Birth Place Matching "Okinawa, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Merle Dandridge

Actress | Half-Life 2

Merle was born in Okinawa, Japan to a mother of Korean and Japanese descent and an African-American father serving in the U.S. Air Force. After graduating high school in Papillion, Nebraska, she attended the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University in Chicago on a full-ride scholarship and ...

2. Tamlyn Tomita

Actress | The Day After Tomorrow

Tamlyn Tomita was born on January 27, 1966 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress and writer, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Karate Kid Part II (1986) and The Eye (2008).

3. Brian Tee

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Brian Tee can be seen as a series regular on the hit NBC television drama "Chicago Med," produced by Dick Wolf. Tee plays "Dr. Ethan Choi," the sexy doctor on rotation who found his calling in medicine while serving in the Navy. He is a tireless yet impulsive doctor who suffers from his own trauma ...

4. Leisha Hailey

Actress | The L Word

Born on July 11, 1971 in Okinawa, Japan, she is an American actress and musician, best known for the role of Alice Pieszecki in The L Word (2004) and for being one half of the electropop duo Uh Huh Her. She was born to American parents in the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands...

5. Hikari Mitsushima

Actress | Ai no mukidashi

The short-haired Mitsushima Hikari was born in Okinawa, which is Japan's southernmost prefecture and mostly occupied by the American military since World War II. Mitsushima's grandmother was French-American. Her siblings are a model, a basketball player and an actor. Hikari began her entertainment ...

6. Elizabeth Frances

Actress | Love

Born on a military base in Okinawa and raised in San Diego, Elizabeth Frances is a talented, multi-ethnic actress best known for her on-camera roles such as Angela Maryboy in Drunktown's Finest, produced by Robert Redford which premiered at Sundance Film Festival; Bad Penny in the Emmy®-nominated ...

7. James Carroll Jordan

Actor | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

James Jordan was born in Japan, but raised in England. He is a very versatile London-based North American voice over artist with gravitas and brio, with a range from New York Mobster, California cool to Texas cowboy. He is also a highly successful narrator of many documentaries for the History and ...

8. Gackt

Actor | Bunraku

Gackt was born Gakuto Oshiro in Okinawa, Japan. His father was a music teacher, and his mother also a teacher. He is the second of three children, with an older sister and younger brother.

His musical education began early, and he started learning classical music theory and piano from the age of ...

9. Kenta Miyake

Actor | Wolf's Rain

Kenta Miyake was born on August 23, 1977 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Wolf's Rain (2003), Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin IV - Eve of Destiny (2016) and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009).

10. Fumi Nikaidô

Actress | Jigoku de naze warui

Nikaido Fumi has been active in the movie industry a dozen years and already has as many nominations and wins to her name. She was born in American outpost Okinawa in 1994 and first appeared on screen in 2009. She had won an award celebrating young actresses for the film Himizu at the Venice Film ...

11. Shinnosuke Mitsushima

Actor | Boku dake ga inai machi

Shinnosuke Mitsushima was born on May 30, 1989 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Erased (2016), Hanagatami (2017) and Blade of the Immortal (2017).

12. Meisa Kuroki

Actress | Space Battleship Yamato

The Japanese actress, model and singer Kuroki Meisa was born in Okinawa, Japan, which is the southernmost Japanese prefecture, on May28, 1988. She was scouted when she was in junior high school and began her career as a model for the traditional women's magazine, JJ Magazine. Like Shimabukuro ...

13. Tina Tamashiro

Actress | XxxHolic

Tina Tamashiro was born on October 8, 1997 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for XxxHolic (2022), AI Amok (2020) and The Flowers of Evil (2019).

14. Yuina Kuroshima

Actress | Aoi honô

Yuina Kuroshima was born on March 15, 1997 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Blue Flame (2014), Ashita ni nareba. (2015) and 12 Suicidal Teens (2019).

15. Sasa Handa

Actress | Homujakku ribasu

Sasa Handa is a Japanese model, actress and former AV Idol who was born on April 18, 1985 in Okinawa, Japan. She has also used the name Chieri Haruyama. Under the name Chieri Haruyama she appeared in a number of wrestling cat-fight videos beginning in September 2003. The DVD series, Idol Fight ...

16. Masane Tsukayama

Actor | Ulysse 31

Masane Tsukayama was born on February 6, 1944 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Ulysses 31 (1981), Millennium Actress (2001) and Cyberpunk 2077 (2020).

17. Seina Shimabukuro

Actress | Hibana

Seina Shimabukuro was born on April 4, 1987 in Nago, Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Hibana (2016), Terrace House: Closing Door (2015) and Terrace House: Opening New Doors (2017).

18. Susan McClung

Actress | Quincy M.E.

Susan McClung was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is known for Quincy M.E. (1976), Birch Interval (1976) and Lou Grant (1977).

19. Tarusuke Shingaki

Actor | Neko no ongaeshi

Tarusuke Shingaki was born on June 18, 1976 in Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for The Cat Returns (2002), Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (2015) and Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 4 - Ghost Stands Alone (2014).

20. J.D. McKee

Visual Effects | Z Nation

J.D. McKee was born on May 12, 1981 in Okinawa, Japan. He is a director and producer, known for Z Nation (2014), Black Summer (2019) and Alone (2020).

21. Phillip Wolf

Actor | Revolution

Phillip Wolf was born on September 3, 1991 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Revolution (2012), Butcher Boys (2012) and Believe Me (2014).

22. Fuuko

Actress | Kagayakeru chichi onna to uruwashi no shiri onna

Fuuko was born on February 10, 1988 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Kagayakeru chichi onna to uruwashi no shiri onna (2007), P-Chan Busting Into America (2017) and The Breast Around: Electric Boobaloo (2016).

23. Ruben A. Aquino

Animation Department | Mulan

Ruben A. Aquino was born on December 18, 1953 in Okinawa, Japan. He is known for Mulan (1998), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Meet the Robinsons (2007).

24. Manami Higa

Actress | Tobe! Dakota

Higa Manami was born in Uruma, Okinawa in Southern Japan on 14.06.1986. She has two younger sisters. Uruma is under American occupation and the site of multiple US bases. She graduated from the Okinawa Prefectural Central High School. Her first role was in the film Letters From Kanai Nirai, which ...

25. Erika Oda

Actress | Alive

Erika Oda was born on September 13, 1979 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Alive (2002), After Life (1998) and Eri Eri rema sabakutani (2005).

26. Shozo Uehara

Writer | Himitsu sentai Gorenjâ

Shozo Uehara was born on February 6, 1937 in Okinawa-ken, Okinawa, Japan. He was a writer, known for Secret Squadron Gorenger (1975), Return of Ultraman (1971) and Zaido: The Space Sheriff (2007). He died on January 2, 2020 in Japan.

27. Robert Griffin III

Producer | The Teller and the Truth

Robert Griffin III was born on February 12, 1990 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor and producer, known for The Teller and the Truth (2015), The League (2009) and ESPN College Football (1979). He has been married to Grete Griffin since March 10, 2018. They have two children. He was previously ...

28. Cocco

Actress | Kotoko

Cocco was born in 1977 in Okinawa, Japan. She is a music artist and actress, known for Kotoko (2011), Pulse (2001) and A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016).

29. J.C. Bonnin

Actor | Ninja Kids

J.C. Bonnin was born on February 2, 1968 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Ninja Kids and the Samurai Sword (1986), 14 Going Steady (1984) and Zimatar (1982).

31. Eric A. Stillwell

Star Trek: Insurrection

Eric began working at Disney Consumer Products in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at FOX Broadcasting Company in the Alternative Entertainment department and worked on shows including American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, The X Factor, the 2011 Primetime Emmys, the 2nd Annual American Country ...

32. Lieko English

Self | Playboy Playmates: The Early Years

Beautiful, buxom and shapely brunette Lieko English was born on June 3, 1947 in Okinawa, Japan. Her family moved from Okinawa to Oklahoma City when she was twelve. Lieko represented Okinawa in the Miss Universe pageant in 1965. She worked as a Bunny at the Playboy Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Lieko ...

33. Yû Yamada

Actress | Rupan sansei

Yû Yamada was born on July 5, 1984 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Rupan sansei (2014), Akihabara@Deep (2006) and Gekijô ban Kanna san daiseikô desu! (2009). She has been married to Shun Oguri since March 14, 2012.

34. Rina Chinen

Actress | Kamen Raidâ Seibâ

Rina Chinen was born on February 9, 1981 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Kamen Rider Saber (2020), Kamen Rider Saber + Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger: Super Hero Senki (2021) and Kamen Rider Saber: Trio of Deep Sin (2022). She has been married to Yoshio Inoue since July 27, 2016. She was ...

35. Melanie Cunningham

Producer | In Their Own Words

Melanie Cunningham was born on March 5, 1981 in Okinawa, Japan. She is a producer and director, known for In Their Own Words (2019), The Lost Tapes: Clinton Impeachment (2018) and Life Below Zero: Next Generation (2020).

36. Olivia

Soundtrack | Nana

Olivia was born on December 9, 1979 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Nana (2006) and Hell Girl (2006).

37. Gori

Director | Senkotsu

Gori was born on May 22, 1972 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Born Bone Born (2018), Born, Bone, Boon. (2016) and A Woman Who Acts (2021).

38. An

Actress | Gakkô no kaidan 3

An was born on June 11, 1985 in Teruya Town, Itoman City, Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Haunted School 3 (1997).

39. Ben Shepherd

Composer | Cold Hearts

Ben Shepherd was born on September 20, 1968 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor and composer, known for Cold Hearts (1999), S.F.W. (1994) and American Cowslip (2009).

40. Lydia Morales

Costume Designer | Hammer

Lydia Morales was born on January 19, 1963 in Okinawa, Japan. She is a costume designer, known for Hammer and Survivor (2000).

41. Mitchi Love

Actress | Jyakkâ Dengekitai

Mitchi Love was born on August 5, 1960 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for J.A.K.Q. Blitzkrieg Squad (1977), J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai vs. Gorenger (1977) and Battle Fever J (1979).

42. Jay Kabira

Actor | Ganheddo

Jay Kabira was born on September 23, 1962 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Gunhed (1989), Wagahai wa shufu de aru (2006) and Goemon Rock (2009).

43. Go Takamine

Director | Untama giru

Go Takamine was born in 1948 in Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Untama giru (1989), Paradise View (1985) and Queer Fish Lane (2016).

44. Mae Nekoba

Producer | Shadow of Privilege

Mae Nekoba was born on May 8, 1978 in Okinawa, Japan. Mae is a producer, known for Shadow of Privilege (2021) and Lost Dream (2009).

45. Sayuki

Self | Yamada Takayuki in Akabane, Kita, Tokyo

Sayuki was born on January 3, 1980 in Okinawa, Japan.

46. Yûki Tamaki

Actor | Yowamushi Pedal

Yûki Tamaki was born on December 17, 1985 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Yowamushi Pedal (2016), Torinoko City (2017) and Mesaia: Shinku no shou (2015).

47. Michiko Ameku

Actress | Hagure keiji: Junjôha

Michiko Ameku was born on November 14, 1963 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Hagure keiji: Junjôha (1988), Somebody Loves Her (1992) and Sweet Devil (1998).

48. Kenji Haga

Actor | Sutorîto faitâ II gekijô-ban

Kenji Haga was born on July 21, 1962 in Okinawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994), Street Fighter II: V (1995) and Ganryujima (2003).

49. Sana Ichimiya

Actress | Shiiku no heya: rensa suru tane

Sana Ichimiya was born in 1984 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for Captive Files III (2004).

50. Mana Kinjo

Actress | Kîshiryû Sentai Ryûsorujâ

Mana Kinjo was born on February 24, 1996 in Okinawa, Japan. She was an actress, known for Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger (2019), Nidome no natsu, nidoto aenai kimi (2017) and Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger: Time Slip! Dinosaur Panic!! (2019). She died on December 1, 2020 in Japan.


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