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TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture

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List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Okinawa Prefecture, with photos when available. These renowned Okinawa Prefecture actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Okinawa Prefecture, but everyone on this list grew up in Okinawa Prefecture and considers it to be their home. This list includes Okinawa Prefecture TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Okinawa Prefecture then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Okinawa Prefecture. Various bits of information are available for these Okinawa Prefecture celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

With TV actors ranging from Tamlyn Tomita to Meisa Kuroki, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Okinawa Prefecture?" and "Who are the most famous Okinawa Prefecture actors?"
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Kenta Miyake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Bleach, Baccano!
Kenta Miyake is a Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with 81 Produce. He is known for his unusually low voice. After the death of Hirotaka Suzuoki in 2006, Kenta took over the role of ...more
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Yukie Nakama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Gokusen, Ashita Ga Arusa, Renai Neet: Wasureta Koi no Hajimekata
Yukie Nakama is a Japanese actress, singer and former idol.
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Yui Aragaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Digimon Data Squad, Code Blue, Smile
Yui Aragaki is a Japanese idol, model, actress, singer and occasional radio show host. She is particularly recognized for her beauty and her movie projects.
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Namie Amuro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Toki o Kakeru Shōjo, Watashi, Mikata Desu
Namie Amuro is a Japanese pop/R&B singer, dancer, fashion model and actress. She was, at the height of her popularity, referred to as "Teen Queen", "Queen of J-Pop" or ...more
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Takako Uehara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
The Fugitive: Plan B, Nurse Man, Nurse no Oshigoto
Takako Uehara is a Jpop singer, actress, and former radio host. She is a member of the group Speed. Uehara was born in Okinawa, Japan.
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Yu Yamada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Orange Days, Vision - The Woman Who Can See Murder, Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Yu Yamada is a Japanese model, actress, and singer best known from her modeling work with CanCam magazine. Shintaro Yamada is her brother.
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Ryoko Kuninaka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, Summer Snow, Hungry!
Ryoko Kuninaka is a Japanese actress and singer. She hails from Naha City in Okinawa, Japan and currently works for Vision Factory.
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Gackt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Shiki, Fūrin Kazan
Gackt Camui, better known by his stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He has been active since 1994, first as the frontman of the short-lived ...more
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Tamlyn Tomita is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
The Burning Zone
Tamlyn Naomi Tomita is a Japanese-born American actress and singer. She made her screen debut in The Karate Kid, Part II, and later was leading and supporting roles in films Come See the ...more
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Meisa Kuroki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Ninkyo Helper, Medaka, Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi
Satsuki Shimabukuro, better known by her stage name Meisa Kuroki, is a Japanese actress, model and singer born in Nago, Okinawa, Japan. She is represented by the agency Sweet Power and is signed ...more
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Olivia Lufkin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Nana
Olivia Lufkin, professionally known as OLIVIA, is a Japanese American bilingual singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of an American father and a Japanese mother. Her two younger siblings are ...more
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Eriko Imai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Live
Eriko Imai is a Japanese pop artist. She made her debut in the early 1990s as part of the group Speed which disbanded in March 2000. Eriko began her work away from Speed during 1998, performing ...more
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Hiroko Shimabukuro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Tengoku no Kiss
Hiroko Shimabukuro, best known mononymously as Hiro, is a Japanese singer. She debuted as a member of the popular girl group Speed in 1996. In 1998, Hiro released her first solo song, ...more
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Brian Tee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Beauty & the Beast, Crash
Brian Tee is an American actor, best known for his role as D.K. in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
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Hikari Mitsushima is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Ultraman Max, Ohisama, Woman
Hikari Mitsushima is a Japanese film actress and singer.
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Leisha Hailey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Leisha Hailey The L Word
Leisha Hailey is an American actress and musician most widely known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime Networks production The L Word. Hailey first came to the public's attention as a ...more
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Gori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
ちゅらさん
Toshiyuki Teruya, better known as Gori or Gorie or Gorie Matsuura, is a Ryukyuan comedian, variety show host, voice actor, film director, and musician. He is a member of the owarai group Garage ...more
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Hitoe Arakaki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Live
Hitoe Arakaki is the oldest member of the Japanese pop group Speed, which disbanded in 2000 and reformed in 2009. She was born in Okinawa, Japan, and is also known purely by her first name, ...more
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Kenji Ebisawa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Engine Sentai Go-onger
Kenji Ebisawa is a Japanese actor, best known for the role of Gunpei Ishihara/Go-on Black in the 2008 tokusatsu series Engine Sentai Go-onger.
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Kenji Haga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Street Fighter II V, Kinjirareta Asobi
Kenji Haga is a mixed-race entertainment talent, actor and businessperson from Okinawa, Okinawa. Haga was born to an American father and a Japanese mother.
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James Carroll Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Rich Man, Poor Man
James Carroll Jordan is an actor.
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Masane Tsukayama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Akagi, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Georgie!
Masane Tsukayama is a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator from Naha, Okinawa.
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Tamaki Nakanishi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Tamaki Nakanishi Prétear, Kanokon, Happy Lesson
Tamaki Nakanishi is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with 81 Produce.
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Lydia Morales is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Lydia Morales is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Guatemala.
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Merle Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Okinawa Prefecture
Chicago Fire
Merle Dandridge is an American actress who was born in Okinawa, Japan. Dandridge is primarily a stage actress, but has had several roles in television. She has gained a wider audience as the ...more