Shiori Kutsuna is a well-known Japan Academy Film Prize-winning Japanese-Australian model and actress, famously known for playing the supporting role of Yukio in the David Leitch-directed Marvel movie “Deadpool 2” (2018), and as Ran Mori in the drama TV series “Shinichi Kudo’s Written Challenge!

Age, Early Life, and, Education Background

Shiori was born under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 22 December 1992, in Killarney Heights, Sydney Australia, so is 30 years old as of 2022. Her parents immigrated from Japan, and her mother taught her how to write and speak both Japanese and English fluently when she was a child. She hasn’t shared the names of her mother, who was a real estate agent, and her father who is a businessman.

Shiori spent her childhood in Sydney, but relocated to Japan as a teenager to pursue a modeling career.

She attended Sanmu Shiritsu Sanbu Junior High, then Horikoshi High School in Nakano, Tokyo, and matriculated together with future actresses Roko Narumi and Mayuko Kawakita  in 2011. She was involved in acting in her college days, and ended up dropping out in 2013 before she began her third year, to pursue full-time acting – her modeling agency said that, ‘It really was difficult for her to work while going to school. She had a hard time attending classes due to her work in dramas. She accepted this and dropped out. She will now be focusing on her acting career.’

Interests and Hobbies

Kutsuna is an animal lover and has kept several pet dogs in the past – she is fond of sharing pictures of her pets on Instagram.

She is an art lover, and has taken painting lessons to hone her skills.

Her favorite Hollywood entertainers are Natalie Portman, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio, while her best-loved films are “Good Will Hunting” and “Titanic.”

Shiori is very keen on photography, and has populated her social Media accounts with beautiful photos.

In addition, she enjoys traveling and has toured a number of American destinations, as well as European countries such as Italy and France both for work and pleasure.

Shiori has a wide following on Instagram.

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Professional Career

Film Appearances

Shiori began her career shortly after she completed school, with leading roles in the drama “My Back Pages” (2011), comedy “Working Holiday” in 2012, and she later voiced a character in the animated family film “The Life of Budori Gusuko.” She came into the limelight in 2013, after she was cast for the lead role of Haraki in the Hiroshi Ishikawa-written and directed drama “Petaru Dansu.” It starred Sakura Ando and Aoi Miyazaki, and follows the story of friends who embark on an adventurous road trip – it was nominated for a FIPRESCI Prize at Hong Kong International Film Festival.

In the same year, she landed a starring role in the Japan Academy Prize-nominated action-drama “Unforgiven” (originally entitled “Yurusarezaru Mono”) which was written by Sang-il Lee, and also starred Jun Kunimura and the acclaimed Japanese actor Ken Watanabe. She was then seen in three more productions: the comedy “Oh! Father” (2013), “Ukai ni Koishita Natsu” in 2014, and in the 2016 mystery film “While the Women Are Sleeping.”

Later in 2016, Kutsuna voiced Lunafreya in the animated action “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV,” which starred Sean Bean, Lena Heade, and Aaron Paul, directed by Takeshi Nozue, it’s about a king who does all he can to protect his land from Niflheim’s forces whose mission is to steal the community’s sacred crystal.

Most recently, Shiori was featured in the short drama “Shakespeare in Tokyo” (2018), and in 2019’s Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler-starring action-crime film “Murder Mystery.”

TV Appearances

Kutsuna made her TV debut with the role of Asuda Yui in the show “Kaseifu no Mita,” which is about a broken family trying to cope with the suicide of one of its members. As her career progressed, she was selected for a number of roles, in the science-fiction “O-Parts” (2012), the comedy “Single Mothers” in the same year, and in “Don’t Cry, Hara-Chan” in 2015. In 2016, she won the lead role of Kamogawa Koishi in the comedy “Kamogawa Shokudo,” which also featured Naomi Zaizen and Shima Iwashita.

The mini-series follows the story of a family of restaurateurs, who run a hotel that sell ‘food with memories’ to help their clients leave the restaurant happier.

Other Works

Shiori has contributed to the video game  “Xenoblade Chronicles,” lending her voice to Melia in 2010. She appeared in the documentary “Jonetsu Tairiku” which premiered in 2012, and in the TV special entitled “The 37th Annual Japan Academy Awards”(2014). In addition, she has contributed to a number of talk shows, such as “Bokura no Jidai,” “VS. Arashi,” and “Entertainment Tonight Canada” in 2016, ‘17 and ‘19 respectively.

Awards

Kutsuna has scooped a number of awards since she began her career; she was the winner of the 11th Japan Bishojo Beauty Contest’s Special Jury Prize in 2006. She also bagged the Beauty Week Award (Beat of Beauty) in 2010, and she was rewarded with a Clarino Beautiful Legs Award (Teen Category) in the year that followed. She also boasts of winning a Japan Wedding Best Dresser Award (2012), 2nd TAMA Cinema Award (2020), and also a Kinema Junpo Award. Moreover, she has been nominated for a couple of other awards, including the 54th Blue Ribbon Award for the Best Supporting Actress in 2012.

Personal Life

Shiori was previously dating the Japanese actor Shôta Matsuda, after they met in 2013, famous for appearing in the drama TV show “Hana Yori Dango.” However, their relationship didn’t last long, as they parted ways soon after they began dating.  She is now presumably single, and has not introduced anyone as her boyfriend or shared her romantic life details on social media. She doesn’t have children.

Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Shiori has black hair and a set of dark brown eyes. She is slim-built at 5ft 3ins (1.61 m) tall, weighing approximately 155lbs (70kg) and with vital statistics of 33-27-35. She wears shoe size 8 (UK). Her most distinctive features include her beautiful smile, and baby face.

Net Worth

Shiori has been getting steady work in the entertainment industry for more than a decade now, has made a name for herself and accumulated a modest fortune. According to authoritative sources, her net worth is approximately $4 million as of mid-2022.

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