Naoko Mori was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1975. When she was four years old she moved with her family to New Jersey, and eight years later to Surrey, England.
Naoko took singing lessons and attended stage school and, at the age of seventeen, appeared in London's West End in the leading role of Kim in Miss Saigon, opposite John Barrowman, with whom she later appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood.
Prior to Torchwood, like John Barrowman and Eve Myles, Naoko had appeared in Doctor Who, playing computer expert Tosh Sato in the episode "Aliens of London", the role she continued playing in Torchwood.
In the 1990s she appeared regularly on British TV as a hospital receptionist in Casualty and as a friend of Julia Sawalha, Jennifer Saunders' studious daughter, in the comedy Absolutely Fabulous, a role she continued for almost a decade. This was alternated with film work such as Topsy-Turvy, playing a Japanese girl who helped inspire Gilbert and Sullivan to pen The Mikado.
Mori also appeared in the television programmes Judge John Deed in 2001 and Spooks in 2002. Mori had a major role in the 2005 BBC docu-drama Hiroshima, which contained dramatic re-enactments of the 1945 Atomic-bombing.
Mori returned to the West End on November 20th, 2006, when she took over the role of Christmas Eve from Ann Harada in the London production of Avenue Q.… Expand
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