Rinko Kikuchi (菊地 凛子 Kikuchi Rinko?), born Yuriko Kikuchi (菊地 百合子 Kikuchi Yuriko?), January 6, 1981, is a Japanese actress. Kikuchi is the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years, for the 2006 movie Babel. She also starred in Guillermo del Toro's 2013 science fiction action film Pacific Rim.