The 10th season of Chicago Fire is coming to an end (the final episode will air on the 19th of January 2022) and it is time to pay tribute to some of the bravest characters on TV. In that regard, Hanako Greensmith is Violet Mikami in Chicago Fire.
Read everything you need to know about Hanako in the article below, from her parents and her heritage to her husband/boyfriend and her tattoos. Read along.
Hanako Greensmith Heritage: Is She Japanese?
Yes and no. Her nationality is American. Hanako Greensmith was born in the United States. But she does have mixed Japanese and English heritage. Her mother comes from a Japanese background and her father is from English.
Hanako Greensmith Parents Nationality
Hanako Greensmith’s mother is Chizuko Ishikawa, a classical musician from Tokyo, Japan. Chizuko left Japan at a very early age and moved to the United States. Hanako shares a close relationship with her mother. One can find Hanako wishing her mother on Mother’s days and her birthdays.
Furthermore, Chizuko’s father Hisashi Ishikawa (Hanako’s “badass” grandfather) passed away on 19 May 2018. On a heartfelt tribute to her grandfather, Hanako wrote, ‘I am now, more than ever, aware of just how precious time and memories are. His famed and familiar phrase amongst my family – “I am waiting for your coming,” has never rung more true. I know you are, Grandpa. Until next time.’
Hanako Greensmith’s father is Clive Greensmith, another classical musician from England. He is famous for being a part of the Tokyo String Quartet. As a musician, he has worked in the most prestigious venues in the world like Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Carnegie Hall (New York), Sydney Opera House, South Bank (London), and so on.
You can read more about him on his website.
Does Hanako Greensmith Have A Husband?
No. But Hanako Greensmith has a boyfriend. His first name is Gabe. We do not know his exact full name but he is present on Instagram as @gabezetter. They started dating in 2016. They celebrated their “365 happy days” on the 7th of May 2017.
Gabe is featured quite often on Hanako’s Instagram, especially when they are vacationing or if it’s Gabe’s birthday. And they are still together.
Even on her show, Chicago Fire, Hanako does not have a husband. Her marital status is single.
Hanako Greensmith Tattoos
In January 2019, Hanako Greensmith did a photo did a photoshoot. And in the photos, she was covered with colorful tattoos, from her arms to her chest and her neck. She posted one of the photos with the captions, “Thank you @natashajanardan and @tattly for letting me live my tattooed dreams… in a very. Big. Way.”
The tattoos, it seems, were not permanent. At least, the ones on her arms were not permanent. Because in the current photos, she does not have tattoos on her arms.
Hanako Greensmith Net Worth
As previously mentioned, Hanako Greensmith is famous for her portrayal of Violet Mikami on NBC’s drama about firefighters on Chicago’s Firehouse 51. Her character Violet is a paramedic in the Chicago Fire Department.
Hanako started playing Violet in season 8 of the show. During the whole of seasons 8 and 9, Violet was only a recurring character. But she was promoted to one of the main characters in the 10th season of the show.
During an interview with Fangirlish, Hanako opened up about her experience playing Violet. She said that she finds comfort “hiding behind Violet’s confidence”. She also added that in the future, she wants her character to be “more openly vulnerable”.
You can find the aforementioned interview with Fangirlish in the article titled “Hanako Greensmith Talks Finding Her Place in ‘Chicago Fire'”.
Fun fact, Violet’s last name is not mentioned in the show. It is, however, mentioned on different fan sites.
Apart from Chicago Fire, Hanako does not have too much acting experience. On her IMDb profile, she has 5 acting credits. She made her TV debut in 2018 with a show called Bull. In that show, she played a minor character of Veronica Hill and appeared in one episode.
Similarly, in 2019, Hanako worked on a movie short called Cave XR and played the character Ayara. In the same year, she also appeared for one episode on FBI as Bonnie Snow. In 2020, she got her big break with Chicago Fire. Furthermore, she also made a cameo in Chicago Med, which exists in the same universe as Chicago Fire, as Violet Mikami.
Coming to her education, Hanako went to Dobbs Ferry High School and Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. For her college, she studied BFA – Musical Theatre at Pace University.
Hanako also did a few musical theatres back in her early career. She made her musical called Halona and Ophelia. Her other stage work is An Interview with God, written by Ken Aguodo and directed by Perry Lang.
How Old Is Hanako Greensmith?
As of January 2022, Hanako Greensmith is 25 years old. She was born on 12 November 1996. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
How Tall Is Hanako Greensmith?
Hanako Greensmith is not more than 5 ft 5 inches tall.
Is Hanako Greensmith On Twitter?
Other fun facts about Hanako:
Hanako loves Momo.
And Hanako loved the fact that Sandra Oh was nominated for the Emmy award for a Leading Actress, making her the first Asian American woman to be nominated for Leading Actress Emmy.