957), Sessue Hayakawa nominated for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Mako nominated for The Sand Pebbles (1966), Ben Kingsley who won Best Actor for Gandhi (1982), Haing S. Ngor who won Best Supporting Actor for The Killing Fields (1984), Pat Morita nominated for The Karate Kid (1984), and Ken Watanabe nominated for The Last Samurai (2003).

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Was named one of the Ten Actors to Watch by Variety Magazine (2007).

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Rinko Kikuchi and David Zellner in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35 on October 8, 2016. Child's father is her husband Shôta Sometani.

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Rinko Kikuchi in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her 1st child to begin filming Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018).

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Rinko Kikuchi in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

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Rinko Kikuchi in 47 Ronin (2013)

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Rinko Kikuchi in 47 Ronin (2013)

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Rinko Kikuchi and Ko Shibasaki in 47 Ronin (2013)

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Rinko Kikuchi in 47 Ronin (2013)

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Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, and Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mako Mori in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mako Mori in Pacific Rim (2013)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Naokos Lächeln (2010)

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Rinko Kikuchi and Ken'ichi Matsuyama in Naokos Lächeln (2010)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Babel (2006)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Babel (2006)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Babel (2006)

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Robbie Coltrane, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mark Ruffalo in Brothers Bloom (2008)

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Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mark Ruffalo in Brothers Bloom (2008)

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Adrien Brody, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mark Ruffalo in Brothers Bloom (2008)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Brothers Bloom (2008)

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Rinko Kikuchi in Brothers Bloom (2008)

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Adrien Brody, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mark Ruffalo in Brothers Bloom (2008)

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Keanu Reeves, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Carl Rinsch, Hiroyuki Sanada, etc.

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Rinko Kikuchi at an event for 30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards (2015)

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Rinko Kikuchi at an event for Pacific Rim (2013)

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Rinko Kikuchi at an event for Pacific Rim (2013)

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