Who is Akiko Matsuura?
Born on an unspecified date in 1994, in Osaka, Japan, Akiko Matsuura (nicknamed ‘Keex’) is an Asian drummer, vocalist and guitarist, but is perhaps best known to the world for being the ex-girlfriend of the actor Charlie Heaton, who portrays one of the main characters in the wildly popular Netlix original supernatural TV series entitled “Stranger Things.”
Early Life and Education: Growing up in Osaka
She attended an unspecified high school, from where she is thought to have matriculated in 2012.
Career: A BandmateAkiko’s career began when she met her future guitarist bandmate Simon Petrovich at a mutual friend’s party, during the time when she was an art student. According to one of her interviews, their first subject was barbecuing. She stated ‘I’m really obsessed with barbecues, because my dad and mum used to run a barbecue restaurant back in Osaka. Since I was little, I was obsessed, and Simon loves barbecues too. So we spoke about barbecues, and then the conversation went to music.’ They decided to team up and form the band named “Comanechi.” They struggled for four years in the indie rock scene, until Akiko found herself a spot in another band, as the drummer for the electronic rock band “The Big Punk.” Their own band eventually released its first album, entitled “Crime of Love.” Charlie Heaton also joined the band as a drummer later on, along with their last member Patsy. Due to unexplained events that took place in the privacy of the band’s members, “Comanechi” was officially shut down in 2013. Akiko is now part of the British noise rock band called “Pre”, which gained popularity due to her performances, in which she is often seen in only her underwear, often doing excessive stage-dives.
Love Life: A Single Mother
She dated Charlie Heaton for a few years while they were both in “Comanechi”, and that they were still together during the band’s last tour. It was reported by several sources in 2014 that Akiko was expecting a child with Heaton, and this turned out to be true, since their son Archie was born in May 2014.
Due to the lack of publicly disclosed information, it is unknown why the two split up, but it is a fact that they haven’t been together for a few years now. Still, Akiko and Charlie maintain a close relationship for the sake of their child. It should also be noted that most of the world didn’t know about Archie, since the existence of their child wasn’t released into the media until three years after he was born. There wasn’t been any controversy surrounding their union.
Born under the sign of Aquarius on the 6th of February 1994 in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, Charlie Heaton is a 24-year-old Caucasian actor and musician. He is perhaps best known to the world for his significant appearance on the TV screen as Jonathan Byers in the Netflix original horror TV series “Stranger Things.” He has also had a number of other roles across various films and TV shows over the course of his often lucrative career since 2015.He moved to London when he was 16 years old and eventually joined Akiko’s band “Comanechi” as a drummer. His acting debut took place in 2015, when he was cast as Gary McCready in two episodes of “DCI Banks.” After two more shows, he achieved his film debut in the same year, as a dealer in “Rise of the Footsoldier Part II.” After two more films, he starred in the second most important role after the legendary Naomi Watts in “Shut In”, which came out in 2016. In the same year he was cast in “Stranger Things”, and remains in the show after three seasons. At the moment, he is also involved in a Marvel film entitled “The New Mutants” – a horror continuation of the “X-Men” franchise set to be released in 2019.
The Drug Accident
Charlie was about to attend the premiere of “Stranger Things” season two in the US, but he was stopped while entering after his flight from London, as traces of cocaine were found in his suitcase. He later issued a public statement, saying: ‘My planned travel to the U.S. last week was affected by an issue at U.S. immigration, and I am working to rectify it as soon as possible. I do want to clarify that I was not arrested or charged with a crime, and cooperated fully with the US officials at LAX. I’m sorry to all the fans and my “Stranger Things” family for missing the premiere. We are all so proud of this season, and I would never want this story to negatively impact the show.’
What is Akiko Matsuura’s Net Worth?
$1 million, made primarily as a singer and musician, mostly from her presence among the fans of noise rock as the lead member of the “Pre” band.
- Hair color is pitch dark
- Eyes are dark brown