Koyuki Kato (加藤 小雪, Katō Koyuki, born December 18, 1976), better known by her stage name Koyuki (小雪), is a Japanese model and actress.

Koyuki
小雪
Born
Koyuki Kato (加藤 小雪)

(1976-12-18) December 18, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationActress, model
Years active1990-present
AgentAvex Vanguard
FlaMme
Known forThe Last Samurai, Pulse
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Spouse(s)
(m. 2011)
Children3

CareerEdit

Koyuki appeared in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 film Pulse.[1] Her first international film was The Last Samurai where she played Taka, wife of a Samurai slain by the character Nathan Algren, portrayed by Tom Cruise.[2] She also appeared in Blood: The Last Vampire live-action film starring Jun Ji-hyun, where she plays Onigen, the arch-villain.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2011, Koyuki married actor Kenichi Matsuyama, who co-starred with her in Kamui Gaiden. The couple's first child was born in January 2012,[4] and their second child was born in January 2013 in South Korea.[5] In July 2015, the couple had their third child.[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • Taburoido (1998)
  • Koi wa Aserazu (1998)
  • Renai Kekkon no Hosoku (1999) - Haruka
  • Antique Bakery
  • Beautiful Life (2000) - Nakajima Satsuki
  • Ikebukuro West Gate Park (2000) - Matsui Kana
  • Love Complex (2000) - Kiiko Ninagawa
  • Itaria Tsu (2001)
  • Tentai Kansoku (2002)
  • Tramps Like Us (Also known as Kimi wa Petto) (2003)
  • The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters (2004)
  • The Way We Live (2004) - Yura Kitajima
  • Engine (2005) - Tomomi Mizukoshi
  • Sasaki Fusai no Jingi Naki Tatakai (2008) - Sasaki Ritsuko
  • Mr. Brain (2009) - Miyase Kumiko
  • Fumō Chitai (2009) - Senri akitsu / Chisato Akitsu
  • Legal High (2013) - Ando Kiwa
  • The Long Goodbye (2014) - Aiko kamiido
  • Fragile (2016)
  • Dai Binbo (2017)
  • The Naked Director (2019) - Kayo
  • Bones of Steel (2020) - Risa Shibata

DubbingEdit

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work(s) Result
2004 28th Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Herself Won
7th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Supporting Actress The Way We Live and The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters Won
17th Nikkan Sports Film Awards Best Actress Kwaidan: Eternal Love Won
2006 29th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actress Always: Sunset on Third Street Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mes, Tom (21 June 2001). "Midnight Eye review: Pulse". Midnight Eye.
  2. ^ Travers, Peter (5 December 2003). "The Last Samurai - Movie Reviews - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ Debruge, Peter (16 June 2009). "Variety Reviews - Blood: The Last Vampire - Film Reviews". Variety.
  4. ^ "Matsuyama Kenichi, Koyuki become parents". Tokyograph. 8 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Japanese Actress Gives Birth in Korea". The Chisunilbo. Chosun.com. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  6. ^ 松山ケンイチ&小雪夫妻に第3子誕生 生放送で発表 (in Japanese). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  7. ^ "エラゴン 遺志を継ぐ者 - 金曜ロードショー - 日テレ". Nippon TV. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "スノーホワイト". Fukikaeru. Retrieved July 20, 2020.

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