Japanese actress and singer who won a Hochi Film Award in the Best Actress category for her role in the film, War and Youth. In 2007 she appeared in the third film of the Rush Hour franchise.
She started singing when she was 12 years old and also taught herself to speak English and French.
She also appeared on stage as Kiki in the 1993 production, Kiki's Delivery Service.
She was married in 1995, but got divorced in 1998.
She auditioned for a role in the film, Charlie's Angels but lost the part to Lucy Liu.