Rinko Kikuchi (菊地 凛子, real name Yuriko Sometani Kikuchi Rinko) (染谷 百合子, is a Sometani Yuriko, née Kikuchi)Japanese actress. While her first known film role was in the 1997 TV movie Haunted School F, her official debut came two years later in Kaneto Shindo's Will to Live. She is best known for her appearance in the 2006 American film Babel, for which she received numerous accolades and became the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years. Kikuchi was cast as the character Mako Mori in Guillermo del Toro's 2013 kaiju film Pacific Rim, a role which she reprised for its 2018 sequel Pacific Rim Uprising. In 2021, she joined the cast of Satoshi Miki's Japanese tokusatsu comedy What to Do with the Dead Kaiju? as Defense Force Colonel Sen Masago.
Selected filmography[edit | edit source]
- Assault Girls (2009) as Lucifer
- Pacific Rim (2013) as Mako Mori
- Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) as Mako Mori
- What to Do with the Dead Kaiju? (2022) as Colonel Sen Masago
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- Kikuchi did not voice herself in the Japanese dub of Pacific Rim or its sequel. Instead, she was dubbed over by Megumi Hayashibara.
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