Friedia Niimura

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Friedia Niimura
Born Friedia Monnamur Niimura
(1980-02-19) February 19, 1980 (age 34)
Munich, Germany
Other names Rin Kozue
Occupation Model, actress
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Relatives Joshua (brother, deceased)
Website
www.monnamur.com

Friedia Monnamur Niimura is a German-born Japanese model and occasional actress.

Biography[edit]

She was born February 19, 1980 in Munich, Germany.

She lived in the USA until she was 13, then moved to Japan for approximately 10 years, where in the mid-1990s she started using the stage name Rin Kozue (こずえ 鈴 Kozue Rin?) and performed as a model on several late shows on TV.[1]

Her brother, Joshua, was a model, married to Japanese singer and actress Anna Tsuchiya, but he died of heart failure in Tokyo at the age of 25 on May 20, 2008.[2]

In 2005, Kozue moved to California with American musician Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte.[1] In 2006, Niimura admitted that they had broken up.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "こずえ鈴 米人気ロッカーと同棲発覚" [Rin Kozue living with popular American rocker]. Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Japan: Sports Nippon Newspapers. September 3, 2005. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "土屋アンナの元夫・JOSHUAさん、死因は心不全" [Anna Tsuchiya's ex-husband Joshua dies of heart failure]. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Japan: Oricon Inc. May 26, 2008. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "元こずえ鈴、破局認めた…「スーパーマン」日本プレミアで" [Former Rin Kozue admits to breakup at Japanese premiere of "Superman"]. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). Japan: The Hochi Shimbun. August 3, 2006. Archived from the original on February 5, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 

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