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Chiaki Kuriyama
Chiaki
Person information
Name in Japanese 栗山 千明
Romaji translation Kuriyama Chiaki
Gender Female
Born October 10, 1984
Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
Death
Occupations Actor, model, singer
Voice of
Portrayals

Chiaki Kuriyama (栗山 千明 Kuriyama Chiaki, born October 10, 1984) is a Japanese actress, singer and model. She is best known in the West for her roles as Takako Chigusa in Kinji Fukasaku's Japanese film Battle Royale (2000) and as Gogo Yubari in Quentin Tarantino's Hollywood film Kill Bill, Volume 1 (2003).

Kuriyama portrayed Mizuki Mochizuki in the Kagen no Tsuki film.

BiographyEdit

She was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki. Chiaki was a popular model during Japan's child model boom in the mid-1990s. In 1997, she appeared in the photobooks Shinwa-Shōjo (Girl of Myth) and Shōjokan (Girl's Residence), photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. Shinwa-Shōjo became a best-seller but, as it contained some nudity, was discontinued by the publisher in 1999 after the institution of new anti–child pornography laws. She also posed as a model for the child fashion magazines Nicola (1997–2001) and Pichi Lemon (1996–2001).

She first achieved widespread recognition as an actress in Japan for her starring roles in the horror films Shikoku (1999) and Ju-on (2000). Chiaki also appeared in the action film Battle Royale (2000) as Takako Chigusa.

Following feature appearances on several notable Japanese television programs (including Rokubanme no Sayoko), Chiaki made her Hollywood debut in director Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film Kill Bill, Volume 1 as Gogo Yubari, the schoolgirl bodyguard of yakuza boss O-Ren Ishii. She has stated that she is in the process of learning English and hopes to play more English-language roles in the future.

In 2010, she released the CD single "Ryūsei no Namida" on DefStar Records as "CHiAKi KURiYAMA". The song was used as the first ending theme for Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. This single was followed by three others under her name as traditionally written in Japanese: "Kanōsei Girl", "Cold Finger Girl", and "Oisihi Kisetsu/Ketteiteki Sanpunkan"; "Cold Finger Girl" was used as the opening for the anime adaptation of Level E. She followed the singles with an album, Circus, in 2011.

DiscographyEdit

  • Circus (March 16, 2011)

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Toire no Hanako-san
Gonin Hiromi Ogiwara Supporting role
1999 Shikoku Sayori Hiura Main role
2000 Kamen Gakuen Reika Dojima
Ju-on Mizuho Tamura Main
Battle Royale Takako Chigusa Supporting
2003 Kill Bill, Volume 1 Gogo Yubari
Itsuka 'A' Torein ni Notte Yuki Noguchi
2004 Kagen no Tsuki Mizuki Mochizuki Main
Mail Mikoto Yamaguchi Supporting
2005 Azumi 2: Death or Love Kozue Supporting
Into the Sun Ayako
The Great Yokai War Agi Supporting
Scrap Heaven Saki Fujimura Main
2006 Kisarazu Cats Eye Ayako Sugimoto Supporting
2007 Exte Yuko Mizushima Main
Tengu Gaiden Amaya
2008 Kids Shiho Supporting
GS Wonderland Miku Ono Main
Komori Kachou no Yuuga na Hibi
2009 Kamogawa Horumo Fumi Supporting
Hagetaka: The Movie Yuka Mashima Supporting
2010 Neck Eiko Akasaka Supporting
2013 Toshokan Sensō Asakao Shibasaki

Television dramasEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Nacchan Ka
1999 Kowai Douwa - Oyayubihime Main; TV film
2000 Rokubanme no Sayoko Sayoko Tsumura Main role
Taju Jinkaku Tantei Saiko
Himitsu Kurabu o-daiba.com Kazumi Naruse
Kabushiki Kaisha o-daiba.com Kazumi Naruse
2001 R-17 Saori Maruyama
2006 Jyooubachi Tomoko/Katoe Daidoji Supporting
Woman's Island Rei Fujishima Main
Haru, Barneys de Sakurai Sae
Kakure Karakuri Karin Hanayama Supporting
2007 Hagetaka Yuka Mashima
Tokkyu Tanaka 3 Go Terumi Meguro Supporting
2008 Ashita no Kita Yoshio Rika Hasegawa Supporting
Loss Time Life Ayaka Kurosaki Main
Sirius no Michi Yuka Hirano Supporting
2010 Atami no Sousakan Sae Kitajima Main
Rebound Hitomi Mimura Supporting
Tsukahara Bokuden Mahiro Supporting
2011 Himitsu Chouhouin Erika Erika Takahashi Main
Carnation Natsu Yoshida
2012 Ataru Maiko Ebina Main

Voice rolesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Eden's Bowy Konyako Persia
2008 The Sky Crawlers Midori Mitsuya
2012 Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker Cassandra Pentaghast Main

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