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Kaori Momoi

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kaori Momoi  (桃井 かおり, Momoi Kaori, 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 Lost Lovers 1971-11-05
Latest Project:
Movie The Brightest Roof in the Universe 2020-09-04
Known For
Poster of Ghost in the Shell
Poster of Memoirs of a Geisha
Poster of Nettaiya
Poster of Kagemusha
Movie The Brightest Roof in the Universe Unknown 2020-09-04
Movie I Have Never Shot Anyone Hikaru Tamayodo 2020-07-03
Movie Get to the Punchline Grandmother 2019-10-02
Movie Ghost in the Shell Hairi 2017-03-29
Movie Magic Kimono Keiko 2017-12-01
Movie La habitación Unknown 2017-10-20
Movie Hee Azusa 2016-02-13
Movie Greetings from Fukushima Satomi 2016-03-10
Movie Candy Boys Narrator (voice) 2015-02-28
Movie OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean Oki 2014-04-11
Movie Oh Lucy! Setsuko / Lucy 2014-09-10
Movie Helter Skelter Hiroko Tada 2012-07-14
Movie Emperor Mitsuko Kajima 2012-09-14
Movie Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!! Unknown 2011-03-19
Movie 3.11 A Sense of Home (segment "Heartquake") 2011-11-04
Movie Last Chestnuts Unknown 2010-08-25
Movie Hong Kong Confidential Amaya 2010-09-16
Movie Dance, Subaru! Isuzu Hibino 2009-03-19
Movie USB Unknown 2009-06-06
Movie Yume no mani mani Unknown 2008-10-18
Series SCANDAL Sindo Tamaki 2008-10-19
Movie The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi the President of Toraoh 2007-05-05
Movie Sukiyaki Western Django Ruriko 2007-09-15
Movie Faces of a Fig Tree Unknown 2006-12-23
Movie Love and Honor Ine Hatano 2006-12-01
Movie The Sun Empress Kojun 2005-10-08
Movie The Many Faces of Chika Chika IV 2005-01-05
Movie Memoirs of a Geisha Mother 2005-12-06
Movie Izo Unknown 2004-08-21
Movie Like Asura Toyoko Masukawa 2003-11-08
Series Beauty 7 Shouko Iijima 2001-07-01
Movie The Island Tales Marianne 2000-02-11
Movie Crossfire Chikako Ishizu, the Detective 2000-06-10
Series 夏日幽会 Unknown 1998-07-03
Movie A Giant Monster Appears in Tokyo Unknown 1998-09-26
Movie Tadon and Chikuwa Unknown 1998-12-05
Movie Tokyo Lullaby Tami Ohsawa 1997-06-20
Movie Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald Takako Nakaura 1997-11-08
Movie Bounce Ko Gals Saki 1997-10-18
Movie Tokiwa: The Manga Apartment Fujimoto's mother 1996-03-23
Movie Swallowtail Butterfly Suzukino 1996-09-14
Movie The Girl of Silence Akemi Tanaka 1995-06-17
Movie Like a Rolling Stone Unknown 1994-10-01
Series Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata Unknown 1994-04-13
Movie Boku wa tenshi ja naiyo Unknown 1991-04-22
Movie Ready to Shoot Unknown 1990-11-17
Movie The Most Suitable Profession for Women Unknown 1990-12-22
Movie The Yen Family Unknown 1988-05-14
Movie Tomorrow Tsuruko Miura 1988-08-13
Movie Love Bites Back Chikako Koga 1988-07-01
Movie Hawaiian Dream Reiko Caine 1987-08-29
Movie No More Comics! Unknown 1986-02-01
Movie Onyanko the Movie - One Shot Crisis! Unknown 1986-08-23
Movie Main Theme Kayoko Ise 1984-07-14
Series Nettaiya Unknown 1983-09-09
Movie Gate of Youth 2 Kaoru 1982-01-23
Movie Kidnapping Blues Unknown 1982-10-09
Movie Suspicion Kumako Onizawa 1982-09-11
Movie Why Not? Ine 1981-01-08
Movie Kagemusha Otsuyanokata 1980-04-26
Movie Until Evening Sugiko Emori 1980-09-20
Movie Tora-san, the Matchmaker Hitomi 1979-08-04
Movie Heaven Sent Sayoko Morisaki 1979-12-28
Movie No More Easy Life Mariko 1979-12-25
Movie The Yellow Handkerchief Akemi Ogawa 1977-09-30
Movie The Youth Killer Ikuko Ishikawa 1976-10-23
Movie Invitation of Lust Unknown 1975-04-05
Movie Light of Africa Fujiko 1975-06-21
Movie Bitterness of Youth Tomiko Ohashi 1974-06-29
Movie The Assassination of Ryoma Tae 1974-08-02
Movie Sweet Scent of Eros Etsuko 1973-03-24
Movie Did the Red Bird Escape? Unknown 1973-02-17
Movie Lost Lovers Unknown 1971-11-05