Ryoko Yonekura

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Ryoko Yonekura
Native name 米倉 涼子
Born (1975-08-01) August 1, 1975 (age 43)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actress, fashion model
Years active 1993–present
Agent Oscar Promotion
Notable work Doctor X
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Website www.oscarpro.co.jp#/profile/entry/262

Ryoko Yonekura (米倉 涼子, Yonekura Ryōko, born August 1, 1975 in Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese actress and former fashion model best known for her role in the Japanese medical drama Doctor-X.


Yonekura studied classical ballet for 15 years from the age of five. Represented by the Oscar Promotion agency, she won a national young beauty award in 1992. In 1993, she started her career as a model, working for fashion magazines such as CanCam. She announced her intention to start her acting career in June 1999. Her acting debut was in the TBS television drama Koi no Kamisama (God of Love), and has appeared in many dramas ever since.[1]

Yonekura played the role of Roxie Hart in the Japanese-language production of Chicago in Tokyo 2008 and in 2010. She then learned the role in English and made her Broadway debut in 2012, reprising her role in July 2017. [2]




  • Koi no Kamisama (2000, TBS)
  • Tenki-yoho no Koibito (2000, TBS)
  • Hatachi no Kekkon (2000, TBS)
  • Straight News (2000, NTV)
  • Love Revolution (2001, Fuji TV)
  • Hikon Kazoku (2001, Fuji TV)
  • Pretty Girls (2002, TBS)
  • Sonagi Special (2002, MBC / Fuji TV)
  • Artificial Beauty (Seikei Bijin) (2002, Fuji TV)[4]
  • Musashi (2003, NHK)
  • Okusama wa Majo (2004, TBS)
  • Kurokawa no Techo (2004, TV Asahi), Motoko Haraguchi
  • Kurokawa No Techo Special (2005, TV Asahi), Motoko Haraguchi
  • Nyokei Kazoku (2005, TBS)
  • Haru to Natsu Special (2005, NTV)
  • Onna no Ichidaiki (2005, TBS), Haruko Sugimura
  • Kemonomichi (2006, TV Asahi)
  • Fushin no Toki (2006, TV Asahi)
  • Warui Yatsura (2007, TV Asahi/ABC TV)
  • Katagoshi no Koibito (9 episodes, 2007, TBS)
  • Monster Parent (2008, Kansai TV)
  • Kōshōnin (2008, TV Asahi)
  • Koori No Hana (2008, TV Asahi)
  • Kōshōnin 2 (2009, TV Asahi)
  • Nasake no Onna (2010, TV Asahi)
  • Hunter: Sono Onna-tachi, Shōkin Kasegi (2011, Fuji TV/Kansai TV)
  • Atsui Kūki (2012, TV Asahi)
  • 35-sai no Koukousei (2013, Nippon TV)
  • Doctor-X season 1 (2012, TV Asahi), Michiko Daimon
  • Doctor X season 2 (2013, TV Asahi), Michiko Daimon
  • Kaseifu Wa Mita SP(2014, TV Asahi)
  • Tsuyoki Ari SP (2014, TV Asahi)
  • Outburn SP (2014, TV Asahi)
  • Doctor X season 3 (2014, TV Asahi), Michiko Daimon
  • Kaseifu wa Mita SP (2015, TV Asahi)
  • Kagerou Ezu (2016, TV Asahi)
  • Doctor X season 4 (2016, TV Asahi), Michiko Daimon
  • Doctor X season 5 (2017, TV Asahi), Michiko Daimon
  • Legal V (2018, TV Asahi ), Shoko Takanashi

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Personal life[edit]

  • In December 2014, Yonekura announced that she had married a company owner two years her junior.[5]
  • In December 2016, Yonekura announced that she had divorced her husband. In a written statement, Yonekura commented, "After timely, repeated discussions, our divorce has been finalized. I am sorry to have caused trouble with my private matters." She continued, "I hope to move forward both as an actress and woman. I will do my best every day in order to challenge myself to various new things. Please continue to give me guidance and encouragement.".[6]


  1. ^ "Name : Ryoko Yonekura". Bliss (Bhavakuta.com). Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to Broadway this summer". broadway.com). Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. ^ "A Hardest Night!! (2005), Nezu no ban (original title)". Internet Movie Database (imdb.com). Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Seikei Bijin [整形美人。]". JDorama.com. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Actress Ryoko Yonekura announces marriage". Japan Today. GPlusMedia Co., Ltd. 27 December 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-12-29.
  6. ^ "Yonekura Ryoko announces divorce". Tokyo Hive. 30 December 2016.

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