Shota Matsuda

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Shota Matsuda
Native name 松田 翔太
Born (1985-09-10) September 10, 1985 (age 29)
Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005—present
Website
www.shota-matsuda.com

Shota Matsuda (松田 翔太 Matsuda Shōta?, born September 10, 1985) is a Japanese actor. Matsuda is best known for his roles in the Hana Yori Dango series, the Liar Game series, and Love Shuffle.

Early life[edit]

Matsuda was born in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan on September 10, 1985[1] to Yusaku Matsuda, a Japanese actor of partial Korean ancestry,[2] and Miyuki Matsuda (née Kumagai). Matsuda was the second son and second child born of his parents' marriage. He has an older brother, Ryuhei Matsuda, who is also an actor, and a younger sister by his parents' marriage and one older half-sister by his father's first marriage. His father died in 1989 from bladder cancer, when Matsuda was 4 years old.

Personal life[edit]

Matsuda's maternal aunt, Mami Kumagai, is also an actress. Matsuda's sister-in-law is Russian-Japanese model Lina Ohta, who is married to his older brother Ryuhei.

Filmography[edit]

Drama[edit]

Year Title Original channel Role Note
2003 Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru TBS Noriyuki Takahashi Co-star
2005 Hana Yori Dango TBS Sojiro Nishikado Supporting
2006 Regatta TV Asahi Seiya Yagi Supporting
Top Caster Fuji TV Shunpei Iga Supporting
Aru Ai no Uta TBS Takumi Nanase Co-star
2007 Jotei TV Asahi Date Naoto Co-star
Liar Game Fuji TV Akiyama Shinichi Co-star
Hana Yori Dango 2 TBS Sojiro Nishikado Supporting
2008 Bara no nai Hanaya Fuji TV Naoya Kudo Supporting
Rokumeikan TV Asahi Hisao Kiyohara Supporting
Atsuhime NHK Tokugawa Iemochi Supporting
2009 Meitantei no Okite TV Asahi Daigoro Tenkaichi Lead role
Love Shuffle TBS Ojiro Sera Supporting
Liar Game 2 Fuji TV Shinichi Akiyama Co-star
2010 Tsuki no Koibito Fuji TV Kazami Sai Supporting
Nagareboshi Fuji TV Ryo Kamiya Supporting
2011 Don Quixote NTV Masataka Shirota Lead role
2012 Taira no Kiyomori NHK Emperor Go-Shirakawa Co-star
2013 Sennyu Tantei Tokage TBS Oribe Toru Lead role

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2006 Yōki na Gang ga Chikyū o Mawasu Koun Supporting
Nagai Sanpo Wataru Supporting
2007 Waruboro Ko-chan Lead role
2008 Ikigami Kengo Fujimoto Lead Role
Hana Yori Dango Final Sojiro Nishikado Supporting
2010 Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni Kenta Lead role
Liar Game: The Final Stage Shinichi Akiyama Co-star
2011 Hard Romantic-er Gu Lead role
2012 Afro Tanaka Hiroshi Tanaka Lead role
Liar Game: Reborn Shinichi Akiyama Co-star
2013 1905 Tamotsu Kato Production cancelled February 2013[3]

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Ikigami Nikkan Sports Film Awards: Yujiro Ishihara New Actor Award Won[4]
Waruboro Mainichi Film Awards: Sponichi Grand Prize New Talent Award Won[5]
2009 Ikigami Japanese Academy Awards: Newcomer of the Year Won[6]
Hana Yori Dango Final Asian Film Awards: Best Newcomer Nominated[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shota Matsuda's Official Profile
  2. ^ Matsuda, Michiko (2008). Ekkyōsha-Matsuda Yūsaku [Border-transgressor Yusaku Matsuda] (in Japanese). Shinchosha. ISBN 978-4-10-306451-0. 
  3. ^ "中堅映画会社のプレノン・アッシュが破産 尖閣問題の影響でトニー・レオンが出演見送り" [Film company Prenom H goes bankrupt - Tony Leung's involvement cancelled due to Senkaku dispute]. MSN Sankei News (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  4. ^ 2008 Nikkan Sports Film Awards Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  5. ^ 2008 Mainichi Film Awards Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  6. ^ 2009 Japanese Academy Awards Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  7. ^ 2009 Asian Film Awards Retrieved October 25, 2010.

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