Rinko Kikuchi

Name in Native Language: "菊地凛子" (Japanese/JA)
Actress / Model (person) / Stage Actress / Film Actress | * 01/06/1981 (42) | Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan)
Rinko Kikuchi (菊地 凛子, Kikuchi Rinko) (born Yuriko Kikuchi (菊地 百合子, Kikuchi Yuriko); January 6, 1981) is a Japanese actress. She was the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years, for her work in Babel (2006). Kikuchi's other notable films include Norwegian Wood (2010), which screened in competition at the 67th Venice Film Festival and Guillermo del Toro's science fiction action film Pacific Rim (2013). For her role in the drama film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014), Kikuchi received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. In 2022, she starred in the HBO Max crime drama series Tokyo Vice. ()
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Rinko Kikuchi, born Yuriko Kikuchi, January 6, 1981, is a Japanese actress. Kikuchi is the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years. She is currently Japan's only living female Academy Award nominee in acting categories. The only other nominee was Miyoshi Umeki, who won the Best Supporting Actress award in 1957 for Sayonara.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Rinko Kikuchi

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
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Movies with Rinko Kikuchi as Actress(43)

as Colonel Sen Masago2022 What to Do With the Dead Kaiju?
as Yuko Ibu2019 We Are Little Zombies
as Mako Mori2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising
as Asuka Moriki2016 Terra Formars
as Onlooker2015 Dear Deer
as Allaka2015 Endless Night
as Naomi2014 Last Summer
as Witch2013 47 Ronin
as Mako Mori2013 Pacific Rim
as Anna2012 It's Getting Late
as Naoko Hayashida2011 Love Strikes!
as Tazu2011 At River's Edge
as Sumiko (uncredited)2010 Shanghai
as Naoko2010 Norwegian Wood
as Lucifer2009 Assault Girls
as Mina Parker2009 Sideways
2008 Kill
as Suito Kusanagi (voice)2008 The Sky Crawlers
as Bang Bang2008 The Brothers Bloom
as The Queenpin2007 Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
as Junda Atsuko2007 Tokyo Serendipity
as Kaori2006 Umi de no hanashi
as Chieko2006 Babel
as Nobuko Sakurai2006 Arch Angels
2004 69
2004 Tori
as Hitomi2003 Age 17
as No. 512003 A Forest with No Name
as Taeko2001 Hole in the Sky

TV Shows/Series with Rinko Kikuchi as Actress(10)

as Kureha Tachibana2018 Weakest Beast
as Akane2016 Westworld
as Mikiko Abe2015 To Give a Dream
as Chikako2014 Gu Gu the Cat
as Mako Mori2013 The Frame
as Naoko2010 Love Strikes!
as Ryo Katsuragi2007 LIAR GAME
as Maiko Murayama2001 Churasan

Movies with Rinko Kikuchi as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2014 Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Directing/Director2010 42 One Dream Rush

Additional Information

Full Name: Rinko Kikuchi
Citizenship: Japan
Born: Tuesday, 01/06 1981 (January) in Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan) (current age: 42 years + 84 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN), Japanese (JA, native language)
Spouses (current/former): Shōta Sometani
Other names for Rinko Kikuchi (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Yuriko Kikuchi"
"기쿠치 린코"
"菊地 百合子"
"きくち りんこ" (Kana/Japanese)
Rinko Kikuchi frequently works together with these people:
Tadanobu Asano (9x, Actor)
Jonathan Nolan (6x, Crew)
Lisa Joy (6x, Crew)
Kanji Tsuda (6x, Actor)
Kaneto Shindō (5x, Crew)
Shunichiro Miki (5x, Crew)
Ryo Kase (5x, Actor)
Kyūsaku Shimada (4x, Actor)
Mamoru Oshii (4x, Crew)
Yoji Tanaka (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:471, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/25/2023