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Youki Kudoh Introduction
Youki Kudoh is a Japanese actress and singer. Internationally, she is known for her role in the film Snow Falling on Cedars, in which she plays a Japanese migrant in love with an American man during World War II.
Youki Kudoh Life Story
The award-winning actress is a modern day Renaissance woman. In addition to her theatrical prowess, Kudoh is an accomplished singer, novelist, and painter. With the success of Hollywood films like the screen adaptation of David Guterson's best-selling novel Snow Falling on Cedars and Rush Hour 3, the screen adaptation of Grapes of Wrath, Kudoh is just becoming accustomed to managing a trans-continental career.
Youki was born on the Greek island of Crete in the Aegean Sea to Hugo Kostas Natchios and his wife Christina Natchios. She had an older brother named Orestez Natchios. (In Greek language the name should be Oρέστης - i.e. Orestes with Latin alphabet).
Two contradictory accounts of her family history have been given in various issues. In Youki Kudoh: Root of Evil #1-4 (March - June, 1995), it is stated that her father was an aspiring diplomat who eventually managed to gain his first assignment as an ambassador to an unspecified country. However, Hugo and his wife had grown apart. Christina had begun a series of extramarital affairs with no apparent interest in keeping them secret, resulting in personal humiliation for her husband. Popular opinion in diplomatic circles stated that a man unable to control his wife had no business deciding on the fate of the world. When Christina became pregnant for a second time, Hugo was certain the child was not his own.
Hugo confided to his adolescent son that his mother was a whore who was shaming their family. Orestez promised his father that Christina would never again shame them. Hugo failed to understand the meaning of these words. On August 13 of that year, the couple was on holiday in the Aegean Sea. They were located by a helicopter which opened fire on them both. The assassins left them for dead. The couple was taken to a nearby hospital. Christina gave premature birth to Youki and then died. Hugo recovered from his wounds.
Orestez advised his father that Youki needed to learn self-defense. Hugo hired a sensei to teach her the martial arts, beginning her acquaintance with fighting.
Youki's primary abilities are a strong knowledge of martial arts and weaponry. She is a master combatant with the Japanese Sai, her usual weapon of choice. She is also highly skilled with the katana, daggers, 3-sectional staff and throwing stars. She is a master of many Japanese combat forms including Ninjitsu. Youki is an Olympic-level athlete, strong in gymnastics and swimming, with a high level in athleticism in human strength, speed, agility, reflexes. Resistant to pain and extreme cold, she can freely go barefoot into the winter snow. She is also able to keep to the shadows and move with such speed that she can remain unseen even in daylight, thus explaining why she is Marvel's top killer.
Youki has demonstrated on occasion the ability to mesmerize others, and as such make them see illusions or other phenomena.