- July 01, 1988 (age 32)
Sonoya Mizuno (みずの・そのや) (born 1 July 1988) is a Japanese-born British actress, model and ballerina.
She is best known for her collaborations with director Alex Garland, such as the 2015 drama film Ex Machina, Annihilation and the upcoming Netflix miniseries Maniac. She has also had minor roles in the films La La Land, Beauty and the Beast, and most recently, the 2018 romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians.
Born in Tokyo, Mizuno was raised in Somerset in England. Her father is Japanese, and her mother is of half British and half Argentinian descent. She graduated from the Royal Ballet School before working for several ballet companies including Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Ballet Ireland, New English Ballet Theatre and Scottish Ballet.
She began modeling at age 20 with Profile Models in London and has modeled for Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. During 2014 Mizuno appeared in Arthur Pita's work of dance theatre The World's Greatest Show at Greenwich Dance and the Royal Opera House.
Mizuno made her movie debut in Alex Garland's science-fiction thriller Ex Machina in 2015. She appeared in the dance film High Strung, directed by Michael Damian and released in 2016. In 2016, she was the feature dancer in the music video for "Wide Open" by The Chemical Brothers and Beck.
In August 2016, she appeared in the music video for Frank Ocean's song "Nikes". In 2016 Mizuno was in La La Land, playing the role of Caitlin, one of the three roommates of Mia (Emma Stone).
In 2017, Mizuno appeared in a cameo role as the debutante in Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and in 2018, she co-starred in the Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians, opposite Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.