Birth Place Matching "Tokyo, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Sonoya Mizuno

Actress | Ex Machina

Sonoya Mizuno was born on July 1, 1986 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Ex Machina (2014), La La Land (2016) and Maniac (2018).

2. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...

3. Samaire Armstrong

Actress | Stay Alive

Samaire Armstrong was born on October 31, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan as Samaire Rhys Armstrong. She is an actress, known for Stay Alive (2006), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006) and Just My Luck (2006).

4. Hiroyuki Sanada

Actor | Tasogare Seibei

Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first ...

5. Olivia de Havilland

Actress | The Heiress

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her ...

6. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater...

7. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987). A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His...

8. Miya Cech

Actress | Rim of the World

Breaking into entertainment as a model at just 4 years old, actress Miya Cech's most significant role is as fan favorite 'Zu' in the 2018 feature film "The Darkest Minds." Starring alongside Mandy Moore and Amandla Stenberg, the film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, is an adaptation of the #1 New ...

9. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Rebecca

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ...

10. Liv Ullmann

Actress | Viskningar och rop

Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar ...

11. Ko Shibasaki

Actress | Batoru rowaiaru

Ko Shibasaki was born on August 5, 1981 in Tokyo. Her real name is Yukie Yamamura (Ko Shibasaki is a main character of her favorite manga). She started her career at 14 when her talent was discovered by a star agent. She has worked in many TV shows and commercials, starting to become more famous ...

12. Takeshi Kitano

Actor | Zatôichi

Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw ...

13. Masi Oka

Actor | Heroes

Masayori "Masi" Oka is a Japanese American actor, producer and digital effects artist. He became widely known for his role on NBC's Heroes as Hiro Nakamura and in CBS' Hawaii Five-0 as Doctor Max Bergman. Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Setsuko Oka. His parents divorced when he was one month old; ...

14. Hirokazu Koreeda

Director | Manbiki kazoku

Born in Tokyo in 1962. Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Lessons from a Calf (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn ...

15. Yasujirô Ozu

Director | Tôkyô monogatari

Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first ...

16. Satomi Ishihara

Actress | Shin Gojira

Born Kuniko Ishigami in 1986, Satomi began acting professionally in 2003 at age 17 and has not looked back since. She has devoted equal time to television serials and the world of movies and in the process won several awards such as Best Actress at both the 27th Japan Academy Prize and 46th Blue ...

17. Yûki Kaji

Actor | Shingeki no kyojin

Yûki Kaji was born on September 3, 1985 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Attack on Titan (2013), Accel World (2012) and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (2013).

18. Tatsuya Nakadai

Actor | Kagemusha

Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in...

19. Erika Sawajiri

Actress | Shinobi

Born to a Japanese father and an Algerian mother in Tokyo Erika had a well-off upbringing and engaged in dancing, playing piano and horseback riding. Her father owned several race tracks, which ensured her access to horses. However, her father died due to cancer while she was in junior high school,...

20. Mie Hama

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Mie Hama was born in Tokyo, Japan on November 20, 1943 in a blue-collar Tokyo family whose small cardboard factory burned down in World War II. She grew up poor. She first started out working as a bus fare collector. While working, she was spotted by producer Tomoyuki Tanaka when she was only ...

21. Hideo Kojima

Writer | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Hideo Kojima was born August 24th, 1963 in Setagaya, Tokyo, later moving to Kobe and growing up there. His love of Americana gave him his major two interests of writing and creating film, which are the causes of why he is so well known today. During the mid 1980's, his interests pushed him to ...

22. Shô Kosugi

Actor | Ninja Assassin

Easily the best known actor/martial artist during the 1980s ninja cinema craze, Kosugi was a proficient martial artist & skilled weapons performer which was highlighted in his several starring roles.

Kosugi grew up as the youngest child and only son of a Tokyo fisherman, and began his martial arts ...

23. Shun Oguri

Actor | Kyaputen Hârokku

Shun Oguri was born on December 26, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Crows Zero (2007) and Lupin the 3rd (2014). He has been married to Yû Yamada since March 14, 2012.

24. Ikue Ôtani

Actress | Poketto monsutâ

Ikue Ôtani was born on August 18, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Pokémon (1997), Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) and Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019).

25. Takuya Kimura

Actor | 2046

Takuya Kimura was born on November 13, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for 2046 (2004), Love and Honour (2006) and Space Battleship Yamato (2010). He has been married to Kudo, Shizuka since 2000. They have two children.

26. Yoko Ono

Actress | Isle of Dogs

Yoko Ono was born on Saturday, February 18th, 1933, in her ancestral estate in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, Eisuke Ono, was the descendant of a 9th Century Emperor of Japan. Her mother, Isoko Yasuda Ono, was the granddaughter of Zenijiro Yasuda, the founder of Yasuda Bank. Yoko was two years old when ...

27. Yûki Kudô

Actress | Memoirs of a Geisha

Kudoh Yuki is an accomplished Japanese singer, former teen idol and actress whose resume includes more than half a dozen records, starring roles in Japanese, Japan-Iran and Japan-Canada films, stage and anime productions. She was only seventeen when she was working overseas, in the USA, filming a ...

28. Meiko Kaji

Actress | Shurayukihime

Meiko Kaji was born on March 24, 1947 in the Kanda area of Tokyo, Japan. Following graduation from the Yakumo Academy High School in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan in 1965, Kaji first began acting in films in the mid-1960's under her real name of Masako Ôta. She was given the stage name Meiko Kaji by ...

29. Kenji Mizoguchi

Director | Ugetsu monogatari

Coming from a lower class family Mizoguchi entered the production company Nikkatsu as an actor specialized in female roles. Later he became an assistant director and made his first film in 1922. Although he filmed almost 90 movies in the silent era, only his last 12 productions are really known ...

30. Hiromi Oshima

Actress | Race to Witch Mountain

Deliciously lithe, busty, and enticing brunette knockout Hiromi Oshima was born on January 6, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. Oshima has a B.A. in communications and speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Japanese. She eventually moved to Miami Beach, Florida and first tried out for "Playboy" magazine scouts ...

31. Sôta Fukushi

Actor | Bleach: Burîchu

Sôta Fukushi was born on May 30, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Bleach (2018), Kamen Rider Movie War Ultimatum: Kamen Rider vs. Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze (2012) and As the Gods Will (2014).

32. Franklin J. Schaffner

Director | Planet of the Apes

Franklin J. Schaffner was one of the most innovative creative minds in the early days of American network television, utilizing a moving camera in the days when most television directors kept the camera static. His eye for visuals was developed in the dozens of live television programs he directed ...

33. Kento Yamazaki

Actor | Orenji

Kento Yamazaki was born on September 7, 1994 in Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Orange (2015), Heroine Disqualified (2015) and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1 (2017).

34. Sora Aoi

Actress | Seifuku bisyojo sensei atashi wo daite

Aoi Sora (real name: Suzuki Miho) was born in Tokyo Japan. She is a popular actress, porn star, writer and singer. Her popularity transcends her homeland and extends to Canada, USA and East Asia with many following her in China. She was scouted in Shibuya, Tokyo while in her third year at high ...

35. Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Actor | Tetsuo

Shin'ya Tsukamoto was born on January 1, 1960 in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), Ichi the Killer (2001) and Vital (2004).

36. Akiko Wakabayashi

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Akiko Wakabayashi was born on August 26, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan. During her work in movies, she became one of Japan's most popular actresses of their cinema's "Golden Age", ranking with actresses Kumi Mizuno and Mie Hama. One of her first films was Akiko (1961), which was named after her. ...

37. Mamoru Oshii

Director | Innocence

Mamoru Oshii is a Japanese filmmaker, television director and screenwriter. Famous for his philosophy-oriented storytelling, Oshii has directed a number of popular anime, including Urusei Yatsura (1981-1984), Angel's Egg (1985), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Ghost in the Shell (1995), and Ghost in ...

38. Togo Igawa

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Togo Igawa is an actor/director living in England. In 1968 he joined the Theatre Centre 68 (precursor of the Black Tent Theatre), and went on to tour throughout Japan, performing in more than 120 cities. In 1983 he moved to England. In 1986, the opening season for the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon...

40. Mayumi Tanaka

Actress | One Piece: Wan pîsu

Mayumi Tanaka was born on January 15, 1955 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Wan pîsu (1999), Castle in the Sky (1986) and Dragon Ball Z (1989).

41. Jin Akanishi

Actor | 47 Ronin

Jin Akanishi made his debut in March, 2006 as a member of KAT-TUN releasing a single album and DVD at the same time. All three releases reached #1 on the Oricon weekly ranking. By April, the single sold over a million copies.

In January 2010, his first Japanese feature film "BANDAGE" was released. ...

42. Sakura Andô

Actress | Manbiki kazoku

With parents in the show business perhaps it is not surprising that Ando Sakura would become an actress and, moreover, also end up marrying an actor. She was born to actor/director Okuda Eiji and celebrity Kazu Ando on 18.02.1986. Her great grandfather was prime minister Tsuyoshi. Her older sister ...

43. Masako Nozawa

Actress | Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru

Masako Nozawa was born on October 25, 1936 in Nippori, Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Dragon Ball (1986), Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986) and Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989). She was previously married to Masaaki Tsukada.

44. Mikio Naruse

Director | Ukigumo

Came from a poor background and worked his way up from prop man at the Shochiko company in 1920, to full director ten years later. Had his best period in the 1950', becoming known for his depiction of contemporary social problems, particularly the role of women in Japanese society.

45. Sora Amamiya

Actress | Blame!

Sora Amamiya was born on August 28, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Blame! (2017), Date a Live Movie: Mayuri Judgement (2015) and Re: Creators (2017).

46. Seijun Suzuki

Director | Tsigoineruwaizen

Seijun Suzuki was born in Nihonbashi, Tôkyô, on May 24, 1923. In 1943, he entered the army to fight at the front. In 1946, he enrolled in the film department of the Kamakura Academy and passed the assistant director's exam. For the next few years, he worked as an assistant director at several ...

47. Ayumi Itô

Actress | Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren

Born in Tokyo, Ayumi Ito has always had a love for movies and art. She made her big-screen debut in Nobuhiko Obayashi's The Water Travelers: Samurai Kids. Her distinctive style led to her critically acclaimed performance in Swallowtail Butterfly, directed by the renowned Director Shunji Iwai. At 16...

48. Haruka Abe

Actress | Cyberbully

Haruka Abe is an Anglo-Japanese actress based in London, United Kingdom.

Born in Tokyo, Haruka spent her childhood split between New York, London and Tokyo, moving between the three cities with her family. Aged 8 she decided to try acting and at age 9 she played Bilbo Baggins in her school play ...

49. Ryuichi Sakamoto

Soundtrack | The Revenant

Ryuichi Sakamoto was born on January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. He was previously married to Akiko Yano.

50. Takumi Saitoh

Actor | Blank 13

Saitoh Takumi ,born in Tokyo, Japan.He started modeling and became actor, filmmaker and photographer. The first Japanese actor to win the Asian new talent Award for best director at the Shanghai international film festival 2017 for his work "blank13". Also "blank13"win triple best actor(Issey ...


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