It would be mischievous to make a list of the finest and most accomplished Japanese actresses without naming Satomi Ishihara. A multi-talented entertainer who has been active since 2003, Satomi has come to attain much more than her predecessor in the field, winning a good number of coveted accolades for her efforts. Admired for her incredible acting skills, heart-melting smile, and soothing voice, the actress from Tokyo hasn’t shown any signs of resting on her laurels. She has remained relevant over the years and is poised to pull off greater achievements.
For an actress of her calibre, it has been quite frustrating for her fans that many of their questions about her haven’t been answered. In view of that, we bring you details of the things that are worth knowing about Satomi; from her personal life to her career and everything in-between, the following are the facts of the Japanese actress’ life.
Who is Satomi Ishihara?
Even as we have come to know her as Satomi Ishihara, it has been established that the name she was given after she was birthed was Kuniko Ishigami. For those who have been wondering how old the actress is, it has also been established that she was born on the 24th of December 1986. According to records, her place of birth was in Tokyo, Japan and, it is believed that she was raised there as well.
Unfortunately, it has been difficult to tell anything about the kind of upbringing she had. Practically nothing is known to the public about the family she hails from. Just as it is hard to give an account of her parents, information about her siblings is hard to come by; in fact, it is not even known if she has any. Similarly, we are yet to ascertain where she received her education and what qualifications she attained even though it’s pretty obvious that she is well educated.
From various reports, we have been able to authenticate that the Japanese actress kicked off her career when she was 17. Apart from acting, she has also thrived as a model – thanks to her captivating looks, charming and charismatic personality.
Career Achievements, Best Movies, and TV Shows
Since she made her debut as an actress, she has appeared in many films and more television dramas. Some of her TV works in the earliest days of her career include Mado o Aketara, Kimi Wa Pet, Water Boys 2, Teru Teru Kazoku, Be-Bop High School, and Tengoku e no Oenka Cheers: Cheerleading ni Kaketa Seishun; these were all between 2003 and 2004. The next year (2005), she was seen in dramas like Climber’s High, Akai Giwaku, Be-Bop High School 2, Kaidan Special, Yoshitsune, and H2: Kimi to Ita Hibi.
2006 wasn’t a bad year for Satomi Ishihara as she had various lead and supporting roles in works like Hyōten 2006, Te no Ue no Shabondama, Nurse Aoi, and Nurse Aoi Special. The following year, she played Mutsumi Hikoda in Koi no Karasawagi: Love Stories IV, Haruka Matsui in Yonimo Kimyōna Monogatari: Aki no Tokubetsu Hen, Yuri Yoshimura in Tsubasa no Oreta Tenshitachi 2007, Aiko Uzaki in Hanayome to Papa, and as well appeared in Maru Maru Chibi Maruko-Chan.
From 2008 to date, she has portrayed various characters in a good number of other TV works, most notable among them are Dear Sister, Jimi ni Sugoi! Kōetsu Girl: Kouno Etsuko, Shitsuren Chocolatier, 5-Ji Kara 9-Ji Made: Watashi ni Koi Shita Obōsan, Unnatural, Bull Doctor, and Saka no Ue no Kumo. You will also find her in Walkin’ Butterfly, Hidarime Tantei Eye, and Toubō Bengoshi.
For the big screen, she first played Tamako Godia in My Grandpa (2003) and followed it up with roles in One Year in the North and Jam Films S Suberidai, both in 2005. Hōtai Club, No Longer Human, Zatoichi: The Last, The Incite Mill, Sadako 3D, Karasu no Oyayubi, Monsterz, Kaze ni Tatsu Lion, Attack on Titan, Shin Godzilla, and Mumon: The Land of Stealth are some of her successful movie efforts.
As a model and an actress, Satomi Ishihara has bagged various prestigious awards. Her role in My Grandpa earned her the Yokohama Film Festival award in 2004. The previous year, it earned her the Japan Academy Prize, Japan Movie Critics Award, a Blue Ribbon Award, Hochi Film Award, and Nikkan Sports Film Award. Other coveted accolades that she has received thus far include the Television Drama Academy, Élan d’Or, and a Golden Arrow Award.
Quick Facts To Know About Satomi Ishihara
1. A very good-looking actress, Satomi Ishihara isn’t as tall as you may think, she is 5 ft 2 in (157 cm).
2. Her hobbies include dancing, playing the piano, and the racket sport, tennis.
3. Satomi was named in 2010 as the Vogue Nippon Women of the Year and has been ranked several times in U.S TC Candler’s Top 100 Beautiful Face.
4. She is one of the actresses frequently searched online in Japan and even won an award for that in 2014 (Yahoo! Japan Search Award).
5. It has been speculated that the actress is dating Tomohisa Yamashita, this has not been confirmed in any meaningful way.