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Biography #2 (for 2 Fast 2 Furious)

Nineteen year-old model/actress Devon Aoki began her career in the entertainment industry at the ripe age of 14 years old. Daughter to a Japanese father and a German/English mother, Devon was raised and educated in Malibu, California, and London, England. While living in London, Devon was signed by Storm Models, where she quickly ascended to become on of the fashion industries most sought after models.

Her work within the fashion industry includes editorial pictorials for Harpers Bazaar by Patrick Demarchelier, American Vogue by Steven Meisel, British Vogue by Mario Testino, W Magazine by Paolo Roversi, The Face by Ellen von Unwerth, French Vogue, Russian Vogue, I.D. Magazine and Dutch. Devon also stars on the cover of Interview's 30th Anniversary Issue (shot by David La Chapelle).

Devon is a favorite with both designers and photographers and has been featured as the face of numerous advertising campaigns, which have included Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Versace by Steven Meisel, Wella by Ellen von Unwerth, Cerruti by Annette Aurell and Moschino.

She has made countless catwalk appearances, including showings of Thierry Mugler, Fendi, Gaultier, Givenchy, Ferretti, Ralph Lauren, Yves St. Laurent, Bella Freud, Anna Molinari and Seraph. A particular favorite of Karl Lagerfeld, Devon was the bride at the Chanel Couture show for Autumn / Winter '99. Her cross-cultural international appeal has established her as a public figure in her family's homeland of Japan, where she has endorsed products for such companies such as Shisedo, Loreal, Sunsystems, Toyota and Peachtree Juices.

Devon's natural progression into television and film commenced when she shot the sensational Primal Scream video with Kate Moss. Other music video appearances include Duran Duran's Electric Barbarella and Elton John's The Way You Look.

In addition to 2 Fast 2 Furious, Devon's feature film work includes Death of a Dynasty from writer/director Damon Dash. She has also appeared in two films for fashion designer Bella Freud, both of which were directed by John Malkovich.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "2 Fast 2 Furious" (08-Jun-2003)


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