Naoko Mori

09/09/2015 – Naoko Mori – “Everest” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Birth Name: Mori Naoko

Place of Birth: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Date of Birth: 29 November, 1971

Ethnicity: Japanese, Ryukyuan

Naoko Mori is a Japanese actress. She is known for her roles on the series Absolutely Fabulous, Torchwood, Casualty, Manchild, and Doctor Who, and in the films Spice World and Everest (2015).

Naoko was born in Nagoya, Japan, to a Japanese-American father and a Ryukyuan mother. The Ryukyuan are an indigenous people of the Ryukyu Islands, Japanese islands between the islands of Kyushu and Taiwan.

Her family moved to New Jersey, U.S., when she was four, and later also lived in London and Japan. Naoko is a Japanese Buddhist.


Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    Wikipedia says her father was Japanese-American and her mother was Ryukyuan (an Indigenous Japanese people).

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