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Overview (3)

Born in Ibaraki, Japan
Nickname Eririn
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eriko made her acting debut at age 14 in the highly acclaimed Asian feature film, "Flowerly Afternoon," which was directed by Kazuki Omori, best known in the U.S. for his work with the famous "Godzilla" television series. Eriko rose to fame when she joined the popular TV show "Go with the Wild!" as a series regular. Then she starred in the award-winning NHK's mini-series "My Beloved Ultra Seven" followed by the Japan's highly regarded television series "Hideyoshi" in which she portrayed Hosokawa Garacia, a historically renowned woman in Japanese history who endured severe persecution when she became Japan's first woman to convert to Christianity. This demanding role required Eriko to play Garacia from age 14 all the way up to age 37. Between the big and small screen, Eriko also recorded and released 10 original albums and 18 singles with record label EMI, touring all over Japan giving sold out concert performances. Having played the lead in over 20 films and television series, her life would become the basis for a beloved anime series entitled: Legendary Idol Eriko, which has been translated into six languages and syndicated world-wide currently, airing in such countries as France, Italy, India and Spain.

Eriko joined the highest rated show of the 2006 - 2007 television season, NBC's drama "Heroes," as Princess Yaeko. The show received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series - Drama and also won the People's Choice Award for Favorite New Television Drama. Her tough but vulnerable performance as Princess Yaeko led to her being cast in 20th Century Fox's feature "Dragonball Evolution"as sexy villainess, Mai. Soon after she joined the cast of CW's "Reaper, (2009)" as Kristen, a love interest to Tyler Labine's character Sock. Her first autobiography was published in Japan by the leading publishing company, Bungeishunjyu (2010.) In 2011, the tragedy of Japan's magnitude 9.1 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster changed her life. Her parents' home in her hometown severely damaged by the aftermath eventually led her to shift her focus and found a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the survivors of this tragedy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TYOSK

Trivia (18)

She is currently promoting the city of Los Angeles being part of LA celebrities campaign conducted by LA Inc. since 2006.
Lived in Düsseldorf, Germany for 6 years between the ages of 8 and 13.
TX, one of the five national networks in Japan created 51 episode anime series entitled "Legendary Idol Eriko" as a results of her popularity. The series is based on a fictionalized story about Eriko Tamura and has been released both on DVDs and comic books.
Speaks fluent English, German and Japanese.
Her first car was a special order Mercedes Benz.
Beat out Miss Universe 2007, Riyo Mori, for the role of Princess Yaeko in the NBC hit series, Heroes.
Auditioned for a role of Chiyo / Sayuri in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), but lost out to Ziyi Zhang.
Her anime series entitled "Legendary Idol Eriko" has been translated into six languages and syndicated world-wide, airing in France, Italy, India and Spain.
Her first autobiography was published in Japan by the leading publishing company, Bungeishunju.
Eriko has toured all over Japan, giving sold out concert performances in such venues as the prestigious Nippon Budokan.
Eriko Tamura has released 10 original albums and 18 singles with record label EMI.
Cooks salmon and turkey for her dog, Tiffany.
Eriko speaks fluent Japanese, English, and also German as a result of growing up in Düsseldorf with her family as a child.
Born in Japan, but moved to Europe at 8 year old.
Went to summer school in Poole, United Kingdom at age 11.
Upon her return to Japan from Europe at age thirteen, she auditioned for an American idol-esque competition in Japan and won. The rest is history.
Her dog, a Yorkshire Terrier named Tiffany has been featured in magazines in Japan.
Her first auto biography details her rise to fame as one of Japan's best-loved entertainers as well as the struggles she faced when she moved to the States.

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