Devon Aoki

Devon Aoki

Birth name: Devon Edwenna Aoki
Born: August 10, 1982
Age: 37
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
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Biography

Devon Edwenna Aoki (born 10 August 1982)[2] is an American actress and fashion model. Aoki's film roles include supporting roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Sin City (2005) and lead roles in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Mutant Chronicles (2008).

Aoki was born in 1982 in New York City. She grew up in California and attended high school at The American School in London.[3]

Her father is former Olympic wrestler and Benihana restaurant magnate Rocky Aoki and her mother is Pamela Hilburger, a jewelry designer. Devon is of Japanese (from her father) and German and English (from her mother) ancestry. She started modeling when she was 13, the same year her godmother introduced her to Kate Moss. She has an older sister and a younger brother, as well four half-siblings including Steve Aoki.[citation needed]

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Career

Following her runway debut in 1997, Aoki walked for brands including Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons and Chanel. In 1998, at the age of 16, Aoki replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace.[4] She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Hugo Boss and Tiffany & Co., and walked for designers including Versace, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, Celine, Baby Phat, and Marc Jacobs.[5] Additionally, Aoki has graced the covers of Vogue (Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea), Harper's Bazaar, i-D, Numéro Tokyo and Nylon.[6]

As an actress she has appeared in the movies 2 Fast 2 Furious,[7] D.E.B.S., Sin City, Dead or Alive, War and Mutant Chronicles.[8] She was cast as Tatsu Yamashiro in Arrow season 3,[9] but was replaced by Rila Fukushima due to a scheduling conflict.[10] In September 2007, she designed a line of jeans for Levi's Asian market called + D.[11][12] In 2017, she returned to the runway for Moschino's fashion show and a campaign for "Sephora x Moschino".[13][14] In 2018, Aoki walked the runway for Jeremy Scott's eponymous brand.[15]

She is now considered as an icon in the fashion industry by models.com. [16]

Personal life

Devon Aoki is married to James Bailey, and together they have a son and two daughters: Hunter, Alessandra, and Eleanor.[17] Her daughter, Alessandra appeared in Guess Kids spring 2018 advertising campaign.[18]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Death of a Dynasty Picasso
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Suki
2004 D.E.B.S. Dominique
2005 Sin City Miho Nominated—Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble[19]
2006 Sean Lennon's Friendly Fire Mermaid ("Wait for Me")
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Kasumi
2006 Zoom Daravia
2007 War Kira Yanagawa
2008 Mutant Chronicles Valerie Duval
2009 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Anna
2015 Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer Herself
2016 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
2017 Double Dutchess: Seeing Double

Music videos

Year Title Artist
1997 "Electric Barbarella" Duran Duran
"Kowalski" Primal Scream
2003 "Act a Fool" Ludacris
"In Those Jeans" Ginuwine
2006 "Dead Meat" Sean Lennon
"Bones" The Killers
2013 "Just Another Girl"
2016 "M.I.L.F. $" Fergie

[ Source: Wikipedia ]