Creator / Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko Kikuchi (January 6, 1981), born Yuriko Kikuchi, is a Japanese actress. She is best known in the West for her roles in Pacific Rim and The Brothers Bloom. She was the first Japanese actress in 50 years to be nominated for an Academy Award, for her role as a deaf-mute girl in Babel.

Abridged Filmography

Tropes that apply to this actress:

  • Adorkable: Pacific Rim fans have reacted well to her enthusiasm for chocolate and teddy bears.
  • Doing It for the Art: invokedShe campaigned hard for her role in Babel, going through a year-long audition process and taking lessons in sign language on her own just to show how serious she was.
  • Dye Hard: invoked Has been blonde, auburn, dark haired with blue streaks...