Karen Fukuhara

Karen Fukuhara Headshot


Birth Date: February 10, 1992

Age: 31 years old

Birth Place: Los Angeles, California

Making her big screen debut with a major bang, Karen Fukuhara took audiences by storm with her debut role as Katana in "Suicide Squad" (2016). Born in Los Angeles in 1992 to Japanese immigrants, Fukuhara spent her youth becoming an accomplished martial artist. She also discovered a love of performing, and by the time she enrolled at UCLA, Fukuhara was interested in singing, joining the school's a cappella group, the Medleys. Fukuhara also found time during her college career to begin appearing on the Disney Channel in Japan, hosting a variety of shows aimed at younger viewers. When it came to landing her first onscreen role in her native United States, Fukuhara dove into the role of Katana with intensity. The action heavy movie called for numerous major stunts, but aside from a single dive roll, Fukuhara performed all of them herself. Fukuhara expressed happiness about honoring her heritage with the role, saying in a 2016 interview with Playboy, "As a first-generation Japanese American, I've always wanted to play a samurai warrior like my Suicide Squad character, Katana. Samurai are almost always male, so growing up in America I had a hard time figuring out role models."

News about
Karen Fukuhara

Bullet Train - Brad Pitt

‘Bullet Train’: How to Watch the Star-Studded Action Flick, Streaming Now

The Boys - Season 3 Bloopers - Jensen Ackles

‘The Boys’ Blooper Reel: See the Stars Get Silly on the Set of Season 3 (VIDEO)

jensen ackles as soldier boy, the boys
Spoiler Alert

Chaos Reigns & Heads Explode in ‘The Boys’ Season 3 Finale (RECAP)

the boys season 3, jensen ackles as soldier boy, karl urban as butcher
Spoiler Alert

‘The Boys’ Ruminates on Fathers & Sons—and Drops the Grandaddy of All Plot Twists (RECAP)

Jack Quaid, Karen Fukuhara

‘The Boys’: Jack Quaid & Karen Fukuhara Talk Guts, Gore and Toxic Masculinity (VIDEO)

the boys, karl urban, jack quaid
Spoiler Alert

‘The Boys’: ‘Herogasm’ Will Leave Fans Sweaty & Satisfied (RECAP)

The Boys Season 3, Paul Reiser as The Legend
Spoiler Alert

‘The Boys’: A Lot Happens in ‘The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies’ (RECAP)

The Boys Season 3 Karl Urban and Antony Starr

‘The Boys’ Renewed for Season 4 at Prime Video

the boys season 3
Spoiler Alert

‘The Boys’: It All Goes Wrong for Stan Edgar in ‘Glorious Five-Year Plan’ (RECAP)

the boys season 3
Spoiler Alert

‘The Boys’: Listen Up — It’s Time Meet the Real Homelander! (RECAP)

the boys season 3
Spoiler Alert

‘The Boys’ Season 3 Premiere: Remember That Ant-Man Joke? (RECAP)

Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in The Boys - Season 3

‘The Boys’ Season 3 Trailer: Could Soldier Boy Be Butcher’s Secret Weapon? (VIDEO)

The Boys Season 3 trailer Jensen Ackles

‘The Boys’: Soldier Boy Arrives & Billy Butcher Transforms in Season 3 Teaser (VIDEO)

The Boys Season 3 Billy Butcher Karl Urban

‘The Boys’: Billy Butcher Takes the Spotlight in Season 3 First Look (PHOTO)

The Boys Karl Urban as Billy Butcher

Where ‘The Boys’ Left Off, and the ‘Meditation on Toxic Masculinity’ Coming in Season 3

The Boys New York Comic Con Panel

‘The Boys’: 6 Inside Secrets Revealed During the New York Comic Con Panel

'The Boys,' Amazon Prime Video, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Jack Quaid

‘The Boys’ Season 3 Wraps Production – See the Cast’s Reactions

The Boys Season 2 finale
Spoiler Alert

7 Questions We Need Answered in ‘The Boys’ Season 3


Erin Moriarty & Karen Fukuhara on How ‘The Boys’ Is Really About the Women (VIDEO)