Everything About ‘The Boys’ Actress Karen Fukuhara

American actress Karen Fukuhara- she famously worked in Suicide Squad and The Boys

The acting career wielded fruits of fandom and prominence for American actress of Japanese heritage, Karen Fukuhara. Having made her breakthrough with the 2016 movie Suicide Squad, Fukuhara landed yet another promising role as Kimiko aka The Female in the Amazon Prime series The Boys.

Fans could barely resist their temptation to know more about the mute supe (i.e. with superhuman abilities) of The Boys. After a successful 2 season-run, the American superhero series dropped its Season 3 on June 3, 2022, featuring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Aya Cash, Claudia Doumit, and Tomer Kapon (aka Tomer Capone), among others.

And only a week after its third season release, the show saw a renewal for Season 4 on June 10, 2022.

15 Interesting Facts On Karen Fukuhara

  1. Fukuhara is an American by nationality; she was born in Los Angeles, California, the USA, to Japanese parents: Katsumi Fukuhara and Hidemi Fukuhara.
  2. Born on February 10, 1992, Karen is 30 years old as of 2022. A charming figure with brown eyes & black hair, the actress has a height of 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm).
  3. She graduated with a degree and a minor in Theater in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014. While at University, she was a member of UCLA Medleys, an acapella group.
  4. Karen Fukuhara has a younger brother, whom she often mentions on her social media & interviews.
  5. She was into martial arts from her younger days; she has a brown belt in Kyokushin Karate. It would later become an aid for her roles in on-screen action scenes.
  6. Before acting, Karen worked as a translator, subtitle editor, and waitress. Even more, as an undergraduate, she was a reporter for a sports show on Japan-based NHK.
  7. It was in 2016 when Fukuhara made her acting debut; she played a fictional superheroine Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana in the film Suicide Squad featuring the likes of Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith.
  8. She gained a TV breakthrough from the Amazon Prime series The Boys, where she portrayed Kimiko Miyashiro / The Female, a “supe” with super strength and regenerative healing after injection with Compound V.
  9. In ‘The Boys’ which premiered on July 26, 2019, her character Kimiki is mute and uses sign language to communicate. As for a fact, she doesn’t use ASL or any known sign language, rather she created her own made-up language for the show.
  10. In the superhero TV series, Karen Fukuhara teams up with Billy (actor Karl Urban), Hughie (actor Jack Quaid), Starlight (actress Erin Moriarty), MM (actor Laz Alonso), and Frenchie (actor Tomer Kapon) to fight superpowered villains.
    The New Zealand-born Antony Starr portrays Homelander, the leader of Seven that consist of Queen Maeve (actress Dominique McElligott), A-Train (actor Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (actor Chace Crawford), and Black Noir (actor Nathan Mitchell).
  11. Karen Fukuhara is not mute as her character in The Boys. She is fluent in English but her first language was Japanese; she even went to Japanese Language School for 11 years on Saturdays.
  12. She is also a proficient voice actress, having voiced in Craig of the Creek (2019-now), She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018-20), and Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (2020).
  13. As of 2022, Fukuhara has $500,000 net worth. Her income came through her on-screen venture, voice-over & online endorsements. Her sponsorship includes GQ, Dior, and Bodega, to name a few.
  14. Currently, Karen Fukuhara is in a relationship with her photographer boyfriend Keith Tio. They met in 2014 and are together since then. Her boyfriend Tio is a photographer & model with an IG handle @keithtio, moreover, he runs a winter clothing line November.lab.
  15. Karen Fukuhara has a self-titled YouTube channel, created on September 10, 2020. It reached 100K subscribers in late December 2020 and has more than 135K subscribers currently.

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