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Haruka Ayase

Haruka Ayase (綾瀬 はるか), born as Aya Tademaru (蓼丸綾) on March 24, 1985 in Asaminami, Hiroshima, Japan, is a Japanese actress, model and singer. She is known for her roles such as Aki Hirose in Socrates in Love, The Girlfriend in My Girlfriend Is a Cyborg, Ichi in Ichi and Saki Tachibana in Jin.

Haruka Ayase

Haruka Ayase

Personal information

Native name (Japanese): 綾瀬 はるか
English name: Haruka Ayase
Birth name: Aya Tademaru (蓼丸綾)
Birthdate: March 24, 1985
Birthplace: Asaminami, Hiroshima, Japan
Country: JP Japan
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 47 kg
Blood type: B
Zodiac sign: Aries
Hobby: Watching movies, karaoke
Education: Horikoshi High School, Teikyo University Junior College
Occupation: Actress, model, singer
Label: HoriPro Office

Biography

Haruka Ayase, born as Aya Tademaru on March 24, 1985 in Hiroshima Prefecture, is a popular Japanese actress, model, & singer. Her immediate family consists of her father, mother, and one brother. As a youth, Haruka was active in sports, playing basketball in middle school and competing in the Chugoku region Ekiden tournament (long-distance relay race) during junior high school. Then, during her freshman year in high school, Haruka started her career in the entertainment world by successfully auditioning for the 25th Horipro Talent Scout Caravan. At first her parents objected to Haruka pursuing a career in entertainment, but relented once they noticed her determination. Upon her arrival in Tokyo, Haruka worked out frequently and trimmed her weight by 6 kilograms.

Haruka started her career first as a gravure idol, releasing a photobook and DVD. She then branched off into acting landing small roles in televsion dramas, with the 2003 Fuji TV drama "The Way I Live" (Boku no Ikiru Michi) making a positive impression on the public. Her career then went into overdrive with her popular performance as Hirose Aki in the 2004 TBS televsion drama "Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World" Haruka beat out 723 contestants for the role of Hirose Aki in "Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World"

More recently, Haruka has become just as popular on the big screen performing as the leading actress in such films as "Cyborg Girl" "Happy Flight" "Ichi" and "Oppai Volleyball" Her diversity as an actress should also be noted as Haruka performed as a cyborg in "Cyborg Girl", an airline stewardess in "Happy Flight" blind swordswoman in "Ichi" and a junior high volleyball coach in "Oppai Volleyball".

Haruka has also created a successful career in music, releasing her for first single "Period" in 2006. Her debut single went straight to #8 on the weekly Oricon singles chart. She also released two other singles, "Kosaten Days" (2006) and "Hikoki Gumo" (2007), which received similar levels of success.

Filmography

Dramas

Movies

Discography

Singles

Awards

  • 18th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Annual): Best Actress for Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu
  • 16th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jan-Mar 2013): Best Actress for Yae no Sakura
  • 69th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for JIN 2
  • 15th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Apr-Jun 2011): Best Supporting Actress for JIN 2
  • 66th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hotaru no Hikari 2
  • 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Summer 2010): Best Actress for Hotaru no Hikari 2
  • 63rd Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for JIN
  • 11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jan-Mar 08): Best Supporting Actress for Shikaotoko Aoniyoshi
  • 11th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jul-Sep 2007): Best Actress for Hotaru no Hikari
  • 48th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Byakuyako
  • 42nd Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu
  • 8th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix: Best Supporting Actress ranked 2nd for Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu
  • 25th Horipro Talent Scout Contest: Personality Campaign Grand Prix Winner (2000)

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