Actress Chie Tanaka
August 17, 1981 |
Chie Tanaka (田中千絵 Tanaka Chie?) (born August 17, 1981) is a Japanese model and actress who mostly works in Taiwan. She is best known for her leading actress role Tomoko in the movie Cape No. 7, the second top-selling film in Taiwanese cinematic history.
Born as the daughter of the wealthy Japanese cosmetics tycoon Tony Tanaka, Chie Tanaka debuted at age 17 when she appeared in the television series Bishyoujou H, although she did not garner much attention at the time. Her career in the entertainment industry was rather disappointing until she appeared in the movie Initial D, a 2005 Hong Kong movie based on the popular Japanese manga and anime series of the same name, which gained her some popularity in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Jay Chou, who played the lead role Takumi Fujiwara in the movie, later invited her to appear in his music video Common Jasmin Orange.
In June 2006 Tanaka went to Taiwan to study Standard Mandarin at Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University in anticipation to expand her career. Just before her scheduled return to Japan in February 2007, director Wei Te-Sheng invited her to take the leading actress role Tomoko in his upcoming Cape No. 7 and subsequently prolonged her stay in Taiwan. The movie was a success, and Tanaka soon became a popular figure in Taiwan, and had concentrated her career there since.
Nominated: Best New Performer award in the 2008 Golden Horse Awards
- The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel (2013)
- The Action Zero (2013)
- Love Shock (2011)
- Speed Angels (2011)
- Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2011)
- Love Tactics (2010)
- L-O-V-E (2009)
- Su Mi Ma Sen Love (2009)
- Cape No. 7 (2008)
- Spring Snow (2005)
- Initial D (2005)
- Tange Sazen: Hyakuman ryo no tsubo (2004)
- Ping Pong (2002)