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Kaori Momoi

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kaori Momoi  (born April 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. Momoi was born in Tokyo, and at the young age of 12 traveled to London to study dance at the Royal Ballet Academy. After 3 years she returned to Tokyo, later graduating from Japan's Bungakuza School of Dramatic Arts. In 1971, Momoi debuted in director Kon Ichikawa's Ai Futatabi (To Love Again) beginning a career that has already spanned 35 years and over 60 films. As an actress, she has worked with some of the most notable films directors in Japan, including Akira Kurosawa (Kagemusha, 1980), Tatsumi Kumashiro (Seishun no Satetsu, 1974), Yoji Yamada (The Yellow Handkerchief, 1977 and Otoko wa Tsuraiyo, 1979), Shohei Imamura (Why Not?, 1981), Shunji Iwai (Swallowtail Butterfly, 1996), Jun Ichikawa (Tokyo Yakyoku, 1997), Mitani Koki (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald, 1997), Yoshimitsu Morita (Like Asura, 2003) and, most recently, Takashi Miike (IZO, Sukiyaki Western Django). She has also performed in The Sun (2005) directed by Alexander Sokurov and appeared in director Rob Marshall's film Memoirs of a Geisha. For her film performances in Japan, Momoi has won many awards. She has won the Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actress twice and Best Supporting Actress once and was selected Best Actress at the 1983 New York International Film Festival for her role in Giwaku (Suspicion). Popular among Japanese of all ages and a recognized trend setter, Momoi is never idle, pursuing various projects in producing, directing, screenwriting, and design in addition to her acting. She has also released some 15 record albums as a singer and is a much sought after essayist. She won the award for best actress at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Giwaku. Her latest movie is Maris Martinson's movie "Amaya", which was released on September 17, 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kaori Momoi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Apr 8, 1952 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean
Latest Project:
Movie La habitación 2017-10-20
Known For
Poster of Last Chestnuts
Poster of OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean
Movie OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean Oki 2019
Movie Ghost in the Shell Motoko's mother 2017-03-29
Movie La habitación 2017-10-20
Movie Greetings from Fukushima Satomi 2016-03-10
Movie Oh Lucy! Setsuko / Lucy 2014-09-10
Movie Helter Skelter Hiroko Tada 2012-07-14
Movie Emperor Mitsuko Kajima 2012-09-14
Movie 3.11 A Sense of Home (segment "Heartquake") 2011-11-04
Movie Last Chestnuts 2010-08-25
Movie Hong Kong Confidential Amaya 2010-09-16
Movie USB 2009-06-06
Movie Yume no mani mani 2008-10-18
Movie The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi the President of Toraoh 2007-05-05
Movie Sukiyaki Western Django Ruriko 2007-09-15
Movie Ichijiku no kao 2006-01-01
Movie Love and Honor Ine Hatano 2006-12-01
Movie The Many Faces of Chika 2005-01-05
Movie The Sun Empress Kojun 2005-10-08
Movie Memoirs of a Geisha Mother 2005-12-06
Movie Izo 2004-08-21
Movie Crossfire Chikako Ishizu, the Detective 2000-06-10
Movie The Island Tales 2000-02-11