Devon Aoki is an American fashion model and a former actress, perhaps known best for her appearance as Suki in the “2 Fast 2 Furious” film.

Early Life, Age, and Education Background

Devon Edwenna Aoki was born in New York City, under the Leo zodiac sign on 10 August 1982, which makes her 39 years old as of 2021. She was raised in Malibu, California and London by her father, the late Hiroaki ‘Rocky’ Aoki who was the instigator of Benihana Steakhouse restaurant chain and a former Olympics wrestler – he passed away in July 2008 – and his wife Pamela Hilburger, a painter and jewelry designer. Devon’s father is Japanese while her mother is of English and German heritage.

The successful model was raised alongside six siblings, three sisters:  Kana Aoki, Echo Aoki, and Jenifer Aoki, and three brothers, Dj Steve Aoki, Kevin Aoki, and Kyle Aoki.

She attended The American School in London., and Aoki began modelling as a teenager at the age of 13, and a year later, her godmother introduced her to English model Kate Moss, who signed her to Storm Model Management. Two years later, Aoki had created a name for herself, which made her the ideal candidate for the face of Versace.

Career

Modelling

Aoki got her first invitations in 1997, from Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons, and Chanel, which saw her fame skyrocketing rapidly soon after she had been noticed by Kate Moss.

She made her career breakthrough in the year that followed, when she was selected to replace Naomi Campbell as Versace’s spokesperson. Year by year, she gained more recognition, and her career continued to flourish, through collaborations with Hugo Boss, Kenzo, Tiffany & Co, Yves Saint Laurent, and Lancome, and her participation in Baby Phat, Versace, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel shows.

As part of her modelling career, Devon has appeared in several popular magazines’ cover photos, including Nylon Magazine (US), Harper’s Bazaar (Japan), Wonderland (UK), Russh (Australia),  CosmoGirl (Korea), Elle Girl, and Vogue (Russia, Germany, and Korea); she has been on I-D Magazine’s cover three times now.

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Many know her for being the Lancome Cosmetics publication’s face for four years, and she boasts of posing for famous Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee’s “Super Stars” charity photo-book, dedicated to 2004’s Asian tsunami disaster victims.

In the early 2000s, Devon took a break from modelling, only making a comeback in 2017 to model for Sephora x Moschino campaign. During the same year, she was named an iconic model and one of the most reputable supermodels of the 1990s by Dazed Digital’s Dominic Cadogan, who added that many established American photographers dreamt of having her face in their portfolios. She has ever since worked with many companies. In 2007, she made an announcement that she would be designing Asian Levi’s jeans line.

Acting

In the beginning of her career on the screens, Devon made a few cameo appearances in music videos for songs such as “Electric Barbarella” by Duran Duran, “Kowalski” by Primal Scream (alongside Kate Moss),”Something About the Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John, and “Act a Fool” by Ludacris. She also appeared in Sean Lennon’s “Dead Meat” music video in 2006, and in “Bones” by The Killers American rock band. Devon also collaborated with her half-brother, Steve Aoki during the shooting of his music video for his song entitled “Waste It On Me Steve Aoki” in 2018.

Aoki made her film debut in 2003’s “2 Fast 2 Furious” as Suki, a street race driver. She didn’t even have a driver’s license before featuring in this film, and so she had to learn to drive to fit in for the role.

She caught the public eye in 2005 when she appeared in the “Sin City” action movie, and later on featured in 2007’s “War,” “Mutant Chronicles,” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead” (2009). She was selected to feature as Tatsu Yamashiro in the third season of the “Arrow” TV series, but declined the offer due to her busy schedule.

Personal Life, Husband, and Children

The 39-year-old model is a married woman, who tied the knot with her long-term boyfriend, James Bailey in 2010. The duo dated for several years before exchanging vows at a private wedding ceremony only attended by close friends and family. James is a Harvard University graduate, and a successful venture capital investor, the founder of Velos Partners, who is currently working for TA Associates as an analyst, based in Boston.

The couple is blessed with three children, a son named James Hunter born in June  2011  and two daughters, Eleanor Talitha (born in 2015)  and Alessandra Linville (born in February 2013). The latter has followed in her mother’s footsteps and is already a model who was featured in ‘Guess Kids’ Spring 2018 Advertising Campaign.” As of now, the couple is seemingly living a happy life together with their children in New York City, without any rumors of divorce or separation.

Before her marriage to James, Devon shared a romantic relationship with Damon Dash, an American film producer, actor, director and entrepreneur. She was also seeing Rick Solomon – they dated for two years from 1997 before breaking up.

Rick is an American poker player known to some for his 2004’s sex tape with Paris Hilton. Devon also dated Lenny Kravitz in 2001 and Joseph Levitt in 2010.

Body Measurements

Devon has a slim figure, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs) with vital statistics of 33-23-34. She has hazel brown eyes and long silky light brown hair around an oval-shaped face and fair skin; by her facial appearance, her Asian genes are very prominent.

Net Worth

Aoki began her career at the age of 13 and has been very active ever since, which has earned her both fame and a fortune. Her primary source of income is her modelling  career, and as of 2021 she is reportedly worth approximately $30 million.

Who is Devon Aoki’s Half-Brother, Steve Aoki?

Steve Aoki was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 30 November 1977, in Miami, Florida USA, which makes him 43 years old as of 2021. He was born to Chizuru KobayashiNand Rocky Aoki. Steve went to Newport Harbor High School and matriculated to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees (sociology and feminist studies).

Steve joined Moving Units rock band in Los Angeles, and started making remixes, which marked the beginning of his career.

Posted by Steve Aoki on Friday, February 18, 2022

He has collaborated with many famous personalities, including Zuper Blahq and Michael Phelps and has made tremendous progress since he released his first album mix entitled “Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles” in 2008. The award winning American Dj has also appeared in several films and TV show,s such as 2015’s “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”, “Why Him?” (2016), and several others.  On top of this, he owns a fashion line, The Dim Mak Collection, which designs a wide array of clothing. He is also the co-owner of two high-end restaurants.

Steve is married to Tiernan Cowling, whom he wedded in Hawaii in 2015. He is currently living in Nevada and likes playing poker. As of 2021, Steve is worth approximately $95 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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