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


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1. 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).

2. 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).

3. 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 ...

4. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Rokyoku komori-uta (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada ...

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. 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...

7. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Ran

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. Hirokazu Koreeda

Director | Dare mo shiranai

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 Mou hitotsu no kyouiku - Ina shogakkou haru gumi no kiroku (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), ...

9. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Ansikte mot ansikte

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 ...

10. 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; ...

11. 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 ...

12. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Rebecca

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 ...

13. Carrie Kei Heim

Actress | Santa Claus: The Movie

Carrie Kei Heim was born on December 7, 1973 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Santa Claus: The Movie (1985), ABC Weekend Specials (1977) and The Equalizer (1985). She has been married to Peter K. Binas since May 21, 2005. They have one child.

14. Miya Cech

Actress | The Darkest Minds

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 ...

15. Sôta Fukushi

Actor | Bleach

Sôta Fukushi was born on May 30, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Bleach (2018), Kamen raidâ × Kamen raidâ Wizâdo & Fôze: Movie taisen arutimeitamu (2012) and Kamisama no iu tôri (2014).

16. 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 ...

17. 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 ...

18. 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 ...

19. 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 ...

20. 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 ...

21. Ryuichi Sakamoto

Soundtrack | The Revenant

Ryuichi Sakamoto was born on January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. He was previously married to Akiko Yano.

22. Tatsuya Nakadai

Actor | Kagemusha

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...

23. 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,...

24. Franklin J. Schaffner

Director | Planet of the Apes

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 ...

25. 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 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (2013).

26. 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. ...

27. Hideo Kojima

Writer | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Hideo Kojima was born August 24th, 1963 in Setagaya, Tokyo, later moving to Kobe and growing up there. His love of Americana gave him his major two interests of writing and creating film, which are the causes of why he is so well known today. During the mid 1980's, his interests pushed him to ...

28. Ikue Ôtani

Actress | Poketto monsutâ

Ikue Ôtani was born on August 18, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Pokémon (1997), Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) and Escaflowne: The Movie (2000).

29. Takuya Kimura

Actor | Bushi no ichibun

Takuya Kimura was born on November 13, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Bushi no ichibun (2006), 2046 (2004) and Space Battleship Yamato (2010). He has been married to Kudo, Shizuka since 2000. They have two children.

30. 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...

31. 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 ...

32. Masako Nozawa

Actress | Dragon Ball - Doragon bôru: Shenron no densetsu

Masako Nozawa was born on October 25, 1936 in Nippori, Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986), Dragon Ball (1986) and Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989). She was previously married to Masaaki Tsukada.

33. Kenji Mizoguchi

Director | Saikaku ichidai onna

Coming from a lower class family Mizoguchi entered the production company Nikkatsu as an actor specialized in female roles. Later he became an assistant director and made his first film in 1922. Although he filmed almost 90 movies in the silent era, only his last 12 productions are really known ...

34. Haruka Abe

Actress | Cyberbully

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 ...

35. Kirin Kiki

Actress | Ritânâ

She began acting after high school as part of a theatre troupe. Her stage name was Yuuki Chiho. Years later she would relay that she only started acting for the money. Her father had wanted her to become a pharmacologist, but she missed her examination due to a fractured foot. She changed her alias...

36. Shizuka Itô

Actress | Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn Crystal

Shizuka Itô was born on December 5, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn Crystal (2014), D.Gray-man (2006) and Overwatch (2016).

37. Sakura Andô

Actress | Ai no mukidashi

Sakura Andô was born on February 18, 1986 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ai no mukidashi (2008), Shoplifters (2018) and Hyakuen no koi (2014). She has been married to Tasuku Emoto since March 14, 2012.

38. Shun Oguri

Actor | Kyaputen Hârokku

Shun Oguri was born on December 26, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Kurôzu zero (2007) and Rupan sansei (2014). He has been married to Yû Yamada since March 14, 2012.

39. 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 ...

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), Tokyo Fist (1995) and Koroshiya 1 (2001).

41. Sora Amamiya

Actress | Blame!

Sora Amamiya was born on August 28, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Blame! (2017), Gekijouban Dêto a raibu: Mayuri jajjimento (2015) and Re: Creators (2017).

42. Aya Ueto

Actress | Azumi

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1985, Aya Ueto received her first break in August 1997 when, at the age of 11, she won the Special Jury Prize at the 7th All-Japan Bishoujo Contest. After this initial success, she tried her hand at both acting and singing, appearing in various minor TV drama roles, as well ...

43. Tsuru Aoki

Actress | The Soul of Kura San

Born Aoki Tsuruko, Tsuru emigrated to the United States with her aunt and uncle, who were in the theatre business, in 1903 and found work on stage before moving to film. She had landed in Los Angeles, but soon moved to San Francisco and New York before returning to California. At a time when even ...

44. Mamoru Oshii

Director | Innocence

Mamoru Oshii is a Japanese filmmaker, television director and screenwriter. Famous for his philosophy-oriented storytelling, Oshii has directed a number of popular anime, including Urusei Yatsura (1981-1984), Angel's Egg (1985), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Ghost in the Shell (1995), and Ghost in ...

46. Sora Aoi

Actress | Seifuku bisyojo sensei atashi wo daite

Aoi Sora (real name: Suzuki Miho) was born in Tokyo Japan. She is a popular actress, porn star, writer and singer. Her popularity transcends her homeland and extends to Canada, USA and East Asia with many following her in China. She was scouted in Shibuya, Tokyo while in her third year at high ...

47. Shintarô Katsu

Actor | Shin Zatôichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken

Shintarô Katsu was born on November 29, 1931 in Fukagawa, Tokyo, Japan as Toshio Okumura. He was an actor and director, known for Shin Zatôichi: Yabure! Tôjin-ken (1971), Kaoyaku (1971) and The Tale of Zatoichi (1962). He was married to Tamao Nakamura. He died on June 21, 1997 in ...

48. Tomisaburô Wakayama

Actor | Shogun Assassin

Tomisaburô Wakayama was born on September 1, 1929 in Tokyo, Japan as Masaru Okumura. He was an actor and producer, known for Shogun Assassin (1980), Black Rain (1989) and Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972). He died on April 2, 1992 in Kyoto, Japan.

49. 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 ...

50. Yûki Furukawa

Actor | Bokudake ga Inai Machi

Yûki Furukawa was born on December 18, 1987 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Bokudake ga Inai Machi (2017), The Fighter Pilot (2013) and Donten ni warau (2018).


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