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


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1. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on October 12, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) His father died when he was 11. He joined Japan Action Club, organized & run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. He 1st became famous as an action...

2. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987). A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His...

3. Samaire Armstrong

Actress | Stay Alive

Samaire Armstrong was born on October 31, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan as Samaire Rhys Armstrong. She is an actress, known for Stay Alive (2006), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006) and Just My Luck (2006).

4. Sonoya Mizuno

Actress | Ex Machina

Sonoya Mizuno was born on July 1, 1986 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ex Machina (2014), La La Land (2016) and Maniac (2018).

5. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents, Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

6. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...

7. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater...

8. Eleanor Matsuura

Actress | Wonder Woman

Eleanor Matsuura (born c. 1983) is an English actress, who is best known for her roles as Hannah Santo in Spooks: The Greater Good, Bev in Utopia and as PC Donna Prager in Cuffs.

Matsuura was born in Tokyo and raised in Hertfordshire, England. She was trained at the Central School of Speech and ...

9. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Suspicion

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ...

10. Takeshi Kitano

Actor | Zatôichi

Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw ...

11. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

12. Shun Oguri

Actor | Gintama 2 - The Exceedingly Strange Gintama-chan

Shun Oguri was born on December 26, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Gintama 2 - The Exceedingly Strange Gintama-chan (2018), No Longer Human (2019) and Weathering with You (2019). He has been married to Yû Yamada since March 14, 2012.

13. Ko Shibasaki

Actress | Batoru rowaiaru

Ko Shibasaki was born on August 5, 1981 in Tokyo. Her real name is Yukie Yamamura (Ko Shibasaki is a main character of her favorite manga). She started her career at 14 when her talent was discovered by a star agent. She has worked in many TV shows and commercials, starting to become more famous ...

14. Yûki Kaji

Actor | Shingeki no kyojin

Yûki Kaji was born on September 3, 1985 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Attack on Titan (2013), Accel World (2012) and Gantz: O (2016). He has been married to Ayana Taketatsu since June 23, 2019.

15. Masi Oka

Actor | Heroes

Masayori "Masi" Oka is a Japanese American actor, producer and digital effects artist. He became widely known for his role on NBC's Heroes as Hiro Nakamura and in CBS' Hawaii Five-0 as Doctor Max Bergman. Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Setsuko Oka. His parents divorced when he was one month old; ...

16. Hirokazu Koreeda

Director | Manbiki kazoku

Born in Tokyo in 1962. Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Lessons from a Calf (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn ...

17. Tao Tsuchiya

Actress | Orenji

Born in Tokyo, Japan Tsuchiya Tao received her first break in Tokyo Sonata, which would go on to become a popular movie and even win the Un Certain Regard - Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Prior to that she had appeared in a 2007 commercial for Gamesoft. She was chosen for the ...

18. Takehiro Hira

Actor | Giri/Haji

Takehiro started his career in theatre. He has been in a numerous plays including "Hamlet" directed by Yukiko Ninagawa, which starred Michael Maloney, Peter Eagan and Daniel Rigby. However, his international career has started when he played Kazu in "Lost Girls and Love Hotels" in 2018. He plays ...

19. Tatsuya Nakadai

Actor | Seppuku

Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in...

20. Sayaka Akimoto

Actress | Urutoraman sâga

Sayaka Akimoto is Japanese female actor.

She started her career in the entertainment industry as a member of the Japanese pop music group, "AKB48", in 2006.

While active as a singer and dancer, she also appeared in many television series and movies as an actor.

She has performed her own action scenes ...

21. Yasujirô Ozu

Director | Tôkyô monogatari

Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first ...

22. Nijirô Murakami

Actor | Disutorakushon beibîzu

Nijirô Murakami was born on March 17, 1997 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Destruction Babies (2016), Isle of Dogs (2018) and Natsumi's Firefly (2016).

23. Shô Kosugi

Actor | Ninja Assassin

Easily the best known actor/martial artist during the 1980s ninja cinema craze, Kosugi was a proficient martial artist & skilled weapons performer which was highlighted in his several starring roles.

Kosugi grew up as the youngest child and only son of a Tokyo fisherman, and began his martial arts ...

24. Miya Cech

Actress | Marvelous and the Black Hole

Breaking into entertainment as a model at just 4 years old, actress Miya Cech's most significant role is as fan favorite 'Zu' in the 2018 feature film "The Darkest Minds." Starring alongside Mandy Moore and Amandla Stenberg, the film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, is an adaptation of the #1 New ...

25. Kento Yamazaki

Actor | Hiroin shikkaku

Kento Yamazaki was born on September 7, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Heroine Disqualified (2015), Orange (2015) and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1 (2017).

26. Mie Hama

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Mie Hama was born in Tokyo, Japan on November 20, 1943 in a blue-collar Tokyo family whose small cardboard factory burned down in World War II. She grew up poor. She first started out working as a bus fare collector. While working, she was spotted by producer Tomoyuki Tanaka when she was only ...

27. Satomi Tezuka

Actress | Isola: Tajuu jinkaku shôjo

Satomi Tezuka was born on June 7, 1961 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Isola: Multiple Personality Girl (2000), Revolver (1988) and A-hômansu (1986). She was previously married to Hiroyuki Sanada.

28. Minami

Actress | Minamata

French and Japanese actor Minami is known for her performances in Vision (2018) alongside Juliette Binoche and Minamata (2020) alongside Johnny Depp.

Minami started her career at 13 with her role in Battle Royale (2000). She has since worked with a wide array of important directors in Japan ...

29. Jun'ichi Suwabe

Actor | Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

Jun'ichi Suwabe was born on March 29, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (2016) and Final Fantasy X-2 (2003).

30. Saori Hayami

Actress | Koe no katachi

Hayami Saori is Tokyo native voice actress, radio announcer and part-time singer who was born on 29.05.1991. Hayami won the 10th Seiyu Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She became interested in animation and Audrey Hepburn at elementary school and attended voice acting classes when at junior high...

31. Meiko Kaji

Actress | Shurayukihime

Meiko Kaji was born on March 24, 1947 in the Kanda area of Tokyo, Japan. Following graduation from the Yakumo Academy High School in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan in 1965, Kaji first began acting in films in the mid-1960's under her real name of Masako Ôta. She was given the stage name Meiko Kaji by ...

32. Haruka Abe

Actress | Kiss Me First

Haruka Abe is an Anglo-Japanese actress based in London, United Kingdom.

Born in Tokyo, Haruka spent her childhood split between New York, London and Tokyo, moving between the three cities with her family. Aged 8 she decided to try acting and at age 9 she played Bilbo Baggins in her school play ...

33. Takuya Kimura

Actor | 2046

Takuya Kimura was born on November 13, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for 2046 (2004), Love and Honour (2006) and Space Battleship Yamato (2010). He has been married to Shizuka Kudô since 2000. They have two children.

34. Yûki Kudô

Actress | Memoirs of a Geisha

Kudoh Yuki is an accomplished Japanese singer, former teen idol and actress whose resume includes more than half a dozen records, starring roles in Japanese, Japan-Iran and Japan-Canada films, stage and anime productions. She was only seventeen when she was working overseas, in the USA, filming a ...

35. Gorô Miyazaki

Director | Kokuriko-zaka kara

Graduated from Shinshu University, Faculty of Agriculture, Goro Miyazaki started his career as a construction consultant, and he designed parks or public institutions. Because his father, Hayao Miyazaki, is a world-famous filmmaker, he always had complex feeling towards his father. He decided not ...

36. Marina Inoue

Actress | Shingeki no kyojin

Marina Inoue was born on January 20, 1985 in Tokyo, Japan. She is known for her work on Attack on Titan (2013), Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007) and Tensou Sentai Goseiger (2010).

37. Togo Igawa

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Togo Igawa is an actor/director living in England. In 1968 he joined the Theatre Centre 68 (precursor of the Black Tent Theatre), and went on to tour throughout Japan, performing in more than 120 cities. In 1983 he moved to England. In 1986, the opening season for the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon...

38. Peter Miles

Actor | Quo Vadis

Peter Miles was born on April 1, 1938 in Tokyo, Japan as Gerald Richard Perreau-Saussine. He was an actor and writer, known for Quo Vadis (1951), They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968) and Roseanna McCoy (1949). He died on August 3, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Sumire

Actress | The Shack

Sumire Matsubara, better known for her stage name Sumire, is a Japanese actress, singer and fashion model known for The Shack (2017). She was born on July 15, 1990 and is the daughter of entertainers Junichi Ishida and Chiaki Matsubara. Sumire attended Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii and ...

40. Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Actor | Tetsuo

Shin'ya Tsukamoto was born on January 1, 1960 in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), Koroshiya 1 (2001) and Tokyo Fist (1995).

41. Franklin J. Schaffner

Director | Patton

Franklin J. Schaffner was one of the most innovative creative minds in the early days of American network television, utilizing a moving camera in the days when most television directors kept the camera static. His eye for visuals was developed in the dozens of live television programs he directed ...

42. Yoko Ono

Actress | Isle of Dogs

Yoko Ono was born on Saturday, February 18th, 1933, in her ancestral estate in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, Eisuke Ono, was the descendant of a 9th Century Emperor of Japan. Her mother, Isoko Yasuda Ono, was the granddaughter of Zenijiro Yasuda, the founder of Yasuda Bank. Yoko was two years old when ...

43. Akiko Wakabayashi

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Akiko Wakabayashi was born on August 26, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan. During her work in movies, she became one of Japan's most popular actresses of their cinema's "Golden Age", ranking with actresses Kumi Mizuno and Mie Hama. One of her first films was Akiko (1961), which was named after her. ...

44. Osamu Kobayashi

Animation Department | Paradise Kiss

45. Ayane Sakura

Actress | Hotarubi no mori e

Ayane Sakura was born on January 24, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011), Weathering with You (2019) and Promare (2019).

46. Daisuke Namikawa

Actor | Enjin sentai Gôonjâ

Daisuke Namikawa was born on April 2, 1976 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Engine Squadron Go-onger (2008), Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005) and Lupin the IIIrd: Goemon's Blood Spray (2017).

47. Satomi Ishihara

Actress | Shin Gojira

Born Kuniko Ishigami in 1986, Satomi began acting professionally in 2003 at age 17 and has not looked back since. She has devoted equal time to television serials and the world of movies and in the process won several awards such as Best Actress at both the 27th Japan Academy Prize and 46th Blue ...

48. Yuma Uchida

Actor | Urutoraman Taiga

Yuma Uchida was born on September 21, 1992 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Ultraman Taiga (2019), Jujutsu Kaisen (2020) and Gakusen toshi asterisk (2015).

49. Erika Sawajiri

Actress | Shinobi

Born to a Japanese father and an Algerian mother in Tokyo Erika had a well-off upbringing and engaged in dancing, playing piano and horseback riding. Her father owned several race tracks, which ensured her access to horses. However, her father died due to cancer while she was in junior high school,...

50. Jin Akanishi

Actor | 47 Ronin

Jin Akanishi made his debut in March, 2006 as a member of KAT-TUN releasing a single album and DVD at the same time. All three releases reached #1 on the Oricon weekly ranking. By April, the single sold over a million copies.

In January 2010, his first Japanese feature film "BANDAGE" was released. ...


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