Rinko Kikuchi

Actress, Model
As Chieko, the angry, deaf-mute teenager in director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu's revelatory motion picture "Babel" (2006), Rinko Kikuchi wowed critics and earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her first American ... Read more »
Born: 01/06/1981 in Kanagawa, JP

Filmography

Actor (17)

Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom 2018 (Movie)

Mako Mori (Actor)

Terra Formars 2016 (Movie)

Asuka Moriki (Actor)

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter 2015 (Movie)

Kumiko (Actor)

Nobody Wants the Night 2015 (Movie)

Allaka (Actor)

Shanghai 2015 (Movie)

Sumiko (Actor)

Last Summer 2014 (Movie)

Naomi (Actor)

The Warped Forest 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

47 Ronin 3D 2013 (Movie)

Witch (Actor)

Pacific Rim 2013 (Movie)

Mako Mori (Actor)

Norwegian Wood 2012 (Movie)

Naoko (Actor)

Ogawa No Hotori 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Assault Girls 2009 (Movie)

Lucifer (Actor)

Maps of the Sounds of Tokyo 2009 (Movie)

Ryu (Actor)

Saidoweizu 2009 (Movie)

Mina Parker (Actor)

The Brothers Bloom 2009 (Movie)

Bang Bang (Actor)

The Sky Crawlers 2008 (Movie)

Suiso Kusanagi (Actor)

Babel 2006 (Movie)

Chieko (Actor)
Producer (1)

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

As Chieko, the angry, deaf-mute teenager in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's revelatory motion picture "Babel" (2006), Rinko Kikuchi wowed critics and earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her first American film. Her bold personality and leaning towards independent cinema initially limited Kikuchi's acting options in her homeland, though younger, hipper Japanese filmmakers like Katsuhito Ishii and Akiko Oku were captivated by her quirkiness. Following her breakout in "Babel," the remarkable young Kikuchi was wooed by Hollywood as well as European filmmakers and proved she was ready to make a significant impact on international cinema with her rapid casting in film productions around the world.

Relationships

Spike Jonze Actor

Companion

Milestones

2014

Received critical raves for her lead role in the quirky drama "Kumiko the Treasure Hunter."

2013

Featured in the big-budget sci-fi film "Pacific Rim"

2010

Starred in the romantic drama "Norwegian Wood"

2008

Co-starred with Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo in the comedy, "The Brothers Bloom"

2006

Breakthrough role as the angry, sexually exploring, deaf-mute in director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ensemble, "Babel"; received Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress

2005

Portrayed a class president in the "Funky Forest: The First Contact"

2004

Appeared in "Cha no aji (Taste of Tea)," directed By Katsuhito Ishii

2004

Starred in "Tori/Kokorono Katana," directed by Tadanobu

2002

Offered a strong performance in "Sora no ana (Hole of the Sky)," directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri

1999

Made film debut in "Ikitai" directed by Kaneto Shindo

Began modeling and acting at the age of 15

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