10 April 1976 |
Yoshino Kimura (木村 佳乃 Kimura Yoshino , born 10 April 1976) is a Japanese actress and former idol singer. She appeared on an episode of the Showtime series Masters of Horror. Kimura won the "Rookie of the Year" prize at the 21st Japan Academy Awards for her appearance in Shitsurakuen.
Kimura appeared as Shizuka in the recent spaghetti-western Sukiyaki Western Django. As of 25 June 2007 she is slated to star in a new Japanese soap opera to be set in Australia. Kimura also voiced Master Tiger in the Japanese dub of Kung Fu Panda and appears in Blindness as the First Blind Man's Wife. On 24 October 2010 she married Noriyuki Higashiyama.
In 2007, Kimura took the title role in a TV Asahi tanpatsu (単発, TV movie), entitled Teresa Teng Monogatari (テレサ・テン物語), portraying the late Taiwanese superstar, who was (and continues to be) popular throughout Asia.
She also did the voice of Claire Folley in the Professor Layton And The Last Time Travel game.
- "東山紀之＆木村佳乃夫妻に第1子女児誕生 「命の詩を聞かせてくれました」" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
- "Neighbours effect' tried on Japanese," BBC
- Noriyuki Higashiyama, Yoshino Kimura, now married
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