Inuyama was born on December 16, 1965, in Tokyo, Japan. She had previously spelled her name 犬山犬子; her real name is Chie Tozuka (Japanese: 戸塚千絵Tozuka Chie). As an adult, she became a voice actress and led a prolific voice acting career. Out of all the roles Inuyama has held during her career, Meowth is the most famous and popular. She has also voiced other Pokémon, a handful of them belonging to a main character.