Anna Sawai is a 31-year-old New Zealand actress, singer, and dancer with an estimated net worth of $3 million. She is best known for portraying Elle in “F9: The Fast Saga,” Naomi in “Pachinko,” and Teenage Kiriko in “Ninja Assasin.”
Anna is currently making headlines because of her upcoming role as Cate in the upcoming American television series “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.” In this series, she acted alongside other actors including Kiersey Clemmons and Ren Watabe.
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Full Name||Anna Sawai|
|Age||31 years old|
|Birth Date||June 11, 1992|
|Birth Place||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Profession||Actress, Dancer & Singer|
Anna Sawai Biography
Anna Sawai was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on June 11, 1992. Coming from a Japanese background Anna’s mom was an opera singer who later became a piano teacher, while her dad worked for an electronics company.
As Anna grew up, her family moved a lot because her dad’s job required it. Some of the places they lived in were Hong Kong and the Philippines. When Anna turned 10, they settled down in Yokohama, Japan.
Anna has an older sister named Reina, who’s a ballet dancer and works with the Hong Kong Ballet Company.
During high school, Anna continued to get lessons in singing and dancing. She went to Sophia University and was transferred to Avex Trax, a record label.
In 2012, she sang the U.S. national anthem at the Tokyo Dome for the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season.
She later joined a girl group called ARA and released a single, but the group didn’t last long. In 2013, she joined another girl group called Faky and released their first single, “Better Without You.”
However, she left Faky in November 2018 to focus more on her acting career. Her last performance with the group was in December of the same year.
Anna Sawai’s Acting Career
In 2004, Anna Sawai began acting at 11 years old, starring in a Tokyo stage production of “Annie” as the main character, Annie. In 2006, she auditioned for Avex Inc., a big entertainment company, and earned a management contract that allowed her to train in music and dance.
Anna kept acting, appearing in a small role on the TV show “Our Love Song” in 2007. She then made her Hollywood debut in “Ninja Assassin” in 2009, where she played a ninja named Kiriko.
While in Faky, Anna also did solo projects, like appearing in a music video and lending her voice to a video game.
After a little break, Anna returned to acting in 2018, making her return appearance in a series called “Colors.” and performed in a stage production.
In 2019, Anna had a role as Eiko in a British crime show called Giri/Haji. People really liked the show when it first aired on BBC Two in October. That same year, she got another role as Elle, a martial arts warrior, in “F9: The Fast Saga,” which is the ninth movie in the Fast & Furious series.
Since 2022, Anna Sawai has been playing the main character, Naomi, in an Apple TV+ series called Pachinko, based on a book by Min Jin Lee. The whole cast even won an Independent Spirit Award.
In September 2021, Sawai was picked to be the main character, Lady Mariko, in a limited series by FX called Shōgun. This show is a remake of a miniseries from 1980 and is based on a book by James Clavell. It’s going to premiere in 2023.
Then, in June 2022, she was cast as Cate, the main character in a TV series called Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, made by Legendary for Apple TV+. This series is connected to the 2021 movie “Godzilla vs. Kong” and will air on November 17, 2023.
|2023||Monarch: Legacy of Monsters||Cate|
|2021||F9: The Fast Saga||Elle|
|2009||Ninja Assassin||Teenage Kiriko|
|2007||Ai no uta!||Natsu|