Yukie Nakama

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Yukie Nakama
Native name
仲間 由紀恵
Born (1979-10-30) October 30, 1979 (age 39)
Occupation
Years active1994–present
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s)
Tetsushi Tanaka (m. 2014)
Children2
Website www.ogipro.com/talent/nakama/

Yukie Nakama(仲間 由紀恵,Nakama Yukie, born October 30, 1979) is a Japanese actress, singer and former idol.

Japanese idol

An idol is a young starlet manufactured and marketed for image, attractiveness, and personality in Japanese pop culture. In entertainment, idols are primarily singers, but they are also trained in a wide range of roles, such as acting, modeling, and appearing in variety shows.

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History

Biography

She was born in Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan, into a fisherman's family, the youngest of five siblings. [1]

Urasoe, Okinawa City in Kyushu, Japan

Urasoe is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The neighboring municipalities are Naha to the south, Ginowan to the north, and Nishihara to the east.

At the start of her career she was a gravure idol and singer (her debut single "Moonlight to Daybreak" was released in 1996), and appeared in bit roles until her career breakthrough playing Sadako in "Ring 0: Birthday (2000)."

In 2000, Nakama demonstrated her talent for comedy with her lead role in the Japanese television drama Trick which proved so popular that it had two more seasons and three film versions, but it was the top-rating 2002 TV series Gokusen , a live-action version of the popular manga, that established her as one of Japan's most popular and bankable actresses. Gokusen continued on for 3 seasons, which had many cameo appearances by actors who were on previous seasons. She is also known for her role in the drama, Saki, which Co-starred Shohei Miura.

Japanese television drama, also called dorama (ドラマ), are television programs that are a staple of Japanese television and are broadcast daily. All major TV networks in Japan produce a variety of drama series including romance, comedy, detective stories, horror, jidaigeki, and many others. Single episode, or "tanpatsu" dramas that are usually two hours in length are also broadcast. For special occasions, there may be a one or two-episode drama with a specific theme, such as one produced in 2015 for the 70-year anniversary of the end of World War II.

Trick (TV series) television series

Trick comprises a comedic Japanese television drama and movie series, as well as associated comic books, novelizations and meta-fiction novels about a failed magician and an arrogant physicist who debunks fraudulent spiritualists. It stars Hiroshi Abe and Yukie Nakama and is shown on TV Asahi. It was created by Japanese director Yukihiko Tsutsumi.

Manga comics or [[graphic novel]]s created in Japan

Manga are comics or graphic novels created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.

Nakama has featured in commercials for companies such as Nissin Foods, Glico, Lotte, Asahi, Shiseido, au by KDDI, and has served as a spokesperson for Japan Railways and the Japanese Tax Agency. She is managed by Production Ogi.

Nissin Foods Japanese company

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Asahi Breweries brewery and soft drink company based in Tokyo, Japan.

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. is a beer and soft drink company based in Tokyo, Japan.

Shiseido Japanese multinational personal care company

Shiseido Company, Limited is a Japanese multinational personal care company, that is a skin care, hair care, cosmetics and fragrance producer. It is one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world. Founded in 1872, it celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2012. It is the largest cosmetic firm in Japan and the fifth largest cosmetics company in the world. Shiseido is only available at cosmetic counters at selected department stores or pharmacists. The company owns numerous brands and subsidiaries worldwide, in addition to its founding label. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, and trades on the Tokyo stock exchange, it is a chief competitor of SK-II.

Personal life

Nakama married actor Tetsushi Tanaka on September 18, 2014, after a six-year relationship. Nakama is revealed to be 4 months pregnant last February 2018 and is expecting to have delivery this summer.

Tetsushi Tanaka is a Japanese actor.

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Filmography

Dramas

Films

Anime

Video games

Dubbing

Discography

Singles

Albums

Awards

Japanese Drama Academy Awards:

Japan Academy Prize (film)

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References

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  2. 仲間由紀恵結婚 俳優・田中哲司と ドラマ共演きっかけに交際6年 [Yukie Nakama marries actor Tetsushi Tanaka]. Tokyo Chunichi Sports (in Japanese). Japan: The Chunichi Shimbun. 2014-09-19. Archived from the original on 11 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
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