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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 January 1981Hadano, Japan
Birth NameYuriko Kikuchi
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rinko Kikuchi was born on January 6, 1981 in Hadano, Japan as Yuriko Kikuchi. She is an actress and director, known for Pacific Rim (2013), The Brothers Bloom (2008) and The Sky Crawlers (2008). She has been married to Shôta Sometani since December 31, 2014.

Spouse (1)

Shôta Sometani (31 December 2014 - present)

Trivia (5)

Made her stage debut in the play, "Suigin", directed by Hidehisa Tachibana.
Is skilled in sword-fighting.
Is an accomplished motorcyclist and horseback rider.
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).
Was named one of the Ten Actors to Watch by Variety Magazine (2007).

Personal Quotes (1)

So my concern was not the nudity itself, my concern was that the most important part of the film to describe her emotionally. So the nudity itself was not my concern (talking about Babel (2006)).

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