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 broadway shows in New York City where she was based for 5 years. She has many credits in international films, including Vladan Nikolic's "BOUREK" in theaters in the US and Europe and also as the voice of Android GEMINOID F in Koji Fukada's "Sayonara" also in theaters in 2016. She was the lead actress in Youtube Japan's official webseries, "Nonalog" from 2015-2016. She is currently based in Tokyo working with renowned Oriza Hirata's Seinendan Company and acting in international productions. Her most recent projects are a Singapore and Japan co-production feature "Jimami Tofu" in which she plays the lead, and sci-fi pilot "Surfer's Paradise" premiering 2018. She also recently wrapped a US-Japan co-production feature "The Story Game" which will be released in theaters in 2020.
Mari is also a writer and has been published in The Daily Beast, LA Times. She has also written scripts for various YouTube channels including a piece she directed for "Nonalog".
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 Ania Wolska