Rinko Kikuchi


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Rinko was born Kikuchi Yuriko in Hadano just south of Tokyo. The town is known mainly for its green tea and public baths. She is the youngest of three siblings. After being scouted on the street, she began modeling in her hometown and subsequently began acting under her birth name before switching to Rinko. She appeared in the cult film The Taste ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Babel Chieko Wataya
(2006)
Pacific Rim Mako Mori
(2013)
The Brothers Bloom Bang Bang
(2008)

Filmography

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 2018 Weakest Beast (TV Series)
Kureha Tachibana
- Episode #1.10 (2018) ... Kureha Tachibana
- Episode #1.9 (2018) ... Kureha Tachibana
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... Kureha Tachibana
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... Kureha Tachibana
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Kureha Tachibana
 2018 Miss Sherlock (TV Series)
Mitsuki Kurata
- Stolen Virus (2018) ... Mitsuki Kurata
 2018 Westworld (TV Series)
Akane
- Phase Space (2018) ... Akane
- Akane no Mai (2018) ... Akane
 2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising
Mako Mori
 2016 Terra Formars: A New Hope (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2016)
- Episode #1.3 (2016)
- Episode #1.2 (2016)
- Episode #1.1 (2016)
 2016 Terra Formars
Asuka Moriki
 2015 Dear Deer
 2015 Yume wo ataeru (TV Mini-Series)
Mikiko
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Mikiko
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Mikiko
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Mikiko
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Mikiko
 2015 Endless Night
Allaka
 2014 Gou-Gou datte Neko de aru (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2014)
- Episode #1.3 (2014)
- Episode #1.2 (2014)
- Episode #1.1 (2014)
 2014 Last Summer
Naomi
 2013 Memory of an Artist (Short)
 2013 47 Ronin
Witch
 2013 Pacific Rim
Mako Mori
 2012 It's Getting Late (Short)
 2011 Love Strikes!
Naoko Hayashida
 2010 Sayonara, Robinson Kurûsô (TV Movie)
 2010 Moteki (TV Series)
Hayashida Naoko
- Episode #1.12 (2010) ... Hayashida Naoko
- Episode #1.11 (2010) ... Hayashida Naoko
- Episode #1.10 (2010) ... Hayashida Naoko
- Episode #1.9 (2010)
- Episode #1.8 (2010) ... Hayashida Naoko
 2010 42 One Dream Rush (Short)
 2010 Norwegian Wood
Naoko
 2010 Shanghai
Sumiko (uncredited)
 2009-2010 Liar Game (TV Series)
Ryo Katsuragi
- Episode #2.9 (2010) ... Ryo Katsuragi
- Episode #2.8 (2010) ... Ryo Katsuragi
- Episode #2.7 (2009) ... Ryo Katsuragi
- Episode #2.6 (2009) ... Ryo Katsuragi
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Ryo Katsuragi
 2009 Assault Girls
Lucifer
 2009 Sideways
Mina Parker
 2009 Ichigo zeminâru (TV Series)
 2008 Kill
 2008 The Brothers Bloom
Bang Bang
 2008 The Sky Crawlers
Suito Kusanagi (Japanese version, voice)
 2007 Tokyo Serendipity
Atsuko Junda
 2007 Genius Party (voice)
 2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
The Queenpin (credit only)
 2006 Umi de no hanashi
Kaori
 2006 Arch Angels
Nobuko Sakurai
 2006/I Babel
Chieko Wataya
 2005 Portrait of the Wind
Wife of Mari's brother
 2004 Tori
 2004 69
 2004 The Taste of Tea
Waitress At Noodle Shop (as Yuriko Kikuchi)
 2004 The Reason
 2002 Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (Video)
Number 51 (as Yuriko Kikuchi)
 2001 Paradise (as Yuriko Kikuchi)
 2001 Churasan (TV Series)
- Episode #1.156 (2001)
- Episode #1.155 (2001)
- Episode #1.154 (2001)
- Episode #1.153 (2001)
- Episode #1.152 (2001)
 2001 Drug
Mai (as Yuriko Kikuchi)
 2001 Hole in the Sky
Taeko (as Yuriko Kikuchi)
 2000 By Player
 1999 Kawaii dake ja dame kashira (TV Series)
Aki Shimada
- Episode #1.9 (1999) ... Aki Shimada
- Episode #1.8 (1999) ... Aki Shimada
- Episode #1.7 (1999) ... Aki Shimada
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Aki Shimada
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Aki Shimada
 1999 Ikitai
 1997 Gakkô no kaidan F (TV Movie) (as Yuriko Kikuchi)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Starred in the Yoshii Robinson music video "Sweet Candy Rain" for director Hidehisa Tachibana (2004) See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Yuriko Kikuchi

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

So my concern was not the nudity itself, my concern was that the most important part of the film to describe her emotionally. So the nudity itself was not my concern (talking about Babel (2006)).

Trivia:

Made her stage debut in the play, "Suigin", directed by Hidehisa Tachibana. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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