No photo available. Represent Yûko Tanaka? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 7,728 this week

Yûko Tanaka (I)

Yûko Tanaka was born on April 29, 1955 in Osaka, Japan. She is known for her work on Tales from Earthsea (2006), Princess Mononoke (1997) and Dearest (2012). She has been married to Kenji Sawada since 1989. See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View manager
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Yûko Tanaka? Add or change photos

Dysfunctional Family Fun

Family time during the holidays brings out the best and worst in all of us. Take a look at some memorably dysfunctional families in holiday-themed movies.

View our list of dysfunctional families

IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein and Christina Ricci

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein. Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. Plus, catch up with Christina Ricci, star of new Amazon pilot "Z." The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in here for the one-on-one interviews

Related News

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 75 people
created 27 Jun 2011
a list of 60 people
created 27 Mar 2013
a list of 50 people
created 11 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Yûko Tanaka's work have you seen?

User Polls

17 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (41 credits)
 2015 Wagaya (TV Movie)
 2014 Midnight Diner
 2014 Homeland
 2013 Woman (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.11 (2013) ... Sachi
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... Sachi
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... Sachi
- Episode #1.8 (2013) ... Sachi
- Episode #1.7 (2013) ... Sachi
 2013 The Backwater
 2012 Dearest
Yôko Kurashima
 2010 Mother (TV Series)
Mochizuki Hana
- Episode #1.11 (2010) ... Mochizuki Hana
- Episode #1.10 (2010) ... Mochizuki Hana
- Episode #1.9 (2010) ... Mochizuki Hana
- Episode #1.8 (2010) ... Mochizuki Hana
- Episode #1.7 (2010) ... Mochizuki Hana
 2010 Haru's Journey
Aiko Shimizu
 2008 Hômuresu chûgakusei
Michiyo Kawai
 2008 Bôshi (TV Movie)
 2006 Tales from Earthsea
Cob (voice)
 2005 The Milkwoman
Minako Ohba
 2005 Hibi
Kiyoko Koyama
 2004 Kaikyou o wataru baiorin (TV Movie)
 2004 Wakaba (TV Series)
 2001 The Firefly
Yamaoka Tomoko
 2000 Zawa-zawa Shimo-Kitazawa
 1999 Ojuken
 1999 Osaka Story
Shimotsuki, Harumi
 1997 Princess Mononoke
Eboshi-gozen (voice)
 1996 Niji o tsukamu otoko
Yaeko Tonari
 1996 Koishikawa no uchi (TV Movie)
Aya Koda
 1995 Terugaki (TV Series)
 1990 Tobu ga gotoku (TV Series)
 1988 Wuthering Heights
 1987 Children on the Island
Hisako Oishi
 1985 Yasha
 1985 Kapone oi ni naku
Kozome Takonoya
 1983 Oshin (TV Series)
Oshin as young woman
 1983 Amagi goe
Hana Otsuka, Prostitute
 1982 Tora-san, the Expert
 1982 The Rape
Michiko Yahagi
 1981 Edo Porn
Oei, Tetsuzo's Daughter
 1981 Why Not?
 1980 Tennou no ryouriban (TV Series)
Show Show Makeup Department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in the HoriPro Company production of William Shakespeare's play, "Pericles", at the British National Theatre on the Olivier Stage in London, England with Seiyô Uchino, Masachika Ichimura, Kayoko Shiraishi and Tetsurô Sagawa in the cast. Yukio Ninagawa was the director.


5' 3" (1.6 m)

Did You Know?

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss Yûko Tanaka on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page