Karin Shibata is a french-japanese actress living in Paris. She was born to Nobuko Maki and Toichiro Shibata in Paris, France. Nobuko and Toichiro both work in creative fields (fashion, photography and music).
TRILINGUAL: FRENCH, ENGLISH, JAPANESE
Karin attended Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel School in Paris from nursery school to high school gradutaion. This double cultured school and her parent's japanese education gave her fluency in french, japanese and english. Ecole Active Bilingue is also the place where Karin first discovered her love for music and acting.
JOURNALIST & CHRONICLER
Despite her love for arts Karin decided to focus on her studies, especially strengthening her knowledge of Japanese language and culture. After completing her master's degree at the University of La Sorbonne Nouvelle de Paris, she started working as musical, culture and trend journalist ans chronicler for french and japanese paper, web, radio and tv magazines.
ACTING & MUSIC
Karin began her acting career in parallel by theatre (Cours Florent's classes and workshops) before adding leading roles in short and medium length films. She is also a singer. She has collaborated with several groups and for instance sung « Une épave sur la route » with La Caution and Château Flight in France.