Kikuchi Yuriko (1981)

Kikuchi Yuriko (1981)

Other Name: 菊地凛子 きくち りんこ 菊地百合子 Rinko Kikuchi

Age: 43

Birthday: January, 06, 1981

Nationality: Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Height: 168 CM

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Kikuchi Rinko 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.

She debuted in 1999 under her birth name, Yuriko Kikuchi, with the Kaneto Shindo-directed film Ikitai. Soon after, in 2001, she starred in the acclaimed Kazuyoshi Komuri-directed film Sora no Ana, which was featured across several international film festivals, including the Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2004, she appeared in the critically acclaimed Katsuhito Ishii-directed film Cha no Aji, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2006, she appeared in the critically acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu-directed film Babel, where she played Chieko Wataya, a deaf-mute teenage girl, in a role for which she was critically acclaimed and nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won several, such as the National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance (tying with Jennifer Hudson) and the Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough. Kikuchi is also the fifth actress in Academy Award history to be nominated for an award for a role in which she does not speak a word. (The others were Jane Wyman, Patty Duke, Holly Hunter, and Samantha Morton). Kikuchi has appeared in two Mamoru Oshii movies: 2008's The Sky Crawlers and Assault Girls (2009).

Kikuchi married actor Shota Sometani on December 31, 2014. They welcomed their first child on October 8, 2016. In December 2018 she announced her second pregnancy via her husband's official website.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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