Shiori Kutsuna Wiki Bio
Shiori Kutsuna was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 22 December 1992 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds both Australian and Japanese nationality. She’s an actress who’s probably known best for her portrayal of one of the supporting characters, Yukio in the 2018 action adventure comedy movie “Deadpool 2”, written by Rhett Reese and two others, directed by David Leitch, and which starred Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin. It follows a team of mercenaries put together by Wade Wilson (Deadpool) to stop the cyborg Cable who has come from the future, from killing a teenage boy with supernatural abilities. The movie won six of the 57 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life, family and education
Shiori was raised in Sydney alongside her younger brother by their Japanese parents, about whom nothing is known as they prefer to be left out of the spotlight. As per rumors, their father’s a businessman, while their mother’s into the real estate business.
She was 14 when she moved to Japan to work on her career as a model and an actress. Shiori studied at Horikoshi High School, and in 2006 launched her acting career with her portrayal of Fujisawa Risa in the drama series “Homeroom on the Beachside”. The following years saw her play both supporting and lead characters in various popular Japanese series, such as the comedy drama “Mei-chan’s Butler”, the crime drama “Majo Saiban”, and the drama “A Little Princess”.
In 2010, Shiori appeared in a couple of movies – the drama “Looking Up at the Half-Moon”, the drama “Mobadora Vol.2 4×4”, and the comedy “A Boy and His Samurai”.
She matriculated in 2011, and then enrolled at a college, however, Shiori dropped out in 2013 as she was unable to focus on both studying and acting.
Roles in movies
After completing her high school education, Shiori was invited to play lead characters in what turned out to be various mediocre movies, such as the 2011 drama “My Back Pages”, the 2012 comedy “Working Holiday”, and the 2012 animated family adventure “The Life of Budori Gusuko” (voice role).
She gained recognition in 2013 with her portrayal of one of the lead characters, Haraki in the comedy drama “Petaru Dansu”, written and directed by Hiroshi Ishikawa, and which also starred Aoi Mizayaki and Sakura Ando. The movie follows four women who have embarked on a road trip together, and it was nominated for a single award. One of the most popular movies Shiori has appeared in was the 2013 action crime drama “Unforgiven” (original “Yurusarezaru Mono”), written and directed by Sang-il Lee, and which also starred the famous Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, and Jun Kunimura. The film’s a recreation of Clint Eastwood’s eponymous movie, and it won two of the nine awards for which it was nominated.
Some of Shiori’s following roles were in the 2013 family comedy “Oh! Father”, the 2014 drama “Ukai ni Koishita Natsu”, and the 2015 mystery drama “While the Women Are Sleeping”.
In 2016, Shiori voiced Lunafreya Nox Fleuret in the animated action adventure “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV” directed by Takeshi Nozue, and which starred Aaron Paul, Lena Headey and Sean Bean. It follows King Regis who’s protecting his land of Lucis from the Niflheim’s forces, who are trying to steal his people’s sacred crystal.
Two of Shiori’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2018 short family drama “Shakespeare in Tokyo”, and the 2019 hit action crime comedy “Murder Mystery”, which starred Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, and which won one of the seven awards for which it was nominated.
Roles in TV series
In 2011, Shiori played Asuda Yui in all 11 episodes of the drama “Kaseifu no Mita”, which follows a family trying to continue with their lives after the woman of the house commits suicide. A couple of her following roles were in the 2012 science fiction drama “O-Parts”, the 2012 comedy mini-series “Single Mothers”, and the 2013 comedy mini-series “Don’t Cry, Hara-Chan”.
In 2016, she was cast to play the lead character Kamogawa Koishi in the comedy mini-series “Kamogawa Shokudo”, which also starred Shima Iwashita and Naomi Zaizen, and follows the father and daughter running the eatery Kamogawa Shokuda, at which they serve ‘food with memories’ which helps their troubled customers leave their restaurant happy.
Shiori’s currently shooting for the upcoming science fiction drama “Invasion”.
In 2010, she voiced Melia in the Japanese version of the video game “Xenoblade Chronicles”.
Shiori has appeared in the 2012 documentary series “Jonetsu Tairiku”, and the 2014 TV special “The 37th Annual Japan Academy Awards”.
She has been featured in various talk-shows, such as the 2016 “Bokura no Jidai”, the 2017 “VS. Arashi”, and the 2019 “Entertainment Tonight Canada”.
She received special thanks for the 2019 episode “Deadpool 2” of the mini-series “X-Men Mondays”.
Awards and nominations
Shiori has won only a single award: a 2012 Kinema Junpo Award for Best New Actress for her performance in both the drama movie “Girls’ Compass”, and the action film “My Back Pages”.
Love life and boyfriend
Shiori’s very secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t spoken about any men whom she has perhaps dated, however, there are various rumors circulating the internet regarding her relationships.
It’s widely believed that the popular actress is not allowed to date by her agency, because of how this could reflect on her popularity and career. She’s an idol after all, and it’s known that Japanese idols are most often not allowed to date, amongst many other activities which include drinking and smoking cigarettes.
It has been reported that Shiori was sometime in the 2010s in a relationship with Shota Matsuda, a popular Japanese actor probably known best for his role in the drama series “Hana Yori Dango”. The two apparently dated for a year before splitting ways.
As of April 2021, Shiori seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Shiori’s a dog-lover, and her pet dog can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
She’s interested in photography, and many pictures taken by her can also be found uploaded onto her account.
She’s a talented painter, and has been taking classes for around a year now.
Shiori loves to travel, and her acting and modelling career has taken her to various US states and European countries, including New York and California (US), and France and Italy (Europe).
She’s a huge fan of Hollywood, and a couple of her favorite actors and actresses are Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Natalie Portman, and some of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “Good Will Hunting” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
Shiori’s age is 28. She has long black hair and black eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) and she weighs around 108lbs (49kgs).
As of April 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $4 million.