Sonoya Mizuno wears many hats – as a model, dancer, actress. Right from childhood, she has always wanted to be a performer, someone people can look up to and admire. Mizuno has come a long way in the entertainment industry and she is nothing short of incredible, having shown mastery in her mixed career that covers dancing, acting, and modelling. As a model, she has worked for several mega brands in the States. The Japanese-British has also participated in the production of dance projects, including in films and dance theatres. Her acting resume is quite impressive, having had some lead and supporting roles in high-profile films and TV series.
Sonoya Mizuno’s Bio and Age
Sonoya Mizuno’s parents gave birth to her in Tokyo, Japan, on 1st July 1986. Not long after her birth, her family relocated to England, precisely in Somerset, where she was raised. She is of mixed ethnicity with Japanese and English ancestry. Mizuno, whose mixed career has been quite rewarding, started out as a ballet dancer. This after she passed out from the Royal Ballet School. Upon graduating, she began dancing with ballet companies such as Scottish Ballet, Ballet Ireland, New English Ballet Theatre, and Semperoper Ballet in Dresden.
Sonoya launched her modelling career at the age of 20. She did her first job in Profile Models in London after which she went ahead to work with high-profile brands like Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Saint Laurent. 2015 was the year Mizuno made her debut on-screen appearance. Her first film role was as a forest guard in the Japanese fantasy drama Venus in Eros after which she began scoring more acting gigs. Some of the projects she has participated in include Ex Machina, (a science-fiction thriller directed by English director, novelist, film producer, and screenwriter Alex Garland), La La Land (as Emma Stone’s choreographer roommate), Annihilation (as a mysterious alien entity), the 2017 musical romantic fantasy film Beauty and the Beast (as the debutante), and others.
Sonoya Mizuno had a whirlwind year in 2018 when she bagged substantial roles in a slew of hit films and television series such as All About Nina, The Domestics, Maniac, Crazy Rich Asians (opposite Michelle Yeoh and Constance Wu), which many consider one of her biggest projects in the movie industry. Currently, the multi-hyphenate is filming an American drama TV miniseries, Devs.
Besides acting and modelling, Mizuno has had roles in some music videos and dance theatres. In 2014, she was featured in award-winning choreographer/director Arthur Pita’s dance theatre event – The World’s Greatest Show, at the Royal Opera House and Greenwich Dance. In 2016, Sonoya also appeared as the featured dancer in The Chemical Brothers’ (ft. Beck) music video, Wide Open. In the same year, precisely in August, the ballerina featured in Frank Ocean’s music video for the song Nikes, putting up a brilliant performance.
Mizuno was born to an art director father called Hajime Mizuno. She is yet to disclose the name of her mother publicly but we can establish that he is half-English, half-Argentinian while Hajime is Japanese. The two reportedly met in the 1970s in Japan, where they were posted as diplomats. Further information about the actress’s parents and family background is not available at the time of writing this report. However, she has a close-knit relationship with all her parents and five siblings.
Mizuno, however, has an uncle who doubles as a renowned British stage actor. His name is Edward Duke. He is popularly known for his solo show Jeeves Takes Charge, which is based on P. G. Wodehouse’s writing. Duke rose to immense popularity after he emerged the winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play in 1980.
Is She Dating, Who’s Her Boyfriend?
Ever since Sonoya Mizuno transitioned from classically-trained professional ballerina to a working actress, things have continued to fall in pleasant lines for her. She boasts a large following both in real life and on her social media pages, however, she lives a low-key life and hasn’t revealed details of her personal life. Right now, she is not in an open relationship, as it appears she is yet to find her perfect match.
The actress, whose professional career has earned a net worth of $1 million, stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches, which is proportional to 1.7 in metric units. Her attractive looks and dashing personality are complemented by a body weight of 56 kilograms and body measurements recorded to be 32 inches (breast), 26 inches (waist), 34 inches (hip).