Koyuki Kato is a popular Japanese model and actress. She started her career by winning a modeling competition. After winning the title she started working as a professional model for the Japanese magazine Non-no. Apart from that, she started appearing in various print and TV advertisements. As she was getting a lot of prominence in the industry she was called for bigger projects. Koyuki has been working as a fashion model for Calvin Klein. If this isn’t enough she has worked in many dramas. Her fans have always loved her versatility and many big directors have offered her roles in TV and films. Here is all you need to know about this talented actress.
Bio and Early Life
Koyuki was born on 18th December 1976. She is 44 years old currently and has lived in Japan since her childhood. Her family was not very financially well off but she followed her dream of becoming an actress. Since her childhood, she watched movies of her favorite actors and got the inspiration to learn acting. There is not much information about her parents and siblings but she has had a fulfilling childhood.
Even though Koyuki has worked in many movies and TV shows her most famous works have been The Last Samurai. It is a Hollywood film that gave her a lot of international fame. Tom Cruise is her co-star and people have loved their pairing. Since then there is no looking back and her international success has been on the rise.
You will be happy to know that she has won several awards, including the Nikkan Sports Film Award. She remains an active part of the industry and working under the agency Avex Management Inc. Koyuki got the privilege to win the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 45th Television Drama Academy Awards. Her role in Engine got her commercial and critical fame. In 2012 she was chosen as one of the narrators at the Nation Berlin Exhibition.
Movies and TV series
Koyuki is one of the very few Japanese actresses who have gained worldwide fame. She has done many films and TV shows and won awards for the same. Nearly all her performances have been loved by her fans and critics alike. Her famous movie list includes:
- Warau Iemon
- Always Sanchōme no Yūhi
- Blood: The Last Vampire
- Beautiful Life
- Tramps Like Us
- Blood: The last vampire
- The Last Samurai
- Always: Sunset on the third street
Personal Life and Net Worth
In 2012 it was revealed that Koyuki plans to get married to the popular actor Kenichi Matsuyama. He was her co-star in Kamui Gaiden. Since then they have been going strong and welcomed their first child in the same year. They are blessed with two other children in 2013 and 2015. The total net worth of Koyuki happens to be around $1-$5 million. She is one of the finest and most popular actresses of recent times.