Who is Mackenyu?
Mackenyu, whose full name is Mackenyu Arata but also known as Mackenyu Maeda, is a well-known actor of both American and Japanese descent. He is the son of the famous actor and martial artist, Sonny Chiba.
|Date of Birth
|November 16, 1996
|Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
|5 feet and 10 inches
Where and when was Mackenyu born?
Mackenyu was born on November 16, 1996, in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, to his parents, Sonny and Tamami Shiba. He grew up in Los Angeles and went to Beverly Hills High School. As of 2023, he is 26 years old, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Who are Mackenyu’s parents?
Mackenyu’s parents are the famous Japanese actor and martial artist Sonny Chiba, and Tamami Chiba. His father, Sonny, was a well-known figure in Japanese cinema and television, and some Western audiences may recognize him from his roles like Hattori Hanzo in Kill Bill Vol. 1, Uncle Kamata in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Takuma Tsurugi in The Street Fighter. Unfortunately, Sonny Chiba passed away in 2021.
Does Mackenyu have any siblings?
Mackenyu has a brother named Gordon Maeda, who is three years younger than him, and they both work as actors. He also has a half-sister named Juri Manase, who is older than him.
Mackenyu Movies and TV shows
Mackenyu became famous for his role as Arata Wataya in the Chihayafuru live-action trilogy in 2016, and he received the 40th Japan Academy Newcomers of the Year Award in 2017 for his performance.
Since then, he has appeared in various other adaptations of popular manga series, such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I (2017), Tokyo Ghoul S (2019), and played the antagonist Yukishiro Enishi in Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021).
Additionally, he took on the roles of Pegasus Seiya in Knights of the Zodiac and Roronoa Zoro in the Netflix series One Piece (2023).
Mackenyu as Live action Zoro in Netflix’s One Piece
“One Piece” tells the story of Monkey D. Luffy, a young and flexible boy who aspires to become the “King of the Pirates,” leading a crew known as the Straw Hat Pirates. The live-action series debuted on August 31, 2023, with 8 episodes.
Mackenyu takes on the role of Roronoa Zoro in the Netflix adaptation of “One Piece.” Impressively, he did his own stunts, including the intense swordfighting scenes, and even got his ears pierced to wear Zoro’s iconic 3 earrings. In real life, he was a big fan of the “One Piece” manga, having grown up with it.
The cast of the series also includes Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as the navigator Nami, Taz Skylar as the womanizing chef Vinsmoke Sanji, and Jacob Romero Gibson as the slingshot-wielding Usopp.
Does Mackenyu do his own stunts?
Mackenyu followed in his father Sonny Chiba’s path and trained in martial arts, specifically Kyokushin Karate, starting when he was eight years old. During his time in middle school, he achieved third place at the US Kyokushin Karate Nationals. In addition, he performs his own stunts in the series “One Piece.”
What is Mackenyu’s height and weight?
Based on his IMDb profile, he is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, which is about 1.78 meters, and has a weight of 83 kg. This makes him noticeably taller than his One Piece co-star, Iñaki Godoy.
Is Mackenyu married?
Mackenyu is quite secretive about his personal life, but he did share that he recently tied the knot with a non-famous woman. However, her identity remains a mystery to the public. The news of his marriage came out at the same time as his younger brother’s wedding, and they made the announcement on their late father’s birthday.
What is the net worth of Mackenyu?
Mackenyu is a dedicated actor known for his outstanding work ethic. Over the years, with numerous movie and TV roles, he has managed to build up a substantial fortune. According to sources, his net worth stands at $5 million as of 2024.
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