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Tao Okamoto

Tao Okamoto: Japanese Actress and Model

Tao Okamoto began modeling at age 14, first in Japan but moving to Paris later that same year to further her career. Since then, she’s featured prominent fashion stories for magazines such as i-D, V Magazine, W, and Harper’s Bazaar.

She has modeled for brands including Alexander Wang, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren; while her unique bowl haircut inspired designer Phillip Lim to model his entire Fall/ Winter 2009 show after it.

Tao Okamoto’s Biography

Tao Okamoto has been modeling for more than 10 years, known for her slim physique and beautiful brown eyes, her charming personality, and a long list of film and television credits to her name. In advertising and editorial projects, she has worked for brands like Alexander Wang, Bace Control, Barney’s Coop, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana Emporio Armani by Alasdair McLellan Louis Vuitton Fendi Hiroko Koshino Kenzo Marc Jacobs Marcolin Michael Kors Vivienne Westwood Tommy Hilfiger among many others. Additionally, she was featured as the cover girl of Vogue Nippon in November 2009.

She first made her cinematic debut as Mariko Yashida in the movie The Wolverine (2013) alongside Hugh Jackman and has since appeared in such movies as The Crossroads, Hannibal, and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.

Born and raised in Chiba, Japan, Okamoto began her modeling career at age 14. Following local success she moved to Paris to further advance it on a global scale and is one of few notable East Asian models who has successfully broken into fashion’s mainstream market – she has appeared on magazine covers such as Glass (UK), Harper’s Bazaar (Singapore) and Vogue (Japan). Designer Phillip Lim was so impressed by her bowl haircut he hired her as a hair model for all his Fall/Winter 2008 collections!

She has worked in fashion as well as appearing in films and television roles; most notably she played Mercy Graves in ‘The Crossroads film and Chiyoh Hannibal Lecter’s Japanese servant in Hannibal Lecter TV series. Each role gives her more confidence to display her acting abilities on screen; she looks forward to future opportunities!

Filmography of Tao Okamoto

Tao Okamoto is one of Japan’s premier models, appearing in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana with Mario Testino, Emporio Armani with Alasdair McLellan, and Tommy Hilfiger with Craig McDean, as well as editorials such as i-D Magazine and Vogue Nippon. Additionally, in 2013 she made her film debut as Mariko Yashida in 20th Century Fox’s The Wolverine; in 2015 saw The Man in the High Castle followed by Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice as Mercy Graves before appearing as Chiyoh in Hannibal Lecter’s Service in 2014.

Tao Okamoto’s Net Worth

Tao Okamoto has made quite a name for herself as a model and actress since entering the industry over 10 years ago. Throughout her tenure, she has achieved immense success and amassed an impressive fortune.

According to some online sources, the actress is currently leading an extravagant lifestyle and estimated net worth of $10 Million. Her primary source of income comes from acting and modeling roles; these are said to generate millions annually in income.

She began modeling as a child model at an early age in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan. With perseverance and hard work she eventually moved to Paris – the fashion capital of the world – to further her career worldwide and became one of the most celebrated East Asian models of her time.

After modeling for numerous well-known brands, Tao first made her film debut in 2013’s The Wolverine as Mariko Yashida opposite Hugh Jackman. Since then she has gone on to appear in several other movies and television series such as Crossroads, Manhunt Hannibal, and Westworld; further increasing her fan base with her role of Mercy Graves in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Tao Okamoto’s Measurements

Tao Okamoto boasts an elegant and slim physique with beautiful brown eyes. She stands 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs around 55 kg, sporting an attractive tan complexion and long black locks. Tao enjoys being close to nature and traveling all over the world.

Tao stands out as not only an actor and model but a very generous person as well. She raised funds for victims of Japan’s 2011 earthquake as well as worked to raise awareness about autism.

Tao is an exceptionally talented and hardworking individual. Her future looks bright; we know she will continue to amaze the world with her talent and beauty – one reason why she is one of the most sought-after models in the industry.

Personal Life of Tao Okamoto

In 2009, Okamoto was chosen as one of the best Asian models by the Japan Fashion Editor’s Club and Vogue Nippon as “Women of the Year.” Okamoto made her film debut in 2013’s 20th Century Fox’s The Wolverine (commonly referred to as Wolverine: Samurai) before appearing regularly on Hannibal and The Man in the High Castle TV shows as well as appearing in Westworld films.

Tao Okamoto was born in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan on May 22, 1985, and boasts an extremely slim frame and beautiful brown eyes. At 5’9 inches and 55 kilograms, she is considered an international beauty.

Beginning her modeling career as a child and moving to Paris at seventeen, Okamoto quickly established herself as one of the hottest East Asian models of her time. There, she made headlines as one of the hottest East Asian models. Okamoto appeared in advertisements for designers including Alexander McQueen, Bace Control, Barney’s Coop, Chanel Donna Karan Emporio Armani Gap Premium Jeans Fendi Louis Vuitton Michael Kors Mihara Yasuhiro Moschino Sujet Tommy Hilfiger Vivienne Westwood, and Yves Saint Laurent as well as magazines like i-D, W Magazine and several international editions of Vogue among others. She has also been photographed for magazines like i-D, and W Magazine as well as photographers such as W Magazine for various international editions of Vogue as well.

Okamoto never planned on becoming an actress; however, Hollywood came knocking and she auditioned for the part of Mariko Yashida in The Wolverine movie alongside Hugh Jackman. She ultimately secured it and went on to star alongside Jackman in it.

Once The Wolverine ended, Okamoto continued her film and TV work. Most notably, she made an appearance as Mercy Graves in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Additionally, she has guest starred on Hannibal and The Man in the High Castle television shows as well as filmed an independent feature film called Japantown that explores discrimination against Japanese-Americans during World War II in America.

Tao Okamoto and Tenzin Wild met while working together on an ad campaign in 2014. Soon after they got engaged and married the following year in Switzerland.


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