Rila Fukushima

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Rila Fukushima
Native name 福島 リラ
Born Tokyo, Japan
Years active 2012-present
Notable credit(s) Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana (Arrow)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)

Rila Fukushima (福島 リラ Fukushima Rira?) is a Japanese fashion model and actress. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

Life and career[edit]

Rila Fukushima was born in Tokyo, Japan.[1]

Originally attempting to secure a position as a model agent at a Tokyo agency, she was persuaded to try modelling instead.[2] Her career has included work for numerous labels and brands in various shows and campaigns.[3]

Fukushima also starred in the 2013 superhero film The Wolverine as Yukio[4] and in 2014, she appeared in the Taiga drama Gunshi Kanbei as Omichi.[5]

Fukushima replaced Devon Aoki in the role of Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana for the third season of The CW television show Arrow.[6] In 2015, she appeared in the HBO series Game of Thrones in a season 5 episode as a Red Priestess in Volantis.[7][8]

She was chosen as one of the women of the year 2013 by Vogue Japan.[9]



Year English title Original title Role Notes
2010 Karma: A Very Twisted Love Story Rei Short Movie
2013 The Wolverine Yukio
2014 Twilight: Saya in Sasara TWILIGHT ささらさや Erica
2015 Gonin Saga GONIN サーガ Yoichi
Warrior Tasu TV Movie
2016 Terra Formars テラフォーマーズ Sakakibara

TV series[edit]

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2014 Gunshi Kanbei 軍師官兵衛 Omichi
The Long Goodbye ロング・グッドバイ Lily TV Mini-Series
2014–present Arrow Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana 15 episodes
2015 Game of Thrones Red Priestess Episode "High Sparrow"


  1. ^ "Piece of Mind - Tales of Endearment". Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  2. ^ Kristin Studeman (2011-11-23). "Meet The Muse: Rila Fukushima | style file". Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  3. ^ Rila Fukushima at the Fashion Model Directory
  4. ^ "WOLVERINE Adds Japanese Actors | Collider | Page 178330". Collider. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  5. ^ ハリウッドから大河直行!福島リラ 「軍師官兵衛」日本デビューへ (in Japanese). Sponichi. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "'Wolverine' Star Rila Fukushima Replacing Devon Aoki on 'Arrow'". The Wrap. August 27, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Game of Thrones: "High Sparrow" Review". Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Game of Thrones Recap: "High Sparrow"". Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Women of the Year 2013 受賞者スペシャルムービー|ファッション・ビューティ・セレブの最新情報|VOGUE JAPAN". VOGUE JAPAN (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-11-22. 

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