Sonoya Mizuno

Mizuno in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: July 1, 1986

*father – Japanese
*mother – English, Argentinian [likely including French]

Sonoya Mizuno (みずの・そのや) is a Japanese-born British actress, model, and ballerina. She has performed in the Alex Garland productions Ex Machina, Annihilation, and Devs, and starred on the show Maniac.

She was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, Hajime Mizuno, is Japanese, from Kyoto. Her mother is of English and Argentinian descent. They met in Tokyo in the 1970s. Her brother, Tomoya Mizuno, is also a model. They were raised in Somerset, England. Sonoya’s parents are pictured here.

Sonoya’s uncle (mother’s brother) was actor Edward Duke.

Sonoya’s maternal grandfather was named Robert Anthony Hare Duke. Robert was part of the British Council, and cultural attache in Tokyo.

Sonoya’s maternal grandmother is named Yvonne Le Bas.


4 Responses

  1. andre says:

    Judging by her grandmother’s surname, she’s 25% French. There’s no such thing as “Argentinian” ethnicity.

  2. muricansareallmutts says:


  3. transemacabre says:

    As her mother is presumably one of Edward Duke’s siblings, that would make her maternal grandparents Robert Anthony Hare Duke (born 21 Mar 1916) and Yvonne Le Bas (born 10 Jan 1921). Robert Duke was part of the British Council and at one point cultural attache in Tokyo.

  4. Incognitus says:

    interesting mix

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