Devon Aoki Biography

Devon Aoki Biography
Devon Aoki (born on August 10, 1982) is a Japanese American supermodel and actress. Her name is rendered デヴォン青木 in Japanese.


Devon Aoki was born in New York City though she grew up in California. Her Japanese father, Rocky Aoki, a former Olympic wrestler, is the owner of the Benihana restaurant chain. Her mother, Pamela Hilburger, is a jewelry designer of English and German heritage. Her brother, Steve Aoki, is a well-known Los Angeles, California DJ, and is the head of the Dim Mak record label. She also has a sister.

Devon Aoki was discovered in New York at a Rancid concert she had gatecrashed. She began modeling at the age of 13.

Aoki has appeared in the movies 2 Fast 2 Furious, D.E.B.S., and Sin City, as well as in numerous magazines. She has modelled for the fashion houses Lancôme, Chanel, and Versace. Aoki is 5 ft 6 in (168cm)—an almost unheard of height for runway models, who are usually at least 5 ft 8 in tall—and is known as the world's shortest supermodel.

Earlier in her career Devon Aoki made a cameo appearance in Duran Duran's music video Electric Barbarella and, later, in Ludacris's Act a Fool. Music from this video was featured in the soundtrack of 2 Fast 2 Furious, which Ludacris and Aoki both appeared in.

Devon did not have her driver's license prior to filming 2 Fast 2 Furious and had to learn to drive during filming.

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