Born Yukie Yamamura, she changed her name and began a singing and acting career which drew acclaim with her role in Mitsuko Souma’s Battle Royale. She is a part of music groups Koh+ and Galaxias!, but is probably best known by many here for her role opposite Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin. Keanu has stunk up the big screen regularly between some really good films, but Kō definitely helps put this one towards the better end of his work.
Name: Kou Shibasaki / Ko Shibasaki
Native name: 柴咲 コウ
Birth name: Yukie Yamamura (山村 幸恵?)
Born: August 5, 1981 (age 33)
Origin: Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation(s): Singer, actress