Devon Aoki is a famed fashion model and actress most popular for her role in the widely-watched films, 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Sin City (2005). Although she started out as a video vixen back in the late 90s, Aoki has since spread her talent into acting and modeling. Since she first hit the big screens back in 2003, her multi-decade career has earned her iconic status in the fashion industry. More than that, Devon Aoki is also a wife and mother to three children. Her incredible career history deserves attention, here’s all you need to know.
Devon Aoki’s Biography, Age
Devon Edwenna Aoki was born in New York City on August 10, 1982, to the family of Rocky Aoki and Pamela Hilburger. Her father is the famed ex-Olympic wrestler and Benihana restaurant founder, while her mother, Pamela, works as a jewelry designer. Aoki’s looks already give away her ethnicity and race. She is of Japanese descent from her father and German-English descent from her mother.
Aoki was raised in California alongside her older sister and younger brother. She also has four half-siblings, including Steve Aoki – the American musician and DJ. Growing up, Devon Aoki enrolled for her high school education at The American School in London.
Of all she’s known for today, modeling was her first love. In 1995, then only thirteen, Aoki began her modeling career. According to the model and actress, that was the year she got to meet the fabulous model, Kate Moss. Two years later, in 1997, Aoki began walking runways for brands such as Chanel, Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons. The following year, the sixteen-year-old Aoki replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace. So far, she’s appeared in advertising campaigns for top-notch brands such as Hugo Boss, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, L’Oreal, and Lancome. And walked runways for designer brands such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, and Celine.
When she’s not walking runways, her image continues to be admired by millions on the front covers of several fashion magazines, including Korea’s CosmoGirl, Japan’s Voce and Harper’s Bazaar, France’s Jalouse, UK’s Wonderland, Australia’s Russh and 10 Magazine, Malaysia’s Her World and of course, US’ Ocean Drive. She has also been featured on the front page of covers of Vogue magazine (Russia, Japan, Germany, Korea). In 2006, Aoki made a major charity-driven move when she posed for the charity photo-book “Super Stars” which was dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake And Tsunami.
Movies And TV Shows
Although Devon Aoki is mostly known for her work in fashion, she has also made an impact as an actress. Beginning in 1997, when she first appeared in her first music video, Devon Aoki’s multidecade career has seen her feature in at least twenty-two movies, TV shows and music videos.
Music lovers first spotted Devon Aoki in the videos of Electric Barbarella by Duran Duran and Kowalski by Primal Scream. She would go on to appear in Ludacris’ Act A Fool (2003), Genuwine’s In Those Jeans (2003), Sean Lennon’s Dead Meat (2006), Bones (2003) and Just Another Girl (2013) by The Killers and Steve Aoki’s Waste It On Me (2018).
Her acting carer has seen her appear in several films. Most popular of which are 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), D.E.B.S. (2004), Sin City (2005), Dead or Alive (2006), War (2007), Mutant Chronicles (2008) and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2013). Devon Aoki was cast in the third season of the TV series Arrow but later left due to conflicting schedules with other projects she was working on at the time. She also made a brief appearance in the documentary films I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016), Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (2015) and Double Dutchess: Seeing Double (2017).
Devon Aoki’s Husband
Devon Aoki has been married to the financier, James Bailey since 2011. It is unclear when they began dating but together, they have three children – a boy named James Hunter, and two daughters – Alessandra Linville and Eleanor Talitha. Like her mom, Alessandra is a model and was featured in Guess Kids Spring 2018 fashion campaign.
Height And Body Measurements
Devon Aoki has a slim body build; she stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 110 lbs. Her bust, waist, and hips measure at 33-23-34 inches respectively. She also has light brown hair and hazel colored eyes.