Mari Yamamoto was born in Japan, raised in Tokyo and London.
She started playing the violin, singing and ballet at the age of 4. She has trained at the Royal Academy of Music London and also The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute for acting and has performed in various off& off off broadway shows in New York City. She has many credits in international films, including Jimami Tofu(Audience Award at Hawaii International Festival), Not to be unpleasant, but we need to have a serious talk(Film of the Festival at Raindance 2020). She was the lead actress in Youtube Japan's official webseries, "Nonalog" from 2015-2016 for which she also wrote and directed. She is also a member of Oriza Hirata's Seinendan Company. Her next film KATE will be released on Netflix in 2021.
Mari is also a writer and has been published in The Daily Beast, LA Times. She has also written scripts for various YouTube channels garnering millions of views.
She is a native speaker of Japanese and English and also speaks basic German. Having worked on three Greek films, she is now also learning Greek.
by Emma Mead
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