Rinko Kikuchi Biography
Birthday: January 6, 1981 (Capricorn)
Born In: Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan
Rinko Kikuchi, born as Yuriko Kikuchi, is a Japanese actress well-known for playing the role of Chieko Wataya in the film ‘Babel’ as well as of Naoko in the film ‘Norwegian Wood’. She has also appeared in several other films including ‘Will to Live’, ‘By Player’, ‘The Taste of Tea’, ‘At River's Edge’, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’, ‘Nobody Wants the Night’ and ‘Terra Formars’. Kikuchi, who is the first Japanese actress to win an Academy Award nomination in 50 years, has also acted in the drama series ‘Liar Game 2’, ‘Moteki’ and ‘Gu-Gu Datte Neko de Aru’. She has worked as a voice actor for the movies ‘Genius Party’ and ‘The Sky Crawlers’. Kikuchi is one of those actresses who have proved their worth in the Japanese entertainment industry. Her brilliant performances in various films have earned her myriad accolades apart from an Academy Award nomination. The Japanese beauty won the ‘Breakthrough Award’ at Gotham Awards function for contribution to ‘Babel.’ Her performance in the film also earned her the Best Supporting Actress awards from Austin Film Critics Association and Chicago Film Critics Association.