The Boys are back in town! Amazon has announced that the long-awaited second season of The Boys will be released on Prime Video tomorrow, June 26th. The Boys , based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, was one of my most anticipated shows last year, but I was extremely disappointed to find out that it had been cancelled after only one season. However, since they brought the show back, I’ve been highly anticipating its release. The Boys Are Back in Town: Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko Miyashiro / The Female
Who is she?
Karen Fukuhara is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Kimiko Miyashiro / The Female in the 2016 Amazon Prime original series The Boys. She was born on July 4, 1991 in San Diego, California to a Japanese father and Korean mother. She has done work as a model for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, Nike and Target. In addition to her acting career she also does stunt work on films like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015), Black Panther (2018) and Wonder Woman (2017).
Where has she been?
Fans of The Boys have been wondering where Karen Fukuhara, who plays Kimiko Miyashiro / The Female, has been. It turns out that she’s been busy filming the second season of the show! In addition to her role on The Boys, Fukuhara is also known for her role as Tatsu Yamashiro on DC Universe’s Titans and more recently Netflix original series Narcos: Mexico. She will next be seen in upcoming episodes of El Chapo.
What makes her such a great character?
Karen Fukuhara brings a quiet strength to her role as Kimiko Miyashiro, the only female member of the titular boys. While her teammates are often out saving the world, Kimiko is content to stay in the background and let her actions speak for themselves. She’s more than capable of handling herself in battle and her judo skills come in handy when she needs to disarm opponents with ease. Kimiko’s badassery also extends off-screen where she spends her time raising funds for orphans, making sure they have food on their tables while their parents are away at work.
Fukuhara was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised both there and Southern California. She studied at UCLA before making it big on TV shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003)
Fukuhara began practicing Aikido at age 11 when her family moved to Japan; she eventually reached the rank of first dan black belt before returning to the US. Upon returning home, she studied at the University of Southern California where she majored in acting; while there, she competed in numerous national collegiate karate competitions.