Naoko Mori Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Nagoya, Japan
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Nagoya, Naoko moved with her parents to New York aged four before returning to Japan and then, when she was twelve, locating to London. Naoko began to take singing lessons and at the age of 17 was cast in the lead as Kim in the West End musical 'Miss Saigon' opposite John Barrowman, with whom she would later appear in the TV science fiction series 'Torchwood'. Her subsequent television appearances include as Julia Sawalha's studious friend in 'Absolutely Fabulous', the hospital receptionist in ' Casualty' and in 2010 as Yoko Ono in 'Lennon Naked'. In 2006 she returned to the London musical stage playing Christmas Eve in 'Avenue Q' and in 2015 was part of the huge ensemble cast in the big screen 'Everest', as ill-fated mountaineer Yasuko Namba.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: don @ minifie-1

Trivia (3)

Along with Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, she is one of only five actors to play the same character (Toshiko Sato) in both Doctor Who (2005) and Torchwood (2006).
Played 'Christmas Eve' in the West End production of the musical Avenue Q (2006). Returned to the West End to play Lady Thiang, head wife to Ken Watanabe's King in The King And I (2018) at The London Palladium.
In the film Spice World (1997), she played a pregnant character and that later gives birth. There's a fantasy sequence in the film, which all the Spice Girls are living tough life as mothers. Oddly, all five Spice girls themselves have had biological children, Mori herself hasn't had any.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Toshiko Sato in Torchwood] I think she feels she's got a lot more potential. She knows that she's got more inside her, and as we do in life she's getting to know herself a bit more. Certainly in the first season she came a little bit out of her shell, and in this (second) season she's gaining a little bit more confidence about herself. It's like she's beginning to feel more like a woman, and wanting to feel more like a woman.

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