Sonoya Mizuno (born 1 July 1986) is a Japanese-born British actress, model, and ballet dancer who has performed in director Alex Garland’s works Ex Machina, Annihilation, and Devs. She had minor roles in the films La La Land, Beauty and the Beast, and Crazy Rich Asians. Mizuno also played a lead character in the Netflix miniseries Maniac. As of 2022, she if featuring in tv series House of the Dragon.
Early Life and Career
Born in Tokyo, Mizuno was raised in Somerset, England. Her mother is of half British and half Argentine descent and her father is Japanese. She graduated from the Royal Ballet School before dancing with several ballet companies, including Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Ballet Ireland, New English Ballet Theatre and Scottish Ballet.
Mizuno took up professional modelling at age 20 with Profile Models in London and has modelled for Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. During 2014, she appeared in Arthur Pita’s work of dance theatre The World’s Greatest Show at Greenwich Dance and the Royal Opera House.
She made her film debut in Alex Garland’s science-fiction thriller Ex Machina in 2014. Mizuno appeared in the dance film High Strung, directed by Michael Damian and released in 2016. Also in 2016, she was the feature dancer in the music video for “Wide Open” by The Chemical Brothers and Beck, and appeared in the music video for Frank Ocean’s song “Nikes”. Later in 2016, she was in La La Land, playing the role of Caitlin, one of the three roommates of Mia, played by Emma Stone.
In 2017, Mizuno appeared in a small role as the debutante in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and in 2018, she acted in the Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians.
She has appeared in television/ streaming roles including Cary Joji Fukunaga’s Maniac on Netflix. In 2018, she took the lead role of Lily Chan in Alex Garland’s miniseries for FX, Devs.
Mizuno starred in the 2016 Dom & Nic video for The Chemical Brothers’ “Wide Open”, featuring Beck, where she played a dancer gradually transformed into a 3-D lattice.
Sonoya Mizuno is currently single and not in any relationship for now. Sonoya Mizuno is also not yet married.
Sonoya Mizuno’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $1.4 million – $10 million.