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Kuriyama Chiaki

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Kuriyama Chiaki

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  • Name: 栗山千明 (くりやま ちあき)
  • Name (romaji): Kuriyama Chiaki
  • Profession: Actress, singer and model
  • Birthdate: 1984-Oct-10 (age 34)
  • Birthplace: Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Height: 162cm
  • Star sign: Libra
  • Blood type: A
  • Talent agency: Space Craft

About Chiaki Kuriyama[edit]

Chiaki Kuriyama was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, in Japan, on October 10, 1984. she started to gain a lot of recognition during the mid-1990s as a very popular and highly coveted model in what was labeled at the time Japan's child model boom. She appeared during that period of time in several photo books that were highly popular and managed to sold remarkably well in the market, these photobooks were: Shinwa Shojo (Girl of Myth) and Shojokan (Girl's Residence), she was photographed in both instances by Kishin Shinoyama, a very talented and highly popular photographer.

She started to appear on television series as well, in many supporting and in some cases lead roles, with critical acclaim and high viewership numbers, in 2003, she appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1, it was her Hollywood debut in a supporting role, she portrayed Gogo Yubari a schoolgirl bodyguard and assassin who works for a yakuza boss. The film was a huge success critically and a box office success. She later starred in other films as well in her native Japan, such as the 2005 film Azumi 2: Death or Love, the sequel of the 2003 smashing hit Azumi, and in Takashi Miike's 2005, fantasy children's film Yokai Daisenso.

More about Kuriyama Chiaki

TV Shows[edit]

Movies[edit]

Theater[edit]

  • Midnight in Bali (2017)
  • Coast of Utopia (2009)
  • Dogen's adventure (2008)

Endorsements[edit]

  • Ezaki Glico Wagokoro (2007~)
  • Shiseido Maquillage (2005~)
  • Panasonic FOMA P904i (2005~)
  • JA Bank (1998~)
  • 2018: BookLive
  • 2018: Kirin Brewery
  • 2014-2015: Mandom Corporation
  • 2014: SEGA
  • 2013: Suzuki
  • 2012: Konami Digital Entertainment
  • 2012-2014: Zanyaku
  • 2012-2014: LION
  • 2012: SYOSS
  • 2012: Suntory
  • 2012: AEON Mall
  • 2011: Nintendo
  • 2011: House Foods
  • 2010: JINS
  • 2010: Acer Japan
  • 2009-2010: DMM Digital Media Mart
  • 2009: Uniqlo
  • 2009: Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • 2009: Capcom
  • 2009: Asahi Soft Drinks
  • 2008: Montblanc Japan
  • 2006: Ezaki Glico
  • 2006: Coca Cola
  • 2006: Advertising Council -AC Japan-
  • 2005-2016: Morinaga Milk Industry
  • 2005-2008: Shiseido
  • 2005-2006 Panasonic Mobile Communications
  • 2005: Gyadobari Japan
  • 2002: Sony Music
  • 2002: Bourbon
  • 2001: Lotte
  • 2000: Fancl
  • 2000: Nissin Foods
  • 1999: Otsuka Foods
  • 1998-2008: JA Banking
  • 1997-2009: UNIQLO
  • 1997: NTT
  • 1996-2011: Nissan
  • 1995: SONY
  • 1995: Takara

Recognitions[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Specialty: Ballet and gymnastics
  • Hobbies: Reading manga and comic books.
  • Favorite Musicians: My Chemical Romance, Utada Hikaru, Shiina Ringo, Avril Lavigne, UVERworld, L'Arc〜en〜Ciel and Namie Amuro.
  • Favorite Films: Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting.
  • She made her musical debut in 2010, when she released a single titled "Ryūsei no Namida".
  • Best friends with fellow actress Yu Aoi and Aoi Miyazaki.
  • She was personally selected by Quentin Tarantino for the role of Gogo Yubari in his film Kill Bill Vol. 1, because he is a huge fan of Battle Royale.

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