Hollywood is one of the best cinema industries in the world. It has many actors and actresses all around the world. Many Japanese actresses are famous in Hollywood. Moreover, they have enormous fans in Hollywood.
Here are the top 10 Japanese actresses who made it big in Hollywood.
1. Chiaki Kuriyama
Chiaki Kuriyama is a famous actress and singer. She was born on August 10, 1984 in Japan. Chiaki won the 2004 MTV Movie Awards for Best Fight in Kill Bill. She also won the Fantastic Fest award for Kamogawa Horumoin 2009. Apart from acting career, she had been a child model.
2. Suzuka Ohgo
Suzuka is a Japanese actress from Zama, Kanagawa. She started her acting career as a child actor in 2000. She first time played a leading role in Kita No Zeronen (2005). She also worked as a dubbing artist for the anime Michiko to Hatchin. Suzuka has many fans in Hollywood.
3. Tao Okamoto
Tao Okamoto is a model and a leading actress in Japan. She played Mariko Yashida in The Wolverine. She also played Mercy Graves’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Tao became famous in Hollywood after these movies. She also worked as a model for Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Giorgio Armani.
4. Yoko Shimada
Yoko Shimada was a popular actress in 1970s. She was born on May 17, 1953 in Japan. Yoko impressed many Hollywood audiences via the movie Shōgun. She married Hitoshi Yoneyama in 1994. She has acted in over 20 films. Yoko died in July 2022.
5. Lyrica Okano
Lyrica Okano is a Japanese-American actress. Some of her movies are Story Game and Press Play. She also acted in a short film Koreatown Ghost Story. Moreover, she played Nico Minoru’s role in Marvel’s Runaways.
6. Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley Kiyoko is an American actress. She was born on April 3, 1991, in the US. However, her mother comes from Japanese ancestry. She is also a singer and dancer. She has acted in Hello My Name Is Frank, Insidious: Chapter 3, and Jem and the Holograms.
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7. Kaori Momoi
Kaori Momoi is an old Japanese actress. Kaori was born on April 8, 1951. She played leading roles in many movies and TV shows. Suspicion and The Yellow Handkerchief are popular movies among international audiences.
8. Koyuki Kato
Koyuki Kato is a Japanese model and actress. Koyuki became very popular after the movie The Last Samurai. She has won many awards for her films, including Newcomer of the Year, Best Supporting Actress, and Nikkan Sports Film Awards. Koyuki Kato married Kenichi Matsuyama in 2011, and they have three children.
9. Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki is a Japanese-American actress and singer. She is the first Japanese-American actress who won the Academy Award (Oscar) for acting. Miyoshi died on August 28, 2007.
10. Rila Fukushima
Actress and model Rila Fukushima was born on January 9, 1980. She played Yukio in The Wolverine. Rila also acted in Terra Formars, Gonin Saga, and Ghost in the Shell. Apart from acting, she works as a fashion model.