The hot Chiaki Kuriyama is an actress, model and singer was born in Tsuchiura, ibaraki, Japan. Kuriyama started out as a child model and she thrived a lot during the child model boom period in Japan in the mid 1990s. At the time, child modeling was the rave and Kuriyama was one of the hottest child in the child models industry at the time. During her child modelling days she appeared in popular photo books, shinwa – shojo (girl of myth) and shojokan (girl’s residence). The photo books were photographed by Ksihin Shinoyama.
The photo book shinwa – shojo was a huge hit among the fans of child models and rose to become a bestseller but more productions on it had to be stopped by the publisher in 1999. The photo books contained some elements of nudity which was in contravention of the anti – child pornography law which was passed at the time.
She also modelled for fashion magazines such as Nicola, 1997 – 2001 and Pichi Lemon (1996 – 2001). She became active in acting around 1995 where she debuted as a little girl in the movie “Toire no Hanako-san.” She came to prominence in Japan for her role in the film Shikoku (1999) which was an horror film and ju-on (2000) and in that same year she acted in an action film Battle Royale as Takako Chigusa. She then would go on to appear in several other films and TV programs and notable among those programs was Rokubanme no Sayoko. Follow Kuriyama on facebook link
Not a lot of Japanese after can make it to Hollywood as it is a very competitive industry but Kuriyama did it and broke into Hollywood and hot her Hollywood debut on account of her impressive performances in Japan. Quentin Tarantino involved her in the film “kill bill: vol 1” where he was the director. She played the role of Gogo Yubari, the school girl bodyguard of the Yakuza boss (Lucy Liu) in the movie.
She went on to appear in other films, most notable amongst them, ninja drama Azumi 2: Death or Love and also, Takashi Mike’s film, Yokai Daisenso.
Chiaki is multi talented as she ventured into music 2010, she release her first single “Ryūsei no Namid” which she released under DefSfar records. The song gained prominence and it was used in the Mobile Gundam Suit Unicorn anime. She sang other songs and she predominantly writes her lyrics in Japanese. Her other songs gained prominence with “cold finger girl” being used in the anime, Level E.
Kuriyama is very private with her relationship with no media record of who she is dating. She is a very successful actress with the net worth of $ 11 million.