Shina Shihoko Nigai

Shina Shihoko Nigai is a UK based Artist


Shina is best known for Star Wars Rogue One as Huika Siliu. Also played Tokyo Operator in Doctor Who. Shina was born in Saitama, Japan and educated in Japan, USA and UK. While she was studying at high school and university, she choreographed/directed dance theatre and received prizes. Her career started as a dancer and she worked for contemporary dance companies as well as an actress for several theatre/musicals in US. In Japan, she worked for variety TV shows, radio shows and also as a pop singer. Shina received a scholarship to study at a drama school in London, and after graduated, she got involved more in Film, TV acting and commercial works as well as theatre. Her directed/written short film ‘Ibasho – where you belong’ has been shown in several countries. Training: Drama Centre London (Central Saint Martines), The University of Toledo Theatre: King Lear (Lear’s Gentleman), Rhinoceros (Mrs. Beef) ,Two Boys at English National Opera Film: Rogue One Star Wars Story (Huika Siliu), Doctor Strange, Mission Impossible TV; Doctor Who, Silent Witness, Eastenders Commercial: Lemsip (Lemlift), Leica Award: The Best Supporting Actress Award in short film in Monaco International Film Festival

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