was born on January 6th, 1981 in Kanagawa. She started her modeling and acting career at the age of fifteen with her real name Yuriko Kikuchi. She changed her screen name to Rinko in May 2004.
She made her film debut in Ikitai in 1999, which was directed by Kaneto Shindo. Since then she's added more than a dozen movies and TV commercial films to her resume. She gave particularly strong performances in Hole Of The Sky (2002) directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri and in Tori/Kokorono Katana, (2004) directed by Tadanobu Asano. Kikuchi also appeared in The Taste of Tea, directed By Katsuhito Ishii, which was selected by The 57th Cannes Film Festival in 2004. In the FUNKY FOREST_The First Contact(2005) directed by FUNKY FOREST ( Katsuhito Ishii / Shunichiro Miki / A N I K I), she portrayed a class president and showed her comical side.
Babel is her first appearance in an American movie.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
Rinko Kikuchi Facts
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