Miki Sakai

Miki Sakai (Sakai Miki, 酒井美紀), born 21 February 1978 in Aoi-ku, Shizuoka,[1] Japan is an actress and J-pop idol singer.

Miki Sakai
Miki Sakai

(1978-02-21) February 21, 1978 (age 43)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1991–present
Notable credit(s)
Hakusen Nagashi

As a teenager she made her feature film debut in the 1995 Shunji Iwai film Love Letter playing the role of Itsuki Fujii as a young girl. The film was a huge box-office success and Miki picked up a number of awards for her role including a Japanese Academy Award for 'Newcomer of the Year'.[2]

She also starred in Hagusen nagashi (1996) on TV as well as in numerous other television series and movies. Miki's portrayal of the character Tomie in the 2001 horror movie Tomie: Re-birth was one of the more popular interpretations of the role.

In January 2008, Miki Sakai appeared in the 10-hour long TV historical drama Tokugawa Fūunroku Hachidai Shōgun Yoshimune.





Year Award Category Work(s) Result
1996 19th Japan Academy Prize Newcomer of the Year Love Letter and Himeyuri no Tō Won
17th Yokohama Film Festival Best New Talent Love Letter Won
1997 10th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Newcomer Abduction, To Love and Nagareita shichinin Won
1998 21st Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actress Abduction Nominated
1999 23rd Elan d'or Awards Newcomer of the Year Herself Won


  1. ^ Internet Movie Database - Miki Sakai
  2. ^ Internet Movie Database - Awards of the Japanese Academy 1996
  3. ^ "ジュブナイル". eiga.com. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "さまよう刃(2009)". eiga.com. Retrieved September 22, 2020.

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