Koyuki

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Koyuki
Native name 小雪
Born Koyuki Kato (加藤 小雪?)
(1976-12-18) December 18, 1976 (age 38)
Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actress, model
Agent Avex Vanguard
FlaMme
Known for The Last Samurai, Pulse
Spouse(s) Kenichi Matsuyama
Children 2

Koyuki Kato (加藤 小雪 Katō Koyuki?, born December 18, 1976), better known by her stage name Koyuki (小雪?), is a Japanese model and actress.

Career[edit]

Koyuki appeared in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 film Pulse.[1] Her first international film was The Last Samurai where she played Taka, the wife of a Samurai slain by the character Nathan Algren, played by Tom Cruise.[2] She also appeared in Blood: The Last Vampire live-action film starring Jun Ji-Hyun, where she plays Onigen, the arch-villain.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Koyuki married actor Kenichi Matsuyama, who co-starred with her in Kamui Gaiden. The couple's first child was born in January 2012,[4] and their second child was born in January 2013 in South Korea.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Taburoido (1998)
  • Koi wa Aserazu (1998)
  • Renai Kekkon no Hosoku (1999)
  • Antique Bakery
  • Beautiful Life (2000)
  • Ikebukuro West Gate Park (2000)
  • Love Complex (2000)
  • Itaria Tsu (2001)
  • Tentai Kansoku (2002)
  • Tramps Like Us (Also known as Kimi wa Petto) (2003)
  • Suekko Chonan Ane San Nin (2004)
  • Boku to Kanojo to Kanojo no Ikiru Michi (2004)
  • Engine (2005)
  • Sasaki Fusai no Jingi Naki Tatakai (2008)
  • Mr. Brain (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mes, Tom (21 June 2001). "Midnight Eye review: Pulse". Midnight Eye. 
  2. ^ Travers, Peter (5 December 2003). "The Last Samurai - Movie Reviews - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. 
  3. ^ Debruge, Peter (16 June 2009). "Variety Reviews - Blood: The Last Vampire - Film Reviews". Variety. 
  4. ^ "Matsuyama Kenichi, Koyuki become parents". Tokyograph. 8 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Japanese Actress Gives Birth in Korea". The Chisunilbo. Chosun.com. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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