Originally from Japan, she received her B.F.A. in acting from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. While in New York, she has worked with Atlantic Theatre Company and the casting office for Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam". After doing the rounds in New York regional theaters, she moved to Los Angeles, continuing to work in theater, TV and film, including East West Players.
On the other side of her acting career, she has worked as a talent agent for over 200 clients, a director of development for TV pilots, and currently a motion capture producer for video games. She continues to seek for projects that are out of the box with distinctive and very loud voice.