Chiaki Kuriyama Movies and Career Information

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Oct 10, 1984

Chiaki Kuriyama (栗山 千明, Kuriyama Chiaki) (born October 10, 1984) is a Japanese actress and model. She is best known in the West for her performance as Gogo Yubari in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Volume I, and her role in the Japanese film Battle Royale. 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 2004 film Kill Bill,

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