|Born||June 3, 1987|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
Masami Nagasawa (長澤 まさみ, Nagasawa Masami, born June 3, 1987) is a Japanese actress and model. She won several awards, including a Japan Academy Prize, a Mainichi Film Award and a Blue Ribbon Award.
Nagasawa entered the film industry, winning the 5th "Toho Cinderella" competition, in which she competed with thousands of other 6th graders to appear in a Toho film.Many of her early roles were in Toho films, including Crossfire, Yomigaeri , Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. , Godzilla: Final Wars , and Crying Out Love in the Center of the World . Nagasawa's performance in Crying Out Love in the Center of the World received both a Blue Ribbon Award and a Japan Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2007, she received a Japan Academy Prize nomination in the Best Actress category for her performance in the 2006 film Nada Sōsō (Tears for You).After a string of less notable films, including Gunjo and Magare Spoon!, she starred in the 2011 film adaptation of Mitsurō Kubo's manga Moteki . Her performance in Moteki won Nagasawa a Blue Ribbon Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she was nominated for a Japan Academy Award in the Best Actress category. That same year Nagasawa expanded into voice acting by providing the voice of character "Umi Matsuzaki" in the Studio Ghibli film From Up on Poppy Hill . In 2016 she provided the voice for the character "Miki Okudera" in the international hit Your Name .
Her live action films have also received international attention. Kiyoku Yawaku (Beyond the Memories), a live action adaptation of Ryo Ikuemi's manga series, was screened at the 17th annual Japanese Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia in 2013.Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister), a live action adaptation of Akimi Yoshida's manga, competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. In 2017 Nagasawa starred in the Kiyoshi Kurosawa film Before We Vanish , which competed in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Her performance in Before We Vanish also received recognition in Japan, winning a Mainichi Film Award for Best Lead Actress, and earning a nomination for a Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
In 2018, she starred in 50 First Kisses, a Japanese remake of the 2004 American film 50 First Dates.
Nagasawa starred in many Japanese television drama series. Early supporting roles in the 2002 NHK asadora Sakura and the 2005 Tokyo Broadcasting System Television live action manga adaptation Dragon Zakura led to more TV work, including a leading role in the 2007 Fuji TV series Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love). Her performance in Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love) received the most votes in the Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Actress category.
After her initial success in television, Nagasawa continued to perform in both supporting and leading television drama roles. In 2009 she played a supporting role in the NHK taiga drama Tenchijin, and in 2010 she joined several other leading Japanese actors in the Fuji TV 50th anniversary mini-series Wagaya no Rekishi .In 2012 her performance in the TV Asahi drama Toshi densetsu no onna won the 73rd Television Drama Academy Best Actress Award. In 2013 she learned Chinese to play a leading role in the Taiwan Television adaptation of the manga series Chocolat. Nagasawa returned to NHK in the 2016 taiga drama Sanada Maru.
Nagasawa lives in Meguro, Tokyo.
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|2000||Pyrokinesis||Kaori Kurata||Shusuke Kaneko|
|2001||Nagori Yuki||Natsuho Mizuta||Nobuhiko Obayashi|
|2003||Yomigaeri||Naomi Morishita||Akihiko Shiota|
|Godzilla: Tokyo SOS||Shobijin||Masaaki Tezuka|
|Robot Contest||Satomi Hazawa||Tomoyuki Furumaya||Lead role|
|Like Asura||Yōko Satomi||Yoshimitsu Morita|
|2004||Crying Out Love in the Center of the World||Aki Hirose||Isao Yukisada||Lead role|
|Breathe In, Breathe Out||Kanako Doi||Tetsuo Shinohara|
|Godzilla: Final Wars||Shobijin||Ryuhei Kitamura|
|2005||Touch||Minami Asakura||Isshin Inudo||Lead role|
|2006||Rough||Ami Ninomiya||Kentarō Ōtani||Lead role|
|Tears for You||Kaoru||Nobuhiro Doi||Lead role|
|2007||Say Hello for Me||Karin Takigawa/Suzune Morikawa||Yūichirō Hirakawa||Lead role|
|2008||Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess||Princess Yuki||Shinji Higuchi|
|La Maison en Petits Cubes||Narrator||Kunio Katō|
|2009||Cobalt Blue||Ryoko Nakamura||YŌsuke Nakagawa||Lead role|
|Go Find a Psychic!||Yone Sakurai||Katsuyuki Motohiro||Lead role|
|2011||Peak: The Rescuers||Kumi Shiina||Osamu Katayama|
|From Up on Poppy Hill||Umi Matsuzaki (voice)||Gorō Miyazaki||Lead role|
|Moteki||Miyuki Matsuo||Hitoshi Ōne|
|I Wish||Ms. Mimura||Hirokazu Kore-eda|
|2013||Beyond the Memories||Kanna Seto||Takehiko Shinjō||Lead role|
|The Last Chance: Diary of Comedians||Kumi||Teruyoshi Uchimura|
|2014||Wood Job!||Naoki Ishii||Shinobu Yaguchi|
|The Crossing Part 1||Masako||John Woo||Chinese-Hong Kong film|
|2015||Our Little Sister||Yoshino Kōda||Hirokazu Kore-eda||Lead role|
|I Am a Hero||Yabu / Tsugumi Oda||Shinsuke Sato|
|2016||Good Morning Show||Keiko Ogawa||Ryoichi Kimizuka|
|Gold Medal Man||Ms. Sano||Teruyoshi Uchimura|
|Your Name||Miki Okudera (voice)||Makoto Shinkai|
|2017||Reminiscence||Minako Shikata||Yasuo Furuhata|
|Gintama||Tae Shimura||Yūichi Fukuda|
|Before We Vanish||Narumi Kase||Kiyoshi Kurosawa||Lead role|
|2018||The Lies She Loved||Yukari Kawahara||Kazuhito Nakae||Lead role|
|Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island||Fiona (voice)||Kazuaki Imai|
|50 First Kisses||Rui Fujishima||Yūichi Fukuda||Lead role|
|Gintama 2||Tae Shimura||Yūichi Fukuda|
|Bleach||Masaki Kurosaki||Shinsuke Sato|
|2019||Masquerade Hotel||Naomi Yamagishi||Masayuki Suzuki|
|Kingdom||Yang Duan He||Shinsuke Sato|
|The Confidence Man JP: The Movie||Darko||Akira Tanaka||Lead role|
|2020||The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess||Darko||Akira Tanaka||Lead role|
|Mother||Akiko Misumi||Tatsushi Ōmori||Lead role|
|2021||Detective Chinatown 3||Anna Kobayashi||Chen Sicheng||Chinese film|
|Under the Open Sky||Yoshizawa||Miwa Nishikawa|
|Masquerade Night||Naomi Yamagishi||Masayuki Suzuki|
|2022||The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Hero||Darko||Akira Tanaka||Lead role|
|TBA||Shin Ultraman||Shinji Higuchi|
|2001||Pure Soul||Maru Seta||YTC|
|2004||True Horror Story||Mayu Morimoto||Fuji TV|
|Mystery Theater: Satsujin Stunt||Hitomi Takamizawa||TV Asahi||Guest|
|2005||Affectionate Time||Azusa Minagawa||Fuji TV|
|Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika||Maki Yajima||TBS||TV movie|
|2005–2021||Dragon Sakura||Naomi Mizuno||TBS||2 seasons|
|2006||Kōmyō ga Tsuji||Korin||NHK||Taiga drama|
|Sailor Suit and Machine Gun||Hoshi Izumi||TBS||Lead role|
|2007||Akechi Mitsuhide||Tsumaki Hiroko||Fuji TV||TV movie|
|Romeo and Juliet||Juliet Kihira||NTV|
|The Reason Mama Cooks||Miyuki Kouda||Fuji TV||Special appearance|
|Proposal Daisakusen||Rei Yoshida||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|Butterfly Stroke in Ganges River||Teruko Takano||TV Asahi||Lead role|
|20 Year Old Lover||Sawada Yuri||TBS||Lead role|
|2008||Proposal Daikusen SP||Rei Yoshida||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|Last Friends||Michiru Aida||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|Galileo: Episode Zero||Akari Shionoya||Fuji TV|
|Fujiko F. Fujio no Parallel Space Nebumi Camera||Takeko||Wowow||Lead role|
|Soka, Mo Kimi wa Inai no Ka||Yōko||TBS||TV movie|
|My Sister||Saya||TBS||Lead role|
|2010||Sotsu Uta||Hitomi Tachibana||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|Wagaya no Rekishi||Yukari Ichinose||Fuji TV||Mini-series|
|High School Entrance Exam||Kyōko Haruyama||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|2012–2013||I Love Tokyo Legend - Kawaii Detective||Tsukiko Otonashi||TV Asahi||Lead role; 2 seasons|
|2013||Chocolat||Chie Tatsumi||Gala TV||Lead role|
|Summer Nude||Kasumi Ichikura||Fuji TV|
|2014||All About My Siblings||Takako Yashiro||Fuji TV|
|2016||Sanada Maru||Kiri||NHK||Taiga drama|
|2018||The Confidence Man JP||Darko||Fuji TV||Lead role|
|2004||25th Yokohama Film Festival||Best New Talent||Like Asura , Robot Contest||Won|
|2005||29th Elan d'or Awards||Newcomer of the Year||Herself||Won|
|47th Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Crying Out Love in the Center of the World||Won|
|28th Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Popularity Award Winner||Won|
|2007||11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix||Best Actress||Proposal Daisakusen||Nominated|
|30th Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Actress||Tears for You||Nominated|
|2012||54th Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Moteki||Won|
|35th Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Actress||Nominated|
|VoCE Beauty Awards||The Best Beauty of The Year||Won|
|11th New York Asian Film Festival||Star Asia Rising Star Award||Love Strikes||Won|
|Television Drama Academy Awards||Best Actress||Toshi Densetsu no Onna||Won|
|2018||72nd Mainichi Film Awards||Best Actress||Before We Vanish||Won|
|41st Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2019||44th Hochi Film Awards||Best Actress||Masquerade Hotel, The Confidence Man JP: The Movie||Won|
|32nd Nikkan Sports Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Masquerade Hotel, Kingdom||Nominated|
|2020||62nd Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Actress||The Confidence Man JP: The Movie||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Masquerade Hotel, Kingdom||Nominated|
|43rd Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Supporting Actress||Kingdom||Won|
|45th Hochi Film Awards||Best Actress||Mother, The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess||Nominated|
|33rd Nikkan Sports Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2021||63rd Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|75th Mainichi Film Awards||Best Actress||Mother||Nominated|
|44th Japan Academy Film Prize||Best Actress||Won|| |
|The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess||Nominated|
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