Anna Sawai Biography
Anna Sawai (born June 11, 1992) is a New Zealand actress, singer, and dancer of Japanese descent. She gained recognition at the age of 11 when she landed her first acting role as the titular character in the 2004 Nippon TV production of Annie. Sawai made her film debut in James McTeigue's 2009 neo-noir martial arts film Ninja Assassin, playing the role of Kiriko. She rose to fame in Japan as one of the lead vocalists of the girl group Faky from 2013 to 2018. Sawai returned to acting with supporting roles in the Japanese mystery series Colors (2018) and the British crime thriller series Giri/Haji (2019). Her international breakthrough came with the role of Naomi in the Apple TV+ drama series Pachinko (2022–present).