Kuriyama Chiaki


Kuriyama Chiaki is best known to western audiences (outside of France where she seems to be quite popular) as Gogo Yubari from the movie Kill Bill.

She is absolutely, stunningly beautiful, and is actually fairly rare on Japanese TV outside of the occasional commercial. For some reason she tends to be cast in somewhat scary or slightly disturbed roles in many of her movies.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Chiaki Kuriyama (栗山 千明, Kuriyama Chiaki), born October 10, 1984 in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, is a Japanese actress and model.

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) in the role of 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 2003 film Kill Bill, Volume I as Gogo Yubari, the manriki-wielding schoolgirl yakuza bodyguard of Tokyo mob mistress O-Ren Ishii. Chiaki’s lines in the film were all in Japanese (except for a single word, “bingo”), although she has stated that she is in the process of learning English and hopes to play more English-language roles in the future.

Chiaki’s other film appearances include major roles in the samurai drama Azumi 2: Death or Love and Takashi Miike’s Yōkai Daisensō.

She is also said to be a Gantz fan and already made an appareance in the manga.


  • Romaji Name: Kuriyama Chiaki
  • Japanese Name: 栗山千明
  • Furigana: くりやま ちあき
  • Aliases: None
  • Birthdate: October 10, 1984
  • Birthplace: Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Bloodtype: A
  • Height: 162cm
  • Weight: ??kg
  • Measurements: 81-56-83cm

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