Lyrica Okano

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Lyrica Okano
Lyrica Okano at NYCC 2017.jpg
Okano speaks at the 2017 New York Comic Con
Bornc. 1994 (age 24–25)
Years active2009–present

Lyrica Okano (born c. 1994[citation needed]) is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Nico Minoru in the Hulu original series Runaways.


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.[1] 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.[2] Her first major role was as Nico Minoru on Runaways, a Hulu original series which was first released in 2017.[3]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Ikenhisu: To Kill with One Blow Little Oshota Film
2014 Unforgettable Didi Episode: "Reunion"
2015 The Michael J. Fox Show Caroline Episode: "Dinner"
2015 The Affair Chrissy Episodes 2.8, 2.9
2016 Pimp Kim Film
2017–present Runaways Nico Minoru Main role
2018 Magnum P.I. Amanda Sako Episode: "The Ties That Bind"
2019 Blue Bloods Margo Chan Episode: "Past Tense"
2019 The Enemy Within Hacker Episode: Pilot


  1. ^ Young, Sage (November 29, 2017). "In The Bustle Booth With Lyrica Okano". Bustle. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Hong, Tae (November 30, 2018). "All About Lyrica Okano, the Girl-Crush Queen of Marvel's 'Runaways'". Kore Asian Media. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Strom, Marc (February 2, 2017). "'Marvel's Runaways' Finds Its Cast". Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.

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