Aiko Tanaka life and biography

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Aiko Tanaka biography

Date of birth : 1979-12-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tokyo, Japan
Nationality : Japanese
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2015-08-04
Credited as : Tv personality, and actress, The Grind MTV show

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Aiko Tanaka (Aiko = "child of love" in Japanese) is a Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan on December 13th. Her mother, Sue Tanaka, was a former swimsuit model while her father was a successful sales marketing manager for Britannica. With her mother’s influence, she began modeling at the age of 3 and appeared on numerous fashion catalogs and advertisements in Japan.

Her career began in elementary school as a model for catalogs and commercial ads. Wanting to pursue a career in acting, Aiko came to the U.S. and studied theater and dance during college. She danced professionally and eventually landed a spot as a recurring dancer on Soul Train (1999).

During her pursuit of acting, Aiko was invited to attend numerous car shows, expos, and other events as a model. Simultaneously, Aiko appeared on television shows such as MTV's "The Grind" (1999), "Malcom & Eddie", "The Man Show", "My Wife and Kids" (2002), and "Howard Stern" (2003). She has also appeared in a handful of music videos (for Destiny's Child, The Offspring, Afroman) and feature-length films (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Finishing the Game (2007), and more). More recently, she has done stand-up comedy and continues to pursue a career in film and television.

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