What Is Sea Shimooka’s Age? Is She Lesbian? Explore Her Height, Girlfriend & Parents

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Sea Shimooka, an openly lesbian actress, with her girlfriend, Claudia

Sea Shimooka is among the multifaceted personalities in the film industry from the LGBTQ+ community- she is an actress, writer, and director. Shimooke, whose age is 30 Years, grew up with a love for acting in San Francisco, but it was not until the mid-2010s that she made her TV debut.

From theaters to on-screen while doing odd jobs like a waitress, Shimooka garnered wide fame in 2018 after portraying Emiko Queen/Green Arrow in the DC Comic series Arrow. She grabbed another acting milestone with her role as Sophon in the Netflix series 3 Body Problem.

The uprising fame brought curious eyes into her personal life, specifically her sexuality and partner. Stick with us for a thorough tour of Sea Shimooka’s relationship, family, age, height, and more.

Quick Facts

Name Sea Shimooka
NicknameSea
Surname PronunciationShimo-ohka
Birth Year1994
BirthdayFebruary 27
Place of BirthSan Francisco, California
ProfessionActress
GenderFemale
Sexual OrientationLesbian
PronounsShe/her
Career Active2015- present
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

How Old Is Sea Shimooka Now? Birthday And Age

Shimooka was born in 1994, and her birthday falls on February 27. As of this writing, the Berlin actress is 30 Years old.

Although some sources have cited her date of birth as February 6, 1995, she clarified it via her IG post on her birthday, February 27, 2020, with the caption, “It’s my motherf**kin’ birthday.”

Actress Sea Shimooka is currently in her 30s
Actress Sea Shimooka is currently in her 30s (Source: Instagram)

Her zodiac sign is Pisces, and people with this horoscope have a keen sense of intuition that guides them through life- the same could be for her acting interest from a young age.

Date of BirthFebruary 27, 1994
Age30 Years Old
ZodiacPisces

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Where Is Actress Shimooka From? Nationality And Ethnicity

Sea Shimooka was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States. She is an American of mixed ethnic background (Japanese, Native Hawaiian, and French descent).

Shimooka, an American is of multi-racial ethnic background
Shimooka, an American, is of a multi-racial ethnic background (Source: Instagram)

On her website, she describes herself as an “AAPI” artist and filmmaker, where “AAPI” means Asian American and Pacific Islander. The Arrow actress has yet to speak about the details and origins of her family background/heritage.

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed (Japanese, Native Hawaiian, and French)
ReligionChristian

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How Tall Is Sea Shimooka? Height And Physical Attributes

Shimooka, with a toned body, stands 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighs around 124 lbs (56 Kg). Her body measurements read 30-25-32 inches, and she has a shoe size 8 (US). The Pink Skies Ahead actress has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Height in feet and inches 5 feet 9 inches
Height in cm175 cm
Height in m1.75 m
Weight in kg56 Kg
Weight in pounds124 lbs
Figure30-25-32
Hair ColorDark brown
Eyes ColorBrown

Who Are Shimooka’s Parents?

Sea Shimooka, a native of San Francisco, was raised by her single mother. However, further information about her mom is not out. In August 2020, during a podcast Creating Behavior with Charlie Sandlan, she talked about her early days and her mom, who would give her tips to date men before finding out Shimooka was lesbian.

Either way, Sea’s mother has been her supporting pillar- be it the acceptance of her sexuality or her career journey.

Due to the same surname, some fans have questioned whether the late Hawaiin surfer, John Shimooka, is her father. However, there’s been no confirmation on this matter.

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Who Is Sea Shimooka Dating Now? Is She Lesbian?

The Bull actress is openly lesbian. Currently, Shimooka is in a relationship with musician Claudia Mills. Mills, a British, is the frontwoman of the alt-pop band BITTERS.

According to Claudia’s LinkedIn profile, her previous work portfolios include:

  • Artist manager at Sphynx Management (2012-14)
  • Songwriter at BMG Chrysalis (2009-15)
  • DJ at Instant Karma (2015-17)
  • Digital content creator & audio engineer at Brodsky Entertainment (2017-20)

Sea and Claudia have been dating since 2019. The couple is not shy about displaying adoration for one another on their social profiles.

On May 13, 2019, Shimooka first shared a picture with her musician girlfriend on her Instagram. In October of that year, she posted a picture kissing Claudia and captioned it, ” You’ve made life so much more wonderful. I love every day with you.”

Sea Shimooka, an openly lesbian, is dating British musician, Claudia Mills
Sea Shimooka, an openly lesbian, is dating British musician Claudia Mills (Source: Instagram)

On May 2, 2023, Sea took to Instagram to wish her partner the 4th anniversary of their relationship. In response, Mills also posted an adorably romantic picture of the duo on the occasion.

In the past, there were speculations that she was in a relationship with Ty Lord.

Marital StatusNot married
Relationship StatusDating
Children No
Girlfriend’s NameClaudia Mills

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Shimooka’s Mom Had Subtle Hints Of Her Being Lesbian

In August 2020, in her podcast interview with Charlie Sandlan, Shimooka talked about a moment when she took her girlfriend, Claudia, to meet her mother for dinner. Her partner asked her mom if she always knew that Sea was gay.

In response, the actress’ mom stated that she always had a feeling since Sea was in second grade. When Shimooka asked “how,” her mother said she “never swooned over boys like most girls did,” which was a subtle hint about her sexuality.

A picture from Claudia Mills wishing Valentine's Day to Shimooka
A picture from Claudia Mills’ Instagram wishing Valentine’s Day to Shimooka (Source: Instagram)

In the same interview, Sea stated that she never grew up with gay friends, and it wasn’t until she moved to New York where she had a circle of queer friends. But still, she couldn’t fully accept her sexuality until she found her girlfriend, Claudia- it was also the first time she had fallen in love, period.

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How Shimooka Became An Actress?

Sea Shimooka was in a drama class during high school, but until then, she was not serious about acting. Instead, she joined drama to be around her friends. She was an accomplished athlete and played competitive volleyball.

However, after discovering that her height (5′ 9″) was not enough to land her in the professional volleyball route, she chose to study fashion. After applying to every liberal arts or communications program in New York and Los Angeles, she was accepted to New York University.

Shimooka was a high school athlete who tried for fashion career before she transitioned to acting
Shimooka was a high school athlete who tried for a fashion career before she transitioned to acting (Source: Instagram)

On her orientation day, she saw the Tisch Drama assembly next to hers. It prompted her to realize how much she loves acting (from watching Broadway shows to being passionate about the camera). So, she approached one of the Tisch administrators and asked for the transfer.

Eventually, the NYU Tisch School of the Arts accepted her, which forged a path to her acting career.

Career Journey: Movies and TV Shows

At some point in her life, Sea worked as a waitress at abcV, a vegetarian restaurant in New York. After graduating with a BFA in Drama from New York University, she auditioned for many projects for over a year and a half while working on short films and stage productions.

One day, her manager emailed her about the role of a half-Japanese and half-Caucasian girl in The CW series Arrow. So, she auditioned for the role but didn’t get a response for three weeks. The showrunners had forgotten about her, and later, after rewatching her tape, they recalled.

After the third call, she got the role of Emiko Adachi/Emiko Queen/Green Arrow.

Sea Shimooka as Emiko Queen in Arrow
Sea Shimooka as Emiko Queen in Arrow (Source: IMDB)

It followed her works in several TV series and short films before she landed another notable role as Sophon in 3 Body Problem, starring Jovan Adepo, Liam Cunningham, Eiza González, and Benedict Wong, to name a few.

TV SeriesFilms
Happy New Years (2016)Bull (2017)
Zolita: Fight Like a Girl (2017)Arrow (2018-20)
Zolita: New You (2018)MacGyver (2020)
What I Wish You Said (2018)3 Body Problem (2024)
Pink Skies Ahead (2020)
Berlin (2023)

Is She Active On Social Media?

Sea Shimooka is an avid user of Instagram, where she shares about her professional ventures and features her girlfriend, Claudia. She is also active on Twitter, which she joined in October 2018.

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