Place of Birth: Koide, Niigata, Japan
Date of Birth: October 21, 1959
Ken Watanabe is a Japanese actor. He is known for his role in the film The Last Samurai, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He has two children, including model, actress, and singer Anne Watanabe, with his former wife, Yumiko; and a son with his former wife, actress Kaho Minami. Anne is married to model and actor Masahiro Higashide.