Ai is a native of Tokyo.
She transformed herself to be an actress from a business woman at a brokerage firm by moving to NYC with just a dream and suitcase. Her first exposure was a print ad for Shiseido so that she doesn't need to speak English, but she slowly gained credit over the years as an actress. She has worked with James Gandolfini (The Sopranos-HBO), Richard Kind (Red Oaks-Amazon), James Spader (The Blaklist-NBC), Jeremy Sisto (Kidnapped-NBC), as well as Jodie Foster (The Beaver). She has also performed at Singapore Arts Festival and Edinburgh International Theatre Festival as a cast for "The Wind-up Bird Chronicle" theatre production.