Devon Aoki is an American actor and model, and Kana Grace Nootenboom is her sister. Since she was 13, Devon Edwenna Aoki has been modelling. She has had lead roles in DOA: Dead or Alive and Mutant Chronicles and supporting parts in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City. Discover more about her personal and work life in this piece.
Childhood, Family, and School
He was born in New York City on August 10, 1982. She grew up in Malibu, California, and went to The American School in London for high school. Her mother, jewellery designer Pamela Hilburger, and father, Hiroaki Aoki, who used to be a professional wrestler and business mogul, are both from Benihana. She has four half-brothers, one older sister, one younger brother, and four full siblings. Steve Aoki is one of them. She is also a famous model and Yumi Nu’s aunt.
About the Job
After her first show on the runway in 1997, Aoki worked for Balenciaga, Comme des Garcons, and Chanel. Naomi Campbell lost her spot as the face of Versace to Aoki, who was 16 years old at the time. Versace, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, Celine, Baby Phat, and Marc Jacobs are some of the designers she has walked for. She has also worked for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Hugo Boss, L’Oréal, Lancome, and Tiffany & Co.
Life in general
David Aoki is married to James Bailey, and the two of them have one son and three girls. She quit being an actor full-time in 2009 so she could spend more time with her kids. In the Guess Kids ad campaign for spring 2018, her daughter Alessandra was shown.
What they did
People in the fashion world look up to her. In 2017, Dominic Cadogan of Dazed called Aoki a “cult model” and “one of the most recognisable alternative faces of the 1990s.” Marie Claire named her one of the 15 top models in a story that came out in April 2019. Seven of Aoki’s most famous looks were chosen by I-D magazine, which called her “one of those few faces that characterised the turn of the millennium.”
Career in acting
The films Dead or Alive, War, Mutant Chronicles, 2 Fast 2 Furious, D.E.B.S., Sin City, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead have all cast her. She was supposed to play Tatsu Yamashiro in Arrow season 3, but Rila Fukushima filled in because of a disagreement in their schedules. She was in two documentaries, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, about her brother Steve, and Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer.
What did Rocky Aoki do?
The American amateur wrestler Hiroaki Aoki, better known by his ring name Rocky Aoki, was of Japanese descent. He started Genesis magazine and the well-known Benihana chain of Japanese restaurants.
What does Steve Aoki do?
Steven Hiroyuki Aoki is Devon Aoki’s half-brother and a DJ and music artist. Pollstar named him the electronic dance music artist in North America with the most money made from tours in 2012.
Yes, Kana Grace Notenboom comes from a famous family. Almost everyone in her family is a famous star. She has never been the centre of attention, though, so we couldn’t give you a lot of information about her in this piece.