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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 May 1972Kanagawa, Japan
Height 5' 1¾" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Megumi Odaka was born on May 9, 1972 in Kanagawa, Japan. When she was 12 years-old, she jump-started her film career as a voice actress for children's TV shows in Japan. In addition, with also being a singer, she released several singles and albums throughout the late 1980s. After participating in the "Toho Cinderella Contest" in 1989 with actress Yasuko Sawaguchi, she was cast as psychic girl Miki Saegusa in the Godzilla film Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989). Impressed with her portrayal of Miki Saegusa, Toho studios had her return in the remaining 5 Godzilla sequels, thus becoming the first actor to portray the same character in a Godzilla film for more than 2 times. To this date, she is the one actor with the most reoccurring role in the Godzilla film trilogy.

After the Godzilla "Heisei" series ended in 1995, Megumi has pretty much retired from films. However, she has made appearances on stage, including "Peter Pan," "Anne's Love," and "Fiddler on the Roof," and occasionally can be seen participating at Godzilla conventions.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Oliver Chu

Trivia (4)

She had never seen a Godzilla film when she was selected for the role of Miki Saegusa. At that time, she was afraid to touch the Godzilla suit, but is now good friends with Godzilla actor Ken Satsuma. Odaka is the first actor to appear in more than two Godzilla films as the same character, other than Haruo Nakajima, who played Godzilla himself.
"Megumi" is Japanese for "Grace".
Megumi made appearances in the popular television series "Radiant Akusa Class" (1989) and "Youth Family" (1989). She was also a singer and made several singles and 2 music albums, called "Milky Cotton" (1988) and "Powder Snow" (1989). She was among the special "Godzilla" legends that came to Los Angeles during G-Fest 2000 in March.
Debuted at 12 years of age as a voice actress for children's shows in Japan.

Personal Quotes (1)

He (actor Akira Takarada) was in the first Godzilla nearly 40 years ago, before I was even born. I want to be like him at that age--if Toho is still making Godzilla movies then, I`d like to come back and appear in them as Miki Saegusa.

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