Meisa Kuroki

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Meisa Kuroki
Native name 黒木 メイサ
Born Satsuki Shimabukuro
(1988-05-28) 28 May 1988 (age 25)
Nago, Okinawa, Japan
Occupation Actress, singer. model
Years active 2004 – present
Spouse(s) Jin Akanishi (2012-present)
Children Theia[1]

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[edit]

Kuroki was born Satsuki Shimabukuro in Okinawa, Japan to a Japanese-Brazilian father and a Japanese mother.[2][not in citation given] Kuroki also has three older sisters.[citation needed] 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.

Acting career[edit]

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.[3][4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Music career[edit]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Modeling[edit]

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.[5][9] In 2010 Kuroki was chosen as the international face of French cosmetic brand, L'Oréal.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On 2 February 2012, she married pop singer and former KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi.[11][12] Their first daughter, Theia,[13] was born on 23 September 2012.[14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
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
Subaru 2009 Subaru Miyamoto
Crows Zero 2 2009 Ruka Aizawa
Assault Girls 2009 Gray
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

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Medaka 2004 Asuka Yoshizumi
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
1 special
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
1 special
Iris 2010 Seung-hee Choi Japanese voice
Shiawase ni Narō yo 2011 Haruna Yanagisawa
Jiu: Keishichou Tokushuhan Sousakei 2011 Motoko Isaki

Theatre[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Atami Satsujin Jiken: Pyonyang Kara Kita Onna Keiji 2004 Tomoko Mizuno
Endless Shock 2005 Rika
Azumi: Azumi on Stage 2005 Azumi
Chōkyōshi 2005 Momo
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[edit]

Awards[edit]

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

Prizes[edit]

Year Prize
2008 Bvlgari Brilliant Dream Award
2009 Miss Cotton USA Prize
2009 FEC Special Prize
2009 Ms. Lily Prize
2009 Forevermark 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ by (2012-09-23). "Kuroki Meisa & Akanishi Jin's baby is born". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ Betros, Chris. "Meisa Kuroki adds swordplay to her list of achievements ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion". Japantoday.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ a b "Athletes Line Armani Front Row". WWD Fashion. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  6. ^ "Kuroki Meisa, Tabe Mikako co-star in suspense series "Jiu"". Tokyograph. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  7. ^ "Meisa Kuroki's first album dated for April". Tokyograph. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "「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. 
  10. ^ "Meisa Kuroki to become new face of L'Oreal Paris". Japan Today. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  11. ^ "Akanishi and Kuroki Married on Feb. 2" (in Japanese). 9 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Jin Akanishi, Meisa Kuroki Confirm February 2 Marriage - Interest". Anime News Network. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  13. ^ "Jin Akanishi & Meisa Kuroki Reveal Photos With Their Baby For The First Time". Jpopasia.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  14. ^ by (2012-09-23). "Kuroki Meisa & Akanishi Jin's baby is born". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 

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