Yōko Maki (actress)

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Yōko Maki
Native name 真木 よう子
Born Yōko Kanamori
(金森 陽子?)

(1982-10-15) October 15, 1982 (age 33)
Inzai, Chiba, Japan
Occupation Actress
Agent Flying Box
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Website www.flyingbox.co.jp/maki/

Yōko Maki (真木 よう子 Maki Yōko, born October 15, 1982) is a Japanese actress signed to Flying Box. Maki has appeared in several films including the 2003 film Infection and the 2004 American horror film The Grudge.

Biography[edit]

Maki made her film debut at the age of 19 in the 2001 film Drug. Her film career sprung when she received a role as Aya in the highly modernized remake of the Japanese vengeance film Lady Snowblood (later re-titled as The Princess Blade). Maki later began performing on stage in the 2002 play Cross. In November 2008, Maki announced that she had married a 26-year-old man not in the Japanese entertainment industry. She also announced that she is pregnant.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Drug Miki Kondō
The Princess Blade Aya
2003 Battle Royale II: Requiem Maki Sōda
2004 Kamikaze Girls BTSSB Staff
Ren'ai Shōsetsu (恋愛小説?) Mami Suzuki
A Perfect Day for Love Letters Rino Katasé
Infection[2] Yūko Kirino
Break Through! Gang-ja Chun
The Grudge Yoko
Do Androids Dream of Electric Santa? (short film)
2005 In the Pool Yoko Maki
Summer Time Machine Blues Yui Itō
Veronika Decides to Die#Adaptations Towa
2006 In the Pool Yoko Maki
The Vanished (雨の町 Ame no Machi?) Fumio Kōsaka
Sway Chieko Kawabata
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Boswell Father's Girlfriend
Udon Yui Itō
A Delicious Way to Kill (おいしい殺し方 Oishii Koroshikata?) Marii Tōdaiji
Tokyo Friends: The Movie Ryōko Fujiki
2008 Flying Rabbits (フライング☆ラビッツ?) Chinatsu Kakiuchi
2009 SP Eri Sasamoto
2011 Hard Romantic-er
Looking for a True Fiancee
Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo Fujitsubo
2013 Like Father, Like Son
The Ravine of Goodbye
Sue, Mai & Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship Maiko Okamura
2015 Kaze ni Tatsu Lion
Nōnai Poison Berry Ichiko Sakurai
2016 After the Storm Kyoko

TV dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Form Appearance
2003 Hakoiri Musume! (ハコイリムスメ! Shurayukihime?) Natsuko series Ep.2,4
Mōdōken Kuīru no Isshō (盲導犬クイールの一生?) series Ep.1,2,4-7
Kao (?) Sae Takeuchi series Ep.9
2004 Kurokawa no Techō (黒革の手帖?) series Ep.5-7
Toride naki Mono (砦なき者?) Meiko Furuya one-episode -
2006 Jikō Keisatsu (時効警察?) Ritsuko Tachibana series Ep.8
2007 Fūrin Kazan Princess Miru Taiga drama Ep.26-??
Watashitachi no Kyōkasho Saki Ōshiro series regular
SP Eri Sasamoto series regular
2008 Weekly Maki Yoko (週刊真木よう子 Shūkan Maki Yōko?) - omnibus regular
Loss:Time:Life (ロス:タイム:ライフ?) Kiyomi Horiike omnibus Ep.8
Walkin' Butterfly (ウォーキン☆バタフライ?) Chinatsu Kakiuchi series Ep.9
6jikango ni Kimi wa shinu (6時間後に君は死ぬ?) Mio Harada one-episode -
2010 Ryōmaden Narasaki Ryō (aka Oryō) Taiga drama recurring

Direct-to-video films[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Pelican Road (ペリカンロード?) Emiko Sakura
2005 Tokyo Friends Ryōko Fujiki

Commercials[edit]

Other works[edit]

Music[edit]

  • "Hoshikage no Komichi" (星影の小径?, "Starry Path") (2011) (Tokyo No. 1 Soul Set collaboration, on their album Subete Hikari)
  • "Saisakizaka" (2013) (single, produced by Ringo Sheena)

Photobooks[edit]

  • LIP (2003)
  • Gekkan Maki Yoko (2007)
  • Gekkan Maki Yoko Special (2008)

Anime[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maki Yoko Married". Japan Zone. November 17, 2008. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 434. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3. 

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