Miho Nakayama (中山 美穂, Nakayama Miho, born 1 March 1970) is a Japanese singer and actress.
|Born||1 March 1970|
Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
|Relatives||Shinobu Nakayama (sister)|
Nakayama was born in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. She made her debut on 21 June 1985. She also starred in a Famicom Disk System dating sim made by Nintendo titled Nakayama Miho no Tokimeki High School, in which she played a high school student trying to mask her true identity. Her younger sister is Shinobu Nakayama, who is also an actress and former pop singer.
In 1995, director Shunji Iwai cast Miho in the starring dual roles of Hiroko Watanabe and Itsuki Fujii in the film Love Letter. The film was a huge box-office success, and Miho won Best Actress awards for her role in the film at the 38th Blue Ribbon Awards, the 17th Yokohama Film Festival and the 18th Hochi Film Awards.
She had been signed to the same Box Corporation and before debut, became friends with Yasuko Endō. Two years after Endō's suicide, Nakayama performed song called "Long Distance Tengoku He" during concert tour 1988. As a homage to the title of Endō's cancelled debut single "In the Distance", it was held as a requiem for her. Nakayama wrote the lyrics and composed the song herself. The song title changed to "Long Distance To The Heaven", and it was included on album Mind Game, released July that year. Nakayama touched about this song in essay collection P.S. I LOVE YOU released 1991. Also in 2009 collection "Nazenara Yasashii Machi ga Atta Kara", Endō is written about with name excluded..
|1987||One and Only|
|1988||Catch the Nite|
|Makin' Dancin' (Remix album)|
|1989||Hide 'n' Seek|
|Virgin Flight First Concert (Live album)|
|1990||All for You|
|Dance Box (Remix album)|
|1993||わがままな あくとれす (Selfish Actress)|
|1994||Pure White Live '94 (Live album)|
|1996||Deep Lip French|
|The Remixes Miho Nakayama Meets New York Groove (Remix album)|
|1998||The Remixes Miho Nakayama Meets Los Angeles Groove (Remix album)|
|2001||Your Selection 1|
|Your Selection 2|
|Your Selection 3|
|Your Selection 4|
|Complete Singles Box|
|1988||"You're My Only Shinin' Star"|
|1991||"これからのI Love You"|
|"世界中の誰よりきっと" (With Wands)|
|"Sea Paradise -OLの反乱-"|
|1995||"Cheers for You"|
|"Hurt to Heart～痛みの行方～"|
|1996||"Thinking about you～あなたの夜を包みたい～|
|"未来へのプレゼント" (With Mayo Okamoto)|
|1999||"A Place Under the Sun"|
- Be-Bop High School (1985) – Kyōko Izumi
- Who Do I Choose? (1989) – Nobuko Kuwata
- Love Letter (1995) – Itsuki Fujii and Hiroko Watanabe
- Marmalade Boy (2018)
- Butterfly Sleep (2018)
- Aiuta: My Promise to Nakuhito (2019)
- 108: Revenge and Adventure of Goro Kaiba (2019) – Ayako
- Last Letter (2020)
- Issho Kenmei Nakayama Miho Photo Collection (1985, Wani Books) - Photo CollectionIssho Kenmei Nakayama Miho Photo Collection. Wani Books. 1985. ISBN 9784847020247.
- Toumei de Iru Yo, Meippai Onna no Ko (1985, Wani Books) - Essay CollectionToumei de Iru Yo, Meippai Onna no Ko. Wani Books. 1985. ISBN 4847010310.
- Miho Ganbaru (1986, Shueisha) - Photo CollectionMiho Ganbaru. Shueisha. 1986.
- Docchi ni Suru no. (1989, Shueisha) - Photo CollectionDocchi ni Suru no. Shueisha. 1989.
- Ambivalence Nakayama Miho Shashinshu (1989, Wani Books) - Photo CollectionMysterious Book. Wani Books. 1901.
- SCENA miho nakayama pictorial (1991, Wani Books) - Photo CollectionAmbivalence Nakayama Miho Shashinshu. Wani Books. 1991.
- P.S. I LOVE YOU (1991, Nippon Hassou Shuppan and Fusosha Publishing) - Essay CollectionP.S. I LOVE YOU. Fusosha Publishing. 1991.
- LETTERS in Love Letter（Nakayama Miho Photo Collection） (1995, Wani Books) - Photo CollectionLETTERS in Love Letter. Wani Books. 1995.
- Nakayama Miho in Eiga Tokyo Biyori (1997, Wani Books) - Photo CollectionNakayama Miho in Eiga Tokyo Biyori. Wani Books. 1997.
- Atashi to Watashi (1997, Gentosha) - NovelMiho Nakayama (1997). Atashi to Watashi. Gentosha.
- ANGEL (1998, Wani Books) - Photo CollectionANGEL. Wani Books. 1998.
- Nazenara Yasashii Machi ga Atta Kara (2009, Shueisha) - Photo Essay Collection
- "Miho Nakayama | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- ブルーリボン賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
- 第１７回ヨコハマ映画祭 １９９５年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
- 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
- Takenaka, Naoto (18 October 1997), Tokyo biyori, retrieved 17 October 2016
- Love Story, 15 April 2001, retrieved 17 October 2016
- Miho Nakayama (2009). Nazenara Yasashii Machi ga Atta Kara. Shueisha. pp. 89–91. ISBN 9784087805253.
- "Miho Nakayama reportedly to get divorce after 12 years ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion". japantoday.com. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- Mama wa Idol TV Special 1988 on TBS
- Miho Nakayama (2009). Nazenara Yasashii Machi ga Atta Kara. Shueisha. ISBN 9784087805253.
- Nakayama Miho Official Site (in Japanese)
- Miho Nakayama on IMDb
- Miho Nakayama at the Japanese Movie Database (in Japanese)
- Miho Nakayama Official Homepage (in Japanese, archived)
- "TV Stars – Nakayama Miho". Japan-Zone. Retrieved 15 March 2007.
- Miho Nakayama at Oricon
| Japan Record Award for Best New Artist