Nanako Matsushima

Nanako Matsushima (松嶋 菜々子, Matsushima Nanako, born October 13, 1973) is a Japanese actress[1] and model. She is known outside Japan for her role in the horror film Ring. She was also a main character in A Story of Love, along with Ring co-star Hiroyuki Sanada. In 2011 her drama Kaseifu no Mita reached a viewer rating of 40%, making it one of the highest rated Japanese dramas of all time.[2]

Nanako Matsushima
Nanako Matsushima Cannes 2013.jpg
Matsushima at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Born (1973-10-13) 13 October 1973 (age 47)
Years active1992–present
AgentSeventh Avenue
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
(m. 2001)


Personal lifeEdit

On February 21, 2001, she married Japanese actor Takashi Sorimachi. They have two daughters together, born on May 31, 2004 and November 30, 2007. She is considered one of Japan's most beautiful women.[3]


TV DramaEdit



  1. ^ Winter, Jessica; Hughes, Lloyd (2007). The Rough Guide to Film. Penguin. pp. 386–. ISBN 978-1-4053-8498-8. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2012-03-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Oricon: best face, Tokyograph Sep 12,2007
  4. ^ "北村一輝&松嶋菜々子&柄本明『妖怪大戦争』人間キャスト発表". Cinema Cafe. Retrieved March 25, 2021.

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