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Sonoya Mizuno (ソノヤ・ミズノ) is a Japanese-born British actress, model and ballerina.

Sonoya Mizuno
Born (1986-07-01) 1 July 1986 (age 31)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actress, dancer, model
Years active 2012–present


Early lifeEdit

Born in Tokyo, Mizuno was raised in Somerset in England.[1] Her father is Japanese, and her mother is half-British, half-Argentine.[2] She graduated from the Royal Ballet School before working for several ballet companies including Semperoper Ballet in Dresden,[3] Ballet Ireland, New English Ballet Theatre and Scottish Ballet.[1]


She began modeling at age 20 and has modeled for Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton.[1] During 2014 Mizuno appeared in Arthur Pita's work of dance theatre The World's Greatest Show at Greenwich Dance and the Royal Opera House.[3][4]

Mizuno made her movie debut in Alex Garland's science-fiction thriller Ex Machina in 2015.[1] She appeared in the dance film High Strung, directed by Michael Damian and released in 2016.[3] In 2016, she was the feature dancer in the music video for "Wide Open" by The Chemical Brothers and Beck.[5]

In August 2016, she appeared in the music video for Frank Ocean's song "Nikes". In 2016 Mizuno was in La La Land, playing the role of Caitlin, the roommate of Mia (Emma Stone).[6]

In 2017, Mizuno appeared in a cameo role as the debutante in Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast , and joined the cast of the Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians[7] starring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.[8]


Year Films Role Notes
2012 Venus in Eros Forest Guard Film debut
2015 Ex Machina Kyoko
2016 High Strung Jazzy
2016 Alleycats Suzie
2016 La La Land Caitlin
2017 Beauty and the Beast Debutante
2017 Ambition Sarah post-production
2018 Annihilation TBA post-production
TBA The Domestics Betsy post-production
TBA Crazy Rich Asians Araminta Lee


Year Films Role Notes
2018 Maniac Main


  1. ^ a b c d Jamieson, Teddy. "15 for 2015: Sonoya Mizuno". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sonoya Mizuno". High Strung Dance Movie. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Rachel. "'Ladies and gentlemen, how long can they last?': The disturbing 1930s craze of dance marathons". Royal Opera House. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  5. ^ ChemicalBrothersVEVO (2016-01-25), The Chemical Brothers - Wide Open (feat. Beck), retrieved 2016-01-27 
  6. ^ Chazelle, Damien; Stone, Emma; Conn, Amiée; Walters, Terry (2016-12-16), La La Land, retrieved 2017-01-17 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (2017-04-10). "'Ex Machina' Actress Sonoya Mizuno Joins 'Crazy Rich Asians'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 

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