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Rila Fukushima

Rila Fukushima

Japanese model
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Japanese model
Countries Japan
Occupations Model Actor Fashion model
Gender female
Birth January 16, 1989 (Kyushu, Japan)
Height: 168
The details

Rila Fukushima (福島 リラ, Fukushima Rira) is a Japanese fashion model and actress. She was born in Kyūshū and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

Life and career

Rila Fukushima was born in Tokyo, Japan.

Originally attempting to secure a position as a model agent at a Tokyo agency, she was persuaded to try modelling instead. Her career has included work for numerous labels and brands in various shows and campaigns.

Fukushima also starred in the 2013 superhero film The Wolverine as Yukio and in 2014, she appeared in the Taiga drama Gunshi Kanbei as Omichi.

Fukushima replaced Devon Aoki in the role of Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana for the third season of The CW television show Arrow. In 2015, she appeared in the HBO series Game of Thrones in a season 5 episode as a Red Priestess in Volantis.

She was chosen as one of the women of the year 2013 by Vogue Japan.



Year English title Original title Role Notes
2010 Karma: A Very Twisted Love Story Rei Short Movie
2013 The Wolverine Yukio
2014 Twilight: Saya in Sasara TWILIGHT ささらさや Erica
2015 Gonin Saga GONIN サーガ Yoichi
Warrior Tasu TV Movie
2016 Terra Formars テラフォーマーズ Sakakibara
2017 Ghost in the Shell Android Geisha

TV series

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2014 Gunshi Kanbei 軍師官兵衛 Omichi
The Long Goodbye ロング・グッドバイ Lily TV Mini-Series
2014–present Arrow Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana 15 episodes
2015 Game of Thrones Red Priestess Episode: "High Sparrow"
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