Lyrica Okano

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Lyrica Okano
Bornc. 1994
Years active2007–present

Lyrica Okano (c. 1994)[citation needed] is an American actress 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 roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Unforgettable Didi Episode: "Reunion"
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"
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
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
2016 Pimp Kim
2019 Secret Lives of Asians at Night Ayaka Short film


  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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