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Lyrica Okano was born to parents who emigrated from Tokyo, Japan. They came to the United States in the early 1990s to join the punk rock scene. Her mother ended up becoming an IT tech and her father became a teacher who taught Japanese. At the age of four, she began taking Olympic gymnastics and nearly competed professionally. She stopped taking gymnastics when she was 14 when "[she] realized [she] didn't have any social skills". She was bullied in school for being the only Asian girl in her class and when she briefly transferred to Kyoto, she was bullied there too for her American mannerisms. Lyrica did manage to befriend a fellow actress, Yuka Taga, whom she would later collaborate with. Her first major role was as Nico Minoru on Runaways, a Hulu original series which was first released in 2017.
|2015||The Michael J. Fox Show||Caroline||Episode: "Dinner"|
|2015||The Affair||Chrissy||2 episodes|
|2017–present||Runaways||Nico Minoru||Main role|
|2018||Magnum P.I.||Amanda Sako||Episode: "The Ties That Bind"|
|2007||Moca||Young Mia||Short film|
|2009||The Art of Suicide||Hannya||Short film|
|2009||Ikenhisu: To Kill with One Blow||Little Oshota|
|2016||Once a Cheerleader||Julia||Short film|
|2016||Remembering Virginia||Short film|
|2019||Secret Lives of Asians at Night||Ayaka||Short film|
- Young, Sage (November 29, 2017). "In The Bustle Booth With Lyrica Okano". Bustle. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
- Hong, Tae (November 30, 2018). "All About Lyrica Okano, the Girl-Crush Queen of Marvel's 'Runaways'". Kore Asian Media. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
- Strom, Marc (February 2, 2017). "'Marvel's Runaways' Finds Its Cast". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
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