Yoshino Kimura October 22, 2005
|Native name||木村 佳乃|
April 10, 1976 |
London, England, United Kingdom
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Noriyuki Higashiyama (m. 2010)|
Yoshino Kimura (木村 佳乃 Kimura Yoshino?, born 10 April 1976) is an English-born Japanese actress and former idol singer. She appeared on an episode of the Showtime series Masters of Horror. Kimura won the "Rookie of the Year" prize at the 21st Japan Academy Awards for her appearance in Shitsurakuen.
Kimura appeared as Shizuka in the recent spaghetti-western Sukiyaki Western Django. As of 25 June 2007 she is slated to star in a new Japanese soap opera to be set in Australia. Kimura also voiced Master Tigress in the Japanese dub of Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2. She also appears in Blindness as the First Blind Man's Wife. On 24 October 2010 she married Noriyuki Higashiyama.
In 2007, Kimura took the title role in a TV Asahi tanpatsu (単発, TV movie), entitled Teresa Teng Monogatari (テレサ・テン物語), portraying the late Taiwanese superstar, who was (and continues to be) popular throughout Asia.
She also did the voice of Claire Folley in the game Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.
- Blindness (2008) – First Blind Man's Wife
- Confessions (2010) – Yuko Shimomura
- Hot Road (2014) – Kazuki's mother
- Iya na Onna (2016) – Natsuko Kotani
- Hoshigaoka Wonderland (2016)
- Masters of Horror, "Dream Cruise" (2007) - Yuri Saito
- Tenchijin (2009) – Oryō
- Nakanai to Kimeta Hi (2010) – Yukiko Sano
- Asa ga Kita (2015) – Soe Kushida
- Sanada Maru (2016) – Matsu
- Hiyokko (2017) – Miyoko Yatabe
- 東山紀之＆木村佳乃夫妻に第1子女児誕生 「命の詩を聞かせてくれました」 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 28, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2009.
- "Neighbours effect' tried on Japanese," BBC
- Noriyuki Higashiyama, Yoshino Kimura, now married
- "Orochi". fantasiafest.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
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