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Kimiko Yo

Kimiko Yo was born in Yokohama, a city just south of Tokyo to a Japanese mother and Taiwanese father on the 12th of May 1956. Her cousin was actress Bunjaku Han. She became active in front of the camera in 1987 and has been a feature of Japanese television and cinema ever since. She had begun acting on the theatre stage in 1976. Audiences may mostly know her for her supporting role in Shin Gojira, as a sympathetic colleague in the 2008 films Departures, which won an Oscar, and kind wife and waitress in Ramen Girl, but she has almost 200 credits to her name. These include an abnormal neighbour in The Drugstore girl and serene presence in Café Lumière where she was directed by a Taiwanese director in Japan. Dear Doctor (2009) propelled her name forward in Japan and was an award winner. She has several Japan Academy prizes to her name. Like most celebrities she pushes products and has done commercials for telephone companies, shampoos and cosmetics manufacturers. Yo is married to a man who at the time was a NHK employee in 2006 and is managed by the Alpha Agency.


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Born:
May 12, 1956 In Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
148
First Appeared:
In the movie The Heartbreak Yakuza 1987-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Dream Team 2021-01-22
Known For
Poster of Parasyte: Part 2
Poster of Parasyte: Part 1
Poster of 放課後グルーヴ
Poster of The Ramen Girl
Filmography
Series Dream Team Yoshie Andou 2021-01-22
Movie Step Michiyo Muramatsu 2020-07-17
Movie Shape of Red Ogata Yoko 2020-02-21
Series Please Don't Chant Buddhist Prayers in the Hospital Room Shibusawa Wakako 2020-01-17
Movie Peaceful Death Unknown 2020-07-25
Movie AI Amok Eiko Tanaka 2020-01-31
Series Sugu Shinun Dakara Mori Kaoru 2020-08-23
Movie Any Crybabies Around? Setsuko Goto 2020-11-20
Series Toubousha Unknown 2020-12-05
Movie Royal Hotel Miko Noshiro 2020-11-13
Movie Giwaku Unknown 2019-02-03
Movie An Artist of the Floating World Mrs. Saito 2019-03-30
Movie Sleep in the Shadows Unknown 2019-09-06
Series The Naked Director Kozue Muranishi 2019-08-08
Series Miss Jikocho-Professor Tenno's Survey File 南雲喜里子 2019-10-18
Movie Omotenashi Mitsuko 2018-01-01
Series Innocent Days Michiko Tanaka 2018-03-18
Series Half Blue Sky Kimika Okada 2018-04-02
Movie Uta Monogatari: Cinema Fighters Project Cafe's manager (segment "Our Birthday") 2018-06-22
Movie Enokida Trading Co. Unknown 2018-06-09
Movie Kuroido Goroshi Unknown 2018-04-14
Series And Then There Were None Erika Konami 2017-03-25
Movie The Blue Hearts (segment “Hammer”) 2017-04-08
Movie Kurara: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai's Daughter Koto 2017-04-18
Movie Perfect Revolution Akiko 2017-09-29
Series The Public Enemy Akiko Kawarada 2017-10-23
Series Izakaya Fuji Unknown 2017-07-08
Movie Shin Godzilla Reiko Hanamori : Minister of Defense 2016-07-29
Series Hello, I Love You Machi Domoto 2016-07-14
Series Night Hero NAOTO 権田薫子 2016-04-15
Movie Zen and Bones Kô Mittwer 2016-08-26
Movie The Ice Ruts Sayuri Yonezawa 2016-11-05
Movie Black Widow Business Eiko Segawa 2016-08-27
Movie Midnight Diner 2 Chieko 2016-11-05
Series Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Yoriko Musubi 2016-10-21
Movie Solomon's Perjury 1: Suspicion Motoko Ueno 2015-03-07
Movie Solomon's Perjury 2: Judgment Motoko Ueno 2015-04-11
Movie A Stitch of Life Hiroe Minami 2015-01-31
Series Replay & Destroy fortune-teller woman 2015-04-27
Movie Parasyte: Part 2 Izumi Nobuko 2015-04-25
Movie Going against the Grain in Fukushima Speaker 2015-06-03
Movie 300 Million Yen Robbery Ryoko Nakaoka 2014-01-18
Series Back of Father Togawa Yasuko 2014-07-13
Series Fuyō no hito 〜 Fuji sanchō no tsuma Nonaka Tomiko 2014-07-26
Movie Parasyte: Part 1 Izumi Nobuko (Shinichi's mother) 2014-11-29
Movie Midnight Diner Chieko Hanawa 2014-11-01
Movie Nobody's Perfect Unknown 2013-03-23
Movie A Story of Yonosuke Taeko Yokomichi 2013-02-23
Series 放課後グルーヴ Unknown 2013-04-22
Movie A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story Mitsuru Funaki 2013-12-14
Movie Shield of Straw Unknown 2013-04-25
Movie My Little Sweet Pea Ayako Akaike 2013-12-21
Movie Black Dawn Kumi Muramatsu 2012-06-02
Movie Ace Attorney Maiko Ayasato (Misty Fey) 2012-02-11
Movie Father of the Bride Unknown 2012-01-08
Movie Bread of Happiness Yoko 2012-01-28
Movie For Love's Sake Toyo Taiga 2012-06-16
Movie Dirty Hearts Naomi 2012-07-21
Movie The Housekeeper Haruko Inamura 2012-12-22
Series Tsurukame Josanin: Minami no Shima kara Unknown 2012-08-28
Movie Dearest Tamiko Hamasaki 2012-08-25
Movie Rebirth Angel 2011-04-29
Movie Star Watching Dog Innkeeper 2011-06-10
Movie Crossroads Unknown 2011-12-03
Movie My SO Has Got Depression Satoko Kurita (Haruko's mom) 2011-10-08
Movie Rinco's Restaurant Ruriko 2010-02-06
Movie A Lone Scalpel Shizuka Takei 2010-06-05
Movie Soup Opera Yasuko Tanaka 2010-10-02
Movie Villain Yoriko Shimizu 2010-09-11
Movie Dear Doctor Akemi Ohtake 2009-07-27
Movie Air Doll Receptionist 2009-09-26
Movie The Ramen Girl Reiko 2008-02-08
Series Atsuhime Hisa-hime 2008-01-06
Series Daisuki!! Setsuko Kachigawa 2008-01-17
Movie Oka wo koete Unknown 2008-05-17
Movie Where The Legend Lives Unknown 2008-11-01
Movie Departures Yuriko Kamimura 2008-09-13
Movie Invisible War Kinu Murozono 2007-02-10
Series Evil People Chise Fujishima 2007-01-19
Movie Virgin Snow Mayumi Sasaki 2007-05-12
Series Dear Father Fortune Teller 2007-01-11
Movie Tokyo Rhapsody Unknown 2007-05-12
Movie CHACHA Kita no mandokoro 2007-12-22
Movie Shikyû no kioku Unknown 2007-06-20
Series Into the White Night Taniguchi Mafumi 2006-01-12
Series Just One Love Akiko Kanzaki 2006-10-14
Series Affectionate Time Kujo Tomoko 2005-01-13
Movie Tokyo Tower Unknown 2005-01-15
Movie Yamato Unknown 2005-12-17
Series 明智小五郎VS金田一耕助 Unknown 2005-02-26
Series Be with You Hongo Naomi 2005-07-03
Movie Fireflies: River of Light Unknown 2004-06-05
Movie Onna no naka no futatsu no kao Unknown 2004-08-22
Movie Café Lumière Yôko's stepmother 2004-09-01
Movie Higuchi Ichiyo Monogatari Unknown 2004-11-01
Series Kao Unknown 2003-04-08
Movie Worst by Chance Hatsuko Kim 2003-09-13
Series Drop-out Teacher Returns to School Yukiko Ando 2003-10-10
Movie The Lonely Affair of the Heart Unknown 2002-03-16
Movie Oh My God Unknown 2002-07-06
Movie Dog Star Unknown 2002-04-27
Movie Aiki Unknown 2002-11-29
Movie Hotel Hibiscus Unknown 2002-10-28
Series Churasan Shibata Yoko 2001-04-03
Series Goodbye Mr Ozu Unknown 2001-10-09
Movie Free and Easy 11 Unknown 2000-02-05
Movie Timeless Melody Chikako's mother 2000-03-18
Movie Asako in Ruby Shoes Unknown 2000-12-09
Movie Hysteric Unknown 2000-05-07
Movie The Exam Midori Chiaki 1999-07-03
Series Live Unknown 1999-04-09
Series Dangerous Relationship Ayako Tsuzuki 1999-10-14
Movie Amagi Pass Unknown 1998-01-01
Series Kurenai Unknown 1998-04-13
Series A Dangerous Woman Unknown 1998-01-09
Movie A Class to Remember III: The New Voyage Kuramoto 1998-10-17
Movie Wait and See Unknown 1998-12-19
Movie Happy Go Lucky Man's Lover in TV Drama 1997-03-17
Movie Moonlight Serenade Unknown 1997-03-15
Series Virgin Road Michi 1997-01-06
Series Ichiban Taisetsu na Hito Unknown 1997-04-18
Movie 20th Century Nostalgia Unknown 1997-07-26
Movie Immoral Affairs Unknown 1997-10-18
Movie An Angel with Many Scars Unknown 1997-04-19
Series Middle-aged Bachelors Unknown 1997-07-06
Series Hakusen Nagashi Unknown 1996-01-11
Movie Gonin 2 Ran 1996-06-29
Series Kekkon no Risou to Genjitsu Unknown 1996-01-10
Series 協奏曲 Unknown 1996-10-11
Movie The President's Christmas Tree Unknown 1996-11-23
Series Say You Love Me Kaoru Kanzaki 1995-07-07
Movie Sharaku Unknown 1995-06-02
Movie Haunted School Yukawa 1995-07-08
Movie Alone in the Night Unknown 1994-10-22
Movie The Brutal Insanity of Love Nami Muraki 1993-06-26
Movie A Night in Nude Nami Tsuchiya 1993-12-18
Movie The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark Unknown 1993-10-08
Movie Passion Unknown 1992-04-25
Movie The Legend of the Sea, Sky and Coral Unknown 1991-12-16
Movie Hiruko The Goblin Unknown 1991-05-11
Movie Yumeji Jiro 1991-05-31
Movie Orchids Under the Moon Unknown 1991-06-27
Movie Maria's Stomach Unknown 1990-07-21
Movie Baian the Assassin Unknown 1990-12-26
Movie Via Okinawa Unknown 1989-06-09
Movie Love Bites Back Sanae Ebino 1988-07-01
Movie The Story of a Company Unknown 1988-11-26
Movie The Heartbreak Yakuza Unknown 1987-01-01