知念里奈 (Chinen Rina), born February 6, 1981, is a female Japanese pop artist, turned Japanese TV Drama Actress. Rina was trained in dance and song at the Okinawa Actors School, whose graduates include Namie Amuro. Like other Okinawa Actors School alumni, she is an accomplished dancer. She debuted in 1996 with the Single "Do-Do for Me" and her career transitioned through bouncy pop songs and ballads to rock and then R&B. Her last album "Breath" was released in 2001. This took on a more R&B flavour which Rina said on her homepage was more to her interests.