Mackenyu – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Mackenyu Japanese-American Actor


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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 74 kg (163 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Nickname Mack
Gender Male
Age 27 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth November 16, 1996
Full Name Mackenyu Maeda
Profession Actor
Nationality Japanese-American
Birthplace Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Mackenyu was born on November 16, 1996 who is a Japanese-American actor. You will be astonished to see that he is the son of famous actor & martial artist i.e., Sonny Chiba. Mackenyu gained fame by playing the role of Arata Wataya in the Chihayafuru live-action trilogy which earned him the Japan Academy Newcomers of the Year Award in 2017.

His journey began in Los Angeles, where he was born to Japanese parents, Sonny Chiba and Tamami Chiba. He attended Beverly Hills High School and participated in various activities like gymnastics, water polo, wrestling, and music. His interest in acting sparked at 15 when he watched a Japanese movie starring Haruma Miura, motivating him to pursue a career in Japan. In 2014, he took on lead roles in Take a Chance and Tadaima, showcasing his talent.

Mackenyu’s acting expanded to TV series and films like Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future and Chihayafuru Part I & II. He joined the American Netflix adaptation of One Piece as Roronoa Zoro.

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Mackenyu Education

Qualification: Graduated

College: Beverly Hills High School

Mackenyu Career

Profession: Actor

Net Worth: $5 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Sonny Chiba

Mother: Tamami Chiba

Brother: Gordon Maeda

Sister: Juri Manase

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Married to a non-celebrity woman

Facts You Never Knew About Mackenyu

  • He learned horseback riding and Yabusame at the age of 7
  • At the age of 8, he started practicing Kyokushin Karate
  • He was placed third at the US kyokushin Karate Nationals in middle school
  • In high school he did gymnastics, water polo, and wrestling (which made him the school’s representative for the latter)
  • At the age of 10, he was also into music, playing piano
  • Afterwards, participated in the brass band of his high school in Beverly Hills, playing saxophone, and flute
  • At the age of 15, Mackenyu watched a Japanese movie and the actor who starred in it inspired him to pursue acting professionally in Japan

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FAQs

Who is Mackenyu?

Mackenyu is a Japanese-American actor, born on 16 November, 1996 in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, United States.

How old is Mackenyu?

Mackenyu is 27 years old as of April 2024.

How tall is Mackenyu?

Mackenyu is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).

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