Devon Aoki is an American model and actress who has a net worth of $30 million dollars. Devon Aoki is best known for her performances in action films such as “2 Fast 2 Furious“, “Sin City” and “DOA: Dead or Alive”. She has also appeared in several music videos for artists such as Ludacris, The Killers and Fergie. As a model, Aoki has worked with Chanel, Versace, Marc Jacobs, and Yves Saint Laurent, among many other brands.
Devon’s father was the late Rocky Aoki, founder of the Benihana restaurant chain. His brother is Steve Aoki, an electronic DJ.
Devon Personal Life:
Aoki married James Bailey in 2011. They have one son and three daughters. To focus her time on motherhood, Aoki announced her retirement from full-time film acting. In 2018, she and Steve Aoki co-chaired the Red Cross Gala in San Francisco.
Early life and early career
Devon Aoki was born in 1982 in New York City, New York and grew up in Malibu, California. Her father, Hiroaki Aoki – better known as Rocky Aoki – was a former Olympic wrestler and founder of the Benihana restaurant chain, while her mother, Pamela Hilburger, was a jewelry designer. She is of Japanese descent on her father’s side and English and German ancestry on her mother’s side. Aoki has an older sister and a younger brother, as well as four half-siblings. At age 13, she began modeling and was introduced to English supermodel Kate Moss. Aoki attended high school at The American School in London.
After making her runway debut in 1997, Aoki walked for brands such as Chanel, Balenciaga and Comme des Garçons. When she was just 16, she replaced British model Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace.
Mobeling Career of Devon Aoki
As a model, Aoki has appeared in a wide range of advertising campaigns. She has appeared in advertisements for Yves Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss, Lancome, L’Oreal, Tiffany & Co. and Kenzo. Aoki has also graced the covers of a plethora of global fashion magazines, including Korea’s Cosmo Girl, Australia’s Rush and 10 Magazine, Malaysia’s Her World, Japan’s Voce and Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue editions in Germany, Japan, Korea and Russia. . On the runway, she walked for designers such as Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Celine, Marc Jacobs, Baby Phat, Jean Paul Gaultier and Diane von Furstenberg.
Among his other collaborations, Aoki posed for Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for the “Super Stars” benefit photo book; the book was dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. In 2007, Aoki designed a collection for the Asian market for Levi’s called Levi’s +D, which included vintage-inspired pieces of everything from swimwear to jeans. After some time away from the runway, Aoki returned in 2017 for a Moschino show, and has also done advertising campaigns for Sephora x Moschino and Hugo Boss. The following year, she walked for fashion designer Jeremy Scott, starred in an editorial for American Vogue and appeared in campaigns for Swarovski, Moschino Fragrance and Nordstrom. Aoki was later featured in the “Bazaar Icons 2019” issue of Harper’s Bazaar, photographed by Mario Sorrenti.
Her Movies Career
On the big screen, Aoki made her film debut in the 2003 comedy “Death of a Dynasty”. A satire of the hip-hop music industry, it starred Capone, Damon Dash and Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and featured guest appearances by celebrities including Mariah Carey, Jay-Z and Aaliyah. Also in 2003, Aoki had a supporting role in the action sequel “2 Fast 2 Furious” starring Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. Aoki played the character Suki, the only female driver named in the film, who drives a custom hot pink Honda S2000. In 2004, Aoki had an even bigger role in the action comedy “D.E.B.S.”, starring a predominantly female cast that included Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster and Meagan Good. After that, Aoki had a memorable role as the martial arts expert Miho in the crime movie “Sin City”, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller.
In 2006, Aoki landed a lead role in the martial arts action film “DOA: Dead or Alive”, co-starring Christie Allen, Tina Armstrong, Jaime Pressly and Holly Valance. She also appeared in the superhero comedy “Zoom”, based on the children’s book “Amazing Adventures from Zoom’s Academy”. The film starred Tim Allen, Chevy Chase, Courteney Cox, Rip Torn and Spencer Breslin. Also in 2006, Aoki was featured on “Friendly Fire”, a music video compilation that accompanied Sean Lennon’s album of the same name. The following year, Aoki was in Jet Li and Jason Statham’s action thriller “War”, and in 2008, he had a lead role in the sci-fi horror film “The Mutant Chronicles”, based on the eponymous role-playing game. Another leading role came in the 2009 independent film “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead”. Aoki next appeared as herself in the documentaries “Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer” and “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”, the latter about her half-brother, DJ and producer Steve Aoki.
Among her honors, Aoki was listed by Marie Claire as one of the 15 supermodels of the 2000s who “changed the face of fashion.”