Yuko Torihara               
actor + filmmaker
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Yuko Torihara is a filmmaker, actress, photographer and writer born in Tokyo and based in NYC.  She grew up traveling between Japan, US and the UK and storytelling has been a natural way to make sense of her constantly changing environment.  She has a bachelors in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Sundance Humanities Sustainability Fellow ‘22-’23 with her first feature film.  Her documentary Chinatown Beat, featuring author Henry Chang and photographer Corky Lee was acquired by The New Yorker in 2021.  She has a recurring role on Ryan Murphy’s show on Netflix “The Watcher” and has voiced and starred in national campaigns for brands including Starbucks, Citibank, Delta Airlines, Verizon.