With a portfolio of award-winning films, highly-rated TV shows, engaging pop music and countless commercials, Kou Shibasaki is a multi-talented Japanese superstar. In 2000, she entered the film industry with Battle Royale, which helped transform her from an unknown Tokyo teenager to an instant hit. After watching the film, Hollywood hot-shot Quentin Tarantino specifically included two Japanese schoolgirls in his next script. He wanted Shibasaki to play the role of Yuki Yubari in Kill Bill. Unfortunately, due to schedule conflicts, she had to turn down the offer. Birth name: Yukie Yamamura Birth: August 5, 1981, Tokyo Sometimes credited as: Rui, Ko Shibasaki Film credits: Good Luck (an airline drama similar to TVB's recent Triumph in The Skies), Drive, Soundtrack, Tokyo Trash Baby, Tokyo Raiders Awards: Best Supporting Actress at the Award of the Japanese Academy, the Houchi Movie Award and the Kinema Junpou Award for her film Go.