Is skilled in sword-fighting.
One of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category. The others are Miyoshi Umeki who won Best Supporting Actress nominated for Sayonara (1957), Sessue Hayakawa nominated for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Mako nominated for The Sand Pebbles (1966), Ben Kingsley who won Best Actor for Gandhi (1982), Haing S. Ngor who won Best Supporting Actor for The Killing Fields (1984), Pat Morita nominated for The Karate Kid (1984), and Ken Watanabe nominated for The Last Samurai (2003).
Was named one of the Ten Actors to Watch by Variety Magazine (2007).
Is an accomplished motorcyclist and horseback rider.
Made her stage debut in the play, "Suigin", directed by Hidehisa Tachibana.