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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles County, California, USA
Nickname Kazzy
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Karen Fukuhara is a Japanese-American actress from Los Angeles, California. She is fluent in English and Japanese. While attending UCLA, she continued to work on numerous shows in Japan, notably the Disney Channel. She is a martial arts champion, trained in karate and sword fighting. She made her film debut as the sword wielding superhero, Katana, in Suicide Squad (2016). She is represented by UTA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: KarenFukuhara

Trade Mark (1)

The role of Katana/Tatsu Yamashiro in DC's Suicide Squad

Trivia (6)

Once worked as a translator, subtitles editor and a waitress in a reggae sushi restaurant.
Has a degree in Sociology.
Has a younger brother, who was described as a "troublemaker".
Was a member of an acapella group called the UCLA Medleys.
Has worked on various shows in Japan, such as World Sports for NHK.
Currently has a brown belt in Kyokushin Karate.

Personal Quotes (3)

Some people say they eat to live, I live to eat.
Every time I saw him (Jared Leto) on set he introduced himself as the Joker! I would try to say hi to him as Karen, and he would come at me with full Joker. Haha, it gets weird every time.
[on the second audition for Suicide Squad] I remember the room wasn't very big, and they had big photo lights on either side of me. During my sword-fighting portion of the audition, I tried to calculate my arm's length and the sword's length so I wouldn't hit those things. But it was cutting it really close, and when you're in the zone, you can't really be careful because you're going all out. I hit one of the lights, and I remember hearing the casting director and David gasp. But I just kept going with it, and I think that's what David liked, that I didn't stop in the middle."

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