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Yōko Maki (真木 よう子 Maki Yōko, born October 15, 1982) is a Japanese actress signed to Flying Box. Maki has appeared in several films including the 2004 film Infection and the 2004 American horror film The Grudge.

Yōko Maki
Native name 真木 よう子
Born Yōko Kanamori
(金森 陽子)

(1982-10-15) October 15, 1982 (age 35)
Inzai, Chiba, Japan
Occupation Actress
Agent Flying Box
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Website www.flyingbox.co.jp/maki/

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BiographyEdit

Maki made her film debut at the age of 19 in the 2001 film Drug. Her film career sprung when she received a role as Aya in the highly modernized remake of the Japanese vengeance film Lady Snowblood (later re-titled as The Princess Blade). Maki later began performing on stage in the 2002 play Cross. In November 2008, Maki announced that she had married a 26-year-old man not in the Japanese entertainment industry. She also announced that she is pregnant.[1]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role
2001 Drug Miki Kondō
The Princess Blade Aya
2003 Battle Royale II: Requiem Maki Sōda
2004 Kamikaze Girls BTSSB Staff
Ren'ai Shōsetsu (恋愛小説) Mami Suzuki
A Perfect Day for Love Letters Rino Katasé
Infection[2] Yūko Kirino
Break Through! Gang-ja Chun
The Grudge Yoko
Do Androids Dream of Electric Santa? (short film)
2005 In the Pool Yoko Maki
Summer Time Machine Blues Yui Itō
Veronika Decides to Die#Adaptations Towa
2006 In the Pool Yoko Maki
The Vanished (雨の町, Ame no Machi) Fumio Kōsaka
Sway Chieko Kawabata
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Boswell Father's Girlfriend
Udon Yui Itō
A Delicious Way to Kill (おいしい殺し方, Oishii Koroshikata) Marii Tōdaiji
Tokyo Friends: The Movie Ryōko Fujiki
2008 Flying Rabbits (フライング☆ラビッツ) Chinatsu Kakiuchi
2009 SP Eri Sasamoto
2011 Hard Romantic-er
Looking for a True Fiancee
Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo Fujitsubo
2013 Like Father, Like Son
The Ravine of Goodbye
Sue, Mai & Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship Maiko Okamura
2015 Kaze ni Tatsu Lion
Nōnai Poison Berry Ichiko Sakurai
2016 After the Storm Kyoko
2018 The Blood of Wolves

TV dramasEdit

Year Title Role Form Appearance
2003 Hakoiri Musume! (ハコイリムスメ!, Shurayukihime) Natsuko series Ep.2,4
Mōdōken Kuīru no Isshō (盲導犬クイールの一生) series Ep.1,2,4-7
Kao () Sae Takeuchi series Ep.9
2004 Kurokawa no Techō (黒革の手帖) series Ep.5-7
Toride naki Mono (砦なき者) Meiko Furuya one-episode -
2006 Jikō Keisatsu (時効警察) Ritsuko Tachibana series Ep.8
2007 Fūrin Kazan Princess Miru Taiga drama Ep.26-??
Watashitachi no Kyōkasho Saki Ōshiro series regular
SP Eri Sasamoto series regular
2008 Weekly Maki Yoko (週刊真木よう子, Shūkan Maki Yōko) - omnibus regular
Loss:Time:Life (ロス:タイム:ライフ) Kiyomi Horiike omnibus Ep.8
Walkin' Butterfly (ウォーキン☆バタフライ) Chinatsu Kakiuchi series Ep.9
6jikango ni Kimi wa shinu (6時間後に君は死ぬ) Mio Harada one-episode -
2010 Ryōmaden Narasaki Ryō (aka Oryō) Taiga drama recurring

Direct-to-video filmsEdit

Year Title Role
2001 Pelican Road (ペリカンロード) Emiko Sakura
2005 Tokyo Friends Ryōko Fujiki

CommercialsEdit

Other worksEdit

MusicEdit

  • "Hoshikage no Komichi" (星影の小径, "Starry Path") (2011) (Tokyo No. 1 Soul Set collaboration, on their album Subete Hikari)
  • "Saisakizaka" (2013) (single, produced by Ringo Sheena)

PhotobooksEdit

  • LIP (2003)
  • Gekkan Maki Yoko (2007)
  • Gekkan Maki Yoko Special (2008)

AnimeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maki Yoko Married". Japan Zone. November 17, 2008. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 434. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3. 

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