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Things You Should Know About Steven Seagal’s Oldest Daughter, Ayako Fujitani

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Ayako Fujitani, who was born into an acting family, had a successful career as well. She is a professional actor, writer, director, and film critic best recognized for her performance in the film 'Tokyo.'

She is also known as the daughter of actor and producer Steven Seagal from his first marriage.

Aside from his professional achievements, Ayako is also doing well in her personal life. She is married, and she and her spouse have two children. So, who is her spouse, and how do they get along as a married couple?

In addition, we shall discuss Ayako Fujitani's connection with her parents and much more in this post.

Ayako Fujitani Early and Personal Life
Ayako Fujitani Early and Personal Life

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Ayako Fujitani Early And Personal Life 

Ayako Fujitani was born in Osaka, Japan, on December 7, 1979, and her full name is Ayako Faith Fujitani. Steven Seagal and Miyako Fujitani, Aikido trainers, are her parents.

Ayako has an actor brother named Kentaro Seagal. Annaliza, Dominick, Arissa, Savannah, and Kunzang Seagal are her other half-siblings from her father's side.

When Ayako was a toddler, her parents divorced. Her mother gained custody of Ayako, and the two of them relocated to Osaka, Japan.

She has been a moviegoer since she was a child. Her favorite genres included zombie movies, horror movies, and art films. Ayako decided to become an actor and director after being heavily affected by the films she saw.

Ayako's singing ability was highlighted when she sang songs for the band 'Father's Girls,' which was formed by her favorite novelist, Ramo Nakajima.

She studied acting, filmmaking, and the English language in Los Angeles, California, the United States. She also won a beauty competition when she was twelve years old, which led to a modeling career.

Ayako Fujitani is a Japanese actress, writer, director, film critic, translator, and musician. She is the daughter of Steven Seagal, an Aikido Black Belt and Martial Arts, master.

Ayako is well-known for her critically praised picture 'Tokyo.' She has also appeared in a number of other films, including 'Shiki-Jitsu' and 'Man from Reno.'

She is a well-known writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and many of her works have appeared in many publications. In addition to directing films, acting, and writing, she has also translated one of her favorite novels, David Small's 'Stitches: A Memoir,' from English to Japanese.

Ayako Fujitani Age And Birth Sign

Ayako, the charming and beautiful, was born on December 7, 1979. She is 41 years old now. Her astrological sign is Sagittarius.

Ayako Fujitani Body Measurements 

Ayako Fujitani stands 5 feet 4 inches tall. Other than her height and age, no information on her weight or physical measurements can be found on the internet.

Fujitani has dark hair and brown eyes. Despite this, she remains the heartthrob of many Japanese males owing to her attractive face and gorgeous physique.

Ayako Fujitani Social Media 

Ayako Fujitani has a Twitter account (@ayakofujitani), where she has 1,310 followers and 242 followers. You can see photographs of her children and spouse, as well as her adorable pets, on her page.

Ayako Fujitani Married Life
Ayako Fujitani Married Life

Ayako Fujitani Married Life

Ayako, the lovely lady, is a married woman. Javier Gullon, a writer and producer, is her husband. After marrying in 2016, the couple had been together for four years and has two children, both girls, from their relationship.

Tora, their oldest daughter, was born on December 6, 2016, and is now four years old.

Ayako even shared a photo of Tora on her Instagram on December 6, 2020, wishing her a happy fourth birthday. While Ayako has not disclosed any information about their younger daughter Sumimo, she will be two years old in 2020.

The four-person family has a wonderful bond. The family does not miss out on celebrating moments together, whether it is going on a family trip or spending special time together.

Ayako also frequently posts photos of herself with her spouse and children on Instagram.

All About Ayako’s Husband, Javier Gullon

Her spouse, like Ayako, is a renowned Spanish screenwriter and producer. As a writer and producer, he has worked on films such as Out of the Dark, Hierro, and Aftermath.

In addition, for his work in Enemy, he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards. Similarly, he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 27th Goya Awards for his work in Invader.

All About Ayako Fujitani’s Father, Steven Seagal
All About Ayako Fujitani’s Father, Steven Seagal

All About Ayako Fujitani’s Father, Steven Seagal

Steven Frederic Seagal was born on April 10, 1952, to Samuel Steven and Patricia Seagal in Lansing, Michigan, USA. His mother worked as a medical technician, while his father taught high school.

He is Jewish-Russian on his father's side and English, German, and Dutch on his mother's side.

His family relocated to Fullerton, and he attended 'Buena Park High School' in Buena Park.

He got a job as a dishwasher at a place called 'The Wagon Wheel.' Because he was exceptionally quick on his feet, the cook, who was a Japanese Shotokan karate master, noticed him and decided to teach him the fundamentals of karate.

In 1964, he began studying Aikido with Harry Kiyoshi Ishisaka. He traveled to Japan with his father, who was visiting the nation for military reasons, in his late teens and chose to reside there permanently.

Soon after, he received his 7th dan and Shihan in aikido, making him the first foreigner in Japan to own an aikido dojo.

Steven Seagal is a well-known American actor who also has a 7th-dan black belt in aikido. In Japan, he began his career as an aikido instructor.

Success followed him all the way to Los Angeles, where he was cast in the film 'Above the Law.' He went on to feature in other films, including 'Under Siege,' 'On Deadly Ground,' and 'Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.'

He did not become an overnight star in Hollywood, but he did create a name for himself as a brilliant martial artist-cum-actor whose abilities were exploited in martial arts films.

He subsequently went on to star in a series of low-budget direct-to-video films before returning to the big screen with the picture 'Machete.'

He worked as a reserve deputy sheriff in addition to acting. When he stopped performing, he concentrated on his business endeavors, one of which is named 'Seagal Enterprises.'

He is also well-known for his appearances in his own reality television series, 'Steven Seagal: Lawman.' He is also an environmentalist, a proponent of animal rights, and a backer of the Tibetan independence struggle.

In 1974, Seagal married Miyako Fujitani. His marriage to Fujitani produced two children, both of whom rose to prominence in their respective industries. In 1987, Seagal departed Fujitani.

He married Adrienne La Russa while his divorce from Fujitani was still pending.

He fell in love with Kelly LeBrock while married to La Russa, and she became pregnant with his kid. His marriage to La Russa was later dissolved, and he married LeBrock in 1987. He and LeBrock have three children.

Employees of 'Warner Brothers' accused him of sexual harassment in 1991. Cheryl Shuman charged him with job discrimination and sexual harassment four years later.

He divorced LeBrock in 1996, alleging "irreconcilable disagreements." During this time, he began dating Arissa Wolf, with whom he has a daughter named Savannah.

In 2010, the actor was accused of illegally selling women for sex, sexual harassment, and retaliation in a lawsuit.

He is presently married to Erdenetuya Batsukh and has a kid called Kunzang with her.

He is a godparent of Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo, the only child of Tibet's Tenth Panchen Lama.

He is a PETA activist who also backs the Tibetan independence struggle.

Seagal is a devout Buddhist.

The Reason Why Ayako Dumped Her Father’s Last Name
The Reason Why Ayako Dumped Her Father’s Last Name

The Reason Why Ayako Dumped Her Father’s Last Name

Despite the fact that she is the daughter of a renowned father, Ayako wants not to add her father's surname "Seagal" to her name.

She stated in one of her interviews that she wishes to be known for her accomplishments and as the daughter of a successful father. She also stated that she has no ill will toward her father and that they get along well.

She stated,

“I’m not keeping my father as a secret, but I just want to ignore it, We are good to each other, actually. We don’t have any weird things going on between us. We’re chill.”

Ayako, on the other hand, takes her mother's surname Fujitani and appears to be extremely proud of it.

Ayako Fujitani Career And Professional Life

Ayako made her film debut when she was just 13 years old. She appeared in the cult fantasy film 'Gamera-Guardian of the Universe.'

She was dissatisfied with her performance in the film and resolved to improve her acting abilities.

She then relocated to the United States to pursue a career as an actress. She also began learning English and authored her first book, 'Touhimu,' during her workshop days. She had also written several articles and film reviews for the magazine Roadshow a few years before.

Ayako was 21 years old when filmmaker Hideaki Anno approached her about making a film based on her novel 'Touhimu.' She not only consented to give the copyrights, but she also agreed to perform in the film, named 'Shiki-Jitsu.'

Both the novel and the film were commercial failures, but the film received critical acclaim. She continued to feature in several art films, changing her image as a young artist from Gamera.

Following that, Ayako appeared in the 2003 French film 'Sansa.' In the following years, she featured in films such as 'Ikusa,' 'Private Detective No.5,' and 'Captain Tokyo.'

Meanwhile, Ayako began acting. Her theater dramas include 'Hiking for Human Life,' 'Rope,' 'Kung Fu John,' and 'The Black Cat.' With her debut effort, a television series called 'Drama Factory Program,' she became a director in 2006.

Ayako's fame as an actress grew even further in 2008 when she played Hiroko in the Michel Gondry-directed anthology film 'Tokyo.' The actor-director combo was blown away by one other's work and expressed a desire to collaborate again.

Their professional relationship was deepened when they produced a short documentary based on Ayako's life narrative, titled "How to Blow Up a Helicopter- Ayako's Story."

She was able to mix writing and performing with ease. Ayako created the script for Ermenegildo Zegna, a short film, in 2014. The same year, she appeared in the film 'Daylight Savings,' directed by Dave Boyle.

Ayako collaborated with Dave once more in 'Man from Reno.' She then appeared in a few more films, including 'Kazemi,' 'Tatsu Lion,' and 'The Last Ship.'

Ayako Fujitani Net Worth 

Ayako has made a lot of money as an actress, following in her father's footsteps. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be $1 million. She not only made a lot of money, but she also got a lot of recognition and respect over her career.

Similarly, her father Steven has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of now. Kelly LeBrock, her third stepmother, is worth more than $2 million. Despite the fact that she has made a solid living, there are no specifics regarding her home, vehicles, or other assets.

5 Facts About Ayako Fujitani
5 Facts About Ayako Fujitani

5 Facts About Ayako Fujitani 

  • Ayako Fujitani was born in Japan on December 7, 1979 (age 41).
  • Her net worth is estimated to be $1 million as of 2019.
  • Steven's fourth wife is her mother, Miyako.
  • Ayako dumped off her father's surname.
  • Ayako is a writer, director, and actor.
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