Erika Karata

Erika Karata (唐田 えりか, Karata Erika, born September 19, 1997) is a Japanese model and actress associated with Flamme and BH Entertainment. In 2014, she debuted as a model, and in 2017, she began a concurrent modeling and acting career in South Korea. Notable film and television projects that Karata has starred in include Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi, Asako I & II, and Arthdal Chronicles.

Erika Karata
Karata Erika from "21st Century Girl" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (45568050242).jpg
Erika Karata at the Tokyo International Film Festival, 2018
Born (1997-09-19) September 19, 1997 (age 23)[1]
  • Model
  • actress
Years active2014-present
  • Flamme
  • BH Entertainment (South Korea)
Height167[1] cm (5 ft 6 in)


When Karata was in her second year of high school, she was scouted by an agency official at her workplace, where she had been a part-time employee at a farm theme park. She began her career as a model and first appeared in the music video for "Divine" by Girls' Generation.[3] Afterwards, she made minor appearances in the television dramas Koi Naka and Cho Gentei Noryoku and became the image model for the Sony Financial Holdings commercials.[4]

In 2017, Karata signed with BH Entertainment to manage her activities in South Korea. During this time, she also appeared in a commercial for LG and a music video for "Emptiness" by Naul.[5] In 2018, Karata starred in Asako I & II, for which she won the Best New Actor Award at the Yokohama Film Festival.

On January 23, 2020, Shūkan Bunshun revealed that Karata had been involved in an extramarital affair with actor Masahiro Higashide, her co-star on Asako I & II, since 2017 even while his wife was pregnant with their third child. In response, she dropped out of the television series Byōin de Nenbutsu o Tonaenaide Kudasai.[6] Episodes 5 and 6 of 100-moji Idea Drama o Shita!, which she had co-written and starred in, was removed from broadcast. The episodes had been about a newcomer actress being involved in an extramarital affair and had included Higashide's name as Karata's character's friend.[7]



Year Title Role Network Note
2016 Koe Koi Reina Midorikawa TV Tokyo Supporting role[4]
2018 Todome no Kiss Marin Aota NTV Supporting role[8]
2019 Konatsu Biyori Konatsu KTV Lead role[9]
2019 Harassment Game Hatsumi Kanō TV Tokyo Lead role[10]
2019 Arthdal Chronicles Karika TVN Supporting role[11]
2019 Byōin de Nenbutsu o Tonaenaide Kudasai Miyuki Koyamauchi TBS Supporting role[6]
2020 Kingyo Hime[12] Un­known NHK BS1 Premium Un­known


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Kakugo wa Ii ka Soko no Joshi Misono Miwa Lead role[13]
2018 Asako I & II Asako Izumiya Lead role[14]
2019 21st Century Girl Lead role; "For Lonesome Blossoms" segment[15]
2019 Cheer Boys!! Sakura Takagi Supporting role[16]

Awards and accoladesEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2019 Yokohama Film Festival Best New Actor Asako I & II Won[17]


  1. ^ a b "唐田えりかのプロフィール" [Erika Karata's profile]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "広報きみつ" [Public relations Kimitsu] (PDF). Kimitsu City (in Japanese). Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "18歳CM美少女・唐田えりか、上京してから毎日泣いていた…". Oricon (in Japanese). July 27, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "18歳CM美少女・唐田えりか、上京してから毎日泣いていた…". Oricon (in Japanese). July 27, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "女優専門事務所に強運の異端、唐田えりかの転機". Oricon (in Japanese). June 1, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "唐田えりか、TBSドラマ出演自粛「深くお詫び申し上げます」 東出昌大との不倫報道受け". Oricon (in Japanese). January 24, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  7. ^ "唐田えりか テレ東で本人役不倫ドラマ セリフに「東出」 私生活とリンクしすぎでお蔵入りか". Sports Nippon (in Japanese). January 27, 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  8. ^ "宮沢氷魚、堀田茜らが山崎賢人主演『トドメの接吻』でセレブ学生役". Oricon (in Japanese). December 7, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "唐田えりか&濱田龍臣、オール高知ロケドラマで初共演". Oricon (in Japanese). July 4, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  10. ^ "仲間由紀恵、『ハラスメントゲームSP』で"カトクの女" 唐沢寿明と初共演". Oricon (in Japanese). December 11, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "BH측 "카라타 에리카, 불륜 반성 중…가족·팬들에게 미안" [공식입장 전문]". Xport News (in Korean). January 23, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  12. ^ "Erika Karata seen acting "calm" on set, makes headlines in South Korea". Arama! Japan. January 2020. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  13. ^ "映画『覚悟はいいかそこの女子。』ヒロインは唐田えりか 中川大志に逆壁ドン" [Are You Ready? Hey You Girl: The Movie female lead, Erika Karata, does a reverse kabedon to Taishi Nakagawa]. Oricon (in Japanese). June 2, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  14. ^ "濱口竜介監督、周囲の理解に感謝「柔軟にやっていただいた」 唐田えりかは東出昌大の演技に驚き". Oricon (in Japanese). August 30, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  15. ^ "松井玲奈、日南響子、唐田えりか、伊藤沙莉らが山戸結希「21世紀の女の子」に出演". Natalie (in Japanese). September 21, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  16. ^ "横浜流星×中尾暢樹「チア男子!!」特報解禁、伊藤歩や清水くるみも出演". Natalie (in Japanese). December 13, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  17. ^ "「モリのいる場所」山崎努がヨコハマ映画祭で特別賞に、樹木希林の不在を惜しむ". Natalie (in Japanese). February 3, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2020.