Kou Shibasaki (SHIBASAKI Kou / 柴咲 コウ / しばさき こう) is a Japanese actress, born on Wednesday, August 5, 1981, in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Profession: Actress and Singer
Star sign: Leo
Blood type: B
Discovered at the age 14 by talent scouts
Shibasaki Kou (Real name is Yamamura Yukie (山村幸恵)) is a Japanese actress and singer. She started her career at fourteen by a star agent and worked in many TV shows and commercials. Her stage name is taken from the main character of Junko Kawakami's manga Golden Delicious Apple Sherbet.
She became famous outside Japan for her role in Battle Royale (2000), where she performed the cold-hearted Mitsuko Souma; her acting career took off with this movie, and now she is well known in East Asia.
Her performance in the movie Go earned her several awards, among which the Best Supporting Actress Award of Japanese Academy, the Hōchi Movie Award, the Kinema Junpō Award.