Naoko Mori

Naoko Mori

Highest Rated: 82% Mr. Malcolm's List (2022)

Lowest Rated: 36% Spice World (1997)

Birthday: Nov 29, 1971

Birthplace: Nagoya, Japan

Born in Nagoya, Japan, on November 19, 1971, actress Naoko Mori had a well-traveled childhood, as her family moved first to New Jersey, when she was four years old, and then to Surrey, just outside London, eight years later. When her father opted to move back to Japan, when Mori was in high school, she opted to stay in England and seek stage work, which she quickly found earning the lead role in the West End production of "Miss Saigon." By the early 1990s, Mori had made her way onto British television with roles on the sitcom "Desmond's" and the hospital drama "Casualty." Before long, she broke into film with roles in the computer-geared drama "Hackers," the Spice Girls movie "Spice World," and Mike Leigh's colorful docudrama, "Topsy-Turvy." A number of film and television roles followed, including Sarah on the cult comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous." In 2005, Mori hosted "Hot Tub Ranking," a game show where men would rank female contestants by their looks, and if the women can properly guess their ranks, they would win cash prizes. The following year, Mori ditched being a TV personality in favor of playing Toshiko Sato on the science fiction series "Torchwood," a spin-off of the long-running sci-fi mainstay "Doctor Who." An avid fan base has made Sato Mori's most popular character to date. After her Sato's story arc came to an end, Mori went on to portray Yoko Ono in the made-for-TV biopic "Lennon Naked."

Highest rated movies

Mr. Malcolm's List Everest
Spice World




82% 82% Mr. Malcolm's List Unknown (Character) $1.9M 2022
73% 68% Everest Yasuko Namba (Character) $43.2M 2015
No Score Yet 30% Lennon Naked Yoko Ono (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 80% Living Hell Yuki (Character) - 2000
36% 45% Spice World Nicola (Character) $29.6M 1997


63% 60% McDonald and Dodds Leyna Masamoto (Character) 2022
87% 77% The Terror Asako Nakayama (Character) 2019
90% 44% Patrick Melrose Dr. Pagazzi (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Inches Annika (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Patricia Ramsey (Guest Star) 2011
94% 83% Torchwood Toshiko Sato (Character) 2006-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smoking Room Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 92% Absolutely Fabulous Unknown (Character) 1992 2001 2003