Rinko Kikuchi (KIKUCHI Rinko / 菊地凛子 / きくち りんこ) is a Japanese actress, born on Tuesday, January 6, 1981, in Minamigaoka, Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture.
菊地百合子 (きくち ゆりこ) / Kikuchi Yuriko
Actress and model
5' 6" (168cm)
Hobby: Listening to music
Specialty: Horseback riding, traditional Japanese dance, sign language, iado (swordsmanship), kyudo (archery), and motorcycling
Measurements: 83 cm / 57 cm / 87 cm (1997 bio).
Made her stage debut in the play "Suigin" directed by Hidehisa Tachibana.
Is skilled in sword-fighting.
Is an accomplished motorcyclist and horseback rider.
One of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category. The others are Miyoshi Umeki who won Best Supporting Actress nominated for Sayonara (1957), Sessue Hayakawa nominated for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Mako nominated for The Sand Pebbles (1966), Ben Kingsley who won Best Actor for Gandhi (1982), Haing S. Ngor who won Best Supporting Actor for The Killing Fields (1984), Pat Morita nominated for The Karate Kid (1984), and Ken Watanabe nominated for The Last Samurai (2003).
Lives in central Tokyo with her long-time boyfriend, actor Federico Aletta.