Rinko Kikuchi stars in "Pacific Rim," opposite Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba, as Mako Mori.

Rinko Kikuchi was already a star in Japan when she was catapulted onto the international scene with her Oscar-nominated performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2006 drama "Babel." For her multi-layered performance as a deaf-mute teenager in that film, she was also honored with Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics' Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and won a National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance. She was also among the film's ensemble nominated for both Critics' Choice and SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast.

Kikuchi followed her success in "Babel" with prominent roles in such films as "The Brothers Bloom," "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo," and "Norwegian Wood," based on Haruki Murakami's best-selling novel. Upcoming, she stars opposite Keanu Reeves in "47 Ronin," a Hollywood take on an old samurai legend, slated for release in December 2013.

Kikuchi made her feature film debut in 1999 in the Japanese film "Ikitai" ("To Live"). Her additional film credits include starring roles in such Japanese films as "Hole in the Sky" and "The Taste of Tea."

Simultaneously pursuing a career in fashion, Kikuchi has modeled for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford. She has also been featured in numerous magazines, including Vogue, T Magazine and Harper's Bazaar.


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Age: 36 years old
Birthday: January 6, 1981
Height: 5' 6 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Yuriko Kikuchi
Birthplace: Hadano, Japan

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