Who Is Akiko Matsuura? Untold Facts About Charlie Heaton’s Ex-Girlfriend

December 11, 2022   | December 11, 2022  | 
Quick Facts
Full Name Akiko Matsuura
Popular Name Akiko
Birth Place Osaka, Japan
Birthday November 2, 1990
Age 32
Nationality British
Ethnicity Asian
Father N/A
Mother N/A
Siblings Brother
Profession Vocalist and Drummer
Net Worth $1 million
Height 5ft 4inches (162 CM)
Weight 56 kg
Body Measurement 34-26-32
Gender Identity Female
Marital Status Unmarried
Children Archie Heaton

Akiko Matsuura is a professional drummer mostly known for being the ex-girlfriend of popular actor Charlie Heaton. Charlie is widely recognized for his role in the series Stranger Things. In the series, he played the character of Jonathan Byers along with  Noah Schnapp and Johnna Dias.

Besides, Matsuura has also made a name for herself in the music industry. Many people enjoy her music and admire her. With all the fame she has gathered, people are curious to know about her career, relationship, & her life at present.

Thus, in this article we are going to talk about everything there is to know about Akiko Matsuura. Do Akiko and Charlie share a child?

Where Was Akiko Matsuura Born?

She was born in Osaka, Japan. Akiko was born on 2nd November 1990 and is currently 42 years old. She hasn’t revealed the information about her parents thus, the details about their names are still unknown to the public.

Charlier Heaton's Ex-Girlfriend Akiko Matsuura is a lead vocalist.
Akiko is also a drummer.

However, according to some online sources, there have been claims that her parents were local entrepreneurs. Likewise, they owned a restaurant in Osaka. In addition, Akiko wasn’t the only child of her parents, her parents also had a son although his name hasn’t been revealed to the media by them.

Ethnicity & Nationality

Talking about her ethnicity, she is Asian. As for her nationality, Akiko holds British citizenship. 

Akiko Moved To England As A Child

She spent most of her childhood in Osaka but later moved to the United Kingdom. Before moving to England, she used to study in a local school in her neighborhood. However, Akiko was bullied a lot when she was in school as she had a different personality than the rest of the students.

After moving to England, Matsuura joined an art school although she hasn’t disclosed the name of her college to the public yet. While studying at the institution, she found her true passion in playing music. 

What Does Akiko Matsuura Do For A Living?

As mentioned earlier, Akiko is a vocalist and drummer. She is the lead vocalist for the English art rock group PRE. Besides, she is also the lead singer for Comanechi. In addition, she has collaborated with a number of bands, along with guitarist Simon Petrovich.

Matsuura also has a side project called Sperm Javelin and has played drums with The Big Pink. Matsuura met the other members of the band while attending art school in London. All of her partners were well-known in the city’s punk and noise rock scenes.

Additionally, she also has performed with the Glasgow band Divorce. 

Akiko Matsuura’s Relationship With Charlie Heaton

She met her ex-boyfriend Charlie for the first time while she was still a college student. At the time, Heaton was also interested in music and wanted to join a band. Thus, he joined Comanechi. 

After their first meeting, the former couple became really good friends. They stayed friends for a while but later started dating one another. Akiko and Charlie must have felt strongly for each other as the former duo went on to start a family.

Akiko Matsuura’s Child Was Born In Poverty

Akiko is a mother of a son Archie, who was born in 2014. As per the reports, when Akiko was pregnant with Archie, she was in the toughest pase of her life. In fact, soon after his birth, Charlie split from her partner.

As a result, Akiko’s life became traumatic. She had to live in a shipping container by a railway track. Later on, she lived in a emergency bedsit hostel until her son was 11 months old.

Thankfully, she is doing well at present and is living with her son peacefully.

At First, Akiko Matsuura’s Ex-Boyfriend Wasn’t Interested In Acting 

In the beginning, Heaton had no interest in acting. He started acting as a way to supplement his income as a musician and bartender by working as an extra and for commercial production companies. It wasn’t until much later that he found his passion for acting.

Akiko Matsuura's ex-boyfriend Charlie
Charlie has played in many movies.

Talking more about his career, Heaton’s career took a significant turn in 2015, when he was cast in three major films, including Stranger Things, and appeared in a number of British television shows as guests. He first made an appearance in the ITV criminal drama DCI Banks and Vera. After that, he made a brief appearance in the BBC One medical drama Casualty.

He also played the lead in the thriller movie Shut In, which was also starring Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt and was directed by Farren Blackburn. The movie was made at the beginning of 2015 before the cast of Stranger Things was announced, but it wasn’t released until after the show’s debut.

Charlie Got His Break-Through Role In Stranger Things

In Stranger Things, Charlie played the character of Jonathan Byers who was the older brother of Will Byers and the son of Joyce Byers. The first season debuted in July 2016 to positive reviews and the fourth season, which was the most current, was released in 2022. 

In addition, He appeared in the independent film No Future with Catherine Keener in 2021. Charlie also appeared in the critically acclaimed drama The Souvenir Part II.

Short Bio Of Charlie Heaton

Charlie was born on February 6, 1994, in Leeds, United Kingdom. He will turn 29 in February 2023. Talking about his parents, he is the son of father Crispy Heaton and mother Shelly Lowe.

Akiko Matsuura’s Net Worth

Talking about her net worth, Akiko has an estimated wealth of $1 million. She earned most of her money from her career in the music industry. On the other hand, her ex-partner had an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Where Is Akiko Matsuura Now?

She resides in United Kingdom with her son. Further, as for her profession, she is involved with the band The Big Pink as the lead drummer.

While she seems to be pretty stable financially, she is not into romantic relationship at present and is reportedly single.

FAQ About Akiko Matsuura 

Does Akiko Smoke?


Does She Drink?

Yes, Akiko drinks occasionally.

Has Matsuura Ever Cheated?

No, she is a very loyal woman.

Does Akiko Have A Tattoo?

No, she doesn’t have any tattoos on her body.

Does she Have Mental Health Issues?

No, She doesn’t have any mental health issues.

What Type Of Cars Does Matsuura Drive?

She drives a luxurious car.

How Many Businesses Does Akiko Own?

Akiko might have owned some business.

Does She Work Out?

Yes, she works out.

Does Matsuura Have Any Phobia?

No, she doesn’t have any phobia.

Where Does Akiko Live?

She lives in London.