Yōko Maki (actress)

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Yōko Maki
Born Yōko Kanamori
(金森 陽子?)

(1982-10-15) October 15, 1982 (age 32)
Inzai, Chiba, Japan
Ethnicity Japanese
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Website
http://www.flyingbox.co.jp/maki/

Yōko Maki (真木 よう子 Maki Yōko, born October 15, 1982) is a Japanese actress signed to Flying Box. Maki has appeared in several films including 2003 film Infection and the 2004 American horror film The Grudge.

Biography[edit]

Maki made her film debut at the age of 19 in the 2001 film Drug. Her film career sprung when she received a role as Aya in the highly modernized remake of the Japanese vengeance film Lady Snowblood (later re-titled as The Princess Blade). Maki later began performing on stage in the 2002 play Cross. In November 2008, Maki announced that she had married a 26-year old man not in the Japanese entertainment industry. She also announced that she is pregnant.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Drug Miki Kondō (近藤 美樹?)
The Princess Blade (修羅雪姫 Shurayukihime?) Aya (?)
2003 Battle Royale II: Requiem (バトル・ロワイアルII 鎮魂歌 Batoru Rowaiyaru II Chinkonka?) Maki Sōda (早田 マキ?)
2004 Kamikaze Girls (下妻物語 Shimotsuma Monogatari?) BTSSB Staff
Ren'ai Shōsetsu (恋愛小説?) Mami Suzuki (鈴木 真美?)
Koibumi Biyori (恋文日和?) Rino Katasé (片瀬 理乃?)
Infection (感染 Kansen?) Yūko Kirino (桐野 優子?)
Break Through! (パッチギ! Pacchigi!?) Gang-ja Chun (チョン・ガンジャ?)
The Grudge Yoko
Do Androids Dream of Electric Santa? (short film)
2005 In the Pool Yoko Maki
Summer Time Machine Blues Yui Itō (伊藤 唯?)
Veronika Decides to Die (ベロニカは死ぬことにした Beronika wa shinu koto ni shita?) Towa (トワ?)
2006 In the Pool Yoko Maki
The Vanished (雨の町 Ame no Machi?) Fumio Kōsaka (香坂 文緒?)
Sway (ゆれる Yureru?) Chieko Kawabata (川端 智恵子?)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Boswell Father's Girlfriend
Udon (UDON?) Yui Itō (伊藤 唯?)
A Delicious Way to Kill (おいしい殺し方 Oishii Koroshikata?) Marii Tōdaiji (東大寺 マリィ?)
Tokyo Friends: The Movie (東京フレンズ The Movie?) Ryōko Fujiki (藤木 涼子?)
2008 Flying Rabbits (フライング☆ラビッツ?) Chinatsu Kakiuchi (垣内 千夏?)
2009 SP (SP 警視庁警備部警護課第四係?) Eri Sasamoto (笹本 絵里?)
2011 Hard Romantic-er (ハードロマンチッカー?)
Yubiwa wo Hametai (指輪をはめたい?)
Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo (源氏物語 千年の謎?) Fujitsubo (藤壺?)
2013 Like Father, Like Son
The Ravine of Goodbye
Sue, Mai & Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship Maiko Okamura

TV dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Form Appearance
2003 Hakoiri Musume! (ハコイリムスメ! Shurayukihime?) Natsuko (夏子?) series Ep.2,4
Mōdōken Kuīru no Isshō (盲導犬クイールの一生?) series Ep.1,2,4-7
Kao (?) Sae Takeuchi (竹内 さえ?) series Ep.9
2004 Kurokawa no Techō (黒革の手帖?) series Ep.5-7
Toride naki Mono (砦なき者?) Meiko Furuya (古谷 めい子?) one-episode -
2006 Jikō Keisatsu (時効警察?) Ritsuko Tachibana (立花 律子?) series Ep.8
2007 Fūrin Kazan (風林火山?) Princess Miru (美瑠姫?) Taiga drama Ep.26-??
Watashitachi no Kyokasho (わたしたちの教科書?) Saki Ōshiro (大城 早紀?) series regular
SP (SP 警視庁警備部警護課第四係?) Eri Sasamoto (笹本 絵里?) series regular
2008 Weekly Maki Yoko (週刊真木よう子 Shūkan Maki Yōko?) - omnibus regular
Loss:Time:Life (ロス:タイム:ライフ?) Kiyomi Horiike (堀池 清美?) omnibus Ep.8
Walkin' Butterfly (ウォーキン☆バタフライ?) Chinatsu Kakiuchi (垣内 千夏?) series Ep.9
6jikango ni Kimi wa shinu (6時間後に君は死ぬ?) Mio Harada (原田 美緒?) one-episode -
2010 Ryōmaden (龍馬伝?) Narasaki Ryō (aka Oryō) (楢崎龍/お龍?) Taiga drama recurring

Direct-to-video films[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Pelican Road (ペリカンロード?) Emiko Sakura (佐倉 えみ子?)
2005 Tokyo Friends (東京フレンズ?) Ryōko Fujiki (藤木 涼子?)

Commercials[edit]

Other works[edit]

Music[edit]

  • "Hoshikage no Komichi" (星影の小径?, "Starry Path") (2011) (Tokyo No. 1 Soul Set collaboration, on their album Subete Hikari)
  • "Saisakizaka" (2013) (single, produced by Ringo Sheena)

Photobooks[edit]

  • LIP (2003)
  • Gekkan Maki Yoko (2007)
  • Gekkan Maki Yoko Special (2008)

Anime[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maki Yoko Married". Japan Zone. November 17, 2008. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 

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