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Facts of Noriko Watanabe

Full NameNoriko Watanabe
First NameNoriko
Last NameWatanabe
ProfessionMake-up artist
Birth CityTokyo
Birth CountryJapan
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
No Of Children2
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Noriko Watanabe is a make-up artist by profession and was married to Sam Neill in the year 1989. 

Noriko Watanabe With Ex-Husband Sam Neill
Noriko Watanabe With Ex-Husband Sam Neill Source: Facebook

Marriage And Husband

She was married to a famous New Zealand actor, Sam Neill, who is also a writer, producer, director, and vineyard proprietor

He was earlier married to Lisa Harrow, who is also New Zealand actress known for her roles in British theatre, Films, and Television

They have a son together named Tim, who was born in the year 1983

However, the duo's relationship did not work out, and after nine years, the couple gets separated

Noriko Watanabe also has a daughter who was born from her previous marriage

Her name is Maiko Spencer, and she was born in 1981

The information related to her previous marriage is not available in the media.

Later after getting divorced from his (Sam Neill) previous marriage, he got married to Noriko in the year 1989

The couple got along and got to know each other on the set of Dead Clam, where she was working as a Make-up artist

The couple had a daughter together named Elena, who was born in the year 1991

Three years ago, the couple get separated from each other. 

The reason of getting divorced from each other is not out yet in the media. The couple got divorced in the year 2017

Noriko Watanabe with her ex-husband, Sam Neill.
Noriko Watanabe with her ex-husband, Sam Neill. Image Source:

Her ex-husband Sam in his early twenty's fathered a son named Andrew, who was adopted by someone else. 

In the year 2014, they got reunited with each other, and their reunion was much more grown-up than he was expected.

The picture below consists of her ex-husband with his grandson posing for the camera.  

This picture was shared by his ex-husband on his Instagram, and he captioned it as,

'when I asked my grandson….'

Noriko Watanabe's ex-husband, Sam Neill with his grandson.
Noriko Watanabe's ex-husband, Sam Neill with his grandson. Source: Instagram

Currently, there are rumors that her ex-husband (Sam Neill) is in a relationship with Laura Tingle, who is an Australian Journalist and author as well. 

She was earlier the political editor of The Australian Financial Review

They both started dating each other in the year 2017

It is said that they came to know each other through a mutual friend. 

Laura Tingle has previously married to her fellow journalist Alan Ramsey. They tied knots to each other in 1995

Laura and Alan have one daughter together. The couple split up in the year 2012.

The picture below consists of girlfriend of her ex-husband (Sham Neill). She captioned it as, 

'Late winter……'

Girlfriend of Noriko Watanabe's ex-husband, Sham Neill.
Girlfriend of Noriko Watanabe's ex-husband, Sham Neill. Source: Instagram


Her ex-husband was seen giving a kiss to another woman in Brisbane. 

There were rumors that woman was Byron Bay Business owner Miranda Cummings

Another rumor says that she is an Australian actress Rachael Brake who is married to actor Tony Martin

But there no confirmation from both sides.

Noriko Watanabe's ex-husband (Sam Neill) with a rumored girl.
Noriko Watanabe's ex-husband (Sam Neill) with a rumored girl. Image Source:

Net Worth 

Year Net worthAnnual Salary
2020$18 MillionNot known

Noriko Watanabe's net worth is not revealed yet, whereas her ex-husband Sam Neill is estimated to have a net worth of $18 million, which is a huge amount itself. 

He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world as per the People with Money reports. 

The seventy-two-year-old actor owns many restaurants like The Fat Neill Burger chain in Wellington, a Football team (The Omagh Angels), a fashion line named "Sam Neill Seduction. 

He also launched his vodka Brand named as Pure Wonderneill in New Zealand. 

He also endorses different brands like Covergirl Cosmetics

These are other sources that add up to his income besides acting.


  1. She was born in Tokyo, Japan.
  2. Her ex-husband is the lead actor of the famous movie titled 'Jurassic Park.'

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Updated On Mon Mar 07 2022 Published On Fri Jun 12 2020 By paper-boat

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