Eriko Tamura

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Eriko Tamura
Native name 田村 英里子
Born Eriko Sakamoto (坂本 絵理子 Sakamoto Eriko?)
(1973-01-16) January 16, 1973 (age 42)
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, singer, television host, radio personality, author
Years active 1989–present
Agent Creative Artists Agency (US)
Website
http://www.erikotamura.jp/

Eriko Tamura (田村 英里子 Tamura Eriko?, born January 16, 1973), Eriko Sakamoto, or simply Eriko is a Japanese actress and singer. The animated television show Idol Densetsu Eriko (Legendary Idol Eriko) was created as a result of her popularity. The show has been syndicated world-wide, airing in such countries as Spain, Italy, and France. She grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany and lived there for six years with her family from the age of 8 to the age of 13. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Career[edit]

In the US, Tamura has appeared in season 2 of NBC's Heroes as Yaeko (the Princess), the swordsmith's daughter. In 2009, Tamura was cast as a leading role Mai, in the 20th Century Fox feature Dragonball Evolution.[1][2] Also in 2009, she played Sock's stepsister in season 2 of Reaper.

Her first autobiography, Hollywood Dream (ハリウッド ドリーム Hariuddo Dorīmu?),[3] was published in Japan by Bungeishunjū in 2009. The book details her rise to fame and the struggles she faced when she moved to the States.


Legal Issues[edit]

In March 2007, Tamura filed suit against the Internet Movie Database for disclosing her birth name and birth date.[4] She withdrew her suit the following month.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simmons, Leslie (2007-12-15). "Rossum roars onto 'Dragonball' cast". The Hollywood Reporter (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. 
  2. ^ ハリウッド映画版「ドラゴンボール」出演、田村英里子から独占メッセージ. Variety Japan (in Japanese). 2007-12-24. Archived from the original on 2009-03-28. I feel deeply honored to have been cast in the role of Mai because Akira Toriyama's manga Dragonball is so incredibly well-known among the people of Japan and brings together such a rich mythology of characters. The film has already begun shooting in Mexico and although we have a lot of work ahead of us, I look forward to a successful collaboration with filmmakers James Wong and Stephen Chow. Dragonball is a very exciting project for all of us. 
  3. ^ Tamuro, Eriko (2009). ハリウッド ドリーム [Hollywood Dream] (in Japanese). Tokyo: 文芸春秋 (Bungei Shunjū). ISBN 978-4-16-371120-1. OCLC 314023677. 
  4. ^ a b Heller, Matthew (March 20, 2007). "Actress Blames Fear of Fan Attacks on Web Site". On Point News. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 

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