Rina Takeda (Actress, tarento, and singer)

Rina Takeda

Rina Takeda is a Japanese actress, singer, and black belt in Ryukyu Shorin-ryu Karate.

Native name
武田梨奈 (TAKEDA Rina)
Occupation
Actress, tarento, and singer
Birthplace
Kanagawa Prefecture
Born
June 15, 1991 (age 25)
Height
5' 2" (157 cm)
Blood type
AB
Debuted
2007
Genres
Films, TV dramas, commercials
Office
Sony Music Artists

History

Karate

Reportedly, Takeda was first inspired to get into karate at the age of 10 when she witnessed her father get eliminated from a tournament and became determined to avenge his defeat.

Music

In 2005, Takeda auditioned to become a 7th generation member of the J-pop group Morning Musume, but was eventually beat out by now-graduated member Koharu Kusumi. However, her participation eventually led to her being scouted as an action trainee by Stardust Promotion.

Acting

Ironically, fellow Stardust member Kou Shibasaki was picked to play the lead in the 2008 martial arts film Shaolin Girl, receiving training directly from producer Fuyuhiko Nishi. That June, Nishi left a message on Takeda’s blog and encouraged her to audition for the lead in an upcoming martial arts film he planned to direct. Although she had no experience as a film actress, she eventually passed the audition and made her debut in the 2009 film High Kick Girl!

Filmography as actor

Year Movie Role
2015 Kiyamachi Daruma Yuri Arai
2015 Attack on Titan Lil
2014 Yoru ga Aketara Shiori Kitamura
2014 Nuigulumar Z Nuigulumar / Kill Billy
2013 The Tale of Iya Haruna
2012 Dead Sushi Keiko
2012 Afro Tanaka Kondo-san
2011 Avec Punch
2011 Kunoichi: Ninja Girl
2011 Karate Girl Ayaka Kurenai
2010 Shojo Senshi Den Shion Azami
2009 High Kick Girl!
2007 Kowai Douyou Narumi Haneda

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Last Updated 24 Feb 2014 at 09:27