Born in 1952, Tokyo. She joined in the establishment of Eriko Watanabe's theater group Sanjumaru. Shince then, she has expanded her activities from performing in plays to appearing in films and television dramas. She received attention with her role in TV drama Yappari Neko ga Suki (Like I said, I like Cats!), (Fuji TV, 1988). Her major starring roles in films include Naoko Ogigami's directorial debut, Barber Yoshino (Yoshino's Barber Shop) (2003) and "ALWAYS, Sanchome no Yuhi (ALWAYS –Sunset on Third street-) (2005). Always…" received almost all the film prizes in Japanese cinema awards for 2005.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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