Rie Kitahara, born June 24, 1991 in Ichinomiya, Aichi is a Japanese singer, actor and voice actor. member of the Japanese idol group AKB48. She debuted in 2008 in Team A and now is in Team B. She is part of the senbatsu, having been voted number 13, 16, 13 and 13 in the AKB48 senbatsu elections. Since 2011, Kitahara is also a member of the group Not Yet.
In 2008, Kitahara placed 13th in the 13th single members selection which took place in the end of June - beginning of July, 2009. In 2010, On August 13, 2010, Rie Kitahara debuted as a voice actress in the anime series Gakko no Kowai Uwasa: Shin Hanako-san ga Kita!!. In 2012, Rie Kitahara will make her true acting debut in the movie, Graffreeter Kintoki, which will be released on July 14, 2012 in Japan.