Devon Aoki

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Devon Aoki
Devon Aoki.jpg
Devon Aoki in 2008
BornDevon Edwenna Aoki
(1982-08-10) August 10, 1982 (age 36)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, model
Years active1997-present
Spouse(s)James Bailey
Parent(s)Hiroaki Aoki
Pamela Hilburger
Modeling information
AgencyOne Management (New York)
Elite Model Management (Paris, Amsterdam)
d'management group (Milan)
Select Model Management (London)
Stockholmsgruppen (Stockholm) [1]

Devon Edwenna Aoki (born 10 August 1982)[2] is an American actress and fashion model. Aoki's film roles include supporting roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Sin City (2005) and lead roles in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Mutant Chronicles (2008).

Early life[edit]

Aoki was born in 1982 in New York City. She grew up in California and attended high school at The American School in London.[3]

Her father is former Olympic wrestler and Benihana restaurant magnate Rocky Aoki and her mother is Pamela Hilburger, a jewelry designer. Devon is of Japanese (from her father) and German and English (from her mother) ancestry. She started modeling when she was 13, the same year her godmother introduced her to Kate Moss. She has an older sister and a younger brother, as well four half-siblings including Steve Aoki.[citation needed]


Following her runway debut in 1997, Aoki walked for brands including Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons and Chanel. In 1998, at the age of 16, Aoki replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace.[4] She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Hugo Boss, L'Oreal, Lancome and Tiffany & Co., and walked for designers including Versace, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, Celine, Baby Phat, and Marc Jacobs.[5] Additionally, Aoki has graced the covers of Vogue (Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea), Harper's Bazaar, i-D, Russh, Numéro Tokyo, 10 Magazine Australia, and Nylon.[6]

As an actress she has appeared in the movies 2 Fast 2 Furious,[7] D.E.B.S., Sin City, Dead or Alive, War and Mutant Chronicles.[8] She was cast as Tatsu Yamashiro in Arrow season 3,[9] but was replaced by Rila Fukushima due to a scheduling conflict.[10] In September 2007, she designed a line of jeans for Levi's Asian market called + D.[11][12] In 2017, she returned to the runway for Moschino's fashion show and a advertising campaigns for "Sephora x Moschino" and Hugo Boss.[13][14] In 2018, Aoki walked the runway for Jeremy Scott's eponymous brand, starred in an editorial for Vogue USA and appeared in an advertising campaign for Moschino Fragrance.[6][15]

She is now considered as an icon in the fashion industry by [16]

Personal life[edit]

Devon Aoki is married to James Bailey, and together they have a son and two daughters: James Hunter, Alessandra Linville, and Eleanor Talitha.[17] Her daughter, Alessandra appeared in Guess Kids spring 2018 advertising campaign.[18]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Death of a Dynasty Picasso
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Suki
2004 D.E.B.S. Dominique
2005 Sin City Miho Nominated—Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble[19]
2006 Sean Lennon's Friendly Fire Mermaid ("Wait for Me")
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Kasumi
2006 Zoom Daravia
2007 War Kira Yanagawa
2008 Mutant Chronicles Valerie Duval
2009 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Anna
2015 Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer Herself
2016 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
2017 Double Dutchess: Seeing Double

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
1997 "Electric Barbarella" Duran Duran
"Kowalski" Primal Scream
2003 "Act a Fool" Ludacris
"In Those Jeans" Ginuwine
2006 "Dead Meat" Sean Lennon
"Bones" The Killers
2013 "Just Another Girl"
2016 "M.I.L.F. $" Fergie


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  2. ^ Goldstein, Margaret (December 10, 2005). Japanese in America. Lerner Publications. p. 62. ISBN 0822539527. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Devon Aoki Was Born With The Face of A Goddess".
  4. ^ "Devon Aoki gives birth to baby boy ( UK)". Vogue UK.
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  7. ^ Barker, Lynn (June 6, 2003). "Devon Aoki: Racer Chick". Teen Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 3, 2008.
  8. ^ "Memories of Devon Aoki's Modeling Days". CR Fashion Book. 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  9. ^ "Devon Aoki Joins CW's 'Arrow'; Syfy's 'Ascension' Rounds Out Cast". Deadline. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Rila Fukushima Joins 'Arrow', Riley Voelkel Cast In 'Point Of Honor'". Deadline. August 27, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  11. ^ "Devon Aoki Designs For Levi's - Denimology". May 29, 2007.
  12. ^ Mcinnes, Paul; Janette, Misha (2007-10-09). "Actress Devon Aoki in Tokyo with Levi's, Toga in the parking lot and more". The Japan Times Online. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  13. ^ Dazed (2017-09-10). "Cult model Devon Aoki's most memorable moments". Dazed. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  14. ^ "Devon Aoki for Sephora x Moschino | ONE MANAGEMENT BLOG". Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  15. ^ "Memories of Devon Aoki's Modeling Days". CR Fashion Book. 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  16. ^ "Devon Aoki - Model". Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  17. ^ "Traveling With Kids: '90s Supermodel Devon Aoki and Away Show How It's Done".
  18. ^ Team, PAMPER Editorial (2018-01-30). "GUESS Kids Spring 2018 Collection | Pamper.My". Pamper.My. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  19. ^ "Devon Aoki". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-08-21.

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