Eita

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Eita
Native name 瑛太
Born Eita Nagayama
(1982-12-13) December 13, 1982 (age 31)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Kaela Kimura (2010–present)
Website
eita-area.com

Eita (瑛太?, born December 13, 1982) is a Japanese actor from Tokyo. His birth name is Eita Nagayama (永山 瑛太 Nagayama Eita?). He has appeared in many Japanese television dramas and movies; most notable is the TV series Water Boys. He also appeared in Summer Time Machine Blues and Tokyo Friends: The Movie.

Career[edit]

In 2009, Eita was cast in his first theatrical role playing a human in a romantic relationship with a female ghost.[1] Not long after in August 2009, it was announced that Eita had been cast as the lead in the play Tokyo Gekko Makyoku, playing a mysterious character living in the early Shōwa era. It was his first time playing the lead in a theatrical production.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On June 1, 2010, it was announced that Eita would marry singer Kaela Kimura, who was already five months pregnant, that summer after becoming engaged in late 2009.[3][4] Eita and Kimura announced that they submitted their marriage registration on September 1, 2010.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

TV dramas[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result
2009 2009 Elan d'or Awards Newcomer Award Won[7]
5th Annual TV Navi Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Last Friends Won[8]
17th Hashida Awards Best Newcomer Won[9]
34th Hochi Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Dear Doctor Won[10]
2010 52nd Blue Ribbon Awards Best Supporting Actor Won[11]
2011 70th Television Drama Academy Awards Best Actor Soredemo, Ikite Yuku Won
2012 72nd Television Drama Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Lucky Seven Won
2013 76th Television Drama Academy Awards Best Actor Saikou no Rikon Won
International Drama Festival in TOKYO Best Actor Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eita tries out theater in "Botan Doro"". Tokyograph. 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Eita's first starring role on stage". Tokyograph. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Oricon Style - Kaela Kimura is 5 months pregnant - got engaged to Eita late last year" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  4. ^ "2010/06/01 - From Kaela Kimura to all fans" (in Japanese). kaela-web.com. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2010-06-02. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Eita, Kaela Kimura tie the knot". Tokyograph. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Eita, Juri Ueno team up again for "Twitter drama"". Tokyograph. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  7. ^ "2009 Elan d'or Awards". Tokyograph. 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  8. ^ ""Maou" voted TVnavi's Drama of the Year". Tokyograph. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  9. ^ "Eita, Juri, Meisa win Hashida Awards". Tokyograph. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  10. ^ "34th Hochi Film Awards". Tokyograph. 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  11. ^ ""Tsurugidake" wins 52nd Blue Ribbon Awards". Tokyograph. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 

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