Anna Sawai

Anna Sawai

Anna Sawai (born June 11, 1992) is a Japanese–New Zealand actress, dancer and singer. She began her film career in 2009 in a supporting role in the martial arts film Ninja Assassin, and debuted as a professional singer in 2013 as one of the lead vocalists in the J-pop girl group FAKY (2013-2018), singing in both Japanese and English. She co-stars in Justin Lin's Fast & Furious sequel, F9. In 2004, shortly after moving to Japan, Sawai was chosen out of 10,000 applicants to play the title role in the stage musical Annie. Sawai made her professional film debut in the 2009 Warner Bros. film Ninja Assassin, directed by James McTeigue, playing the rebellious teenage female ninja Kiriko who is executed for attempting to escape the Ozunu ninja clan. In 2013, Sawai's work as a professional singer began with the dance/R&B group FAKY. She performed as one of the group's lead vocalists until her final show with the group on December 20, 2018. Her departure from the group was announced via FAKY's social media, citing her dream of pursuing her acting career. In 2019, Sawai co-starred in the BBC crime drama Giri/Haji. In 2021, she co-starred in the action film F9, directed by Justin Lin. Sawai chose the role of Elle in F9 because she grew up watching the Fast & Furious films and appreciated the diversity of the film's cast. In November 2019, it was announced that Sawai was signed by major U.S. talent agency WME. In October 2020, Sawai was announced to play savvy career woman Naomi in Apple's adaptation of Pachinko, based on the novel by Min Jin Lee, in a role created for the series. Sawai grew up in New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, before moving to Japan at the age of 10 due to her father's electronics job. During her childhood, she was influenced by her father to listen to The Beatles and The Carpenters. Her mother, who studied opera, gave her singing lessons.

  • Title: Anna Sawai
  • Popularity: 71.851
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1992-06-11
  • Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Also Known As: 안나 사와이, 澤井杏奈, 泽井杏奈, アンナ・サワイ, Анна Савай, FAKY, Anna, Anna (FAKY), フェイキー
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Anna Sawai Movies

  • 2009
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    Ninja Assassin

    Ninja Assassin

    6.624 2009 HD

    Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained...

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  • 2021
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    F9

    F9

    7.097 2021 HD

    Dominic Toretto and his crew battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they've ever encountered: his forsaken brother.

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  • 2019
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    Giri/Haji

    Giri/Haji

    7.437 2019 HD

    Soulful thriller set in Tokyo and London, exploring the butterfly effect of a single murder across two cities. A dark, witty and daring examination...

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  • 2022
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    Pachinko

    Pachinko

    7.908 2022 HD

    Follow the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family beginning with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that...

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  • 2024
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    Shōgun

    Shōgun

    8.56 2024 HD

    In Japan in the year 1600, at the dawn of a century-defining civil war, Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council...

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  • 2023
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    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

    Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

    7.94 2023 HD

    After surviving Godzilla's attack on San Francisco, Cate is shaken yet again by a shocking secret. Amid monstrous threats, she embarks on a...

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  • 2003
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    Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    5.517 2003 HD

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast on ABC.

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  • 2015
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    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    6.5 2015 HD

    Stephen Colbert brings his signature satire and comedy to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the #1 show in late night, where he talks with an...

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  • 2019
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    The Kelly Clarkson Show

    The Kelly Clarkson Show

    6.313 2019 HD

    Kelly Clarkson presents the biggest newsmakers and names in film, television and music; as well as emerging new talent and everyday people who are...

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  • 2023
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    Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter

    Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter

    1 2023 HD

    THR’s famed Roundtables are reimagined for broadcast and offer a fresh perspective on a classic, showcasing the collective brilliance of the...

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