|Native name||黒木 メイサ|
28 May 1988
Nago, Okinawa, Japan
|Occupation||Actress, singer. model|
|Years active||2004 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Jin Akanishi (2012-present)|
Satsuki Shimabukuro (島袋 さつき Shimabukuro Satsuki , born 28 May 1988), better known by her stage name Meisa Kuroki (黒木 メイサ Kuroki Meisa ), is a Japanese actress, model and singer born in Nago, Okinawa, Japan. She is represented by the agency Sweet Power and is signed to Sony Music Japan. She made her acting debut in 2004. She has modeled for the popular Japanese fashion magazine JJ, among others, and is the current Japanese representative for Epson and Giorgio Armani. She has appeared in numerous television dramas, commercials, films, and stage productions.
Early life and career
Kuroki was born Satsuki Shimabukuro in Okinawa, Japan to a Japanese-Panamanian father and a Japanese mother. Kuroki also has three older sisters. While in her second year of junior high school in Okinawa, Kuroki was discovered by a fashion scout and subsequently began modeling, initially modeling exclusively for the popular fashion magazine JJ. While studying at the Okinawa Actors School, from which she graduated in 2007, she was a member of the institution's B.B. Waves group.
Kuroki made her acting debut in February 2004 in the Kita-ku Tsuka Kōhei Gekidan play Atami Satsujin Jiken: Pyonyang Kara Kita Onna Keiji. Since her debut she has continued to perform in theater, notably in the Azumi stage productions in 2005 and 2006, the musical Endless Shock (2005), and most recently in Onna Nobunaga (2009) and Hiryuden 2010: Last Princess (2010). Kuroki made her television debut in 2004 in the Fuji TV drama, Medaka. She has played supporting roles in several high-rated and critically acclaimed drama series, including Haikei, Chichiue-sama (2007), Kaze no Garden (2008), and Shinzanmono (2010). Kuroki won the Television Drama Academy Award and TV Life Drama Grand Prix for Best Supporting Actress in 2009 for her role in the Fuji TV drama, Ninkyo Helper. In 2006, she starred in Chakushin Ari: Final, the final installment of the Chakushin Ari franchise, for which she earned the Golden Arrow Award for Newcomer of the Year. In 2007 she appeared in Fumihiko Sori's CGI anime film Vexille. She also starred in Subaru, the live-action, film adaptation of the Masahito Soda manga, produced by Bill Kong, and Assault Girls, directed by Mamoru Oshii. In 2010, Kuroki played the role of Yuki Mori in the live-action film Space Battleship Yamato, opposite Takuya Kimura. In 2011, Kuroki co-starred with Mikako Tabe in her first serial drama lead role in the TV Asahi drama Jiu: Keishicho Tokushuhan Sosakei.
Kuroki performed on the soundtrack of the 2007 film Crows Zero, in which she also appeared. On 21 June 2008, her debut song, "Like This", was released through the Sony Music Japan subsidiary label Studioseven Recordings. It soon was announced on 17 February 2009, that Kuroki's first EP, Hellcat, would be released on 8 April 2009. Her second EP, Attitude, was released in January 2010. In January 2011 Kuroki released her first studio album, Magazine, which peaked at number 6 on the Oricon Weekly Albums chart. She also performed "Wired Life" for Ao no Exorcist as the second ending theme.
In addition to her modeling work for the fashion magazines JJ and 25ans, Kuroki has released two photobooks, one of her own, Love Meisa, and a joint one, Missmatch, with her best friend and actress, Maki Horikita, photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. In 2009, Kuroki was chosen as the Japanese face of international fashion brand, Emporio Armani, and she also appeared in numerous events for the brand worldwide. In 2010 Kuroki was chosen as the international face of French cosmetic brand, L'Oréal.
|Onaji Tsuki o Mite Iru||2005||Emi Sugiyama|
|Camus Nante Shiranai||2006||Rei|
|Chakushin Ari: Final||2006||Emiri Kusama|
|Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru||2006||Miyuki Toyama|
|Taitei no Ken||2007||Botan|
|Vexille: 2077 Nihon Sakoku||2007||Vexille||Voice|
|Crows Zero||2007||Ruka Aizawa|
|Crows Zero 2||2009||Ruka Aizawa|
|Yazima Beauty Salon||2010||Raspberry|
|Space Battleship Yamato||2010||Yuki Mori|
|Andalucia: Megami no Hōfuku||2011||Yuka Shindō|
|Kirin no Tsubasa||2012||Ami Aoyama||post-production|
|Lupin III||2014||Fujiko Mine||filming|
|Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi||2004||Eriko Mitsuhashi||Season 2, Episode 21|
|Koisuru Nichiyōbi: Bungaku no Uta||2005||Keiko Yokoyama||Episode 1|
|Aru Ai no Uta||2006||Ruka Kashiwagi|
|Haikei, Chichiue-sama||2007||Naomi Karasawa|
|Byakkotai||2007||Sayoko Asai||TV movie|
|Seitosho-kun||2007||Yūko Sonoi||Episode 1|
|1-Pound no Fukuin||2008||Sister Angela|
|Tobira wa Tozasareta Mama||2008||Yuka Usui||TV movie|
|Kaze no Garden||2008||Rui Shiratori|
|Dansō no Reijin: Kawashima Yoshiko no Shōgai||2008||Young Yoshiko Kawashima||TV movie|
|Chance!: Kanojo ga Seikō Shita Riyū||2009||Saori Tamaki||TV movie|
|Ninkyo Helper||2009–2011||Riko Yomogi||11 episodes
TV Life Drama Grand Prix for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—The Television Drama Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
|Saigo no Yakusoku||2010||Yuriko Niimi||TV movie|
|Shinzanmono||2010–2011||Ami Aoyama||10 episodes
|Iris||2010||Seung-hee Choi||Japanese voice|
|Shiawase ni Narō yo||2011||Haruna Yanagisawa|
|Jiu: Keishichou Tokushuhan Sousakei||2011||Motoko Isaki|
|Atami Satsujin Jiken: Pyonyang Kara Kita Onna Keiji||2004||Tomoko Mizuno|
|Azumi: Azumi on Stage||2005||Azumi|
|Azumi: Azumi Returns||2004||Azumi|
|Itsu no Hi Ka Kimi Kaeru||2007||Lin|
|Akai Shiro, Kuroi Suna||2009||Princess Nadja|
|Onna Nobunaga||2009||Nobunaga Oda|
|Hiryuden 2010: Last Princess||2010||Michiko Kanbayashi|
Awards and prizes
|Year||Award||Category||Film / Series||Result|
|2007||Golden Arrow Award||Newcomer of the Year||Won|
|2009||Hashida Award||Newcomer of the Year||Won|
|2009||Élan d'Or Award||Newcomer of the Year||Won|
|2009||Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix||Best Supporting Actress||Ninkyo Helper||Nominated|
|2009||The Television Drama Academy Award||Best Supporting Actress||Ninkyo Helper||Won|
|2009||TV Life Drama Grand Prix||Best Supporting Actress||Ninkyo Helper||Won|
|2008||Bvlgari Brilliant Dream Award|
|2009||Miss Cotton USA Prize|
|2009||FEC Special Prize|
|2009||Ms. Lily Prize|
|2009||Fur of the Year Prize|
|2009||Shogakukan Dime Trend Woman of the Year Prize|
|2010||Clarino Bikyaku Prize|
|2010||Vogue Nippon Women of the Year|
|2010||Japan Jewelry Best Dresser Prize|
- "年間ドラマ大賞決定！ 主演男優賞はあのアイドルグループの彼!!". TV Life. Gakken. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
- "女組長がハマり役!? 黒木がド迫力の熱演". The Television. Kadokawa Magazines. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
- "Athletes Line Armani Front Row". WWD Fashion. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- "Kuroki Meisa, Tabe Mikako co-star in suspense series "Jiu"". Tokyograph. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- "Meisa Kuroki's first album dated for April". Tokyograph. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
- "2011年02月第1週の邦楽アルバムランキング情報" (in Japanese). Oricon. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-15.
- "「エンポリオ アルマーニ」2009年日本の顔は黒木メイサ" (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- "Meisa Kuroki to become new face of L'Oreal Paris". Japan Today. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
- "Akanishi and Kuroki Married on Feb. 2" (in Japanese). 9 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
- Official website
- Meisa Kuroki on Twitter
- Meisa Kuroki at the Internet Movie Database
- Meisa Kuroki at AllRovi
- Meisa Kuroki at AllMusic