Person Details

Birthday: 1952-04-08 02:23:08

Aliases: 桃井かおり , 桃井 かおり

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan

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Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kaori Momoi  (桃井 かおり, Momoi Kaori, born April 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. Momoi was born in Tokyo, and at the young age of 12 traveled to London to study dance at the Royal Ballet Academy. After 3 years she returned to Tokyo, later graduating from Japan's Bungakuza School of Dramatic Arts. In 1971, Momoi debuted in director Kon Ichikawa's Ai Futatabi (To Love Again) beginning a career that has already spanned 35 years and over 60 films. As an actress, she has worked with some of the most notable films directors in Japan, including Akira Kurosawa (Kagemusha, 1980), Tatsumi Kumashiro (Seishun no Satetsu, 1974), Yoji Yamada (The Yellow Handkerchief, 1977 and Otoko wa Tsuraiyo, 1979), Shohei Imamura (Why Not?, 1981), Shunji Iwai (Swallowtail Butterfly, 1996), Jun Ichikawa (Tokyo Yakyoku, 1997), Mitani Koki (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald, 1997), Yoshimitsu Morita (Like Asura, 2003) and, most recently, Takashi Miike (IZO, Sukiyaki Western Django). She has also performed in The Sun (2005) directed by Alexander Sokurov and appeared in director Rob Marshall's film Memoirs of a Geisha. For her film performances in Japan, Momoi has won many awards. She has won the Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actress twice and Best Supporting Actress once and was selected Best Actress at the 1983 New York International Film Festival for her role in Giwaku (Suspicion). Popular among Japanese of all ages and a recognized trend setter, Momoi is never idle, pursuing various projects in producing, directing, screenwriting, and design in addition to her acting. She has also released some 15 record albums as a singer and is a much sought after essayist. She won the award for best actress at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Giwaku. Her latest movie is Maris Martinson's movie "Amaya", which was released on September 17, 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kaori Momoi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

Ghost in the Shell
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6

Ghost in the Shell

(2017) Hairi
Memoirs of a Geisha
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8

Memoirs of a Geisha

(2005) Mother
Emperor
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6

Emperor

(2012) Mitsuko Kajima
Kagemusha
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8

Kagemusha

(1980) Otsuyanokata
Helter Skelter
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7

Helter Skelter

(2012) Hiroko Tada
Suspicion
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7

Suspicion

(1982) Kumako Onizawa
Greetings from Fukushima
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6

Greetings from Fukushima

(2016) Satomi
Love and Honor
Average
7

Love and Honor

(2006) Ine Hatano

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 N/A
2019 Grandmother
2017 Keiko
N/A
Hairi
2016 Satomi
N/A
2015 Narrator (voice)
2014 Setsuko / Lucy
Oki
2012 Mitsuko Kajima
Hiroko Tada
2011 (segment "Heartquake")
N/A
2010 Amaya
N/A
2009 N/A
Isuzu Hibino
2008 Sindo Tamaki
N/A
2007 Ruriko
the President of Toraoh
2006 Ine Hatano
N/A
2005 Mother
Empress Kojun
N/A
2004 N/A
2003 Toyoko Masukawa
2001 Shouko Iijima
2000 Chikako Ishizu, the Detective
Marianne
1998 N/A
N/A
1997 Takako Nakaura
Saki
Tami Ohsawa
1996 N/A
Fujimoto's mother
1995 Akemi Tanaka
1994 N/A
N/A
1991 N/A
1990 N/A
N/A
1988 Tsuruko Miura
Chikako Koga
N/A
1987 Reiko Caine
1986 N/A
N/A
1984 Kayoko Ise
1982 N/A
Kumako Onizawa
Kaoru
1981 Ine
1980 Sugiko Emori
Otsuyanokata
1979 Sayoko Morisaki
Mariko
Hitomi
1977 Akemi Ogawa
1976 Ikuko Ishikawa
1975 Fujiko
N/A
1974 Tae
Tomiko Ohashi
1973 Etsuko
N/A
1971 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2016 Director
2011 Director
2006 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2006 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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