Tao Okamoto fashion model
May 22, 1987
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
33-23.5-34 in | 84-59.5-86.5 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
9 US | 40 EU
Tao Okamoto was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on May 22, 1985, is an Japanese supermodel and actress. She began her modeling career at the age of 14, modeling locally in Japan. Tao made her debut on European runways in 2006.
Long time highly ranked on The Industry Icons List by models.com.
She is one of top supermodels to ever come from Japan.
She was one of the faces of Ralph Lauren in 2009.
Best friend with designer Philip Lim.
Loves to sing.
Big fan of Broadway musicals.
She married Tenzin Wild in 2016.
Lives in New York City.
She made her big screen debut in superhero film The Wolverine (2013) in role as female lead, Mariko Yashida.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) superhero in role as Mercy Graves
Crossroads (2015) Japanese drama in role as Shiho Nomura
Manhunt (2017) Chinese action thriller in role as Kiko Tanaka
Perfect (2018) thriller in role as Ozawa
Laplace's Witch (2018) Japanese mystery thriller in role as Rei Kirimiya
Okamoto starred in HBO's sci-fi series Westworld Season 2, as a character Hanaryo.
She portrayed Chiyoh in NBC psychological horror thriller television series Hannibal (2015).
She played Betty Kasoura in television series The Man in the High Castle (2015).
Numero Tokyo, Vogue Japan, Numero China, Glass, Harper's Bazaar Singapore, WSJ, WWD Beauty, Bergdorf Goodman, Libertines, Vogue China, French Revue de Modes.
Gap Holiday, Moussy Jeans, Michael Kors, Banana Republic, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, River Island, Tommy Hilfiger, Emporio Armani, Miharayasuhiro, D&G, Ralph Lauren, Kenzo, Kenneth Cole, Gap, Zac Posen, Uniqlo Jeans, Benetton.
Walked runway for Hermes, Kenzo, Chanel, Akris, Zac Posen, Costume National, Just Cavalli, Jason Wu, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Mugler, Giles, Topshop, Yigal Azrouel, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang.
Represented by agencies New York Women Management, Elite Paris, Women Milan, London Select Model Management.
My character in 'Batman v Superman' isn't supposed to be Japanese, but director Zack Snyder said he'd seen me in 'Wolverine' and had to get me in the film somehow. Hearing that was like music to my ears.
I started to model because I thought I could use it as an excuse to others, like, 'Yeah, I'm tall because I'm a model.'
Can't make plans for real life.
I’ve been modeling for over ten years but I never really imagine myself acting ever.
I’m in this Kimono for quite a long time in this film but I never really wear a Kimono in my real life so I’m enjoying.
Japanese people are not known for expressing their feelings through singing and dancing, but I like to sing a lot. I don't just sing to myself in the shower. I sing everywhere.
I would like to live in Tokyo if I can work as much as I do in New York.