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Aoi Miyazaki at the Élan d'or Award ceremony in 2009
November 30, 1985 |
|Spouse(s)||Sosuke Takaoka (2007—2011) (Separated)|
Aoi Miyazaki (宮﨑 あおい Miyazaki Aoi?, born November 30, 1985) is a Japanese actress. She is best known for roles such as in Nana and Virgin Snow. Her brother Masaru Miyazaki is also an actor, and they starred together in the film Hatsukoi. She married Sosuke Takaoka on June 15, 2007, her partner since she was fifteen. However, they divorced in December 2011. She is considered one of Japan's most beautiful women.
Miyazaki started working in the entertainment industry at the age of four. Initially she appeared mostly in commercials, magazine advertisements, and as an extra in television dramas. Miyazaki made her film debut in Ano Natsu no Hi at the age of fourteen.
Also at the age of 14, Miyazaki began to draw international attention for her role as the survivor of a traumatic bus hijack in Shinji Aoyama's Eureka. The film won the International Federation of Film Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2000, and resulted in her receiving the Best Actress award at the Japanese Professional Movie Awards. In 2003, she also made her musical debut in The Little Prince.
Later, Miyazaki won Best Actress award in the Cinemanila International Film Festival for her performance in Harmful Insect. She teamed up with Aoyama again in Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?, an Un Certain Regard selection at Cannes 2005. Later in the same year, she co-starred with Mika Nakashima in the mainstream and commercially successful Nana.
Beyond acting, Miyazaki has appeared in commercials for major corporations including Aflac, Tokyo Metro, NTT DoCoMo and Olympus. In early 2008, she was also selected as Emporio Armani's new print advertisement model.
In recent years, Miyazaki has taken a more prominent position in humanitarian activism projects.
In 2005, she traveled with her older brother Masaru Miyazaki to India to experience poverty firsthand, and they highlighted the problems then found in their 2006 photobook Tarinai Peace.
In 2006, the siblings traveled to Denmark and Finland to investigate global warming. Their experiences were then published in their 2007 photobooks Love, Peace, and Green Tarinai, Peace2.
Her 2008 film Children of the Dark also addresses issues of child exploitation.
|1999||Ano Natsu no Hi||Tama Kobayashi|
|2000||Swing Man||Futami Minase|
|2002||Harmful Insect||Sachiko Kita||Lead role|
|Pakodate-jin||Hikaru "Pikaru" Hino||Lead role|
|Tomie: The Final Chapter - Forbidden Fruit||Tomie Hashimoto||Lead role|
|2003||Lovers' Kiss||Eriko Kawana|
|A Blue Automobile||Konomi Saeki|
|Amoretto||Female high-school student|
|2005||All About My Dog||Mika||Lead role|
|Nana||Nana Komatsu||Lead role|
|2006||Gin-iro no Kami no Agito||Toola||Voice, lead role|
|Gimme Heaven||Mari Michiki|
|Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?||Hana|
|Su-ki-da||Yu (young)||Lead role|
|Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru||Shizuru Satonaka||Lead role|
|Umi de no Hanashi||Kaede Fukino||Lead role|
|2007||Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad||DJ Idol|
|Virgin Snow||Nanae Sasaki|
|Sad Vacation||Kozue Tamura|
|2008||Bloody Snake Under the Sun||An Anjo|
|Flowers in the Shadows||Naruko/Hisako|
|Children of the Dark||Keiko Otowa|
|2009||The Shōnen Merikensack||Kanna Kurita||Lead role|
|Mt. Tsurugidake||Hatsuyo Shibasaki|
|Okan no Yomeiri|
|2011||Kamisama no Karute||Haruna Kurihara|
|Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite|
|Waga haha no ki||Kotoko|
|2012||Wolf Children Ame and Yuki||Hana||Lead role (voice)|
|The Great Passage||Kaguya Hayashi|
|Yellow Elephant||Aiko Tsumari|
|2014||Kamisama no Karute 2|
|1999||Genroku Ryoran||Sayo Yatō|
|2000||Hatachi no Kekkon||Shiori Chūganji|
|Girl||Azusa Minami||Lead role|
|Himitsu Club O-daiba.com||Rei Kōgen|
|2001||Kabushikikaisha O-daiba.com||Rei Kōgen|
|Fure, Fure Jinsei!||Kyōko Yūki|
|Ao to Shiro de Mizuiro||Kaeda Uchiyama||Lead role, television special|
|2002||Shiawase No Shippo||Moe Sasamoto|
|Keitaideka Zenigata Ai||Ai Zenigata||Lead role|
|2004||Chotto Matte Kamisama||Akihiko Amagi|
|Chichi no Umi, Boku no Sora||Honoka Arai|
|2006||Junjo Kirari||Sakurako Arimori||Lead role|
- 2002 Cinemanila International Film Festival: Best Actress for Harmful Insect
- 2002 Japanese Professional Movie Award: Best New Actress for Eureka
- 2002 Nikkan Sports Film Award: Best New Talent for Harmful Insect, Pakodate-jin, Tomie: The Final Chapter - Forbidden Fruit
- 50th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress in Junjo Kirari (2006)
- 12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jul to Sep 2008): Best Actress for Atsuhime
- 12th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Oct to Dec 2008): Best Actress for Atsuhime
- 59th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress in Atsuhime
- 45th Galaxy Awards: Individual Award
- Vogue's Women of the Year 2008
- 2009 Elan d'or Awards: Newcomer Award
- TVnavi's Drama of the Year 2008: Best Actress for Atsuhime
- 12th Annual Drama Grand Prix: Best Actress for Atsuhime
- "Aoi Miyazaki, Sousuke Takaoka announce marriage". Tokyograph. 2007-06-15. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- "Takaoka Sousuke confirms divorce from Miyazaki Aoi". Tokyohive. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
- "Awards for Aoi Miyazaki". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- "Aoi Miyzaki wins Galaxy Award for NHK drama". Japan Today. 2008-05-25. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
- "Aoi Miyazaki chosen as Armani model". Tokyograph. 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- Aoi Miyazaki: from TV princess to rescuer of trafficked children, Japan Times, 2008/07/17. Retrieved October 10, 2008.
- "Sakurai Sho chooses work over family at 'Kamisama no Karute 2' press conference". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Drama Grand Prix: "Ryusei no Kizuna" dominates". Tokyograph. 2009-01-20. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- "Aoi Miyazaki, Juri Ueno named Vogue's Women of the Year". Tokyograph. 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- "2009 Elan d'or Awards". Tokyograph. 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- ""Maou" voted TVnavi's Drama of the Year". Tokyograph. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- ""Maou" wins annual Drama Grand Prix". Tokyograph. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
- Aoi Miyazaki Official Website (Japanese)
- Aoi Miyazaki at HanCinema
- Aoi Miyazaki at the Internet Movie Database