Juri Manase

Date of Birth: January 1, 1975
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5'4'' (164cm)
Weight: 105lbs (48kg)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black
Nickname: Julie

In 1998, Juri won praise for her guest lead role in the Samurai TV series called “Terakoya Yume Shinan.” She landed this role by promoting herself to the NHK (the PBS or BBC of Japan) with a demonstration of her ‘Tate’ skills.
After working in Japan for several years, she was invited in 2002 to the US to teach 'Tate' to the leads in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill." Along the way, the director offered her the role of “Crazy 88.” He also asked her to be Lucy Liu's stunt double for a few takes due to her expertise in 'Tate' and Japanese traditional dance.
In 2007, she obtained a significant role as a Shinobi (Ninja) in a big NHK samurai TV series, where her performance as well as her expertise in 'Tate' fascinated the viewers.
Recently, she has been visiting the US frequently to bring her English even closer to a native’s and to broaden her career as an actor.

Juri has shown that she has an extraordinary ability to absorb a broad range of skills and use them in her acting. She has highly profound sensibilities, and no matter what kind of role is offered, Juri is ready with her very immense enthusiasm for acting.

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