Model, Actress, Singer
Born: March 15, 1971- Osaka, Japan
Formerly a model, Junna Risa began acting in stage plays and musicals, and was
soon appearing in Japanese TV dramas, most famously the hit series "Love Generation".
(Also popular in Hong Kong, the show later became the basis of Wong Jing's movie
Love Generation Hong Kong). Her own Hong Kong film debut was also a romance,
but of a decidedly different sort.
Jacob Cheung's Midnight Fly (2001) starred Anita Mui and Junna Risa as two tourists
who meet during travels through Europe and North Africa, and discover that they are both
involved with the same man (Simon Yam). The dialogue was mostly in English, which
meant Junna had to master the language for her role as Miki, Yam's Japanese mistress.
The role takes a far darker tone when her character is kidnapped by Moroccan slave
traders and forced into prostitution. Her efforts were rewarded with a Golden Horse
nomination for Best Supporting Actress; plus a nomination for Best Original Song,
which she performed for the soundtrack.
Junna Risa Filmography
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